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Dance of the Spheres by DeepChrome Dance of the Spheres by DeepChrome
Rotational fractal with symmetry of 1000. Done in Apophysis 2.03a (b was a resource hog while rendering, so until I figure out how to limit it enough, I'm sticking to 2.03a, which doesn't clog things up as much.)

I got tired of black backgrounds, which didn't quite do this look justice, so here's the white background. (I tried a few colors, but none had quite the punch that this did.)

And of course, the multiple circles and loops in this inspired the title. :nod:

Text, frame, and blurring away of jaggies (grr, WHY are they still there at 3200 px across in the render?!) in PS 7.0.

Enjoy! :)
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dana-martinez Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2006
I like this very much - smooth (like chrome LOL), lovely, subtle gradient, and white background - nice! :) You are about 5 billion times more advanced than me. :worship:
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. Glad you liked this piece. :D
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dana-martinez Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2006
No problem! ;)
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denise-g Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2005
i'm always a great fan of flames with white beckground and
this one is one of the best i see here at DA. I love these simply shapes
and the smelt of the colors. I guess you know the work of Tom Wilcox?
really great :+fav:

Denise
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah. And thank you. :) Glad you liked it.
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denise-g Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2005
you're very welcome :-)
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LeonieZurakowsky Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2005   Digital Artist
I may have to try it to see how much of a difference there is....
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The higher the quality, the smoother your fractals will be. :nod: You'll see it especially with fractals you intended to be very smooth to start with.
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LeonieZurakowsky Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2005   Digital Artist
Thanks for the tip!
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome. :)
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LeonieZurakowsky Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2005   Digital Artist
Gorgeous render. You mean you render at 3200x3200? That must take hours and masses of memory. I do think Apo 2.03 is better, faster, doesn't clog the system but I keep getting messages about exceeding some list thingie. I'll have to write it down. I seem to always be trying to do something a program isn't prepared to do, so I ended up reinstalling my new PSP10 twice today.

I render at the standard 1024x768, 2000 quality level usually and the average flame takes 10-20 minutes to render on my system. I usually have one program open and rendering and another instance of it open to play with! Smart! Lol! I don't thing Apo likes that!

And so annoying are the jaggies and not being able to render into PSP at a decent ppi like 300 or so. What do you think? I'm not much of a technical person in any program but I seem to learn only what I want to.

Anyway, it's a stunning picture. Turned out very precise and crisp if you ask me. I especially like the yellow and brown moire area at the top right of the smaller circle to the right, if you know what I mean. And shiny! My favourite kind of Apo! Or one of them anyway!
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have a gig of RAM so I can let it render through the night and it's fine the next day.

3200 pix across or up, depending, and 8000 quality. Works well for most of the jaggies. :D This one I didn't have to do a single blur on--sometimes I get lucky. My current avatar was another of those "OMG NO JAGGIES!" cases.

I suggest something more along the lines of Photoshop or one of its cheaper variants by Adobe. You might get a little better with the clarity.

Personally I wish Apo would come out with a better way to de-jaggify to start with, but I'm no coder, so I have to leave it up to the people making new versions. :nod:

Thanks.
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LeonieZurakowsky Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2005   Digital Artist
That's interesting. I just boosted up to 512 and thought that was so great! Still it would drive me nuts to wait that long for one render. Sometimes in UF, I'll pile up 50 or so and let them render overnight - now that's a nice present! But with Apo, so far, stick with the short ones making a ton of versions and then deciding about them later. Even so, I can never pick "just one"!

There is always room for improvement but that is the main thing bugging me about Apo lately!

Wish I could afford a proper version of Photoshop..someday along with all the other gizmos!
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:nod: All you have to do is put the quality up to 2000, and let it render while you're asleep. If you're using 2.03, it has a mode that lets it shut the computer off when it's done rendering. Very useful. ;)
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Aeires Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2005
The gold really glows against the white. Interesting how it is hard to really tell which section is the center of the spheres as they overlap each other.
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's what I liked about it--its' complexity, and the various spheres in it. :) I fooled with backgrounds, and found the white just looked...right. Took a while. I tend to be a nitpick and go through several dozen gradients, a few backgrounds, and then finally settle on something. I guess it paid off--I also think the white worked well with it.

Thank you. I appreciate your taking the time to comment--you must be pretty busy tehse days. Glad you liked it. :D
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fractalgrrl Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2005
Wow! Excellent!
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. Glad you liked it. :bow:
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fractalgrrl Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2005
You're wecome. And yes, I like it very much. You're such a master at Apophysis, it makes me just a bit envious. :)
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Me? Master? I appreciate the sentiment, but there are others more skilled with Apophysis than I. Just look in the fractal gallery's top faves for some examples.

I recommend ~Aeries, =sequential, and =onebadpenny for starters. ;) They're all on my watch for that reason. ~skyfirehead's another one.
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fractalgrrl Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2005
Oh yes, there are many that are expert, but I think you're on the list, too. And Russa? She's long been a fave of mine, even before DA, when she posted on RenderOsity. Not as much Apophysis them, but lots of what I called liquid fractals. She's an incredibly talented and marvelous woman.

Thanks for the links, I'm looking at them right now. :)
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome.

And thank you for the compliment. :)
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fractalgrrl Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2005
:D
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jacl35 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Outstanding job on this one...a FAV : )
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the fave, and I'm glad you liked it so much. :D
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jacl35 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your welcome ; )
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Salamah-Bin-Akwa Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2005
Superb render! Smooth, neat and clean! I love the color combination... One of the best I have seen in this kind of falmes. Great job buddy!
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. :D I'm glad it turned out so well in your eyes.
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dmschenk Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2005   Digital Artist
Oh Yeah!! this is my kinda flame!! it looks great on white!!! :D
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It does, doesn't it? Glad you liked it so much. :D Thanks.
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dmschenk Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2005   Digital Artist
:D
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MescalineBanana Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2005
I give you a fave for the technical aspects. Nicely done.
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :nod: Glad you liked it.
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boredperson8000 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2005
WOah thats some trippy shit man =D
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. Glad you liked it. :D And fractals are meant to be trippy most of the time. If I didn't accomplish that, I've missed something. ;P
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boredperson8000 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2005
haha, nice
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. :D Glad you liked it.
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