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How many of you out there fondly remember playing with Spirograph sets as kids?

I was talking in *Aposhack last night, and besides getting this fractal out of a parampong with *nightmares06 who introduced me to the joys of the tessv1 plugin, I discovered that quite a few fractalists seem to have vivid, fond memories of fooling about with a Spirograph set as kids. Now I don't know if there's some personality thing that ties Spirograph addicts with fractal programs, but it's possible. At the very least, it's the same basic core. Making cool artistic imagery out of mathematical equations, and repeated imagery.

*nightmares06 this one's for you and our long talk about Spirographs. Now I know you saw the params for this with a black background, but I found the final image looked way more awesome in white. And also homages those old Spirograph pictures.

The craziest part is, the postproccess of the render looked like complete, total trash. Noise, noise, noise. I was afraid I'd have to go back and re-render it with some xaos or weight touch-up. Strangely it was much reduced in PS, although it disappeared best against a white background with a touch of Levels. (That's all I did to the fractal, besides a 50% opacity layer dupe of the png render.)

Anyways, this would just not look the same with my standard border-title style, so I left it as is. Should make a wicked canvas print... :evillaugh:

Made in Apophysis 2.08, some touch-ups in Photoshop CS2
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Farore501 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008
:lol: i just saw *nightmares06's Spirograph which immediatly gave me a flashback to my childhood...that's how i ended up here somehow :))
awesome Spirograph! :D
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe, awesome. And thank you. :D
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NekoKnuxaechidna Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008
Oh yes! Spirographs! It sure brings back memories!=D
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hahah, that was the intention. :giggle:

Thank you.
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Vypor Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2008
Awesome! I played with the spirograph sets a long time ago as well! :D
They = fun!

In fact, I took a manufacturing class once. And we built Hypocycloids. They're basically the same idea as a spirograph, just on a stand where you turn a crank.

The teachers called them "Time machines". Because they waste time. :XD:
You come in, you see it, "Ooh! What's this?" turn crank, and woolah! hours have now passed! rofl:
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:giggle: Hahahaha, that's funny.
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Vypor Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2008
It's awesome! I could sit for quite a good deal of time, using the said, "Time machine"! :XD:
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heheheh. :D
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Munch12 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my goodness, this does remind me of Spirograph, how very cool. I love it.
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :D

I'm working on some more of these, so there'll be more blasts from the pasts in Apophysis form soon. :giggle:
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Munch12 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is so awesome. I can't wait. :excited:
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I can't wait to render 'em either. :D
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Munch12 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well get ta workin' my friend. You have yourself a great day. :hug:
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Got one rendered last night. It'll be up sometime this afternoon (it's 1:39 here). :nod:
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Munch12 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh very cool, i'll keep checking. (it's 10:33am here)
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh. :D It's up now. :nod:
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nightmares06 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
I absolutely love it! :D The white background looks amazing with this fractal, and the colors are perfect! :hug:

Spirograph sets totally rock =p :dance:
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :D

I'm already working on a second one (might as well make a Spirograph series), and I just found a gradient that reminds me of red, blue, green, and black pens! :w00t:
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nightmares06 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
A spirograph series is an excellent idea! :boogie: :w00t:
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes. I've got 2 params ready for render already, although #3 needs a better gradient...
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Colliemom Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yup, loved the spirograph and I love this!
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :D Yeah, former spirograph addict talking here.

Should the mission to acquire Spirograph set succeed in the next few days, I, my new massive gelpen collection, and it are going to have a long reaquaintance, finished by numerous scans to DA. :giggle:
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Polgara87 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2008
Wow... this is great... and you're right, it brings back memories of the good old days.
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:nod: That was the intention. And thank you. :D
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