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JP-Talma Apophysis Tutorial 1

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Today's topic - Linear/Linear3D

I never really thought of doing Apophysis tutorials, but I figure why not :p I like teaching what I learn, and if I can help make fractal art more accessable and possible for more people, then I'm happy :D

I know its basic, but if this does ok, I might make some more complex or advanced ones

Tutorial 1 = [link]
Tutorial 2 = [link]
Tutorial 3 = [link]
Tutorial 4 = [link]
Tutorial 5 = [link]
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malreHobbyist General Artist
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ZincuryDesigns's avatar
Just started on your tutorial. Great!
FunkyRach's avatar
Which Apophysis do you use or recommend. I just downloaded the latest Apophysis 7x 15D and I am noticing that I get different results while learning with tutorials. Any advice would be great thanks :)
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Disthene-FractalHobbyist Digital Artist
I use that same one (Apophysis 7x version 15). I've been a bit inactive so I forgot and had to check. What type of differences are you getting? Maybe I could help you troubleshoot to problem.
FunkyRach's avatar
I am going to have another try at it now and see what I get :)
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LupsibergHobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much for sharing :iconflowerthnxplz:
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BelenenHobbyist General Artist
this is wonderful! I have a feeling I'm going to love the other four as well. Thanks so much!
GraphicLia's avatar
These tutorials inspired me to simplify. The plugins on the final transform added the flourish. It was relaxing to make and attractive at each step of the way.

anyways: [link]
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Disthene-FractalHobbyist Digital Artist
That's something I've found too. I used to make fractals with such chaotic transforms, but now its all about making simplicity look good.

I looked at your link to 'Pentarosa', using final transforms is a good idea I was actually thinking of doing a small tutorial on what I've learned from them recently.

Julias and Juilans always gave be trouble in final transforms since they often leave the center very plain or dark. But if you use both at the same time (ex set julain and julia = 1) on the final, then they interfer with each other and make interesting results. This works expecially well if the power for both is a multiple of each other, like 3 and 9 or 5 and 20. Also, negative powers can look good.

I've been having alot of fun recently with this, the only problem is that they seem to take 3 times longer to render, lol.
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Increasing the _dist variable slightly on positive _power (negative ? decrease) will close up the hole somewhat. Small amounts (.2 -.3) of Julia3D plus Julia3Dz play well together on a final transform. Have you tried hypertile?

I render at filter .2, oversample 1 and resolution 1280 x 960, 1024 x 1024 or smaller. I'm seeing maybe 15 minutes extra time with any of the Julians and a little more with Hypertile. Things like Crackle, Truchet and the like really slow things down.
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Disthene-FractalHobbyist Digital Artist
Ah I should try that sometime :)

Actually... I don't use any plug-ins at all :p I have the 3 hack and never added anything to it :p So I don't even know what hypertile, crackle or truchet are, lol.

I render at 4800x2700 with filter 0.5 and oversample 2. I never learned what filter and oversample mean, but someone told me those were good settings to use, so I do. Generally it takes 30-45 mins for me to render stuff, but if I use too much julian/julia things it takes up to 2 hours.
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There really isn't a solid definition for filter/oversample. They work in tandem to eliminate pixel stepping. Filter is the more important/heavier weighted component. The oversample when set to a value of 2 results in two complete plottings that are then overlaid/combined. I use them in a ratio of 2:1, 4:2, 6:4 and so on. I read somewhere to use even integers.

You don't use any plug-ins?!! Some excellent ones came out last week - eclipse, lazyjess and 2 variants of idisc.
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This is very nicely prepared! Thank you.
fengda2870's avatar
this tutorial is very well ,can i link to my web site?
www.fxysw.com
i will set a link to here
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Disthene-FractalHobbyist Digital Artist
Sure, I have no problems with that
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thank you very much!
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jagged-1Hobbyist General Artist
you do a great job at starting from the beginning ^^
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Disthene-FractalHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, I see so many tutorials explaining how to use complicated plug-ins and things I don't have, so I figured that a simple beginners guide would be nice to make
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stormymay888Student General Artist
Ugghhh when I start a new flame and enter your variables i get an itty bitty little dot in my preview and nothing in the fractal window...any suggestions :innocent:
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Disthene-FractalHobbyist Digital Artist
Hmmm that is odd. I tried troubleshooting but I could not easily reproduce the problem.

One potential problem is that the colour in the gradient is black (can happen) so next to the black background it is invisible.

Another issue could be that you forgot to make linear or linear 3D on the first triangle = 0. Its set at 1 by default normally so its important to turn it off if you don't want it.

Otherwise I'm somewhat stumped, I hope my previous suggestions help a little
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stormymay888Student General Artist
I turned those both to 0 and have cycled through a couple of different gradients...so every thing is set to 0 except .5 for rectangle? I think I may have a zoom problem I get a little itty bitty dot in my preview and nothing in the fractal window...Can I send you parameters? This is frustrating the hell out of me...
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Disthene-FractalHobbyist Digital Artist
If zoom is set at 0 and scale is about 25 there shouldn't be a zoom problem. But sure, send me the parameters and I'll look and see if there is something odd there.
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stormymay888Student General Artist
I fixed it! Scale was off and I was missing a plugin...Thanks so much for your help :innocent:
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Lady-CompassionHobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for sharing with us!
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