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basic Mandelbulb Animation Tutorial

By fraterchaos
My simple basic Mandelbulb animation tutorial...
NOTE:
I made a small error in the text... where it says "setting frames per second higher will make it slower" is actually wrong, higher settings will make it faster, lower settings will make it slower! Sorry about that!

as promised in the tut, here are some assembling program links...

animated gif makers:
[link]

animated png maker:
[link]

I don't have any links for Flash or Avi or other formats... you'll have to locate those on your own!

Hope this helps somebody!
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PaMonk's avatar
Used this Tutorial today thanks Charles it really works well.:D
Exploring Structure Animation 
fraterchaos's avatar
very welcome, and thanks for crediting me!
PaMonk's avatar
welcome great Tut.:D
PaMonk's avatar
Awesome  Charles I did not know you had a Animation Tutorial will
take a good look at this thanks so Much.:hug:
fraterchaos's avatar
cool, glad i could help!
PaMonk's avatar
Yep never knew you had one but really needing to understand MB animation a lot more.
fraterchaos's avatar
I'm very glad it was useful :)
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Darkestnightmare's avatar
How do all of the parameters for the entire animation get saved? I clicked on the floppy disk at the lower left of the animation window before I started rendering but does this update once everything is done or do you save another parameter file at the end to include the parameters for every single frame? Nobody ever really explains this part. I had started an animation late one night only to find out that in the middle of the night the computer decided to turn off and restart itself to install some stinking Windows updates. Fortunately I only lost about 35 frames and had to start over again. When I had rendered each keyframe I decided to keep a separate folder and save all of the individual parameters for each keyframe so fortunately I just had to open each parameter and pop in the images into the keyframes again. If I hadn't saved the parameters for the keyframes when I first composed the video to render I would have had to re-go through the fractal again making all new keyframes. If you know that you are going to have to stop the animation though, do you press stop then save another parameter file to save everything or pause and save a parameters file for all the frames finished at that time? It's bound to happen when you are making an animation that is going to take a very long time to render that you have to shut down for one reason or another. How do you stop and not lose all of the parameters? And how do you save all of the parameters for the entire animation? Do you click on the floppy disk at the lower left again and save another parameter file? Nobody ever really finishes explaining this part. I assume when you need to go into a video finishing program you need to have the parameters files for all of the frames, or do you just enter the jpegs of the frames? MY BRAIN HURTS. I just need a good explaination of how and when to save the parameters file for the finished animation and what to do in case you need to shut your computer off mid animating. Thank you profusely for any help you can offer. Nobody ever really explains this part of making an animation. Everyone seems to just take it for granted that you are going to know how all of the parameters are saved for the entire animation, but this is different than just doing one fractal so saving all of the parameters for everything is different too. Sincere thanks, and I hope I did not completely confuse you as to what I need to know. Sharon E. Thomas
fraterchaos's avatar
I'm not entirely sure about that...

If you are on Facebook, try joining the Mandelbulb Maniacs group on Facebook and post the question there, as there are a number of very good and very experienced animators there...

If you are not on Facebook, try asking CPMacDonald (cpmacdonald.deviantart.com/) as he might know the answer or know somebody who does...


Sorry I could not be more help
Darkestnightmare's avatar
Thank you so much for your time and the help you did give. I'll give it a try! Sharon
fraterchaos's avatar
hope you find an answer :)
jost1's avatar
Great that you wrote this tut! :clap: Two things to mention: The number of subframes is too low in my opinion. I usually use between 20 and 100, that takes some time, but the PC can do the final render over night. And second, MB 3D can produce gifs itself in the render preview. Render every frame, no downscaling and set frames/sec to 25. Start preview, after it is finished, at the bottom appeares an AniGif button, that saves the preview as a gif. :)
fraterchaos's avatar
well, when I made this tutorial I was on an older computer, and setting subframes much higher would have taken days to render.

I knew about the Gifs, and used that for making small previews for dA (since dA often refuses to post things without a preview image) never thought of using it with larger settings to make a final gif... I always used Animation Shop for large Gifs, and AVIs, and AminePNGMaker for PNGS, but whatever method a person likes is cool
jost1's avatar
I understand! I'm going to write a journal about MB animation tutorials and link yours.
fraterchaos's avatar
cool, I'll be looking for it, I'm always interested to learn more!
Lion6255's avatar
Thanks so much Charles for taking the time to spell this all out for us... I have tried several times but I thougt I better look for a Tut first this time......:)     
fraterchaos's avatar
very welcome, hope it helps :)
Lion6255's avatar
It does >>>>Hug 
pinturaluil's avatar
Thank you for sharing:D:
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