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Mandelbulb 3D Tutorial

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All I can say is I tried! I hope this helps someone. Just unzip and click on the html document! Here is the most recent version of Mandelbulb 3D www.fractalforums.com/index.ph…

Update: The parameters used in this tutorial are no longer included in newer versions of MD3D, so the parameters are below, and here is how you paste them into the program. Just copy the text below to your clipboard, select the open tab at the top left of the main MB3D window, then click on the icon that looks like a folder with txt under it. That will paste the parameters you copy into the program. Then click the calculate 3d button to see the image:

Mandelbulb3Dv18{
g.....m...Ea0...g..........Rst9JupV3.1......../EJa/NYE.GazHcXL34ALWtzEttF7NSRM/k
................................TsyOfcxHxz1........Y./.........E........7/2...wD
...Uz6/...k5.......0......ke0...v0....E......UBshGRaQTpD/..........G/dkpXm1.OaN4
z.EpzUYD12../2UeoP6cNf/tzYUV7YvGyByjTIsuFVf5M.A...........U0.....y1...sD...../..
.w1...sDkUhK3bA2Bx1...............................UlSBQwus06zyabHhzL6noD........
..kPSCpyTVAHzOgL15jCi.mjU..../YA..............kD.2....sD..G.....................
.............oAnAt1...sD....zw1.........................................J....k0.
.....Ksulz1.......kz.wzzz1.U..6.O/...21...EB....D....M1...EB....4/...g0.....w352
iw1U.m7QAxDbklozFOBwzr5NF/..mc..zjyj..UZWZhgJNxj6A2TMpNzmz1...........E28.UQgk0.
.wUmc2beYz1.dA8E5Exwz0............V0.sXTL0..SQcDqMitzu/BQKxV62zD..........E.lc..
zzzz.............0...................2./8.kzzzD............8....................
/EU0.wzzz1...................................wPKZ.kz.fozeemKD87.aRMaNGJJsruB.UDn
7VDmxxPKZ.kz.fozQsrjNJ0.z1gGz1bTzaJ7.wDk8xDlyxPKZ.kz.fozMwrjNJ0.z1gGznqTzaJ7.wDk
8xDkzxPKZ.kz.foz..kjNJWQeemKD87UIJ3yhSnhszrjNJWQ................................
E....2..F2E.....2....A....EEh3aSdtqNU6oPs/UQ..........................k/9.......
...................../........yD........kz1........../..........................
................................................................................
........................}
{Titel: JuliaSuperCubeBallance}
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mikedrop329's avatar

Is this a video tutorial? I can't get anything to play, but I'm also an idiot who's new to deviantart

HalTenny's avatar
No it's not. You download and unzip the folder. Click on the folder, and select Mandelbulb 3d tutorial.html.
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WanderersOasisProfessional General Artist

Hello Sir,

You are the most approachable representative of fractal art, so I'm going to ask you. Just installed Mandelbulb 3d on a new PC build, but sometimes when I attempt to render an image, I start getting errors about creating threads and memory--and this keeps occurring, filling up the screen with errors. Any advice? I just hope it isn't my PC.

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i-AM-Ai-iAMStudent Digital Artist

That happens to Me sometimes when I turn julia on..it says 3000 years to compute,then drops to 2 mins.

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WanderersOasisProfessional General Artist

Good to know! Thank you.

HalTenny's avatar
Never heard of that happening. How much memory do you have? MB3D only uses 4 megs. How many cores (threads) does your processor have? Where did you install MB3D? What operating system?
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WanderersOasisProfessional General Artist

Thank you for the quick response. I know this isn't your job, but I sure appreciate it.

System specs:

I9 9940X 14cores/28threads

DDR4 64GB Ram 3200

RTX 2080Ti 11GB Ram

Win 10 Home (bleh)

Running SDD and HDD secondary, put User files on D: so that gets used more

Mandelbulb3Dv199 is installed in downloads folder on D:

Strangely, I don't seem to see all of the formulas that should appear when I click on the buttons below the formula1/2/3/4 tabs. Under 3Da I only see Amazing Box. Under 4D I see Quaternion. Under several others I see nothing.

HalTenny's avatar
Hrm.. I'm not familiar with windows 10. But I would suggest unzipping the program into the Program Files (X86) folder. Then when you open the program, you have to set the directory paths. Click on Prefs, Ini Dirs. (Internal Directories. You have to point all the different paths to where they are located, which would be Program File (X86)\Mandelbulb3D folder. For instance M3P Parameter files would point to C:\Program Files (x86)\Mandelbulb3Dv199 etc. Once you do that, including the formulas path, then all your formulas will show up. Just doing all that might fix the errors as well. Let me know.
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WanderersOasisProfessional General Artist

Thank you again. I'm working on it. Also, because of your comments, I'm also trying to figure out how to create JIT formulas--so thanks also for that information as well.

HalTenny's avatar
I haven't created any myself, and don't use that, so I can't help there. :) I may be off line in a bit, but can help again tomorrow~
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WanderersOasisProfessional General Artist

Also, strangely, I can't seem to reproduce that error now. I think it may have been specifically related to one of the random combinations of formulas that are available to me. Hmm...

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WanderersOasisProfessional General Artist

Okay, I fixed part (I don't know yet, maybe all) of the issue. Rookie error. Sorry for bothering you with it. I made the classic error of unzipping the folder inside of a folder inside of the folder it should've been in--I moved everything to top tier folder and restored access to all of the formulas. Maybe it fixed the odd error as well.

While I'm here--if I use 4 random formulas in the program, how do I give credit to the appropriate people? Where is that information? Do I need to hunt down the files for each one? Or does it only matter if I dig into the files, modify someone's formula, and then that's when I give them credit for giving me the starting point?

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SHAIRLProfessional General Artist
absolutely gorgeous render...did does not work for me. other ones do.  sometimes when i copy these formulas into the program some of the pages vanish...like the coloring and formula page.  leary about copy and paste.  how do i make my own formulas and can i use my own images, pictures i take.
HalTenny's avatar
There's no reason that it shouldn't work. I just tested it in version 1.99. One thing at a time. What version do you have and are you on Windows or Mac?
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SHAIRLProfessional General Artist
windows PRO 7..i told you i was slow...i got it to work.  this is how i do it,   ctrl then c, them clipboard then calculate 3D.  sometimes i get the sequence backward.   someone told me to do it that way...
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SHAIRLProfessional General Artist
Postcards 214 by SHAIRL  is this it?? I'm going to mutate it until it runs out of pixels.  I want to have a series of printed postcards and give as Christmas gifts [might have to use someone elses name on the set...the art might not be what has become STANDARD PRETTY ]  the set is now called my "noise bleed" series.  i love fractals, but the mutual feeling seems to be lacking? 
HalTenny's avatar
It's close. Copy the parameters above from Mandelbulb3Dv18{  and all the way to the end  {Titel: JuliaSuperCubeBallance}.  In the program click the open tab, and then click from clipboard.
SHAIRL's avatar
SHAIRLProfessional General Artist
i'm going to be the dumb one.  need a tutor that uses small words, and likes to repeat him or her self.  this didn't work for me.
HalTenny's avatar
Send a note with a question~
SHAIRL's avatar
SHAIRLProfessional General Artist
I WANT TO MAKE FABULOUS RENDERS LIKE YOU BUT I HAVE "PATIENCE DISABILITIES".  TODAY ON MY BIKE RIDE EVERY COP IN TOWN WAS IN MY WAY.  THEY WERE LOOKING FOR AN ARMED GUY WITH BAD INTENTIONS AND I WAS LOOKING FOR FOOD...AND FRUSTRATED WITH MY FRACTAL ABILITIES.  I DID GET TO FOOD AND COPS APPREHENDED BAD GUYS...AND I BROUGHT THE CAMERA WITHOUT A BATTERY. So I hope this goes well...if not I still can view your work.  Art has always been my life and appreciation for others.  This, however, is a smart man's game. i paint with brushes and fool around with photoshop.  I am memorizing the features in the program...toying with them to see each function.  Starting slow.  So pleased you have offered to help.
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:) You do need patience for this.
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SHAIRLProfessional General Artist
YES I GAVE PATIENCE AND I HAVE THE TIME.
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SHAIRLProfessional General Artist
Formula by SHAIRL  
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