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Apophysis Blooms Tutorial

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Published: December 1, 2010
Well, I got permission from the lovely ~skellorg to publish this tutorial based on her wonderful "Tips for textures with crackle" tutorial, sadly no longer available here on deviantART.
This is also based on "Blob Spirals" tutorial [link] by ~Zueuk. I warmly suggest you to check it as well, for it's one of the best I've ever found.
Credits for the first part of the technique I'm describing must go to them, so please show them your appreciation, respect and gratitude.

As kindly requested by Susan, in this tutorial you won't find exact values to use but ranges of values. I really hope this could help to experiment more and find your own way. Actually there are no precise values to get these results, so I find it more correct to be this way.
It's easy to follow, but a basic knowledge of apophysis is required :blushes:. I tried to provide you a lot of suggestions to help you tweaking and customizing, but remember that there are tons of awesome other plugins for apophysis, and that you can also apply texturing, use a different final transform, and use xaos and linked transforms to get something new and interesting. Also, this kind of flame can become many other things different than a flower if you don't add cross, so go experiment the most you can :)

Thank you to all my beloved beta testers of the aposhack chatroom :thanks:!

check here -> [link] to have a look at the lovely results fellow deviants got from this tutorial :love:!!!

update: 3D version available ;)

in the Aposhack Plugin Pack [link] you will find all the plugins you need. Just don't put all plugins in your plugins folder at once, or apophysis will crash.
I WON'T REPLY ANYMORE TO COMMENTS ASKING ME WHERE TO FIND PLUGINS. people, please... please read the description, make a little research, or at least check previous comments and replies, instead of keep on asking me the same thing over and over...
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ORusso's avatar
ORussoHobbyist Digital Artist
hey bro, I think i'm doing something wrong. I followed all the tutorial instructions precisely, but my flower keep desapearing. I scaled it up on the adjustments and I found out it was desapearing because it was too little, but still, it doesn't look even near like the tutorial. :( 
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GeaAustenProfessional General Artist
this is so helpful/./// thankyouLovely shot v2 
julofi's avatar
julofiHobbyist Artisan Crafter
And I'll try this 2D tutorial too.
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g017 Digital Artist
Apophysis Bloom 2 by g017
Thank you!
CRISFU's avatar
hi, I have download Apophysys 2.09, but I have problems with the editor window: I can't choose "variation,triangle,tranform" ecc menu, because it is covered by the transform menù ....
I have windows 10,maybe it is not right .
could you help me,please? I like this program but I can't use it ....
is there some keyboard shortcuts that can I use to navigate the menù?
thanks for everything ( and sorry for my bad english)
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lindelokseProfessional Digital Artist
Ciao! :)
E' un po' che non uso abitualmente apophysis, non so se ho ben capito il tuo problema, ti consiglio comunque di provare la versione 7x --->…
Essendo più nuova dovrebbe darti meno problemi su un sistema operativo nuovo!
Spero sia di aiuto!
Ciao! ;)
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Grazie mille!!! ho installato questa versione e sembra funzionare tutto !
E' la prima volta che utilizzo questi programmi ( sto provando anche Chaotica) ma non trovo delle guide "dettagliate".
Per quello che ci vorrei fare avrei bisogno di acquisire un certo controllo sugli effetti da raggiungere:
per caso non sapresti indicarmi un buon forum o una buona guida per capire bene cosa fanno i vari settaggi?
grazie ancora per l'ottimo consiglio.
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brookvilleProfessional Filmographer
Here's my result on your great tutorial - thanks for the tips! [2d bloom here]
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Holmes-JAHobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful tutorial. I've got a flower rendering right now, I'll show you when it's done!

Ah, all finished! Here it is:
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AlmaChiaraAlexHobbyist General Artist
Hi thank'you for your tutorial, this is my sunflower, i hope that you will like it…
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karbockHobbyist General Artist
Thanks for sharing. I haven't tried Apophysis yet, but I am fond of the superb flowers it can produce. When I get a bit tired of exploring the Mandelbrot set (if ever ;)), I will surely have my hand at Apophysis.
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shanblueHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for this!
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CdarkifyProfessional General Artist
Can someone help, for whatever reason I don't have linear3D in my apophysis program. I'm not getting anything like the tutorial is showing in terms of fractal looks due to not have linear3D, any help?
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lindelokseProfessional Digital Artist
well, for this tutorial you can just use plain linear, it's a 2d flame...
if you're writing here but refer to the 3d one I suppose you didn't read the description of the 3d tutorial (like 99% of the people who comment there telling they have a problem) and you have the same old problem that you get when you're using apophysis 7x version 15c, 15d or 16: I already gave the solution there :)
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CdarkifyProfessional General Artist
I didn't read the 3D one as I went straight to here when I saw in the comments mentioning this on was much easier to achieve, with that being said thank you for commenting about what to do as I will head there right now!   
EmyWarrior's avatar
Well I managed to do it in the end regardless of the Color Tab issue. Here is my first ever fractal link. For anyone having problems starting, I recommend this tutorial.
EmyWarrior's avatar
How annoying, my Color Tab has color speed, opacity and direct color unlike this tutorial which has weight, transform color and color speed. I'm using version 7x v15B. Should I use a different version? Which version are you guys using?
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The-Reborn-ShadowHobbyist General Artist
I have no idea what I keep doing wrong while following this tut but I have not once got it to produce anything even visible for me. Really wanted to make some of these and half my plugins don't load either I've looked around I'm doing everything right. But nothing but I've had other tutorials work no problem. :<
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LauredinHobbyist General Artist
Thank you a lot, I had so much fun =)

Vitality by Lauredin
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PsychomantasHobbyist Digital Artist
Your tutorials are very helpful, thanksTight Hug 
my result :D
Diserasta's avatar
DiserastaHobbyist Digital Artist
Hi there. I've just recently used this tutorial to make a bloom or two.…
Come take a look if you have the time :)
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Used your Tutorial here:
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