An Amazing Surf 'Roots' How-To

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Hello! I'm here to give you some tips while working with Amazing Surf formula! Before start to look, checkout Jorge's wonderful AMAZING SURF 2 tutorial over there -> An Amazing Surf 2 GuidelineMany people went a bit frustrated on not getting anything “cool” from the new Amazing Surf 2 formula recently made by Luca, aka dark-beam :icondark-beam: for Mandelbulb 3D.
If you haven't it in hand you can get it here: http://www.fractalforums.com/mandelbulb-3d/custom-formulas-and-transforms-release-t17106/
Here's a brief indication on how you can get nice patterns out of it without hair pulling :D
I've assumed that you already put on the first slot the Asurf2 formula.

So, let's change some values:
Scale= 1.325
Min R= 0.1
FoldXY= 0.25
Rotate1 X=0
Rotate1 Y=0
Rotate1 Z= 8
FoldFiddler=0
It would look something like this:

Now go on the Julia tab in the main window or in the 3D navi, as you most prefer, and input the following values:
X= 0
Y= -1.5
Z= 0

Now that's it, you're done basicall

Okay. Let's Begin. Open Mandelbulb3D, and replace Integer by Amazing Surf. Zoom little bit out, and it should look like this: AsurfOrigin by LukasFractalizator
Now change some values of formula:
Scale: 1.2
Min R: 0.1
Fold: 2.5
Rotation1 X: 13
Rotation1 Y: 9
Rotation1 Z: -20
Scale Vary: 0
Sphere or Cylinder: 0
When you zoom into center little bit, you may already see forming some little curls like this: Postworksurf by LukasFractalizator

Now turn on Julia on and put these values:
X: 0.5
Y: -0.125
Z: 0
And we're done! For experimenting, higher or lower surf/julia values and get more mystery shapes! (Tip: Put Asurf to 3-4-5th slot, to put before it different formula. It can enhance your Asurf fractal) Examples: Finishedsurf by LukasFractalizator, Finishedsurf~ by LukasFractalizator, 2 by LukasFractalizator and much more!
If you just want to try out asurf by preloaded params, here you go, tweak!
Mandelbulb3Dv18{
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................................0amjKrHhIz1........B./..................y.2...wD
...Uz6....k6..../M.0/.....Ej2...n3....E3.....YoAr4EXZksD/..........m/dkpXm1....U
z.EnAnQD12../2.........sz.........wj3......a7l9...........U0.....y1...sD...../..
.z1...sDB7f8S5D4AyHap0kL5riEzgsjTHvAu8ojYqgmBvsWUwfo7Llx9WeVzYDJ/xAEm0sD3pmmUXRH
8x1MEjRy3U8UzuH1q3X9VOsDU.....Yp..............sD.6....sD..G.....................
.............oAnAt1...sD....z...........................................c....k1.
.....Ksulz1.......kz9wzzz1.U..6.P....61....D....m..06c3..U.F....6/...I1.....SF52
...U.ydelyjeYFnzTeOgzf8No.6.nc..zzzz..EizccZWGyD6EdGkxmWcz1...........k.8.kXWF1.
.sM93P58iz9.MmnWK2zwz0........../EU0.wzzz1...........s/...................E.2c..
zzzz.............0...................2./8.kzzzD............8....................
/EU0.wzzz1....................................uBZ.U7EgU7zzFoTu2.oQm2oszDnueM.YXB
bYHzTt6Ul/k6Ukl6Qs5crI0.a.l0a.bTUSH7.M029M0ly/uBZ.U7EgU7Mw5crI0.a.l0akqTUSH7.M02
9M0kz/uBZ.U7EgU7...crIGJzzFoTuIdyzngi8qdxzZX.4rU................................
E....6E.F2./....I....c....kNZtKG4B3.0x4Sm.............................U.06E./2U/
4Mk.1......BnAnAnAHxz0........zD........kz1...................zj........kz9.....
.............p0E.......kW.2.......aA.1..........................................
.....................k0....3....6....2IPVdLOiR46HJbQa/..........................
.Q..4MU/.6...........AnAnAnAnAzDnAnAnAnA1z1.......././.......U0E........W.2.....
...B.1..........................................................................
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GBLXVIII's avatar
Lior-Art's avatar
Really the root tutorial for Amazing Surf :)
LukasFractalizator's avatar
I may not make MBD fractals for now, but I may make a new tut soon!:D
RFranck's avatar
So useful tutorial: thank you :)
LukasFractalizator's avatar
No problem, have fun!
PrettyJu's avatar
I followed your tutorial here: fav.me/dag0a57
thanks again!
PrettyJu's avatar
thank you for sharing!
I played with your paras: fav.me/dafqvm7
Lior-Art's avatar
And for Amazing Surf-_RotatedAbs??? I have never succeed 'cause I don't know what to insert in  _RotatedAbs :(
Lior-Art's avatar
I am a beginner and you are speaking with me in a technical language that I don't understand:-? (Confused) :-? (Confused) :-? (Confused)

I really haven't understood this tutorial about Amazing Surf2:-? (Confused) :-? (Confused) :-? (Confused) 
TeriKub's avatar
Thanks so very much..... I was wondering how to do this.... I see them but I never knew how to get there from scratch.  :-)
LukasFractalizator's avatar
GrannyOgg's avatar
Interesting tut for us newbies.
I would like to add my findings.

Keep going back to the Julia options.
Whatever the formula you can fine tune detail from there.

Also - as far as I can see you only need 1 iteration for this particular formula in most combos.  Their is a tendency for some formulas to dominate and increasing the iterations in these circumstances may well redress the balance.

See here: Mandelbulb3Dv18{
b.....s/...c3...w....2U...kBK7czIfa6.zkNlfkEYM2EyySwPIZLRz1U.akv3XQ0.jEhoMbqMc/E
................................Y2gBiwwFEz1........B./..................y.2...wD
...Uz6....kv/.../M.0/......T1...Q0....E3.....IB5TA/Xa5rD/..........m/dkpXm1.....
./EnAnQD12..02........Uwz........UzjaNaNaNaNoz1...........U0.....y1...sD...../..
.z1...sDcmbdLNHrFyXXAf2oB.y9z6FOzfC/J5pjkFoglHLNxwHjFhVEnfBXzMSyfKF/gIsDBS.0zsci
Exn2tRKxSyGVz44PrfMc6nsDU.....IoA.............sD.6....sD3.G.....................
.............oAnAt1...sD....z.rbu6.2UeX.k0eC0.Jcu6.wVeX.E8eC0.ncu6......E....k1.
.....CQxcz1.......kz.wzzzH.U..6.9....61....D....m....c3....F....6/...I2z....SF52
...U.ydelyjeYFnzTeOgzf8No.6.nc..zzzz..EizccZWGyD4EdGkxmWcz1...........k.8.kXWF1.
.sM93P58iz9.MmnWK2zwz0........../EU0.wzzz1...........s/...................E.2c..
zzzz............./...................2./8.kzzzD............8....................
/EU0.wzzz1....................................uBZ.U7EgU7zzFoTu2.oQm2oszDnueM.YXB
bYHzTt6Ul/k6Ukl6Qs5crI0.a.l0a.bTUSH7.M029M0ly/uBZ.U7EgU7Mw5crI0.a.l0akqTUSH7.M02
9M0kz/uBZ.U7EgU7...crIGJzzFoTuIdyzngi8qdxzZX.4rU................................
E....6....E.....I....c....kNZtKG4B3.0x4Sm.............................U.06E./2U/
4M........UaNaNaNad/.1.........k........E.2..........MaNaNaNaNxjaNaNaNaN..A.....
.............c/k.......kW.2.......aA.1..........................................
.....................2.....3....6....2IPVdLOiR46HJbQa/..........................
.Q..4MU/.6...........oAnAnAnA1zDaNaNaNaNKzPnAnAnAnA2./.......U0E........V.2.....
..EC.DnAnAnAnAxD..........A.....................................................
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  Also - I - noticed the lack of pixels in one or two areas which can be corrected by setting Sphere or Cylinder to 0 then carefully tweaking scale vary (if it still needs it).
LukasFractalizator's avatar
Very nice find!! You're very helpful! Thanks!
GraphicLia's avatar
Short and sweet - just my speed. I tend to forget how nicely repeating a formula can work and some starting values are much appreciated. Thank you!!
LukasFractalizator's avatar
Most welcome! Enjoy! :aww:
poca2hontas's avatar
Nicely put together :clap: yes I like asurf 2 as well and noted from Jorges work that it helps to repeat formula in other slots sometimes ;)
LukasFractalizator's avatar
Hope you will try this one out ;)
SergioKodemo's avatar
Bravo Lukas, you did very well indeed. Thanks! :clap:
miincdesign's avatar
So, you will get more Asurf forms in you add it to more slots? 

Thank you for doing this, I never knew how to get to surfing curls without playing around with the formulas!
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