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Sierpinski Temple detail by MakinMagic Sierpinski Temple detail by MakinMagic
Created using Ultrafractal.
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Given 2008-01-17
Sierpinski Temple detail by ~MakinMagic is fractal artwork on a grand scale. The artist has created, a 3-D view into ancient times. The fractal architecture is outstanding. Not only does the temple have great lighting, shadows, and incredible depth and texture, but seems to have the illusion of reflective flood waters, beneath it. I kept staring at it, trying to decide on it's perspective! ~ The Suggestor writes: "This is simply amazing. The artist shows great skill with UF to pull off something, this flawlessly!" ( Suggested by monochromatic-stains and Featured by Sophquest )
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graphicMADness Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing! And I'm watching Ancient Aliens as I look at this!!
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Gatorau Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
That is just an exquisite piece of artwork.
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MakinMagic Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks very much :)
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bermarte Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011   Artist
Hi!
would it be possible to create a gpu-shader for this one (something similar to k-ifs)?
thanx in advance!
(:
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:iconmakinmagic:
MakinMagic Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Short answer: not really as a K-IFS but yes as a full RIFS (recurrent IFS) *but* the algorithm used in my formula for UF is not really suitable as it has too much conditional branching - I have an idea how to get around that issue but at the moment am working on about 4 other projects so it'll be a while before I try it.

However you can probably get *similar* results using plain K-IFS which of course lends itself more to GPU coding.
One issue with the Sierpinski Temple is that the highest level domains of the individual transforms overlap which means that K-IFS cannot be used to get the exact result - in addition it's using conditional testing to restrict certain combinations of transforms which can be done for K-IFS but it would take a while to decode what I did to convert it to a K-IFS method, plus doing so would again increase the number of conditional branches required.
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lordkorv Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
dude.... it looks like a mega city in hindu art! this is amazing! how did you do it?
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:iconmakinmagic:
MakinMagic Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It was created using a 3D IFS escape-time formula for Ultra Fractal.
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mightybearrr Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
holy fucking shit

i dunno whether this motivates me to make more fractal art or just give up :[
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:iconmakinmagic:
MakinMagic Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :D

I suggest you stick at it !
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:iconmightybearrr:
mightybearrr Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
ill try!
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turon-marcano Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2008
Fantastic!!
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:iconmakinmagic:
MakinMagic Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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sevenofeleven Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2008
I wonder what the pigeons look like in the temple?

Looks great.
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:iconmakinmagic:
MakinMagic Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks.

Hmmm - a 3D IFS pigeon - now there's a thought !
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Spiderwebwings Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2008
Just thinking more...you know what this reminds me of?
A scene from 'Ghost in the Shell', the second one...
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:iconmakinmagic:
MakinMagic Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, :) Sorry I don't know it !
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Spiderwebwings Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2008
Its very very good. and there's a scene in a big city that sort of reminds me of this.
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Velvet--Glove Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2008
That's a pretty unusual and cool render, Dave, with an awesome architectural feel to it. I think you judged the colours well, with that mellow looking stone appearance. Well done, and congrats on the DD! :clap:

I can't help but wonder... did this take long to render? It looks pretty complicated, and the whole canvas is covered, so I imagine it took a good while? I'm just curious. ;)
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:iconmakinmagic:
MakinMagic Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks.
It took around 2 to 3 hours to render I think (at 3840*2880).
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Velvet--Glove Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2008
Oh, that's not bad at all! I thought that, being a dense, 3D style image, it would be pretty intense and require a lot of computation/time. Shows you how much I know about these things, doesn't it, hehe. ;)

Thanks for the info, very interesting. :)
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dbutler1986 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2008
This is absolutely incredible. I've been in love with fractals since I was a freshman in high school, and I was really happy to find such a rich repository of "arty" fractals here at dA (as opposed to the ones I saw more often before, which were more to illustrate scientific or mathematical concepts than to be pieces of art.) I think this art form is overlooked and undervalued by artists and by scientists, even with its current popularity.

I also really like how you've taken such a 'simple' fractal set like Sierpinski and made such a detailed and complex image.
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MakinMagic Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks - it's a true 3D fractal, the base is a Sierpinski carpet made of 10 transforms (3 wide and 4 deep with the centre two missing) and 2 transforms above, the lower one being inverted.
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Fraxa Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2008
You've got the hang of it then! :laughing: :clap: :worship:
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:iconmakinmagic:
MakinMagic Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D I hope so, it'd be something if I didn't when using my own formula ;)
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kelbelle65 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2008   Photographer
Incredible. I know a little about fractals and I have dabbled with a program that lets you create them but this is just breathtaking! I'll be watching you! :-)
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MakinMagic Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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gateman45 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2008
a DD dave, congrats
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MakinMagic Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you.
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PirateRose Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
It's so ancient looking but at the same time it looks modern. It's like someone covered all the buildings in New York with ancient temple rock. I see a message that no matter how advanced we become, we're just the same humans from thosands of years ago. We just like big elaborate things to show off.
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MakinMagic Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:)
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cottonblack726 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2008
Oh damn, that's.... I don't even know what to say to that.

*Throws camera in the trash and stalks out of the room*

One word. WOW. :omg:
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:iconmakinmagic:
MakinMagic Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks very much !
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cody733 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
well, that is rather impressive!
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:iconmakinmagic:
MakinMagic Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks.
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Spiderwebwings Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2008
That is absolutely amazing
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:iconmakinmagic:
MakinMagic Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you.
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AsaLegault Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2008
Wow! and with ultrafractal?!
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MakinMagic Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. Yes with UF - I wrote an escape-time 3D IFS formula for it (it's in mmf4.ufm).
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FranceHopper Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
OMFG! That's a fractal? I though it was a 3D rendering. That being said, this is awesome! Incredible detail for a fractal!
:+fav:
+sav
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MakinMagic Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. There are 3D/4D fractals - in fact there are fractals of any number of dimensions if you want but viewing more than 3 at once in a 2D render is a little difficult :D
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FranceHopper Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Ah. Thanks for the heads up. And I forgot to say - congrats on the DD!
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IchW1LL Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2008
wow, i didn't know you could go 3d with shadows and all using UF :O
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MakinMagic Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There are several 3D fractal formulas in the UF formula database including quaternions, hypercomplex, 3D Julibrots and this 3D IFS formula from mmf4.ufm - I don't think there's a 3D strange attractor formula yet but I could be wrong.
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pierpalol Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
impressive!
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:iconmakinmagic:
MakinMagic Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you.
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CAPTIVA-bd Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
very interesting...
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:iconmakinmagic:
MakinMagic Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you.
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Rykk Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2008
Absolutely freaken INSANE! Congrats on a VERY well deserved DD, Dave!
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:iconmakinmagic:
MakinMagic Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks very much Rick !
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Artist-A Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2008   Digital Artist
Absolutely amazing :D
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