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Hommage to Benoit Mandelbrot by MANDELWERK Hommage to Benoit Mandelbrot by MANDELWERK
The godfather of fractals, the discoverer of the mandelbrot set, Benoit Mandelbrot [link] died this Thursday, October 14.
Without him my images might have been non existing.

I got the message on Saturday, just when this render was ready. I was going to name this piece "Oceanic Nightmare of Kafka" but because of the dark mood in it and because of this tragic message it had to be "Hommage to Benoit Mandelbrot".

This image is one of the most surreal places I have found yet, check the shapes in the bottom right corner… every time I find an image like this, I think that I will never find a more interesting spot, but then you do… Thank you Benoit and all the people at fractalforums.com!

Mandelbulb 3D, Sky from outside my home, added in photoshop.

Animation here: [link]
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Fiery-Fire Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You have been featured in my new journal about Mandelbulbs !!! :boogie:
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Here is the link >> [link]
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MANDELWERK Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
Thank you Fiery, I am honoured°! :party:
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KrzysztofMarczak Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Perfect!
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MANDELWERK Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010
Thank you Krysztof! I am glad you like it!
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21citrouilles Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010
Your work has been featured in my latest journal [link] Please note me if this represents a problem for you.
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MANDELWERK Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010
No problem, thank you Josette! :)
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JobobArikan Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
Relic of Diaspar!
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MANDELWERK Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
I am not familliar with diaspar, googled it, some ancient city?
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010  Professional Filmographer
It looks like an alien city - on some distant world. Truly remarkable! :D
:+fav:
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MANDELWERK Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
Thank you Steve! :D
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kesuf Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010
the combo of textures and lighting in freakin' cool. Compositionally, I really like how the story maintains right through the image to the very far back right.
Kevin
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MANDELWERK Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010
It is one of the most spectacular shapes I have found so far in these new mandelbox / bulb hybrids, thank you very much for you comment Kevin!

( And check this one out too... [link] ...a zoom of thisa one...)
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Beesknees67 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is quite possibly THE best Mandelbulb I've seen, the lighting is incredible. Please, please do a zoom of the bottom right. Absolutely amazing, and a fitting tribute. Benoit would be proud.
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MANDELWERK Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010
Thank you very much Kim :bow:
Actually this is not a mandelbulb per se, this one is a "mandelbox", found when searching for the perfect mandelbulb. A box folded into itself via 4D space, folloing the laws of Z=Z^2 + c
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Beesknees67 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the explanation....the math has always escaped me but I know a superb image when I see one.

I briefly played around in the mandelbulb program and have no idea what I'm doing, it seems you really do need to understand the math to find the good stuff. I'm sure I will never be able to find an image as fascinating as these. The shapes remind me of the Talis formula in Fractal Explorer and the Ducky formula in UF, that's why I'm so drawn to yours. You should keep exploring in this area! :)
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MANDELWERK Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
You do not need full understanding of the math (even if it might help)
I have just read a lot about the different new hypercomplex 3D fractals and do not get the math fully, but that knowlede can give me a hint, but just play around gives interesting results sooner or later (I spend too much time with it ;) )

I will stay here for a while, I promise ;)
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Avantgarda Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010
wow, impressing work!! :clap:
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MANDELWERK Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010
Thank you Waltz :bow:
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Avantgarda Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010
my pleasure :)
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GypsyH Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow what a hommage. He would be so proud.
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MANDELWERK Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010
Thank you Gypsy, i hope so!
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21citrouilles Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
Fantastic composition and ytibute to Benoit Mandelbrot. :)
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MANDELWERK Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
Thank you Citrouilles! :bow:
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ArtisticLicenseNow Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice alien landscape!
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MANDELWERK Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
Thanks j!
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AnnaKirsten Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010   General Artist
:wow: This is fantastic!!!
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MANDELWERK Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
Thank you Anna! :bow:
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bermarte Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010   Artist
HDR? the combination background/3d is really special.
;-)
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MANDELWERK Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
Actually not HDR this time, but thanks B! :)
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LaxmiJayaraj Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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MANDELWERK Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
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jim373 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010   Digital Artist
Wicked cool! :D
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MANDELWERK Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
Thank you jim!
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OursonMagique Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
Very beautiful hommage. :clap::clap:
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MANDELWERK Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
Thank you very much Emmanuel!
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MarkJayBee Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Professional General Artist
Wonderful 'Mandelscape' J. A fitting tribute indeed....
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MANDELWERK Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
Thank you very much Mark!
Glad you think so!
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mehrdadart Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010   Digital Artist
Very freaky forms there have lain. :D
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MANDELWERK Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
Thank you Mehrdad!
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Xantipa2 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
Excellent..:hug:
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MANDELWERK Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
Thank you for the hug Xantipa! :)
A sad weekend...
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Xantipa2 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
Yes .. I agree ...
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MANDELWERK Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
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GrungeTV Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Professional General Artist
Great find J, and a very fitting tribute to Benoit Mandelbrot!
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MANDELWERK Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
Thanks James, a sad submisson... :/
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wdphotografics Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
an amazing find indeed
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MANDELWERK Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
Thank you WD!
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