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An amazingIFS guide
A little guide on how to use amazingIFS formula on Mandelbulb 3D.
Here is a simple procedure on how to obtain these caracteristic “kleinian” shapes or however they are named with a simple heightmap. This mini tutorial can be done with any other dIFS shapes tough, like SphereIFS, etc.
I've used for this example a very simple grayscale map, filled with neutral grey (RGB 192)
If you don't want to make it or can't, you can download it here:
Don't forget to add the map to the working folder you have for Mandelbulb 3D!
I've lowered the max. Iterations to 25 in the formula window to speed things a bit up but you can change it later if you prefer to do so.
Put in the first slot HeightMapIFS and type 199 in the nr field:

Add amazingIFS to the second slot.Just set all rotation X, Y and Z from default 5 to 0, and change Fold X, Y and Z values to 1.

Leave everything e
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MandelBulb3D DEcombinate Mix Mode Tutorial
Hello everyone! Glad to see you all around! I've been testing new possibilities in Mandelbulb3D and I found easy and clever way, how to save your render time to make fabulous and outstanding pieces. Let me explain you what I'm talking about here!
As the title says, there's a "Mix" mode in DEcombinate function. It remained unused for quite a time. It's time to make revolution.
First of all, let's start with something basic, like bulbs!  I will explain each step and every single thing to make you understand the technique! Ok, Let's go.
I suppose you already opened your Mandelbulb. And now:
1. In first formula slot place _AmazingBox formula, and keep it unchanged for now.

In second slot, place boardIFS formula, and keep it unchanged as well. (Note: At Step 2 and 3 DO NOT OPEN Navi yet)
3. Now what we exactly need to do is turn DEcombinate on and choose Mix mode! 

:iconlukasfractalizator:LukasFractalizator 86 59
Piano by endegor Piano :iconendegor:endegor 97 28 Roughting Linn Waterfall by Pistolpete2007 Roughting Linn Waterfall :iconpistolpete2007:Pistolpete2007 46 27 Spledid Valor by jasonwilde Spledid Valor :iconjasonwilde:jasonwilde 221 25 Over consumption may just over consume you- by myamarie-EA Over consumption may just over consume you- :iconmyamarie-ea:myamarie-EA 1 1 Mexico | Agua Azul by slecocqphotography Mexico | Agua Azul :iconslecocqphotography:slecocqphotography 2,146 385
Isolating Structures In MB3D
How to clean up your image background ~  
Wow. I haven't done a journal in ages. I thought I would share a little trick for getting a nice clean background when you want to isolate a structure in Mandelbulb 3D. Why? Because sometimes the structures behind the main focus of your image or the main structure are either just small repeats of the main structure, or they are fragmented and in one way or another just not as interesting. Or the background might bury the foreground object in detail or draw attention away from what you really want the viewer to focus on. People strive for a lot of detail, and that's fine, and sometimes it works. But often I find that there's no main focus to frame your point of view. (Edit: I forgot to mention this is made using Mandelbulb 3D version 1.8.2 and I fixed a few typo's!)
Sometimes you're able to focus on the foreground structure through clever use of fog, lights and depth of field settings. Nothing wrong with that either, so this is just another
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Lake Residence by Massi-San Lake Residence :iconmassi-san:Massi-San 33 7 Ray Valley by Massi-San Ray Valley :iconmassi-san:Massi-San 116 24
Fantastic Fractalicious Fractals #19
Ohoy, here's the findings for this week! No  fussing, just go straight to the point :la:
:heart:Goodies from the fractal gallery

Check also out :iconbib993:'s 3d fractal prints. I'm not talking about on the wall prints, but real 3d printed objects!!!

And congrats to :iconfractaleyes: She made me freak out with this one. And I'm not even scared of spiders. Just the fat rotund ones with itty bitty legs.
:evileyes: thanks for making me choking my coffee and scare the crap of me and lil'doggie
:iconannakirsten: has provided some nice reading stuff for fractal artists. It's something for every taste. And yes, it 's totally raw fractal :la:

:heart:Give'em some love
:icontiffrmc720: She is not new to fractal a
:iconcoffeetoffeesquirrel:CoffeeToffeeSquirrel 12 29
Mandelbulb 3D Tutorial 2 by HalTenny Mandelbulb 3D Tutorial 2 :iconhaltenny:HalTenny 311 298 Pond Cottage 1.1 by Massi-San Pond Cottage 1.1 :iconmassi-san:Massi-San 69 15 Singing Colors by Yuline Singing Colors :iconyuline:Yuline 995 118 Classic revisited by bib993 Classic revisited :iconbib993:bib993 298 150 Gloomy Day by IvanAndreevich Gloomy Day :iconivanandreevich:IvanAndreevich 473 15

31 Days of Fractals

Journal Entry: Thu Jan 3, 2019, 5:33 PM

Just to do something a little different, and to force myself to generate some art again, I've decided to make and post a new fractal every day in January. Not hugely momentous, I know.

Lately, I've mostly been using JWildfire (…), although I still dabble with Mandelbulb3d. I've also been learning Fractorium. Gotta love the GPU rendering!

Day 1:    Day 1: Bipolar24 by MelenDay 2:   Day 2: At The Center by MelenDay 3:   Day3 Emerge by Melen

Day 4:    Day 4 - Unnamed by MelenDay 5:   Day5 - Spheres by MelenDay 6:   Day 6 - More Bubbles by Melen

Day 7:    Day 7 - Splitsville by MelenDay 8:   Day 8 - Blue Star by MelenDay 9:   Day 9 by Melen

Day 10:  Day10 - Mechanical by MelenDay 11:  Day 11 by Melen

  • Listening to: Live Love Life - Adelitas Way
  • Reading: The Peeling by Iain Rob Wright
  • Watching: A Series of Unfortunate Events
  • Playing: 7 Days to Die
  • Eating: Nothing
  • Drinking: Nothing


Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
United States
I live in Central NY close to both the Adirondack and Catskill Mountains. My interests include photography, hiking, geocaching and digital art including fractals and 3D generated landscapes.

I live with my wife and 2 cats.

By day, I'm a Senior Network Administrator for an Internet provider.



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jlfractals Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2019
And thanks for the watch here too!
julofi Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Merry Christmas, Lenny :rudolph:
julofi Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the faves and the watch. My account is mainly about papercraft models, even if I am posting lately more fractals and other things than papercraft. I hope you like the other stuff too or at least my new fractals.
iltfdp Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
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Arianod Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the fave!
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