# The Eyes Have It

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J. Trotsky's Eyes formula...

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Another series coming? I hope so.

I actually managed to find some of those shapes that I like from the Talis 2 formula with Cabs2, but I can't do anything with them.
I shall continue looking.
Part 2: ...and you should also put values into the "rotate" field, which will rotate your fractal by the number of degrees you enter, so that they are aligned the way you want - I just read your comment on your own last posting!

And iterations should be below 100, ideally somewhere between 10 and 50, and bailout should be at least 1,000,000...

Yes, I can rotate but how do you make a twisted shape straight? I'm not really asking you for instructions. I realise it's different for each fractal.

I experiment with iterations... but bailout! Some fractals need so little and other so much.
OK, I'll try boosting bailout for what I've found.

It's kind of you to help.
The twists are what create the shapes - you can add or subtract "twist" by experimenting with the numbers in the real part and imag part boxes. Click on either upper or lower of the right-hand set of the two sets of arrows in each number box - hold the arrow down and you will see the shapes mutate slowly. (The left-hand set of arrows changes things at ten times the speed).

For these shapes in the Talis formulas you'll be fine if you keep bailout at 1,000,000 and iterations at, say, 24. Leave those and experiment will all the other settings!

OK.
I saw that the real part etc were what changed the shape. I will see what difference it makes to have high bailout.
Thank you.

Is it the case that sometimes it's impossible to get a good shape and it's best to start again... or can you always make modifications?
That depends - when I find something I think I like, once I have experimented with all the numbers, I then experiment with the Filter Properties and Transform boxes and try to find a combination, or combinations, that I like. And then I sometimes go back to the numbers again to fine tune...

If I have something I like to start off with, I can usually modify to find something else. If I don't like what I've got I generally go back and start again!

I rather thought that there were some you couldn't do anything much with.

I have something very complex and colourful just now but I can't modify the shape or I loose it completely.

I'll plod on. Thanks a lot Ph.
You're welcome! Bonne chance!

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The trick is to adjust some or all of the numbers under "real part" and "imag part", and "julia-set" if the "view-as-julia" box is ticked. And to have zoomed in far enough to the centre "cross" part in the middle of the basic shape. That's where it all begins to distort and create these nice shapes when the numbers are adjusted. "Fractal Explorer" - you have to explore!

Yes, I have to explore. Thanks. I have found out what to try but I find it hard to get the shapes straight. I mean they are mostly all twisted.
I'm pleased to have just found something presentable.

Practice makes perfect. I'll keep at it. It's fun.