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Quick'n'Dirty Anti-Aliasing by Sabine62

By Sabine62
It took me more than half a year to find out that Mandelbulb3D had a built-in anti-alias feature... I was Very happy when I did some moths ago, saved me hours and hours of rendering ridiculously large images just to rescale them in another programme! Must have missed the anti-alias feature it in all kinds of tutorials I read. In the last weeks I've heard people ask about it, so here 's a little starting point. Enjoy :)
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TABASCO-RAREMASTER's avatar

It's always been in the read me file. ;)

Sabine62's avatar
Hey lang niet gezien ;)
Yep, and I have missed it, as have so many others, it seems :}
TABASCO-RAREMASTER's avatar

I always make the number higher than 100.

Like 9500 or so.

Set sharpness to 3.

Try it and see what happens when you save a jpeg. ;)

Sabine62's avatar

Tut is uit 2014... Ik save al jaren 1:3 png met sharpness ;)

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Sabine62's avatar
My pleasure, dear! :)
PaMonk's avatar
maybe this is what I am looking for Thanks for sharing it going to take a look at your'e other tuts as well Thankees :hug:
Sabine62's avatar
I'm glad, thank you :hug:
PaMonk's avatar
It helped a bunch thankees.💗
Sabine62's avatar
:) Welcome, Giovanni!
Terrance8d's avatar
I think I'll just add it in GIMP.;)
Sabine62's avatar
Yes, that is of course also possible... But not everyone has or wants GIMP ;)
Terrance8d's avatar
I just tried it out, it doesn't work very well.:/ It doesn't properly antialias the edges, I guess I'll do it the MB3D way.
Sabine62's avatar
I prefer MB3D too :) It's not flawless but not really bad either;)
Terrance8d's avatar
I've tried both Mandelbulber and Mandelbulb3d, MB3D is a lot faster than Mandelbulber. Even with simple fractals, mandelbulber seems really slow.
Sabine62's avatar
I really can't compare them. My experiences with Mandelbulber are that it is much more difficult to handle. On the other hand, people who really know it get stunning results! Not me, obviously  ;)
Len1's avatar
2xAA  at 1:2 and a 3XAA at 1:3 using a Lanczos Resampling Algorithm
Sabine62's avatar
Yep :) Once you know it, it's sooo easy ;)
Len1's avatar
Guess I'm a glutton for punishment because I would still Rather Render Very Large and save 1:1 and postwork the edges and stuff by hand and then choosing what Size for which site without constraints. Besides I love postworking,  I started this digital art thing many moons ago doing Photo Manips before I discovered Fractals and Landscape Apps I enjoy the personal connection postworking gives you to the Piece, I'm definitely not a purist who believes Postwork is somehow cheating.
Sabine62's avatar
LOL, neither am I, it's more the thing that I never dabbled in photoshop stuff or the likes. I had a copy of paintshop pro (version 7 or so from the late neolithic) and it's still lying around, but that does not even Know about anti-aliassing ;) And until the beginning of this year when I started with mandelbulb, I did all resizing and freshing-up of colour in Irfanview. And until not so long ago I had no idea what anti-aliassing was. And me and gimp... I believe we already had that discussion where I told you what a star I am with gimp.. not ;) And that's really why I wrote this micro-tut, for people like me who come from nowhere when it comes to finding their way around graphical programs:) I can understand that you rather takes things in your own hands and do the postworks yourself, but then, yóu know what you're doing ! ;) Thanks, Len! :)
Len1's avatar
Irfanview has been my go to Image Browser forever, I think it's the easiest, simplist and best default Virwer around. First program I load up when setting up a new Computer, reads and converts most all Image and video even audio Formats around, Bulk Image Renamer and Format Converter and as a Resampler/Resizer it has all the best Conversion Algorithms including the Lanczos used in MB3D, I couldn't live without Irfanview. For Editing though I have had Photoshop7 forever. picked up PS-CS2 (PS9) when Adobe gave it away and PhotofiltreStudioX are my Goto Editors but I also have Paint.net and recently picked up the Gimp because they do some stuff better or have different Filters than Photoshop, there are times I might use all of them on a single Image depending on what I'm going for.
Sabine62's avatar
Couldn't agree more about Irfanview! When I install a computer (and I've installed more than I could wish for ;) ) that's also for me one of the first things that has to come. I even talked one of our customers into buying per seat licenses of it for his business! Especially the batch conversion and renaming and the contactsheet from the thumbnail-view are gloriously userfriendly. And it can read (with the plugin-set) almost anything, even autocad's .dxf's!
And you going through all length to get the most out of your render: I can only admire that! Between you and me, I am terribly lazy when it comes to postwork, it's not only that I am in a everlasting hate-love-relationship with gimp :} And also... I am easily contented with what comes out of mb3d ;)
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