I'm working through f--l--A--r--k's apophysis challenges (even though it's over, I still want to do them for the fun of it). One of their challenges was to do something with your tutorial. I've done a lot with it before, but I particularly love this result and wanted to let you know it was with your tut.
I followed every step as you explained it and I don't have anything that looks anywhere near like that. gyazo.com/abd4c3cd98c7c6bb915d… i also only got that result when adding flatten to the second transform. Does anyone have any idea what I'm doing wrong?
Best tutorial for apo I found! I checked out a lot tutorials, many of them are really good, but this is the one that encouraged me the most to experiment on my own and learn in the process. Thank you so much
I also see nothing unless I add FLATTEN to XF2. This shows (approximately) the shape. What definitely doesn' work is the cylinder step. I obtain some stripes but only when moving it left and a bit up. But there stays a large vertical blurred parasite stripe so that the fractal is inusable.
I'm also seeing a blank flame, the moment I change the weight of xform 2 to 15. The maximum weight for xform 2, where I can actually see anything, seems to be around 1.5.
Here are my parameters, after following the instructions as far as xforms 1 and 2, exactly. Changing the gamma, brightness, and frequency has a little effect (if I up them all, I see what looks like a starfield with approximately the same shape as what's shown above). Flattening xform 2 didn't help. What am I doing wrong?