You have probably seen fractal artists mention Chaotica quite a few times - many people use it either standalone or as a renderer for the works they create in other software.
If you fancy IFS fractals and want to try making some, Chaotica is definitely on the list of software you should try.
You can download it from the website: http://chaoticafractals.com/. There is a free version (with some resolution restrictions), so new users can try it out.
So... Grab it, run the installer or unzip the archive and hit the blue flower icon
This will be the first thing you see in Chaotica:
Just click one of those randoms to have something cool to start with. Or, if none appeals to you, close this window and hit the New Random Worlds button for more.
In the main window, you can set your render s