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2021 April Challenge: Gnarled Stripes2021 April Challenge: GNARLED STRIPESLast April we combined OM.ufm Gnarlathotep 3 with OM.ucl Eschangaleng. Since then, Otto Magus has added OM2.ufm Alt Gnarlathotep , with 101 variants, and Alt Gnarlathotep 2, with 39 variants.For this month’s challenge let us start with OM2.ufm Alt Gnarlathotep with its 101 variants. Use on the INSIDE TAB the coloring formula RSP.ucl rp-AS-xx2. This coloring formula will give most of the variants a split-stripe effect. Some conic formulas and some orbit traps will give you a similar effect, but let’s limit ourselves this month to RSP.ucl rp-AS-xx2. Make as many layers as you like of the Alt Gnarlathotep, using as many of the 101 variants as you like, the majority of them with the RSP.ucl rp-AS-xx2 coloring with its variants. There are ten transform types for you to play with, four choices of coordinates, and five functions.You may also use one other .ufm formula of your choice, with as many layers of that as you wish.You may use one other coloring formula of your choice, either on the additional formula you have chosen, or on a minority of the Alt Gnarlathotep formulas, so long as a majority of those do use the RSP.ucl rp-AS-xx2 coloring formula.One texture layer or a grouping of that texture layer is permitted. One framing layer or a grouping of that framing layer is permitted.Only maskings made with one or both of the two formulas and/or two colorings are permitted.No mappings are permitted for this challenge, EXCEPT one of the “Lake” mappings, for example TMA.uxf The Compleat Lake.Gradients, transparent gradients, zooms, merge modes, and groupings are permitted.Your final fractal should have some gnarled stripes visible in it.CHALLENGE RULESEntries per month: 4Submit to the 2021 April gallery here: https://www.deviantart.com/ultra-fractal-redux/gallery/77891852/april-2021-gnarly-stripes-challengeThis Challenge ends on April 30th, 2021.Simple watermarks only.Please mention or link to the group or this journal in your comments.:iconUltra-Fractal-Redux:Share params if you are able to so we can all learn from this exercise. Your parameters can be very useful to new UF users!We look forward to seeing all of your original fractals.If you have a question about any of this please post it in a comment below.Margaret Kieckhefer :iconampelosa:with much help from Chris Martin :iconvelvet--glove:By the way, Evan Bayliss has joined the Ultra Fractal group of contributors to the public formulas. Update your parameters and check him out. https://www.deviantart.com/ejbayl EJB.ufm
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2021 April Challenge: GNARLED STRIPES
Last April we combined OM.ufm Gnarlathotep 3 with OM.ucl Eschangaleng. Since then, Otto Magus has added OM2.ufm Alt Gnarlathotep , with 101 variants, and Alt Gnarlathotep 2, with 39 variants.
For this month’s challenge let us start with OM2.ufm Alt Gnarlathotep with its 101 variants. Use on the INSIDE TAB the coloring formula RSP.ucl rp-AS-xx2. This coloring formula will give most of the variants a split-stripe effect. Some conic formulas and some orbit traps will give you a similar effect, but let’s limit ourselves this month to RSP.ucl rp-AS-xx2. Make as many layers as you like of the Alt Gnarlathotep, using as many of the 101 variants as you like, the majority of them with the RSP.ucl rp-AS-xx2 coloring with its variants. There are ten transform types for you to play with, four choices of coordinates, and five functions.
  1. You may also use one other .ufm formula of your choice, with as many layers of that as you wish.
  2. You may use one other coloring formula of your choice, either on the additional formula you have chosen, or on a minority of the Alt Gnarlathotep formulas, so long as a majority of those do use the RSP.ucl rp-AS-xx2 coloring formula.
  3. One texture layer or a grouping of that texture layer is permitted. One framing layer or a grouping of that framing layer is permitted.
  4. Only maskings made with one or both of the two formulas and/or two colorings are permitted.
  5. No mappings are permitted for this challenge, EXCEPT one of the “Lake” mappings, for example TMA.uxf The Compleat Lake.
  6. Gradients, transparent gradients, zooms, merge modes, and groupings are permitted.
Your final fractal should have some gnarled stripes visible in it.
CHALLENGE RULES
Entries per month: 4
This Challenge ends on April 30th, 2021.
Simple watermarks only.
Please mention or link to the group or this journal in your comments.
:iconUltra-Fractal-Redux:
Share params if you are able to so we can all learn from this exercise. Your parameters can be very useful to new UF users!
We look forward to seeing all of your original fractals.
If you have a question about any of this please post it in a comment below.
Margaret Kieckhefer :iconampelosa:
with much help from Chris Martin :iconvelvet--glove:
By the way, Evan Bayliss has joined the Ultra Fractal group of contributors to the public formulas. Update your parameters and check him out. https://www.deviantart.com/ejbayl
EJB.ufm
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chetje Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2020  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Merry Christmas and a healthy 2021 by chetje  
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Velvet--Glove Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2020  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconcraciun6: Merry Christmas to you too, dear Chetje! 

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formerphysicist Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2020
I just joined the group and have been looking at all the amazing variety of fractals. Thanks especially to those who include parameters, as I'm seeing formulas that I never thought of using.

Question: sometimes people mention a formula without including parameters and without mentioning in what file to find the formula. For example, I can't find Intaglionic Surprise. Is there a file or database somewhere that lists all formulas?
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Velvet--Glove Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2020  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No, there is no such thing as a list of all formulas. The nearest you can get to this is the list of database updates on the UF website: Link.
Sometimes a text search on that webpage can yield useful information.

Bear in mind that some people use private formulas that are not in the public database so you might come across references to things you have no immediate access to. I have no knowledge of Intaglionic Surprise either. All you can do is to perhaps ask the artist where you might find that formula. If it's one of theirs they might share it with you or they might add it to the public database, having inadvertently forgotten to do so earlier. 

Sometimes formulas that were once available are deleted from the database (or can also  become corrupt/broken by poor coding updates). I recommend getting into the habit of saving formulas with all your works (look up how to do this is the Help file) and also making regular archival backups of all formulas. It will almost certainly come in useful one day when you discover parameters for a precious old image are broken or won't load!

Lastly, there are a number of private formulas that regularly crop up in people's work. They are available online but are located all over the place. For the benefit of everyone I have collated this info here: Reference list of Private formulas 4 Ultra Fractal
It's not exhaustive but it's the best I can do!
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timemit Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2020  Student Digital Artist
hey, sorry I thought I had submitted 'Archeon' ..thanks for the request :)
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Rychveldir Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2020  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This might be a silly question, but if I make my fractal with UF but then tweak contrast/brightness via curves with a different program like PS or Gimp before publishing, does that violate the rules of this group or not?
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Ampelosa Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2020  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If the tweaks are very minor, no.  Some people do a bit of sharpening also.  However, a heavily edited or filtered fractal is not accepted except when the rules for the formula explicitly say that such photomanipulations are allowed.
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Rychveldir Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2020  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for clarifying. I never did more than tweaking the contrast a bit to make the colors pop, so I should be in the clear :)
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OttoMagusDigitalArt Featured By Owner Edited Sep 4, 2020   Digital Artist
version 6.03 now out
enter license key for UF6, then it will prompt you for UF5 license key so you'll need that too
just minor bugfixes AFAICT
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wirow87 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2020
Hello
Im new to ultra fractal
Can anyone tell me if there is a tutorial on how to use the coloring filles .ucl
Thanks
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