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Ultra Fractal


UF6 Stamp by Velvet--Glove
We do not accept work created
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2021 December Challenge Your Inner Child2021 December Challenge: The Inner ChildWe adults are all so busy during the holiday season, preparing festive meals, putting up decorations, visiting. In those rare moments of relaxation let’s take time to play around a little. For this 2021 December Challenge, open standard.ufm Pixel. For the colouring go to rkm.ucl Superformula Shaped Gradients and scroll down to pre-defined shape #61. Let’s all use that one so that we are all on the same page for our starting layer. It has 11 large points or 22 small ones, an unusual thing in a star or flower. The rkb.ucl Flower-Shaped Gradient, SSG and Super Shaped Gradient are NOT useful for transforming the entirety of an already-existing fractal, so for that reason I seldom use them as colourings. However, if you play around with one of these (77 shapes are available), especially utilizing the “clip outside” feature under the outside colouring tab, you can acquire some stars, flowers, and other shapes that you can add to another fractal. You may add your cut-out to other layers of other fractals, using other formulas, other colourings, other mappings. Any gradients, textures, transparencies, merge modes, mappings, and/or groupings for the fractal you are adding to are allowed. Alternatively, especially if you are pressed for time, your submission can be a fractal with only the standard pixel with some design using the superformula shaped gradient #61. Just relax and enjoy! Happy Holidays to you all! Entries per month: 4Submit to the 2021 December gallery here: https://www.deviantart.com/ultra-fractal-redux/gallery/81040438/2021-december-your-inner-childThis Challenge ends on December 31st, 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 please post it in a comment below.Margaret Kieckhefer :iconampelosa: with much help from Chris Martin :iconvelvet--glove:
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A NOTE ABOUT CHALLENGES
We usually run a challenge each month. Watch our journals for information!


Gallery Folders

Featured
Southwestern #3 by formerphysicist
High mountains by MValen
Pentagonal 2a by EJBayl
Nednog's Heathen Plume by OttoMagusDigitalArt
Current Submissions
December 2021 Challenge - Your Inner Child
When There Were Wolves in Wales by Ampelosa
Figurative
Castle in the fog by MValen
Flowers for a Lady by Velvet--Glove
High mountains by MValen
Duality by Velvet--Glove
Spirals, Marbles, Mandelbrots
2021 12 1 by VirusNO1
2021 12 1 by VirusNO1
Nestled within 1 by EJBayl
11-15-21 by Kaleidogal
Abstract
Chank Swulb Mipvint by OttoMagusDigitalArt
Path 6 by OttoMagusDigitalArt
Hive Rail by OttoMagusDigitalArt
Fluidgnarl New Ver 1ac by EJBayl
Manipulations
Water Lilies (after Monet) by OttoMagusDigitalArt
at war with expressionism by ersi
Slice by OttoMagusDigitalArt
Embossed Blue Flower by Ampelosa
Fractals with parameters 2
Zahresian Probellation Quotient by OttoMagusDigitalArt
Gemoyomo Barricade by OttoMagusDigitalArt
Noel decoration ufchainpong1686  by innac
Swarm Configuration by OttoMagusDigitalArt
Tutorials and Resources
Spring Autumn by Ampelosa
OutsideFate's UltraFractal Texturepack Vol. 3 by OutsideFate
Valentine Variations by formerphysicist
37 Textures from 3 OM UF Formulas by Ampelosa
CHALLENGES ARCHIVE
UF6 Stamp by Velvet--Glove
November 2021 Challenge - Flowers for Hilbert
Veragua Rainforest by Ampelosa
October 2021 - Tenth Month Challenge
Ferny Wreath with Chrysanthemum by Ampelosa
September 2021 Challenge - Change of Season
Springtime Cyclone by Ampelosa
August 2021 Challenge: Smooth Your Tattered Lace
Tarelka na Kruzhevnoy Skaterti by Ampelosa
July 2021 Challenge: Bohemian Dome Textures
Un Certain Regard by innac
June 2021 Challenge: Barnsley in India
210627 by jukkaK-X
May 2021 Challenge: Poincare Polynomials
Composition with Needle by OttoMagusDigitalArt
April 2021 Gnarly Stripes Challenge
Diving Whale by Ampelosa
March 2021 Challenge: Brew Batwings_Unleash Chaos
RainDropsOnTheOarcesSpiderWeb by Ampelosa
Feb 2021 The Love Letter Challenge
Box Of Chocolates by innac
Dec-Jan 2021 Turn of the Decade Challenge
Green Ice by innac
Nov 2020 Chebyshev's Flower Shop Challenge
FreezingFlower by jukkaK-X
October 2020 Fear of Ducks Challenge
Anatida Gnarl by innac
September 2020 Red and Orange Challenge
Masked Protesters by Ampelosa
August 2020 Burled Lumber Challenge
Evenfall and Shadow by Ampelosa
July 2020 Biomorphing Challenge
Purple Burst by Rychveldir
June 2020 Challenge - Yipes Stripes
Helderheid en Duisternis by Ampelosa
May 2020 Broiling, Toiling and Embrangling
Journey to Maddox Cove by Ampelosa
April 2020 Twists and Turns Challenge
Gnarl rose - Twists and Turns4 by innac
March 2020 Single Gradient Challenge
duck0MandelTransfJulia by StimpyKatz
Admininstrative resources
UF6 Stamp by Velvet--Glove

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2021 December Challenge: The Inner Child
We adults are all so busy during the holiday season, preparing festive meals, putting up decorations, visiting. In those rare moments of relaxation let’s take time to play around a little.
  1. For this 2021 December Challenge, open standard.ufm Pixel. For the colouring go to rkm.ucl Superformula Shaped Gradients and scroll down to pre-defined shape #61. Let’s all use that one so that we are all on the same page for our starting layer. It has 11 large points or 22 small ones, an unusual thing in a star or flower.
  2. The rkb.ucl Flower-Shaped Gradient, SSG and Super Shaped Gradient are NOT useful for transforming the entirety of an already-existing fractal, so for that reason I seldom use them as colourings.
  3. However, if you play around with one of these (77 shapes are available), especially utilizing the “clip outside” feature under the outside colouring tab, you can acquire some stars, flowers, and other shapes that you can add to another fractal.
  4. You may add your cut-out to other layers of other fractals, using other formulas, other colourings, other mappings. Any gradients, textures, transparencies, merge modes, mappings, and/or groupings for the fractal you are adding to are allowed. Alternatively, especially if you are pressed for time, your submission can be a fractal with only the standard pixel with some design using the superformula shaped gradient #61. Just relax and enjoy! Happy Holidays to you all!
Entries per month: 4
This Challenge ends on December 31st, 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 please post it in a comment below.
Margaret Kieckhefer :iconampelosa:
with much help from Chris Martin :iconvelvet--glove:
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:iconfractalrock:
FractalRock Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2021  Hobbyist Digital Artist
When I try to update my public formulas, I get messages that say file xxx or others are older than the file on your computer.  Would you like to replace these files?  (I can't remember the message exactly, but it's something like that.)  Do you replace the newer files with the older files from the public formula database?

Thanks in advance for all responses.
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:iconampelosa:
Ampelosa Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2021  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Go ahead and replace them. I suspect that the wording here is the reverse of what is meant.
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:iconfractalrock:
FractalRock Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2021  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconvelvet--glove:
Velvet--Glove Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2021  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think this is because of changes to the user's computer time i.e. when we switch to Summer time. I think the files are mostly the same, there is just a discrepancy of an hour between server universal time and your Summer adjusted PC.

My own choice is to NOT update these formula files as the vast majority will not have changed. Any new changes by currently active authors will be offered to me next time. So unless you really need a refresh or to get your hands on something very new (which will probably be added anyway if your file is actually older) you should be ok to say "no" to replacing newer with older. You won't be asked again until the next time discrepancy crops up.

Hope this all makes sense! Confused 
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:iconfractalrock:
FractalRock Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2021  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much for explaining it to me, Chris!
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:iconkaleidogal:
Kaleidogal Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2021
Thank you for the Feature with "Triple spirals"!
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:iconchetje:
chetje Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2020  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Merry Christmas and a healthy 2021 by chetje  
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:iconvelvet--glove:
Velvet--Glove Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2020  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconcraciun6: Merry Christmas to you too, dear Chetje! 

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:iconformerphysicist:
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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:iconvelvet--glove:
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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