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August 13, 2015
Lizards by zy0rg
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Suggested by piethein21
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Classic M. C. Escher lizards made using Apophysis.

  • It took me two years to finish the work. Raw working time is ~120 hours.
  • The flame is built with 110 xForms tightly interlinked with each other. High-memory Apophysis was needed to finish and render the image.
  • Rendered in 7680x4320 px, 32000 density. And there's still some noise. :roll:

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Note me if you want to have a look at params.

* Edit: re-rendered the image in density 120000. Much less noise now! :dummy:

Musical background: Oceansize, The Mars Volta, Pretty Lights
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DarrenOng's avatar

Wow! Where can I learn about the mathematics behind this image?

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Thanks! :)
The math itself is comparatively simple actually.
This is a usual hexagonal tiling, similar to classic M. C. Escher lizards, which was transformed into polar coordinates, and then shifted using complex numbers so that both 0 and Infinity are visible.
These "polar coordinates" and "complex number" transformations can be easily done in application called Apophysis (using transformation called "foci"), but hard part would be to create these lizard shapes there.
UniversalKinase's avatar
This is bloody glorious to the nth degree. Well done!
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You are a fractal god.
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thanks :)
and no, I'm not
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FractalRock's avatar
This is incredible.  The hard work really shows.
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gs13's avatar
very impressive
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Мужик, ты просто Бог Апопа!!! Не представляю какого усердия требовала эта работа! Великолепно! 
Не пробовал, кстати, их еще через нейросети пропустить?
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Спасибо. :thanks:
В целом, фрактальная формула тут не очень сложная. Основные проблемы, из-за которых эта работа заняла так много времени, связаны с ограничениями в Apophysis-е. Приходилось эти проблемы всякими "хаками" обходить. :)

Нейросети дают интересный результат, но это немного не то, что я хотел здесь получить.
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very nice , congratulations :)
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Thank you! :thanks:
Antares2's avatar
Top creation !
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pendarestan's avatar
Wonderful tribute. :)
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yashabaker's avatar
Антон, ты не забросил это дело! Очень круто!
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Спасибо! :)

Я периодически то забрасываю, то опять возвращаюсь. Вот сейчас тоже в "застое" - полгода ничего не делал. :|
Собираюсь с духом, чтоб опять что-то новое сделать. Надеюсь, в ближайшее время...

Ты б, может, тоже что-то новое выложил? У тебя же, наверное, есть ещё сотни крутых новых фотографий. ;)
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