Fun with 3D Fractals

Started by jaf, August 17, 2011, 09:30:45 pm

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jaf

August 17, 2011, 09:30:45 pm Last Edit: August 17, 2011, 09:46:50 pm by jaf
This is a pretty good free 3D Fractal program -- I've been playing with it for a while and it's still in development.

   http://sites.google.com/site/mandelbulber/home

Take a look at the "Images and Animations", especially the last three animations in full screen.

Here is my first image (the mushrooms and frame were a Photoshop addition.)
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Henry Blewer

Last time I downloaded this there was a trojan attached. It's intriguing though. Just downloaded it and will try it out if AVG says okay.
http://flickr.com/photos/njeneb/
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jaf

It should be okay and it has an installer and 64bit version now.  I use avast! and didn't have any problems.
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inkydigit

August 18, 2011, 06:26:54 am #3 Last Edit: August 18, 2011, 06:28:51 am by inkydigit
looks cool, love the mushies!
pity it does not run on the mac... :(

Henry Blewer

I did a render last night. I like this better than Incendia. I'll be posting it to my Flickr page later.
http://flickr.com/photos/njeneb/
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N810

August 18, 2011, 01:09:40 pm #5 Last Edit: August 18, 2011, 03:15:09 pm by N810
I have actualy looked for program like this quite a few times, I'm glad somebody finaly develouped one.  ;D
Hmmm... wonder what this button does....


Henry Blewer

I find the render times to be good. png does not save properly. I think jpeg is the best option.
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matrix2003

Follow the link Inky. It lists a mac version on the download page. It says Windows and Linux, but if you click through the first file listed is: mandelbulber-mac-1.07.zip.  - Bill .
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jaf

August 18, 2011, 09:28:47 pm #9 Last Edit: August 19, 2011, 02:48:40 pm by jaf
Quote from: Kadri on August 18, 2011, 01:22:58 pm

Thanks , Jaf!
How are the render times?


It's really not too bad (compared with our Terragen2 renders!)  I found that turning off the "Screen space ambient occlusion" [edit -- it's in the Post effects tab] until the final render will help.  Also, you may wish to change the default horizontal and/or vertical lighting (relative to camera) to see more detail (again, until you start final rendering with shadows.)

I'm not affiliated in any way with this program -- just found it one day searching for fractal software.  I was a big fan of Fractint way back in the mid 90's when it was a DOS command line program.  :o
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N810


I'm rather proud of this one.  :D
Hmmm... wonder what this button does....

Henry Blewer

One the fractals tab. If you click on the HQ button, the program will calculate the best DE. The more zeros behind the decimal point the longer the render.
I have found that a 20hr render still has very good quality but render faster by increasing the DE. Usually an hour render will look the same as a fifteen hour render.
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jaf

I see there's a new update at the Mandelbulber site: http://sites.google.com/site/mandelbulber/
Some interesting changes and additions.
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N810

Ok appearently I am missing somethning obvious,
as I am not seeing any new stuff.  ???
Hmmm... wonder what this button does....