Fractals of the Week: The long and winding road…with Silk!
G’day. This Thursday, I present some images generated by a new app (new to me, at least) called Silk, and also to be found on the Apple app store, using just my fingers, or a stylus, and the touchscreen on my iPad. This is a remarkably simple app to use, and the learning curve is not as steep as those of the apps on my laptop.
It does take some getting used to, but the images it produces can be very cool looking, with a sort of whispy, smoky appearance, or in a few, a sort of barbed wire look. These can be quite strange, and have a distinctly different feel from the others I use for creating images. There are few settings to adjust for this app, so setting things up for a decent-looking image or batch of them is quite convenient.
Simply click on the symmetry you want to use, click on the color button, even for using different colors with the same image, choose between Spiral, or Mirror, both or neither, and swipe your finger or stylus across the screen, and the image forms in real time with motion across the touchscreen.
I must add that there’s a cool atonal music effect that plays when the app is opened, but that’s neither here nor there. I can see that I’ll be using this in future quite a bit. I’m not copyrighting these images, not for this post, so use as you wish, or not. These are quite large images when clicked upon, but light in digital space taken despite their actual size.
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All JPEG, PNG & GIF images in this post are original works by the author,created via Mandelbulber, Fractal Domains, Ultra Fractal , Mandelbulb 3D, and Silk and may be copyright 2014 by Troy Loy.