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Fractals of the Week: In the Domains of the Imaginary


G’day. This week, the images don’t have any particular theme, but do share one particular thing in common: The parameters used to generate them used only imaginary numbers as the values in the formula terms. This allows me to take advantage of the cycling effect of powers of the number ‘i’ and also its multiples, leading to some very strange effects and vastly extending Fractal Domains usefulness for the foreseeable future. Here are a few of the results of last week’s tinkering…

I’ve included a wallpaper, the bottom image, free for personal use, at 1680×1050 pixels. click to enlarginate.

fholi

irigaa copy

jmydtcmhgfm

sprakka

All JPEG, PNG & GIF images in this post are original works by the author,created via  Mandelbulber, Fractal Domains, Ultra Fractal , and Mandelbulb 3D and are copyright 2014 by Troy Loy.

Fractals of the Week: The Wondrous Weirdness of Wallpaper


G’day. Now that I’m finally getting this blog a bit closer to its intended topic matter with recent posts (but I’ll keep up posting varied content too), I’m featuring here some recently generated wallpaper by way of Mandelbulber. I’m including two images here, each in two different pixel sizes for differently sized backgrounds, one of each in 1680×1050 and one of each in 1600×900 pixels. Not that it makes any difference on a retina screen…

These were fun, as they allowed me time to explore making new parameter sets from earlier, less promising ones. No, I’ll not be deleting parameter files for quite a while, not until I fully realize their possibilities and no longer need them. Then it will be time to create new ones.

I’m getting out of making really large images for wall hangings and exhibition displays except for commission pieces, and will focus mostly on digital wallpaper and smaller images suitable for small objects.

These wallpapers are free for use, as long as attribution is given if used for online display on your site. I’m taking requests for new images, and if any shown in this series of posts interests you, let me know using the contact information on this site’s About page!

Egads! I’m late in updating it by three days, on all my blogs. I’ll have to get to it NOW! And remember, with these images, click to enlargify :-)

Balconian 1680x1050

Balconian 1680×1050

Hive 1680x1050

Hive 1680×1050

Balconian 1600x900

Balconian 1600×900

Hive 1600x900

Hive 1600×900

All JPEG, PNG & GIF images in this post are original works by the author,created via  Mandelbulber, Fractal Domains, Ultra Fractal , and Mandelbulb 3D and are copyright 2014 by Troy Loy.

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.

Click to embiggen!

Talotaa frang.

Quintimorph

Quintimorph

Cosmic Deity (title credit: Todd Thurman)

Cosmic Deity (title credit: Todd Thurman)

Blaze

Blaze

Bisected Infinity

Bisected Infinity

Ascendi

Ascendi

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.

Fractals of the Week: Collages du Jour


G’day. This week, I’ve got some collages to post, made from some of my favorite classic images, and many of them from parameter sets that no longer exist in my folders. I’m toying with the idea of a webcomic consisting entirely of fractal images, which would seem to lend themselves nicely to SF or fantasy themes. I’ll provide here a few that look as though they could be a collection of action frames in a hypothetical comic.

Work on notes is coming along well, and I’m almost done with the final touches on twelve sets of quiz notes for Peek, to be synched with my tablet when complete. The formatting is much smoother, and all that a few of the sets need now are additional entries to finish them. Yay!

I’ve a game today, so I’ll not be staying up late into the morning as…sleep, n’ stuffs…must be taken care of. I must be alert for the game, and for a recording session later that night after cleanup’s finished.

So, here are the images…

image 5image 6image 7image 8image 9image 10image 11image 12

All JPEG, PNG & GIF images in this post are original works by the author,created via  Mandelbulber, Fractal Domains, Ultra Fractal , and Mandelbulb 3D and are copyright 2014 by Troy Loy.

Fractals of the Week: Digital Throwbacks for Thursday


G’day, and a happy Thursday to you. If not that, then a better one than last. This week I thought I’d reach into the archives and pick out some of my earlier images, to show a few snapshots of fractal evolution over the past 5 years since I began this silly endeavor of mucking about with digital art.

These are all reduced-sized versions of the original files, and at bottom, I’m including a slightly reduced wallpaper, still at 2592 pixels wide, of one of my most evil-looking images, and an old favorite: “World Building.”

I’ve recently finished one of my projected projects, taking notes from another of my courses and putting them in digital form, and with recent purchases I’ll be able to pen notes by hand on my ‘Pad’s touchscreen.

Why by hand?

Because I’m partly a tactile/visual learner, and physically writing the shapes of the letters onto the tablet or hardcopy notebook serves as a useful memory aid, plus it allows me practice my writing speed and legibility to better and more quickly pen down notes as I’m listening to a lecture in progress.

All for the sake of lifetime learning. My chief possession is my mind, such as that is, and I’d rather furnish it with the best possible equipment for when it’s needed. All the better to keep it open, but not so far that my brains fall out and make me a tempting morsel to the Undead during the Zombie apocalypse.

*Ahem*

So, here are the images, and with the wallpaper just below the first four, just click to enlarginate.

Mobilus

Mobilus

Trypliton

Trypliton

Core Breach

Core Breach

Eostre

Eostre

World Building

World Building

All JPEG, PNG & GIF images in this post are original works by the author,created by way of  Mandelbulber, Fractal Domains, Ultra Fractal , and Mandelbulb 3D and are copyright 2014 by Troy Loy.

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