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Fractals of the Week: Frax-ional Values


G’Day, and happy Wednesday. I’ve more images for you by way of Frax today. Over the last few days, I’ve also been experimenting with Mandelbulb 3D’s Big Render option, and I’ve learned enough to write a tutorial on how that works. I’ve also bookmarked a few video tutorials to help with basic operations of the software for those new to it. The draft for the tutorial is already started and should be scheduled for posting this weekend. Well, here are the images. It’s been a great week, and I hope that’s true for you as well!

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Tympanus

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Osscillant

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Fading tones

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Fleur

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Storm of Brass

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Singularities

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

Fractals of the Week: Frax! Phractal Tomphoolery w/a New App


G’day. It’s back! This time, I bring you new images via an app I got for my ‘Pad on my 50th birthday last month, Frax HD, which I’ve unlocked for the full version. These are really cool, and strange-looking, just up my alley where images are concerned. The app is easy to use, and the full version quite cheap to unlock, with nothing extra needed to download. It’s interactive, and the images form and change in real-time. It’s as simple as moving my fingers across the touch screen. At bottom, I provide a 1600 x 900 pixel wallpaper, and one at 1280 x 800 pixels, each free for use. I’ll be minimalist with these, so no titles this time.

Here they are:

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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 , Frax HD, and Mandelbulb 3D and unless otherwise stated, are copyright 2014 by Troy Loy.

Fractals of the Week: Plan Mandelbox from Outer Space


G’day. After spending a day playing hooky from blogging, I’ve been working with new images, this post featuring my latest MB3D monstrosities. Some of the parameter sets for these I’ve kept for further use, but many of these are oneshot pieces. All of these come from custom mandelbox surfaces and there associated Julia sets. I’ve included a full-sized wallpaper as the bottommost image and have released it into the public domain. Click to magnificationate.

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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, and Mandelbulb 3D and unless otherwise stated are copyright 2014 by Troy Loy.

Fractals of the Week: A Festival of Hybrids


G’day, and good week. This installment features some of the stranger results from new parameter sets created in the last couple of weeks. I’ve recently gotten a jukepop.com account both as a venue to pursue my serialized fiction at some point, but also to vote on the stories of one of my favorite bloggers, Sharmishtha Basu, and the three serials she’s posted so far, The Tower, The Strange Island, and a cool little SF story of hers, Harmony. Note: The links go directly to recent or updated chapters.

Things are going well on the study front: I’ve completed half of one course while preparing to move to others. I’ve also been using mnemonic techniques in learning Tamil letters, which is coming along swimmingly. My Bengali books, and the audiodiscs for Tamil syllable and word pronunciation have arrived in the mail, but first things first: I’ll take care of the current language course before moving to the next. In an ideal world I would study all three languages at once, but I do not live in such a world!

So, here are thumbnails of the odder images recently rendered…stay brilliant, or in the Kai’Siri…

Talotaa frang.

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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 , and Mandelbulb 3D and unless otherwise stated are copyright 2014 by Troy Loy.

Fractal of the Week: “Shrouded”


Indo-Aryan languages, grouping according to SI...

Indo-Aryan languages, grouping according to SIL Ethnologue (Urdu is not shown because it is mainly a lingua franca with no prevalence as a first language.) Central and East Central zones Northern zone Northwestern zone Eastern zone Southern zone Insular (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

G’day. Today I’m posting my favorite piece from the past week, my first real experimentation with fog-effects, which will be going into the next segment of my Mandelbulber tutorials. Image rendering has been slow this week, but productive if not prolific, and represents a major step toward professional quality in use of the software.

I’ve been posting a wee bit too much this week, though on different blogs, so I’ll be spacing out a bit more the posting schedules of each site’s entries from here on. I’ve gotten much done, and I’ve finally gotten the material I need to begin my Indic language studies, beginning with Tamil, and going onto Hindi and Bengali once I space study and practice sessions to sidestep the interference effect. Yes, they are distinct languages, but there are enough similarities to confuse the unwary student if studied at the same time. The Ebooks are already installed in my toys for reading, and I’ve just received notification that the print copy Bengali books I ordered are now being shipped — Yay!

This will be the first time in years I’ve really gotten into studying new languages, from Latin in highschool, Japanese in college, and Tagalog near the end of the 1990s. I’ve always loved learning languages because to be any good at them, you have to learn something of the cultures that speak them, and that’s always cool!

But I’ve rambled enough. Here is the image for this week, at 1200×1600 pixels. Click to ginormify…

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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 , and Mandelbulb 3D and are copyright unless otherwise specified 2014 by Troy Loy.

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