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.
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.
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…
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.
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…
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.
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!
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.
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…
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.