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Logico Fractatus | Emberon

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This time, I’ve a new image, a bit dark looking, from one of my favorite presets. I’ve tweaked it a bit, enlarging the file, changing the color scheme and apparent texture, the lighting, and the results seem to work with this one, though that’s debatable. I may work with this set of parameters for future images, but in different regions and magnifications of the figure used . . . if I don’t decide to restructure the parameters themselves…

This one looks to me just vaguely . . . embryonic as well as having a kind of glassy specularity. I may fool around a bit further in future with this by adding true transparencies, even easier with Mandelbulb 3D than with the old Mandelbulber version I’ve used for previous images.

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All JPEG, PNG & GIF images in this post are original works by the author, created via a variety of apps and unless otherwise stated are copyright 2017 by Troy David Loy. I hereby permit the free, noncommercial use of these images, with proper attribution or a link back to the original source. Thank you!

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Fractals of the Week | A Project Titanic

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This week, I’ve a few recent uploads to DeviantART, a set of five made for a project image from recent updates to an older preset, now reconditioned, and much, much improved. I named these after their suggestion of massive humanoids in ornate armor, generated in four different color maps, and in the fifth, joined together as a single massive image. The first four images are wallpapers, 1600×900 pixels in size, the fifth is itself massive, at an enormous 18000×10126 pixels. All five of these are available as free file downloads or prints on their pages in the gallery. Do be careful in downloading that last, as it well exceeds 60 MB in file space! Click each image for its page link.

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Titan I

Titan I

Titan II

Titan III

Titan III

Titan IV

Titan IV

Titans

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All JPEG, PNG & GIF images in this post are original works by the author, created via a variety of apps and unless otherwise stated are copyright 2016 by Troy Loy. I hereby permit the free, noncommercial use of these images, with proper attribution or a link back to the original source. Thank you!

Fractals of the Week | 2016.09.07

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Talotaa frang (be well!). This week, I present some wallpapers via UltraFractal 5, two of them with an embossed look, as I explore the app’s flexibility with that sort of image. There seems to be a compatibility mismatch between certain formulas and the embossing coloring algorithm, so it’s not going to work for all. I’m in the process of learning more about the code the formulas are written in to expand, through custom presets, the variety of interesting fractal types that may be used. This will be combined with a more thorough look at the formulas and options possible for them, to expand my sample size when it comes to knowing what code of what formulas permit embossing. One thing is a definite improvement over XaoS embossed fractals, and that’s the shading and color that’s possible through UltraFractal.

So here’s a sample of that.

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This has a curious, almost spiky quality to it, centering on a mini-Mandelbrot set, almost like a spider at the center of its web. This was a deep zoom, with a slight incompatibility to the coloring algorithm, that apparently did not significantly hurt the image.

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This was a normal, non-embossed fractal, using a rings-and-loops coloring algorithm, that I nonetheless had fun with. My favorite is for last…

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 This uses a Newton fractal type with embossing, and here I’ve adjusted the shading angle sightly for effect.

These images are all 1600×900 pixels in size, so click to humoungify for full size.

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All JPEG, PNG & GIF images in this post are original works by the author, created via a variety of apps and unless otherwise stated are copyright 2016 by Troy Loy. I hereby permit the free, noncommercial use of these images, with proper attribution or a link back to the original source. Thank you!

Fractal of the Month | Fake UFO Pic [1]

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Well, well…I guess aliens use fractals for their ship designs. Allegedly taken from a landing bay in Atlantis under the Bermuda triangle by a reliable witness who got abducted and was lucky enough to have his cell with him at the time. The ETs will be pissed at their onboard security detail of chupacabras and bigfoots who missed it. Powered by a homeopathic generator that fuses hydrogen diluted to nothing in Quantum vacuum for maximum output… 😉

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Each JPEG, PNG & GIF image in this post is an original work by the author, created via a variety of apps and unless otherwise stated are copyright 2016 by Troy Loy. I hereby permit the free, noncommercial use of these images, with proper attribution or a link back to the original source. Thank you!

Fractals of the Week | I’ve Got Newton on ‘Dis!

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This week, I feature images using the math of a certain cranky English guy, responsible for the Laws of Motion, and those Harry Potter-esque alchemical experiments in his attic, trying to convert base metals into gold, and create the Sorcerer’s, er, I mean Philosopher’s Stone. These pieces, a couple released for the first time on this blog, also use symmetry transformations, or mapping, from a range of mathematicians, including one (#2) whose work has been featured before, Felix Klein. Regardless of their origination, these were fun to play with, and will be followed by more in future.

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Each of the full-sized images measures 1600×900 pixels, so feel free to double-click for complete ginormification.

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All JPEG, PNG & GIF images in this post are original works by the author, created via a variety of apps and unless otherwise stated are copyright 2016 by Troy Loy. I hereby permit the free, noncommercial use of these images, with proper attribution or a link back to the original source. Thank you!

Fractals of the Week | Of Kaleidoscopes & Sunflowers

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This week’s post has kind of a fusion-reactor theme, in keeping with one of the mnemonics from Wednesday’s post, with a set of three recent images. The original piece is first, then a couple of images I ran through Pixelmator for variations on the kaleidoscope and sun glow effects.

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Obviously, this doesn’t look much like a fusion reactor, at least not a working one. It’s from a new preset using a combination of Mandelboxes. Let’s see what changes the effects bring out…

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This could bear some work on the shading, particularly immediately about the glow, but it’s not too hideous to look at.

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The same for this one, though the purply coloration for ‘petals’ and the glow effect are a good starting point.

Next week, I’ll post more pieces using Newton’s method for finding square roots. See you then!

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All JPEG, PNG & GIF images in this post are original works by the author, created via a variety of apps and unless otherwise stated are copyright 2016 by Troy Loy. I hereby permit the free, noncommercial use of these images, with proper attribution or a link back to the original source. Thank you!