Tag Archives: Beauty

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
Titans

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.

UP5_26D

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…

UP5_25K

 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!

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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UF5_21C

UF5_22F

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…

MB3d202_PROT_2

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

MB3d202_PROT_3

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!

Fractal of the Week | Brains in Spaaace!


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Namaskar. I’ve been busy with study, working on notes, and creating new presets for MB3d now that I’ve finished resizing older ones to economize on file space, and this so far is my favorite of the bunch. It’s a truly alien-looking object that I’ve rendered as a 1600×900 wallpaper. This seems a good starting point for a larger print-sized image. I’m keeping this one’s basic preset with fewer edits than I thought might be needed during this first render shown here. Double-click to embiggen.

Boltzmann
Boltzmann

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 | Embossed Nightmares


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This week, I’m trying out something different, back to using the (on my system) quirky XaoS app for Mac OS, I’ve got unusual greyscale wallpapers using Phoenix formula images, in this case looking like they were embossed rather than digitally colored. Here are three of them, currently untitled, that I’ve picked out as my favorites from the most recent batch of trial renderings. These stand out much better at full size, when relief is more easily seen. Double click the images to enmegatize…

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Looking something like a hyper-detailed weevil snout with horns, this one uses the embossing settings plus a way of detecting outlines from the contours of the original color image (not saved as a file).

XS_FPEG

This one was embossed without the outline detection, but uses a means of digitally breaking down the geometric figure rendered into separate regions to reveal interesting detail that shows nicely here in the raised and indented areas. It involved a fairly deep zoom into the figure to a region that showed a wonderfully complex, yet clear, mirrored symmetry.

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This was rendered at extreme depth into the base figure. Rather than binary decomposition, as with the second, or outline detection with the first, this one uses the biomorphs option, lending it a level of detail and strangeness despite the limits of zooming this far into the figure!

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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 | Dystopian Fever Dreams


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I’ve three wallpapers this week, all from reconditioned presets at 1600×900 pixels in resolution. I think that these are a vast improvement on the images first produced using those presets, if a bit dark in tone. Double-click to enmacronize.

Dark Technophite
Dark Technophite

What to make of this one….Some sort of engine or reactor? Or perhaps the core processor of an alien computer? Whatever one sees in this, it doesn’t look friendly or welcoming to visitors, not with all those sharp edges floating about!

Silent Festival
Silent Festival

It’s a celebration! But wait…Where is everyone? Here might be any number of things, but to my eyes looks a lot like a view into a brightly decorated town square with nobody in sight! What happened? Where did they go? This one is a recent draft that I may make into a larger image suitable for full-sized prints. It bears further exploring.

Sutured
Sutured

This is another that I think could use further development, and possibly a bit more tweaking. But the sharp, pointy, evil-looking fibrous edges are a good start, and once finished, will make a good-sized print file!

I’ll explore it a bit further, and post a sample of the best outcome here.

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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!