Fractals of the Week: What Odd Dreams May Come…


G’day. I’ve got some strange ones this week, these from two new presets for MB3D, which would make good backgrounds for a desktop or other device. I’ve been experimenting with new parameter files for newer and different images, and there are many false starts and dead ends. There’s been much fun and frustration involved with a good helping of hair-pulling and punctuated by copious expletives in arriving at the finished results.

These two files are available as free PNG downloads at 1920 x 1440 pixels, the first uploaded to the deviantART page for the image, and the second directly to WordPress as a media file, so for that one, double-click to macro-enlargify to full size. They’re hefty in file size, but neither of them exceeding single digits in megabytes.

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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, and Mandelbulb 3D and unless otherwise stated are copyright 2015 by Troy Loy.

Fractals of the Week: Rather Odd-Looking Uploads of Dire Strangeness


G’day. I’ve been posting a bit to deviantART this week, so here are a few pieces I’ve uploaded. Right now, I’m generating the digital canvas I’ll use for this month’s mosaic project, so that will be posted when it’s complete at only 64 tiles, not 240 as with the now-cancelled project for last month (the tiles were ruined by poor rendering settings, and would take too long to redo completely). So here are a few really strange ones for your scoping. Enjoy.

Talotaa frang.

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 unless otherwise stated are copyright 2015 by Troy Loy.

Fractal of the Week: Kirbyesque (on deviantART)


I made this image recently, as a tribute to the late comic book artist, Jack Kirby. It is available on my deviantART page, linked to the image here, as a free download — though I must warn you, at 9000 x 5400 pixels in size!

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 unless otherwise stated are copyright 2015 by Troy Loy.

Fractals of the Week: Deviations from the Mean


G’day. I’ll be minimal with the text this time. Here are a few recent uploads to my deviantART page, from an MB3D parameter file I call #107, which is currently being mined for all it’s worth before being deleted forever. Be well. Be safe. Be brilliant as the stars, or…

…Talotaa frang.

Cosmic Waystation

Seething

Reactor Core

Vantage Point

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 unless otherwise stated are copyright 2015 by Troy Loy.

Fractals of the Week: The Glowing Madness of Limit Sets!


G’day! This week, I’ve been using FD to create new limit-set images, and here they are, with all the strangeness that goes with the aligning of fractal limit sets into curiously curving, glowing loops! I’ve got Bengali study going on this week and hope to post an update about my language studies so far. So, as my alien Kai’Siri would say…

Talotaa frang. (“Be safe. Be well. Be brilliant as the stars.”)

hfhfdsfdsfdh copy

jgdfjgfhjhgf copy

jytdjtdjtdtsjts copy

khora copy

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 unless otherwise stated are copyright 2015 by Troy Loy.

Fractal of the Week: Veel Reluur [on deviantART]


Welp, here it is, the image I had to do over again from February, but I suppose that I may well have had pointed ears (without the arched eyebrows!) when I decided to start from scratch and redo the tile positioning. I named it after a line from a certain narcissistic space captain in an episode of Futurama, as in “Feel that, it’s real velour!”

It’s done. Finis. Over with…and uploaded to my deviantART page as complete raw file for free at 18000×10800 pixels. I’d reconsidered not submitting it as a print and decided in the wee hours of the previous morning to do it anyway so it’s available for that, too.

So there it is, for full-sized raw file (at a hefty 49.1 MB in file space) measuring 5×3 ft printed as-is, to prints in a range of sizes. It’s perhaps the most insanely detailed, and insane-looking image I’ve done yet, but it’s good to have gotten it done so that I could take off the ears and give them back to the elf I nicked them from.

Talotaa frang.

Click image to go to the deviantART upload’s page.

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 unless otherwise stated are copyright 2015 by Troy Loy.

Fractals of the Week (and Month): 2015.03.24 – “Horg”


G’day! This week and last, the site has seen a lot of traffic, and that’s always good. So thank you, all who’ve clicked on this site in the last few days, and for the reblogs of my latest book review on The charons, especially you, Ms. Basu! I’ll see about posting a little more frequently before my Three Days of Deep Reading (not quite the week I would’ve liked) begins next week, but we’ll see.

Here I’ve finished this month’s project image, posted on and here linked to my deviantART page. It took about three days to render. It’s offered as a print at 3×3 ft and 300 dpi, or for a free file download, though a hefty one at over 50 MB filespace in size.

You have been warned!

Mandelbulber was working a bit slow this week, but at least that slow processing prevented those annoying distance estimation errors that would have left random black specks on the finished piece! I’ve named this one after a bit character in the second episode of the video series “OCC the Skeptical Caveman.”

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 unless otherwise stated are copyright 2015 by Troy Loy.