Tag Archives: Chaos and Fractals

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 | 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.

Tf. Tk. Tts.

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 | Mendel’s Meddling Mandelboxes


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Namaskar! This week I’ve a few strange ones for you, all full-sized wallpapers at 1600×900 pixels from reconditioned presets. I’m still going through my files and downsizing files while tweaking and otherwise improving the images they render, and to reasonably good outcomes, too!

Mr. Eccles has been ‘helping’ me while making these by playing with the mouse and serving as a nice foot-warmer while kitty-snoring as I work at the laptop. I’m not titling these yet, though I may with larger, print-size pieces once I generate those. Double-click each image to hypertransmagnify.

Stay cool, or warm, depending on your hemisphere of residence, stay cosmic, and as ever…

Tf. Tk. Tts.

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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 | Phractal Madness in Triplicate


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G’day, such as that is with the tragedy over the weekend in Orlando. The previous week has been spent with me being all hermit the crab in my shell in the dark recesses of the benighted abyss, and working on a project for a friend, Sharmishtha Basu, who’s putting together a terrific new ezine, Agnishatdal The Lotus of Fire, and looking for submissions to publish in it. Check it out, and do consider contributing!

This week, I’ve three wallpapers for you. These are courtesy of MB3d, and represent some results of reconditioning older presets to produce something…maybe more interesting than before. I’ve certainly had fun with them, and the time spent tweaking settings, downsizing the files so that they don’t gobble up space on my hard drive and slow down the rendering of new images, has been worth it. MB3d preset files are hogs when it comes to taking up disc space, even more so than the images they are used to render. I suspect that this is because presets hold not only the information needed to generate a new file, but also the full information for the most recently stored image itself readymade to be saved in a given format, say JPEG or PNG. Useful if you need a big, previously rendered image on the fly, ready for lighting and color settings to be tweaked, but not at all easy when the system is overburdened and responsiveness slows to a crawl.

So, here they are.

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This is a considerable improvement over its predecessor, and the resulting image looks all the world like an alien apartment complex, with lots of little boxy structures with a dystopian look worthy of a Philip K. Dick or William Gibson story, contrasted with an unnaturally bright sky. Maybe the sun is starting to run out of fuel and bloat?

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Not sure what to make of this one, though it would make a cool castle or something else medieval where it not for the alienness of the piece. I would either question the architect’s sanity or praise her engineering brilliance if this were actually attempted as a thing to build.

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This one looks a bit Industrial Punk with suggestions of oily vapours and interlocking cogs. What the heck was I thinking? On closer inspection, it’s apparent that this probably wouldn’t work mechanically, but who cares?

Tf. Tk. Tts.

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 | Horrid Parameters of Algorithmic Doom!


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G’day. I’ve got a few odd little pieces, three uploads to DeviantArt created via Mandelbulb 3d v. 1.8.9. They’re made using recently created custom presets, as there’s been much experimentation lately. I’m providing the base parameters for each preset as text in this entry after the image descriptions. The text may be copied and pasted into one’s own copy of the software, and tweaked or modified as desired. Let’s see what eldritch visions come forth!

Tf. Tk. Tts.

Edifice

This one kind of had me stumped as far as what it evoked, though if I had to guess, I’d say some kind of alien monument or computer core with floating memory banks, perhaps like the scene in 2001: A Space Odyssey where the supercomputer HAL 9000 was being disassembled by astronaut Dave Bowman, memory units drifting about in microgravity as the insane computer’s mind was dismantled. Frankly, I never did like the star-child scene at the end, a bit too mystical and New Agey for my taste. Brilliant science fiction, though, despite the departures from the original book by Arthur C. Clarke.

Eukarion

Here we go with what reminds me a lot of some kind of biotech craft hovering in flight in a biotech city. Eukarion gets its name (vaguely) from those complex organisms with living cells containing organelles, like mitochondria and a nucleus, the eukaryotes. This group of living things includes all multicellular organisms, like us, cats, wombats, tomatoes, krishnakali flowers, mushrooms, and even the tiny single-celled protists, and excludes those simple organisms lacking organelles, like bacteria and archaea. I got the impression from this image of a civilization strong in the biological sciences, and weak in other sorts of technology. What sort of strange weapons might they have?

Brond

This one I dislike the very least. It reminds me of some kind of alien fortress among a fleet of spacecraft, or perhaps adrift in an implausibly symmetrical asteroid belt. The name comes from a planet in the Cthulhu mythos, Tond, with an orbit perpendicular to the other planets and a extremely long orbital period, and from the name of a human-scale Zentradi in the old Macross series, given as Bron (the heavyset fellow with wavy ginger hair) in the American version, Robotech. The name, plus the image, conveys to me the suggestion of massiveness and alienness with its dense, solid-looking, but detailed form.

But what do you see in these?

Here are the parameters in text form for the presets used to generate these images, in order: Copy, paste, and tweak, create your own as you wish. I’d appreciate attribution for these though, and if you post the results online, a link from the resulting image to this post would be wonderful. Thank you!

Edifice (MB3d124):

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z…..cD12../……….wz……………………………U0…..y1…sD…../..
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………….IYQmTiuspjDU…..Y2…………..sD.6….sD..G…………………
………….oAnAt1…sD….zw1…………………………………..H….k1.
…..Ksulz1…….kz.wzzz1.U..6.P….61…kF….m….c3….F….6/…I1…..SF52
…U.ydelyjeYFnzTeOgzf8No.6.nc..zzzz..EizccZWGyD6EdGkxmWcz1………..k.8.kXWF1.
.sM93P58iz9.MmnWK2zwz0………./EU0.wzzz1………..s/……………….E.2c..
zzzz………….0……………….2./8.kzzzD…………8………………..
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9M0kzlIIu0U7EgU7…crIGJzzFoTuIdyzngi8qdxzZX.4rU…………………………..
E….6E.F2U/….I….Y….EE0x4SKBpLdBKNi31……………………………….
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{Titel: MB3d124}

Eukarion (MB3d45)

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…………………………..h0uePi51M.2……..Y./………………y.2…wD
…Uz6….E0…./M.0/…..kC0…B0….E3…..AIWGhPTJooD/……….m/dkpXm1…..
z…..cD12../2EAamlYCS7qz.3iGZuelZzDV8werxVz5.A………..U0…..y1…sD…../..
.z1…sD1ZcIvqL3Bx1……….0………………..kE78pixJFHz……….U……..
………….AIWGhPTJooDU…..21…………..sD.6….sD..G…………………
………….oAnAt1…sD….zw1…………………………………..E….k1.
…..Ksulz1…….kz.wzzz1.U..6.P….61…kD….m….c3…kE….6/…I1…..SF52
…U.ydelyjeYFnzTeOgzf8No.6.nc..zzzz..EizccZWGyD6EdGkxmWczX………..k.8.kXWF1.
.sM93P58iz9.MmnWK2zwz0………./EU0.Qtmz1………..s/……………….E.2c..
zzzz………….0……………….2./8.kzzzD…………8………………..
/EU0.wzzz1………………………………uBZ.U7EgU7zzFoTu2.oQm2oszDnueM.YXB
bYHzTt6Ul/k6Ukl6Qs5crI0.a.l0a.bTUSH7.M029M0ly/uBZ.U7EgU7Mw5crI0.a.l0akqTUSH7.M02
9M0kz/uBZ.U7EgU7…crIGJzzFoTuIdyzngi8qdxzZX.4rU…………………………..
E6…6..F2U/….2….A….EEh3aSdtqNU6oPs/UQ……………………..k/9…….
……….EnAnAnAnA/.7NaNaNaNavj……..kz1……………………………….
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…………………6…..3….3….2YEjVLHjFqGVlKO……………………….
.QU1……………..oAnAnAnA1.EnAnAnAnAXz1……..sz………yD……..Uz1…..
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{Titel: MB3D45}

Brond (MB3d33E)

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…………………………..z6/6hFuw012……..Y./………………y.2…wD
…Uz6….E0…./M.0/…..ET3…B3….E3…..IbXUg8yn7eD/…….6/hd/dkpXm1….U
./….UD12../.kiRMh878uwzk8NYagtG.xjU.oj9osQE.A………..U0…..y1…sD…../..
.z1…sDG6POFF94OuX2maKIoWVay0……….G6POFF94OuX2maKIoWVay……….U……..
………….EbXUg8yn7eDU…..Yd…………..sD.6….sD..G…………………
………….oAnAt1…sD….zw1…………………………………..Z….k1.
…..Ksulz1…….kz.wzzzH.U..6……61…UD….U0…s/…U2….4/…I1…..SG5A
…U.0aZczDM6/nzMg2czX6dE16.0c..zrhe..UoK/nl2xvj6sM93P58izX………..U.8.UQgk0.
.wUmc2beYz1.dA8E5Exwz0………./EU0.wzzz1………..s/……………….E.2c..
zzzz………….0……………….2./8.kzzzD…………8………………..
/EU0.wzzz1……………………………..srGw/.y3q/yzzVUDO9..1Ak.vzDEF3G.UDn
5VTzTp5Zi/kaqaPiQsrFLi4.sLM5s1bTr4uG.UTVRUDlyloWB0.y3q/yMwrf6h5.sLM5snqT2KdV.UTV
RUDkzZvdx0.y3q/y…y3q/bzz/k.1Akyz1yATomxzpaqaffhJLRoFLOdtWOkR4……………..
E….6E.F2./….2….A….EEh3aSdtqNU6oPs/..m…………………….k/9…….
…………………pAnAnAnAHzjOaNaNaNa/.2……………………………….
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…………………M…..3….9….AJOZ75QdtqQfZ4B……………………….
…….1Ak.1Ak…….MaNaNaNaNzDZNaNaNaN4.YaNaNaNaNqz………zD……..kz1…..
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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, as long as proper credit is given for them.

Fractals of the Week: December 2015 Blogcation Edition


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Good morning, and regardless of which you celebrate this time of year, happy holidays! I’m on a blogging vacation until the beginning of next year…not a complete vacation, as I’ll post now and then, but not on a regular schedule. I’ll be doing site maintenance on this blog and others I sometimes post on, offline writing practice, study, and reading the wonderful blogs I keep up with, including those of many of you. There shall be more fractals as I improve the presets I use to create them, as with those shown here, some wallpapers I came up with while binge-watching Doctor Who and listening to podcasts. I’ll be back to regular posting around the beginning of January, ready to take on the Gregorian new year of 2016 in all its frightful hairiness! I hope that the tail end of 2015 finishes with hopes fulfilled and the promise of a new beginning kept, though we can all count on the vagaries of chance further into the year!

That being said, here are a few blogs I’d like to recommend for you while I’m away:

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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 2015 by Troy Loy. I hereby permit the free, noncommercial use of these images, as long as proper credit is given for them.

Fractals of the Week | Mandelbulbus Ferox


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This week, I’m experimenting with transparency and reflection settings for my next City of Glass project for MB3D. I’m also playing with other images as well, and here are a few of the better results of that play. These are three wallpapers, 1600 x 1200 pixels each, directly uploaded to WordPress in all their horrific strangeness. I’m sometimes playing with Lyapunov images via Ultra Fractal and will be showing those around the holidays when the weather where I live shifts into its customary seasonal chill. May your days be bright and your nights filled with stars!

TfTkTts.

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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 2015 by Troy Loy. I hereby permit the free, noncommercial use of these images, as long as proper credit is given for them.