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!

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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 | An Eldritch of Textures


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adab. Welp, I’ve here a couple of images via newly reconditioned presets, and I’ve noticed a trend: a tendency, increasing over time, to generate images with a sort of ‘grain’ to them, a more pronounced texture that makes a few (like the second of this pair) look a little like textiles, or a sort of bark-like or scaly look as with the first image. I’ve been mostly taking it easy this Thanksgiving week, and here are the results. Feel free to double-click for the full-sized images. I’m placing these in the public domain. May you all have a brilliant weekend.

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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 | Attack of the Mandelboxes from Outerspace


Vanakkam, Namaskar, Slamalaikum, Namaste, or just plain G’day! These monstrosities were made over the last week or so, some experimentation with reconditioned presets.

I’ve been making new some old parameter sets, changing numbers around to make them somewhat satisfactory. I’ve uploaded these to my deviantART page, and hotlinked them here in all their glorious techno-hideousness.

In going through their respective presets, there were a number of things that needed fixing to make them viable, and who knows, I may have succeeded.

Time, and future trials with the preset files will tell.

Enjoy this Thursday. I’ve a game later today, so I may be already in bed by the time this publishes.

So, in proper Soruggon

…TfTkTts.

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 | Alien Tech & Otherness


G’day. This week, I have these things passing strange, more work via MB3D. I’ve been busy this week creating new parameter sets and repurposing others, and the results are often bizarre. These are available as free downloads, rather sizeable ones, so be careful with your machines, on their own deviantART pages or as prints. Each image is clickable and linked to its own page. I’d like to give a shoutout to writer and blogger Sharmishtha Basu, who’s recently arrived in Kolkata, West Bengal from an all-too brief stay in Hyderabad – May you prosper no matter the locale or situation!

TfTkTts.

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.