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Is Krita better than Gimp?

The Gimp is arguably the most popular free software for non-vector digital art and image editing. (Inkscape is the best free program for vector graphics in my opinion.) Some time ago, I analyzed Paint Tool SAI, comparing it with the … Continue reading

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Ripping 3D Models from Websites

Anyone who explores the internet long enough should already be well aware of frequent image re-posting. While for some things, this is acceptable, in other areas, it leads to the ever louder cry of “art theft” and helps keep the … Continue reading

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3D Mesh Fractals – MetalIFS

I keep trying to make fractals in 3D, using different methods, but each method I had come up with had been dissatisfying, slow, unrefined, or difficult to work with… at least until now. Introducing, Metal IFS.

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On Viewing People

As a young child growing up, the world is new, and that’s probably the closest most people will ever be to seeing things how they truly are in an objective – as opposed to subjective – sense. That is not … Continue reading

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How Julia transforms work

Last night, I quickly put together a video about how Julia transforms work in iterated function series flames. By “Julia”, I mean julian, juliaq, julia3D, julia3Dz, etc. – The transforms in JWildfire labeled with “julia” (except salamander and one other, … Continue reading

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Pursuing What I Enjoy – Why I haven’t been writing

You may have been wondering why I haven’t written in awhile…

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And the Key to Good IFS Design is Borders

Like web design, like anime, like most digital art out there, the key to good IFS (iterated function series, i.e. “fractal flame”) is making borders. This used to elude me, but recently…

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Chaotica vs JWildfire Rendering

If you’re a fractal artist, you might be aware of a few popular programs for fractal art, including JWildfire and the up-and-coming Chaotica. JWildfire is almost a fractal creation suite, an all-in-one package that allows you to not only make … Continue reading

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Setting up JWildfire as a Project in NetBeans

In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to set up JWildfire in the NetBeans IDE so you can edit the software in one of the best Java IDEs available. This will allow you to make custom variations of … Continue reading

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Understanding How Fractal Transforms Are Processed

Table of Contents Intro Engine Analysis I) Background II) Logic III) The Real Details IV) How Transforms Work Tips and Tricks Using Xaos Flame vs. Fractal Final Remarks

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