Tag Archives: fractals

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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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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JWildfire-Povray Exporter Published!

As the saying goes: “Full-scale, please.”

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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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Fractal Spotlight: the artist Xzendor7

Rolando Burbon, a.k.a. Xzendor7, is a artist on DeviantArt who specializes in fractal manipulations – images composed of multiple fractals. His artwork is very unique and very attractive, sometimes requiring hundreds of fractal elements.

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Chrod Style Fractal Manipulation

About a year ago, I developed a method (or methods) for artwork that combine 3D models and fractals. Because it was written a year ago, it is now a tad bit outdated (in technique and grammar). However, for the most … Continue reading

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