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Hi my name is Light and i am a fractalholic......oh wait ….wrong meeting!

  

Hello!  Welcome to Project Educate Fractal Week. My mission this week is to try and explain what fractal art is, show you some programs used to create fractal art, and get you totally addicted to it like I am.

“What is Fractal Art?” i could copy something straight from wikipedia...or get one of my well versed fractal friends to give me a technical answer but....that’s just not my style..
I don’t really understand the “math” behind fractal art. I don’t want to. I just want the tools to make beautiful images. Platinus once told me “ a painter doesn’t really have to know what’s in the paint or how the canvas was made to be able to create beautiful work”  so I live by those words. If you have been thinking about trying fractals but stopped because you don’t know anything about the math required then it’s your lucky day.  

What is a Fractal? by TaraRoys TaraRoys tried to explain fractals several times to different groups of people and this is the easiest way to explain them by far.

www.fractalus.com/info/manifes… lkmitch explains a lot here in the Fractal Manifesto. I use one part of that article all the time when people say to me “fractals are just a computer making lines” “Fractal Art is not: Computer(ized) Art, in the sense that the computer does all the work. The work is executed on a computer, but only at the direction of the artist. Turn a computer on and leave it alone for an hour. When you come back, no art will have been generated.”


Here are some of the Programs used to make fractals and images made with them.

:bulletblue: Aopohysis apophysis.xyrus-worx.org/#grab Subtle Glory by lindelokse

:bulletblue: Chaotica lyc.deviantart.com/art/chaotic… To render your apophysis flames

:bulletblue: Ultra Fractal www.ultrafractal.com/ Moonstone Artefact by Velvet--Glove

:bulletblue: Mandelbulb 3d www.fractalforums.com/index.ph… Cold Space Igloos by GypsyH

:bulletblue: Fractal Explorer www.fractalforums.com/index.ph… Hotness by VickyM72

:bulletblue: Mandelbulber sourceforge.net/projects/mande… Mandelocular - 38 by ChaoticAtmospheres

:bulletblue: Incendia incendia.net/ Golden Creature by Aexion


There are many more programs available! So pick one and try it for yourself. Join us in the chat room #Aposhack and let’s have some fun this week!
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Yasny-chan Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011
:rofl: the first phrase just made my day :D
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SuicideBySafetyPin Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:lmao: :rofl:
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Quolia Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
One day I will get one of those programs & make lovely fractals like you & all the other awesome fractal artists here on dA :squee:
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SuicideBySafetyPin Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
do it!!!!! it's awesome!
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Lupsiberg Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011   General Artist
Thank you for sharing this information :iconflowerthnxplz:
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East-Coast-Boy Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
:iconepicexcitedlaplz: HAPPY FUN TIME!
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fractal2cry Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
:party:
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dark-beam Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Student Artist
:D :D
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CoffeeToffeeSquirrel Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011   General Artist
:squee: Awesome sauce, dear fellow fractalholic !!! :XD: I like maths, mostly because of all those nice quirky greek letters and numbers. :flirty:
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SuicideBySafetyPin Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:giggle:
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Velvet--Glove Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
I'm embarassed to say that I am a dunce when it comes to maths... by that I mean I am totally clueless, I can only do very simple arithmetic... my brain just does not function that way. So it's just as well that some of these fractal art programs work in a purely visual, intuitive way or I truly would not be able to make any of the fractal art that I do. :giggle:

So... to any newbies out there looking to "have a go" at fractals I can only agree that a knowledge of maths is really not required so do not let that misconception put you off! :thumbsup:

PS. Thank you for including one of my pieces as an example of work executed with Ultra Fractal, I certainly wasn't expecting that when I opened this news article! :)
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SuicideBySafetyPin Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug: thanks for your words! and you are welcome!!!!!!
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rosshilbert Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
Please take a look at the Fractal Science Kit fractal generator too [link] !!!
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SuicideBySafetyPin Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i must try it soon!!!!!!!
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andreaseesstarz Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
The first paragraph about not knowing the math part! I say Ye to that! :w00t:
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SuicideBySafetyPin Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:nod: you don't have to know anything about the math...yes it helps in the long run but it's not necessary ;)
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andreaseesstarz Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
thats my favorite part hehe :iconmonkeychuckleplz:
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lindelokse Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011   Digital Artist
omg thank you for including my flame in the article hun :hug:!!!
yays for fractal week at projecteducate :squee:!!!
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SuicideBySafetyPin Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug: yay!!!!!!!
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EternalNight11 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:happybounce:

I wrote an article on fractals, and I don't know if it'll get anyone interested, but that's my contribution to the week. :D [link]
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SuicideBySafetyPin Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it's awesome!!!!!!!!!
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EternalNight11 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :D
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