Monday, April 21, 2008

Heads or Tails: Directions to Make Fractal Flames

I have an interest in fractals  (shapes that are self-similar). I have moved on to making fractal flames, which you see here. Several bloggers have asked me how to make these flames, so I spent Saturday writing a tutorial for using Oxidizer, the Macintosh fractal flame software. You can see the tutorial here if you are interested. I already need to update the tutorial because I learned more about using the software Sunday when I created these images.

You don't need to know anything about mathematics to create these images! Promise!

I invite you to use Oxidizer if you have a Mac or Apophysis if you have a PC. The tutorial has links for tutorials for Apopphysis and for Flickr groups of people that also create these images. Then join me and others for Friday Fractal to display your fantastic images. It is a very informal group. There is no need for a blogroll (at this time). We use Technorati tags (like you see at the bottom of this post). If you want to view other fractals, click here, here, or the Technorati tag below to see posts of mine and other people. And join us! Just copy the script inside the box below into your HTML of your post and you'll be linked up!



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17 comments:

  1. Very interesting.

    Thanks for stopping by.

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  2. LOVE it! I'm going to have to check into this further. It's very beautiful and mesmerizing.

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  3. These are so darn cool looking. I'm so glad you shared this information with us. These fascinate me every time I see them on your site. I'll have to check out the links tomorrow.

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  4. Wow, they look amazing! The colours are spectacular in the second image.
    Will be back to check out the directions :)

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  5. I enlarged the photos so I could see the detail more clearly. Very interesting!

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  6. That looks so cool! You always come up with the best stuff!

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  7. Boy, you sure took this and ran with it! They are cool.

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  8. thanks so much..this looks so cool

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  9. I'm really not sure what I'm looking at there...

    Happy HoT!! :-)

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  10. Wow, very cool! Thanks for the directions. :)

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  11. Wow! What an amazing fractal. Tumblewords does these too doesn’t she? Thanks for the info and the links. I’m not sure when I’ll have time to play … but it does look intriguing. I’ll be sure to check out Fractal Friday to see what everyone does.
    Hugs and blessings,

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  12. I am very impressed as I know I would not manage that even with the tutorial you have written so well. Happy HorT, mine is up @ The Cafe if you'd like to pop by.

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  13. The picture caught my attention immediately. Amazing.

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  14. Lovely work. It's very generous of you to share the tutorial of making such spectacular effects.

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