Friday, February 26, 2010

Friday Fractal: Nautilus

This is my fractal flame creation in Apophysis 2.09 (the version for Windows 7 which renders hours faster than version 2.02). I used a tutorial that I found. After hours of manipulation, I was satisfied with this helix (a type of space curve, i.e. a smooth curve in three-dimensional space. It is characterised by the fact that the tangent line at any point makes a constant angle with a fixed line called the axis Source: Wikipedia).

If you use Apophysis, it will serve you well to use the tutorials that are available. Fran's Tutorial is great for version 2.02 and offers a lot of basic information.

Below is my very first Apophysis (2.02) flame. I call it Laughing Penguin.

I found a series of six Arthur C. Clarke videos about fractals, The Color of Infinity, on YouTube. This week I'll feature the first 9 minute video:

I will no longer link to the Macintosh OS X fractal flame software, Oxidizer. If you need information for it, click on the "fractal flame" tag at the end of this post. I hope you try your own fractals or flames and join us on Friday Fractal. I would enjoy having enough participants to justify using Mr. Linky! Thank you for stopping by.

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1 comment:

  1. I had never heard of this and it looks really beautiful. Now I try to understand !


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