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Fractals

jsarnold
I love fractal art, and have a few fractal art programs I use. Some of the results can be quite amazing, and I use a few as wallpapers.

here's one I'm using as wallpaper at the moment:

Is anyone else into fractals, and wants to share their images?
coreymanshack
 jsarnold wrote: I love fractal art, and have a few fractal art programs I use. Some of the results can be quite amazing, and I use a few as wallpapers. here's one I'm using as wallpaper at the moment: Is anyone else into fractals, and wants to share their images?

What makes an image a fractal?
Could this also be considered an abstract?

I like the way it looks, it's very interesting!
jsarnold
A fractal is a type of art based purely on mathematics. the images are created using complex mathematical formulae. The other attribute of most fractals is that they are almost infinite. You can zoom into a fractal, and the more you zoom in, the more detail is revealed, often with a recursive nature.

coreymanshack
 jsarnold wrote: A fractal is a type of art based purely on mathematics. the images are created using complex mathematical formulae. The other attribute of most fractals is that they are almost infinite. You can zoom into a fractal, and the more you zoom in, the more detail is revealed, often with a recursive nature. Here's a more traditional example:

That is neat dude. So what is the formula for the first image you posted?
kerryworkman
As art I personally find most fractals a little too busy for my eye. However I do like the second one you posted, because of the more muted color scheme.
Flakky
Nah, I'm not a big fan of fractals. As Kerry said they often get too busy.
Kashinilaya
Nice! I like fractals too.
GodsGrasp
I love fractals I have a friend that is totally into them! but that is amazing~! Love the colors.
tony
Fractals are awesome! I like this one, the Buddhabrot: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddhabrot
MarzEz
my favourite fractal is the fractals that ferns create, although i also like the mandelbrot set. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/mandelbrot_set
Magicman
Fractal images are really interesting. What programs to you use to make these images?
Kashinilaya
You could post some new fractals from time to time. It's really nice to see. I wish I had a free software to draw fractals in my Mac, to play around with it. Do you know any?
zbale
Fractals are truly amazing objects. It seems that the door was opened recently to 3D fractals, I think the one that made the news was called "mandelbulb".

http://www.skytopia.com/project/fractal/mandelbulb.html
JessieF
Both a gorgeous but I like the first. While others may not prefer movement, I enjoy movement in art. Every time you look it always seems to be different.
zbale
About the 3D "Mandelbulb" fractal, here's the picture:

A much bigger version can be found here, with crazy amount of detail (remember that one property of fractals is that at every level, the same amount of information is visible):
http://www.skytopia.com/project/fractal/new/full/Power8side.html

Image taken as closeups from it can be found here:
http://www.skytopia.com/project/fractal/mandelbulb.html#renders
Cliffer
 zbale wrote: About the 3D "Mandelbulb" fractal, here's the picture: A much bigger version can be found here, with crazy amount of detail (remember that one property of fractals is that at every level, the same amount of information is visible): http://www.skytopia.com/project/fractal/new/full/Power8side.html Image taken as closeups from it can be found here: http://www.skytopia.com/project/fractal/mandelbulb.html#renders

wow! so interesting pic!
Ghost900
I knew that art could use mathematical calculations but didn't know it was called fractal art. I think they look nice but am not a huge fan of that style of art although I enjoy every style to some degree.

I think your blue and red one is interesting, it almost looks like a sea creature swimming.

That 3D one is cool as well, I love the 3D look even if you only get one angle.