Posts Tagged ‘fractals’


Posted by Laurel Green on December 8th, 2009 at 4:47 pm

I’ve been messing around with fractal rendering again. Since I reinstalled everything on my computer, rendering time has been greatly lessened, so I can make more fractals in less time. This is good for whe I just want to mess around with the program to see what it can do.


This one reminds me of when I was little and I would watch thunderstorms at night. I really enjoyed the way that the clouds lit up.


The harshness of straight lines combined with the softness of curly lines creates a dichotomy of disparate… lines.


These are like fire-flowers. It would be fun to roast some marshmallows over some fire-flowers. I will use science to make this a reality.


This fractal took almost 3 hours to render. I’m not really sure why it took that long. It’s neat looking, though.


This one makes me think of one of those crazy star charts that they use on science fiction shows.


Argh! It’s pink hay! I must mainline some Loratadine!

You can find higher resolution versions of all of these in my flickr account, but not full-res yet, because I haven’t, as of yet, upgraded to Pro.

You can make your own fractals with Apophysis.


Posted by Laurel Green on November 3rd, 2009 at 6:20 am

I’ve enjoyed fractals since I learned about the Mandelbrot set, when I was about age eight. Now that I’ve discovered the fractal rendering program, Apophysis, I can make my very own fractals. And, thus, an all-consuming obsession is born.

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Do magenta and brown go together? Is the combination against one of those style rules that I’ve been ignoring all my life? Clashing is good. Clashing is interesting.

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…Monochrome can be interesting, though, as well.


With all the bizillions of snowflakes that fall and the fact that snowflake formation has to obey certain rules (always with the hexagons), you’d think that you could find two identical ones. Humans growth has to obey certain rules as well, but even identical twins have different fingerprints. We’re all special.

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I’ve alway wanted to visit a nebula, but I have this sinking feeling that seeing gas close-up isn’t as interesting as seeing it from faraway.

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I’m blue da ba dee da ba die (repeat ad naseum). I ate you Eiffel 65. So much.

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One of the best parts about painting is the first time you dip the brush into the water and the colour goes swirling around.

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See if you can count all the circles in this picture. It will drive you mad.

The low-res versions of these fractal renderings don’t really do them justice. You can get a .rar of the hi-res versions here: