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01-16-2007, 01:23 AM
I'm fiendishly addicted to making fractals,how about the rest of you? Here are some of mine:

01-16-2007, 04:21 AM
Love fractals!
KPT is my favorite.


01-16-2007, 09:13 AM
I love that first one, Madster.

01-16-2007, 09:44 AM
I love fractals too, Some of mine:




01-16-2007, 11:51 AM
Thank you, dreamingtree, "Fractal Friends" is one of my favorites, too.

Barry, the last one of yours would look gorgeous as a large "sofa size" painting.


01-16-2007, 02:24 PM
Good work Madster and Barry.

01-16-2007, 06:20 PM
Madster, that first fractal is amazing!! Mayymma, I also love your first one! :clap: :clap: :clap:

I'm also completely fractal addicted lol. Here are a few of my favorites.

I'm also creating a fractal tarot deck which can be seen at my website (too many to post lol) www.angiebowen.com.

01-17-2007, 11:06 AM
Great looking bunch of fractals :thumbsup:

01-17-2007, 12:16 PM
A few more from my files:

01-17-2007, 06:05 PM
Angie-the fractal tarot deck is a fabulous idea. I'm working on creating the zodiac in fractals my self.So far I only have the taurus completed.
Master-I like what you've done with the mandelbrot.

01-18-2007, 04:46 AM
Hmm i'm going to try fractals someday, these pieces are great!

Mayyma i like your fractals but would like to see them in a larger format specially the first ones

Ravenfire my favs are the red and the green one.

Barry i like the one that looks like ice

Madster your fractal friends piece is just incredible, although i'm more figurative than abstract, i love this piece, it is beautiful!!

01-18-2007, 05:34 AM
Here are some of my fractals. KPT is so much fun.
I also use Chaoscope (but not for these ones.)


01-18-2007, 09:24 AM
Wow! quirky your fractals are great! Specially the last one!

01-18-2007, 12:26 PM
Quirky, I too adore that last one, but I think my favorite is the one above it, which reminds me of Chinese Lacquer patterns.

I guess I like KPT the best, because of the symmetry in the chaos, which is the scientific reasoning behind fractals.
These are wonderful!


01-18-2007, 01:48 PM
Here are some larger images :D

01-20-2007, 04:08 AM
Wow these most recent ones are amazing. Using which software, I wonder?
I think I see some Chaoscope there. But the one I love is the pink-and-apricot one with the small motifs. It's almost like a tapestry.

01-20-2007, 04:56 AM
Nope no chaoscope for me. I tried to use it once but it was a disaster. All of them in my most recent post are Apohysis,my preferred fractal software. Ultrafractal(I used it for my second fractal on this post-the lotus one) is alright and makes neat images but it feels too much like postediting at times and gets away from the pure fractal goodness.(gah! oh so math geeky right there!-my high school pre-calc teacher would be proud :D) Well that's my rant.

01-20-2007, 05:32 AM
Mayymma, you UNDERSTAND these fractals??? I don't have the foggiest - but it doesn't stop me enjoying doing them.
Just did 2 more.
The first one is with KPT and the 2nd one with Chaoscope.
The 2nd one is called Fraxmas.:wink2:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Jan-2007/12525-newfrax.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Jan-2007/12525-fraxsmas.jpg

01-20-2007, 06:55 AM
Wow! Mayymma these Phoenix Flame and Apophysis are celestial!:clap: :clap: :cool:

01-20-2007, 06:57 AM
Wendy your NewFrax is beautiful!:cool:

01-20-2007, 08:06 AM
Apo-whatsit.........loaded it down & now I'm sitting up half the night playing.
I need a clear head tomorrow.
This one is two layers of apo and one third kpt

01-20-2007, 08:56 AM
here's a few more of mine:
all of a series:





01-20-2007, 01:51 PM
Good work,Wendy and Barry.
Wendy-Noooo way! I actually understand very little about the math side of fractals I'm just getting to know the Apo program.(I've been working with it for 7 months now)But I do recognize bits of the math stuff and how and why it makes things happen.I can't by any means write a function and have it come out as crazy looking flame.The bf on the other hand can,perhaps I'll sucker him into writing me some scripts......:D

01-20-2007, 06:20 PM
I love the repetitive patterns you are getting and I see that Barry is getting something like that too. What software are you using Barry?

Last night I was up v. late with the Apo-program and I had to get up early this morning to go for a drive in my brand new car. It is my first automatic and first power steering. Also first air-con, but at the moment I need the windows down as it smells of chemicals. It is going to be 40C (over 100) later, so I needed to be early because I thought I'd be hot under the collar enough as it is. Also I live in a very busy part of central Sydney between two main arterial roads.

So now I am home and ....here we are....
this is a realist/fractal image. It is a lotus pod and some tuberose blended with a KPT fractal with the 'thorns' option, then rotated a lot.

01-21-2007, 05:51 AM
Wendy that is beautiful. I use Artmatic. I run through a formula, saving odd images that appear similar. I thne sometimes manipulate them sometimes not. Sometimes I add several together.

01-21-2007, 05:38 PM
Hi Barry,
I had a search on Artmatic. Looks interesting but seems to need a Mac and I have a pc. There are so many amazing things to try. How do people get bored?

01-21-2007, 06:02 PM
Today I've done an apo-allamanda. Then I must go & do something useful.

01-21-2007, 07:16 PM
These are as much fun to look at as they are to experiment and make.
What a great idea for an ongoing thread!


01-21-2007, 07:34 PM
Thanks Madster!

01-21-2007, 10:47 PM
This is Apophosis:
And another KPT:


01-22-2007, 05:11 AM
Nice Madster, I like the starry night very much..
Here's another of mine, a tiny piece of a fractal image blown up and a paper put on it in Painter.


01-22-2007, 05:59 AM
That's very nice Barry. Do you ever print your images out on fine art papers?

01-22-2007, 06:00 AM
Madster I love the blue one in particular.
I think we need to keep this thread going.

01-22-2007, 06:52 AM
I'm still testing using photographs with fractals.
This is a photo of a heliconia under a KPT fractal. I selected the black areas in the fractal with the magic wand & deleted them, then replaced them with one of the colours from the image.
The heliconia image was very big, so you only see a tiny portion of it. I was trying for an abstract.

01-22-2007, 08:38 AM
That's very nice Barry. Do you ever print your images out on fine art papers?

Yes I do Quirky, this is hanging on at least two walls at A3+

01-22-2007, 03:19 PM
Sorry for the lack of posties from me in this thread-it's not dying-yet anyway I was over in the WDE forums all weekend.
I did this spiral last light it still a WIP The next three are my very first fractals http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g280/Mayymma/purplespiral.jpg
Oh yeah great work everyone!

01-22-2007, 04:27 PM
Here are my newest ones, all made in apophysis.


01-22-2007, 05:40 PM
Those are simply awesome.
I've yet to achieve ANYTHING on that level with Apophysis...
Hints, pretty please?


01-22-2007, 07:06 PM
I agree, hints would be great.

I had a play in KPT this morning & have 2 versions of the same image with different blending modes.



01-23-2007, 12:25 AM
Well I'm not sure how much advice I can offer but check out the wiki manual and apophysis.org,there are tons of resources there,oh yeah apophysis.deviantart.com is another good one. I've pretty much learned everything by chance and following tutorials.http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g280/Mayymma/pbs-Apophysis-070122-122.jpg

01-23-2007, 03:24 AM
And here's another one Apo,of course!
This next one just finished rendering so I added it.

01-23-2007, 07:41 PM
This is such a fun thread. I'm trying to do at least one fractal a day, regardless of what else is happening. Here's Wednesday's one.
I will check out those ideas for tutorials, because I've only been in follow-my-nose mode so far, apart from with KPT where I did a series of 6 classes with lvsonline.


01-23-2007, 08:06 PM
Fractals? OK, why not. For instance this one:

I've made it few days ago.

01-23-2007, 08:28 PM
Sanbase - that is wonderful. Does it have a title?

Wwell for those other beginners out there....I found a really basic level tutorial & working on some stuff ...

01-23-2007, 11:48 PM
Nice work sanbase,I like the lanscapiness of the fractal.

01-24-2007, 05:33 AM
Nice one sanbase. (And so are they all!)

01-24-2007, 12:06 PM
Does it have a title?

It is just a static instance of the dynamic picture.
The name of the dynamic picture is "Safari".
It's other instance of the same picture:


800x600 is here: http://www.sanbase.com/art/img/x597.jpg

01-24-2007, 08:43 PM
Hi San Base,
I had a look at your website. Your work is amazing.
You really have your own 'thing' happening. So beautiful, too.

I am also an I.T. person who painted in my spare time. I started as a programmer & became systems development manager. From late 2001 I couldn't get work, as there was a huge downturn in the industry, and I was older than they really wanted anyway. So I went to art school full time.
I am just starting to play around with fractals.

01-25-2007, 06:01 PM
I love fractals, and have done a ton of them, so I was so excited to see this thread :)





01-25-2007, 06:07 PM
Welcome to Wet Canvas, Serenity Tide!
Glad to have you join us in the fun!

I relly like the last one (although they are all great!). It reminds me of the Nazcas lines in Peru.

Fractals are SUCH fun to make, and I truly believe that no two can ever be exactly the same!


01-25-2007, 06:08 PM
Hi Serenity Tide,
It's fun isn't it! I particularly like the bottom fractal of yours.

01-25-2007, 08:42 PM
A fractal for Australia Day. There will be fireworks tonight.
I was wondering if anyone knows the answer to this question....I saw somewhere that if you save an Apophysis image as a png file you can have a transparent background. Does anyone know how to get the transparent background in the first place?

This Apophysis image has a black background, then it has another layer with a gradient of two blues, part of which has been altered with Photoshop's twirl filter.

01-26-2007, 12:27 AM
Nice work serenity! It looks like you use Ultra Fractal am I right?
Quirky-I have no clue on how to keep a transparent background,but on apo 2.5 beta there is a show transparency button along the top beside the zooms and pan icons.- perhaps if you click that and render it will save that way.

01-26-2007, 01:33 AM
Thank you for your kind words, Mayymma,
Yes, these were done in ultrafractal. I also have Apophysis, and now that I am reminded of what can be done in it, I am going to get back to learning it. The results are ethereal and so beautiful.

Steven Lareau
01-26-2007, 09:16 PM
Fractals? Did somebody say fractals?!?

These are pure Apophysis renders, no post render work other than occasional tweaks to levels and adding the copyright notice.





The links to these images will probably change in a month, as I constantly move the directory structure around to keep hotlinking at a minimum. You can find over a thousand fractal images in my galleries, found at HilltopDesign.Com (http://www.hilltopdesign.com/gallery/main.php)

01-26-2007, 10:09 PM
Hi to all fractal artists here!

Great and interesting! Anyone advise me as how to start with Fractals - I am quite new to this. Any info on free software is welcome!
Keep up the good work!


01-26-2007, 11:43 PM
Hi Wenkat,
Two lots of free software that I know about.
One is Chaoscope.
You can download it from here.....
and also find tutorials there.

The other is Apophysis
download it here

I found these tutorials good for the total beginner.

01-26-2007, 11:50 PM
Thanks Quirky, for the help! I am right now on it. Hope I learn quickly to join you all here!
Great work and best of luck to all!

01-27-2007, 12:35 AM
Here's mine...had to stylize it a bit but then got it inked on for good!


01-27-2007, 12:58 AM
Marinago-love the tat!!!!
Steven-Why yes sir,I did say fractal indeed. your fractals are awesome! I also prefer pure fractally goodness to postwork.
Wenkat-Nice to see you over here! go to apophysis.deviantart.com they have fabulous resources. also apophysis.org there you can find the proggie and links to the wiki manual which has loads ot tutorials and other such links.
In any case here are some of my UF fractals-whil I like this for there neato designs and other qualities they don't really do it for me as far as fractals go-they feel too postworky even though I didn't do any-well that's my rant here are the fractals:

01-27-2007, 01:31 AM
Hi Steven,
I had a look at your website & have to go back for longer. Your images are really interesting - the monochrome one looks quite art deco. Interesting that you use Bryce for abstraction. I haven't looked at that gallery yet. Maybe this evening! I learnt Bryce recently, but haven't used it since I finished the course as I felt it had it's limitations.

I had a look at the factal gallery though, and I very much like the image called 'ringieasd'. Thre kaleidescope-like ones are amazing also,and also

I hope you stick around & share more of your work with us.

01-27-2007, 11:47 AM
My first Fractal


I've made my first amateur attempt to bring out s Fractal like thing1 LOL!
Thanks Quirky for the help! This is done thru' Chaoscope and I find it difficult to get a ,jpg image;the output is only in .bmp, Otherwise I have no problem as such. Apophysis - I am yet to open it. Please guide me to improve further!

Wenkat :D

01-27-2007, 06:09 PM
Well done, Wenkat. Looking forward to see how you get on with Apophysis. If you follow the tutorials at that Arcane website I gave you the link to, it will be a good start.

I have a question for those who have Apophysis Beta 2.05. I have tried twice to load it down from sourceforge.net. I get this clock that goes round & round and says 'loading....'. Last night I left it running all night and this morning it was still saying 'loading'. I have cable. Should it take this long?????

01-27-2007, 06:11 PM
P.S....It was just the EXE I was trying to load down - not the source and not the screensaver.

01-28-2007, 12:38 AM

Quirky, this is my first in Apophysis!
Don't you think, I am pretty impatient to do a stuff without properly learning about it?
Does it look more like an abstract than a Fractal?


01-28-2007, 04:57 PM
Oh Wenkat I am just as impatient. I know Photoshop properly but not these fractal programs. Just learning.

01-28-2007, 09:54 PM

Again with Apophysis! I myself feel it is quite amaturish!:confused:


01-29-2007, 01:01 AM
Nice work Wenk,just keep tweaking!

01-29-2007, 01:21 AM
I like apophosis, but yeah, a lot of the fractals it generates definitely border on abstract. It reminds me somewhat of Sinedots, as well.
I think I'm too hooked on KPT...

Today's "Digital Doodle" :
I think a large part of it with KPT is the gradients and the cycling button.


01-29-2007, 05:25 AM

Thanks Mayyamma for encouraging words. Yes, I think I am already bitten by tweaking bug! :lol: But yours aswell as madster's works are fantastic; it may take years for me to reach that standard. :clap: :thumbsup:

If some enhancements are done thru' Photoshop, can you still call it as a fractal digi and acceptable?


01-29-2007, 06:13 AM
Here's my image for the day - KPT.
I'm still not having any luck loading down Apophysis 2.05 - maybe tomorrow.

01-29-2007, 08:35 AM
:clap: :clap: :clap:

WOW! There are some beautiful patterns here!

01-29-2007, 08:38 AM

Still not able to get the design effect like most of you!
No body answered my query rised in my previous post.
Quirky, your previous one was superb!:thumbsup:

Wenkat :D

01-29-2007, 07:38 PM
Wenk-yes a photoshopped fractal is still a fractal as long as you're not changing the fractal qualities. For example putting two or more fractals together or adding a new background or something like that is generally the accepted amount of photoshopping. Oh and also adding a border or stuff like that is also fine-so is changing brightness and contrast,cropping,rotation,and size.
Quirky -nice work.

01-29-2007, 10:57 PM
Hi Wenkat,
I finally loaded down Apophysis 2.05. Had a great deal of difficulty, so if you try & have problems, I might be able to help. The reason I wanted to go for that version is that I saw some tutorials in that version to try.

01-30-2007, 12:04 AM

Still learning and inching up- I hope!
Thanks May for guiding me on photoshopping to improve fractals. Quirky, you are enterprising! :clap: :thumbsup:
Hope with the new version of Apophysis, you'r going to turn out great digis here!

Wenkat :D

01-30-2007, 12:23 AM
Wenkat this most recent one of yours is amazing. You've passed what I can do with Apophysis.
At the art school I go to.....in third year, you have to stick to one subject only - doesn't matter too much what it is, because they say that improving across ONE medium/subject will improve the rest of your work. So that's what we're doign here with fractals, I think.

01-30-2007, 12:38 AM

Thanks Quirky, for fine advice! For any improvement of mine in Fractals, the credit goes to you.


01-30-2007, 12:58 AM
Keep up the good work Wenk& Quirky! I especially like the round one eith the spikys.
Here's another one of mine. It's three fractals stacked up. I'm also posting it's component fractals. http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g280/Mayymma/newspaceflowerthingy.jpg-finished product

01-30-2007, 01:13 AM

Thanks May for liking the spikes on spheres! Still I have to know a lot! You and Quirky have really put me thru'. :)

Wenkat :D

01-30-2007, 08:15 PM
It is a fractal too:


and this one:

01-30-2007, 09:49 PM
Sanbase - you are amazing. Please keep posting your work.

I finally did a tutorial today in Apophysis 2.05
This one http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/38694865/
I really didn't understand about the two transforms. I don't seem to have any help files in Apophysis. Does anyone else?

This is my result.

01-30-2007, 10:58 PM

Great! Sanbase and Quirky. Nice they are!!:clap: :thumbsup:
Quirky, can you tell me the adantage of Apo 2.5 Beta?
Shall I wait to download till it stabilises and become learner-friendly?:lol:
Also advise me to post a bigger image-due to some carelessness got inot smaller size!

Wenkat :D

01-30-2007, 11:50 PM
2.05 has more options. A lot of the tutorials don't work for 2.02.
This is the site to load it down from
It should only take a few minutes. The first time I tried it pointed me to the Australian download site & after 8 hours nothing had happened.

You need to click on the top exe file - the filename.
It will put you to another screen that will say 'Thank you for downloading Apophysis' and it will tell you where it is downloading it from. If nothing happens in a few minutes, click on 'select a different mirror'. That just means a different site to download it from. You might get a clock that goes round & round. Don't let it go round & round for hours - it doesn't do anything, you want one of the usual pop-up boxes that asks where you want to load the file down to.
The Sydney site didn't work for me, not San Jose California, nor the place that says 'if you are having trouble downloading...'. That one gave me an expired version. I got it from Kent UK.
Apparently you need 2.02 for 2.05 to work. However 2.05 doesn't seem to have an installer, so you need to run it from wherever you load it down to.

Here's some more tutorials...

01-31-2007, 01:08 AM
I've been fiddling around all afternoon trying to learn apophysis. None of the tutorials I've found so far are complete, or maybe they are a different version.
But I came up with this anyway...WINGS!

01-31-2007, 01:49 AM

Thanks Quirky, I shall load the beta version of Apo and see what happens then! Your 'wings' was excellent!:thumbsup:
I also asked about posting bigger images in my previous postings! Can you help on that1


01-31-2007, 02:32 AM
As far as images are concerned I think about 500 pixels is the size allowed.
I have been playing around with this lightning tutorial.
I didn't actually get lightning. I got sidetracked.
I got this .....

and this....

01-31-2007, 02:40 AM
Wenkat-to post a larger image you need to upload the pic that you want to post to another place like photobucket(free account) then copy the url.Then on here click the insert image and paste the url and voila! larger image. The insert image is right next to the insertlink button.

01-31-2007, 03:46 AM

Thanks May, for the wonderful advice! Hope my next picture would be reasonalbly bigger in size.:)
Hi! Quirky, nice images and I like your enterprising spirit in trying out various things on Fractals. Keep it up!:thumbsup:

Wenkat :D

01-31-2007, 04:47 AM
http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g280/Mayymma/scryingball.jpgHere's another one! It's 2 fractals layered together and a border added in GIMP.

01-31-2007, 06:44 AM


02-01-2007, 01:34 AM
Wenkat - this latest one of yours reminds me of a parcel!

Is anyone getting emails from wetcanvas when someone posts to this thread? On the whole I am not. If it isn't working for this thread only, maybe we should start a new February Fractals thread.

02-01-2007, 02:36 AM
I'm still playing around with the lightning tutorial. I'm just following steps that he suggests, and then varying them as he suggests and seeing what I get.


02-01-2007, 02:58 AM

Quirky, nice digis from you. I too am concern about the retarded growth of this thread.
You may brief me about your new lighting tutorial and also about 'ping' - i don't know anything about it.


02-01-2007, 03:05 AM
Mayymaa...your component fractals are like flowers......beautiful.
I'm just typing out the Apoflowers tutorial. It drives me crazy going from screen to screen to look at the tutes online.

02-01-2007, 09:06 AM
Thanks quirky! I actually could never get the apoflwer tut to work and I just came upon these flower ones by tweaking and tinkering and using lots of the spherical variation when creating a new flame from scratch.-I've only in the past month discovered how to create a new blank flame.My first few months of fractaling just consisted of tinkering with the raw fractals and never quited getting what I wantedout of the whole thing. I unearthed the Carl Skepper tut on deviantart and learned tons. You should check him his dev ID is 2B2H.-That's my rant for now. :D Cheers!

02-01-2007, 10:27 AM

This is my second with chaoscope! Any tutorial available for chaoscope sorftware?
Mayyamma, your flowery digis are splendid!:clap:


02-01-2007, 05:55 PM
Hi Mayymaa * Wenkat.
I also can't get the apoflowers tute to work. The lightning one is good. I actually nearly got lightning yesterday but I'm not interested in that so much because the other things I get are so nice.


I typed it out in WORD. I just had to draw in the triangles for Step 7. Then I don't have to go back & forth. If you want the WORD doc, PM me.
Chaoscope tutes are on the chaoscope website.

02-01-2007, 06:01 PM
Oh wenkat, I forgot to say about ping......
png files are Fireworks files. Fireworks is a digital imaging program a lot like Photoshop but aimed for the web. In fact although it used to be a Macromedia program, it is now also owned by Adobe.

02-01-2007, 11:24 PM
Nice work,wenk! Your new fractal looks alot like a finger print-very neat.

02-02-2007, 12:46 AM

May, thanks for appreciation! I just had few days experience with Fractals! Many more thinks to learn and experiment, but is quite interesting too!
Kirky, thanks for info on ping! Is it available as free to download?


02-02-2007, 01:52 PM


02-02-2007, 07:30 PM

Sanbase, wonderful!!:clap: :thumbsup:

02-02-2007, 10:10 PM
Hi everyone,
I have been doing tutorials. I have learnt a lot, but I don't think it has made my fractals any better.

Mayymaa I have the tutorial of the guy you recommended, also Claire Jones, who he recommended. All my fractals seem to be either like this one, like transparent fabric, or else stringy. Claire Jones says you have to achieve a balance between sharpness and blur, and I suspect that's what I'm not getting right.

Sanbase your latest images are wonderful - so textural.

Wenkat, I don't think you can get Fireworks as freeware. I bought Macromedia Studio. They are now owned by Adobe.

02-02-2007, 11:56 PM
Finally got a good one. Mayymaa I got that same guy's tutorial about rendering and postwork. I couldn't understand why my images were so insubstantial, and theirs were so substantial. So this one has a merged visible layer of 6 duplicate layers.


02-03-2007, 12:03 AM

May, Quirky and Sanbse good work from all of you!:thumbsup:
I always welcome C&C to improve further on Fractals!


02-03-2007, 06:57 AM
One more fractal before bedtime.


02-03-2007, 11:59 AM

Nice work Quirky!

02-03-2007, 12:14 PM
original size: 12654x8454 pix.

02-03-2007, 01:40 PM

Nice picture Sanbase! May I know what softwares you use to bring out such wonderful outputs with eye-candy effects?


02-03-2007, 03:33 PM
May I know what softwares you use to bring out such wonderful outputs with eye-candy effects?

I use my own approach and software. This image is a static instance of the dynamic picture. The picture changing and developing with time. Look at my site, the gallery 7. All these images are different moments of ONE original picture. I have made about 50 dynamic pictures at the moment. Each such picture generates millions of images.

02-04-2007, 12:10 AM


02-04-2007, 05:44 AM
Image for the day.
I am back to university for 2 weeks intensive course, starting tomorrow. I will still try to keep up with a fractal a day.
Wenkat. I had Southern Indian thali to eat last night - a restaurant I hadn't been to before - very delicious. Bollywood movies while you ate.


02-04-2007, 06:29 AM

Quirky, you are enterprising and want to keep uptodate! Wish you good time during your course at the University. Nice to know you enjoyed 'hot' thali meals along with equally spicy bollywood movies!:lol:


02-05-2007, 06:32 AM
Wenkat I can't wait to go back to that restaurant. They specialise in Indian desserts.

I have 2 images today. I can't get the brightness quite right on this one, but I'm working on it.

I think both have them have interesting lines, leading the eye around the composition.


02-05-2007, 12:45 PM

Quirky, you can't enjoy indian food always! LOL Nice Digis from you though you are busy. What happened to May and others? It looks as though we only post here alternately.


02-05-2007, 04:00 PM
Nice fractaling everyone! http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g280/Mayymma/spaceflower3.jpg This the last one in my space flower set. I used Apo,of course and stacked several flames in GIMP.

02-05-2007, 10:16 PM

This is done with Apophysis 2.02 and without any modification thru' Photoshop or any such thing!
May, the coloring effect in your last posting was tremendous!


02-05-2007, 10:44 PM
Thanks Wenkat! Great job on your newest flame! you're coming along very quickly.

02-05-2007, 11:32 PM

Thanks May, for nice words which nevertheless inspire me all the time to learn furhter and do better!


02-06-2007, 04:34 AM
Wow these last two are amazing Wenkat ....are you using any particular tutrial, or are you just playing around.

Mayymaa - you continue to show us great fractals. Thank you so much for all your help in pointing me to tutorials. I can see my work improve.

02-06-2007, 10:13 AM
I'm still absorbing the beauty, but other demands, as well as other forums, take my time. Haven't been able to play with my fractals much, recently, but am cheering you guys on for managing a new one every day. They are always beautiful and fascinating to look at, even if you can't be making them.


02-06-2007, 11:54 AM

Thanks May, Quirky and Madster for your C&C!
Quirky, I am not following any particular tutorial, whatever you have suggested, I follow. But, I play around, tweak and do litle bit of experimentation. The tutorial can only guide and in the end you got to do yourself! Some say: quality30, some say: 200 and someone 2000. But, oh! my CPU whimpers! when I go beyond 200! Any yardstick, Quirky?


02-06-2007, 02:19 PM
Basically it is a fractal:

02-07-2007, 12:08 AM

Nice image, Sanbase!


02-08-2007, 06:59 AM

Don't know, why there's dormancy in this thread!:confused:


02-09-2007, 09:59 AM
Good work Wenkat and Sanbase! Her's a couple of my new ones. The blue one's background SHOULD be black BUT it's not. So I'll have to fix it......it looks like I accidentally discvered how to make a transarent background....too bad I have no freakig clue how to do it again if I fely like it...sorry rambling too much again...oh doen in Apo -pure fractally goodness this time around absolutely NO postwork.http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g280/Mayymma/xplodyflame.jpg

02-09-2007, 10:37 AM


May, Nice to see you wiht eyrcndies again! Hope one day you would share the secret for making fractals' backgraound transparent!

I have a problem! Here I have posted 2 images-first straight from Apo without any corrction and second is corrected thru' Photoshop! I afraid,the enhanced image is more colorful at the cost of sharpness/clarity. I feel the color has a tendency to bleed. Don't you agree! Of course I am a just a novice in Photoshop too!:lol: C&C are welcome!


02-09-2007, 11:25 AM
These are awesome, I am at a loss as to what they are and how you did them?

02-09-2007, 10:50 PM
I am still out here but have 3 papers to write & a website to build. I will try to do a fractal later on this evening. I am watching all the great stuff happening & will be back with you soon.

02-09-2007, 11:39 PM


My problem continues as I've mentioned in my previous post! Still await response!


02-09-2007, 11:47 PM
For TAXAggieDarlin, the following info wud be useful! I started from these and I am newbi to this one. Good Luck TAXAGGIE!

Hi Wenkat,
Two lots of free software that I know about.
One is Chaoscope.
You can download it from here.....
and also find tutorials there.

The other is Apophysis
download it here

I found these tutorials good for the total beginner.

02-10-2007, 05:02 AM
Hi everyone,
Here's Saturday night's effort.
Wenkat...as soon as I upgraded to 2.5 I got the transparent background. Then I read the tutorials that Mayymaa suggested - particularly the one about rendering. But I only got as far as when he duplicated the layer about 6 times in Photoshop. That's what has really made the difference. Without the black background they can look a bit 'thin', but when you duplicate the layer, there was obviously colour all over & it becomes stronger & you get results more like the examples that the tutorials show you.

I know Photoshop pretty well. I can help if you have specific questions.


This is the same image with one Apophysis layer on a black background. The first image has 6 layers on the light orange background.

02-10-2007, 07:12 AM


Thanks Quirky for the info! First, let me be successful in loading 2.5 Beta! :lol: As regards Photoshop, you can suggest a way to improve my knowledge - any simple tutorial you suggest?
Both these pictures are only with Apo 2.02!

02-10-2007, 09:15 AM
Well I've discovered the secret to transparent backgrounds is to simply change the fractal to png instead of jpg when you render. Here's what my last one really looks like,plus two more. :D

02-10-2007, 06:08 PM
Wow, these latest of yours are fantastic Mayymaa. I need time to experiment but it will be next week when my course is over.

Wenkat I have done many courses in Photoshop at www.lvsonline.com The courses are more aimed at photographs, but it teaches you Photoshop very well. Christine Frey teaches most of the courses & she crams in a lot of knowledge. Courses are $US25 for the first one, and $US20 for any further courses - so the price is right!

Then I did 2 courses with Janee, that aim at the art side of Photoshop. Janee used to teach for lvs, but she has her courses on her own website now. She has very good free tutorials on there as well www.myjanee.com. She also lists the tutes in order of difficulty. She is a very sharing teacher & I can't speak highly enough of her.

I am now often working with other students who learnt Photoshop at university, and I know it better than them, & in fact I have only met one teacher who knows it is well as me (and he knows it better.) Not meaning to brag, but it's true and just illustrating how good lvs & Janee both are.

02-10-2007, 06:55 PM
This one has horns like a snail!

02-10-2007, 11:25 PM

Thanks Quirky, I just follow the tutorials you advised! Don't you feel the last image of yours - contrast/ brightness -I feel it would be a super-eyecandy if it is enhanced furhter?

May, I'm stuck again after getting .png file from Apo! What do I do next? Again Photoshop, or any other way? Sorry for my stufpid queries!


02-11-2007, 12:07 AM
Well Wenk,I'm not sure myself but I noticed that a fractal rendered as png has a transparent background.

02-11-2007, 03:06 AM
More flames,then I'm off to bed :D http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g280/Mayymma/Apophysis-070210-101.jpg

02-11-2007, 10:51 AM

Gorgeous Fractals, May, Nice and colorful!:clap: :thumbsup:


02-11-2007, 11:00 AM
NIce work Wnekat,you should make a larger render of that one,it looks like it has loads of details but they're getting smooshed by the small size. Rendering small is great for the impatient person(me!) since those renders take minutes instead of up to multiple hours.....rambling again......

02-11-2007, 11:17 AM

Thanks May for the compliments. Actually they are rendered to
big size only. But here it is converted to small size by WC. I am
yet learn about Photobucket to use it.

I think we may able to get transparent background in Photoshop
itself. But if .png files give direct one, then why not? Let me experiment!

Is there any way directly to make the whole fractal image transparent
without any photoshop manipulations?, I wonder.
For my query in postings 128 & 131 I have not got any specific answer
from anyone so far!


02-13-2007, 05:00 PM
This is my entry for the Apophysis weekly them contest on deviantart. Thiis is the first time I'm entering.The theme for this week is valentine/antivalentine.

02-13-2007, 05:05 PM
Wenk I do agree with you re: post 128. But I don't know how to fix your problem as I know a whole lot of nothing about photoshop. I like the first image better,but I am biased toward fractals without postwork most of the time.

02-13-2007, 06:29 PM

May, your valentine/anti-valentine theme digi is quite good. Wish you all the best in the contest. :thumbsup:
I am waiting for Quirky to throw some light on my problem.


02-15-2007, 04:39 AM
Can you clarify for me which version of Apophysis you are on? I will have a look about this transparency over the weekend. I think I saw it on a menu or panel somewhere in 2.5. My 2.5 renders automatically save as PNG and I open them in Photoshop & they are already transparent.
Can.t look any more tonight - my neck is hurting from too long at the computer.

02-15-2007, 11:46 AM

Quirky, nice to see you back here! Sorry about your neck!

I am still using Apo 2.02 dont have courage to step into 2.5 Beta! I thought of
making myself familiar with the older one beause I am quite new to Fractals as such.
Do you mean to say that any .png files would open with transparent background in
PS automatically? I loose clarity of the fractals thru' PS though the colour details are
enhanced. Please see my postings No.128 &131 for details. I am a novice in PS too! LOL


02-16-2007, 04:25 PM
Yes, Wenkat. I think if you change to 2.05 you will automatically get transparent background. I did. It is much easier to use too.

02-22-2007, 04:21 AM

Thanks Quirky, May for info! I am out of town and wud be back to my pc soon to see about loading Apo 2.5


02-22-2007, 12:32 PM
Nice flames everyone! I have some to post but they'll e up later on,tonight probably. :D

02-22-2007, 02:27 PM
love all the fractals, my favorite software is fractal explorer and apophysis:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Feb-2007/71803-bubblecliff.jpg bubble cliff
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Feb-2007/71803-F-fractalgarden.jpg fractal garden
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Feb-2007/71803-F-goldenlace.jpg golden lace

02-22-2007, 02:51 PM

02-23-2007, 05:01 PM
Just like to share one of my images :)



02-24-2007, 03:12 AM
Glad to see a new lease of life in this thread. Sanbase your work is amazing. You must be totally dedicated.

Here is another one I just ran up.


02-24-2007, 03:45 PM

Warm Welcome to you Psm and you've come up with a nice
fractal to start with! :clap: :thumbsup: Keep it up and wish
you a very good time here at WC! :)
Fantastic Fractals May & Quirky!


02-24-2007, 08:13 PM
Hi, this is my first fractal. I have been doing digital art for years, with Photoshop. I loved making this so much that I added a fractal category at my website gallery so I can fill it up with fractals. The thing that held me back from fractals for so long is I felt they weren't "organic" enough. My husband just turned me on to Apophysis. I finally see an "organicness" and "hand of the artist" I had been waiting for. I am primarily an oil painter now, but this has given me renewed zeal for digital art.

No harsh critiques please, I consider this piece finished and ready for print. Just showing off my fractal! Thanks for looking. Comments welcomed.


Contemplation of Algorithms
apophysis & photoshop
Victoria Champion

02-24-2007, 08:18 PM
Mayymma, Quirky, and Sanbase, your fractals are beautiful and inspiring. They show a real "hand of the artist" and are even "painterly" in their own way.

02-24-2007, 11:30 PM

Good Victoria! Warm welcome to you and thanks atlast you found "organciness" in Fracatals!
I am also quite new to Digital Art and Fractals in particular! Still learning! Even though my
comments are not authentic, in view of my little experience, I feel the last digi of yours was
well done and appealing!:clap: :thumbsup:


02-26-2007, 03:43 PM
Good Victoria! Warm welcome to you and thanks atlast you found "organciness" in Fracatals! I am also quite new to Digital Art and Fractals in particular! Still learning! Even though my comments are not authentic, in view of my little experience, I feel the last digi of yours was well done and appealing!:clap: :thumbsup:
Thanks Wenkat! Hope to be posting some more fractals soon! :wave:
(And you don't have to be an expert at a certain type of art to appreciate it. :))

02-26-2007, 05:49 PM

It's true Vctoria, for appreciating a good stuff you needn't be an expert or authority.
Let me stop at that without offering any criticism.:lol:
You'll see my fractals are raw and without any great manips as such.


02-28-2007, 08:01 PM
I just bought a new laptop and I'm still in the middle of moving all of my files and whatnot off of two other compys so my I am behind in fractalling and posting but I'll be caught up soon.
Nice work Wenkat,Sanbase,Quirky,Gigi,and Victoria.

02-28-2007, 11:08 PM

Thanks May and it would be nice to see you here back in action. Great time with your new laptop!


03-01-2007, 10:40 AM
Great fractals everyone :thumbsup:

03-01-2007, 01:44 PM


03-02-2007, 04:53 PM
Here's a new fractal painting, my second ever. This one is filled with velocity.

Ferocious Flight
Victoria Champion

Here are some detail views:




Wee! I'm loving fractals.

(Compressing these to 72dpi jpgs for web display from 600dpi pngs causes some pixelation, but the original source file is smooth, so just ignore the minor pixelation.) :cool:

03-07-2007, 02:49 PM
To tell the truth I don't like a fractal art... IMHO: Basically it looks beautifully but lifelessly. I've made it just for fun.:wave:


03-07-2007, 07:04 PM
Sanbase- very 70's flower power!

03-07-2007, 08:48 PM
Hi everyone,
I have been neglecting my fractals as now I am back at uni. Sanbase I still like the blu/green one of yours best. Wenkat...I love the black and white one. Victoria Campion thanks for your kind comments. I think the 'hand of the artist' started to happen when I did some tutorials recommended my Mayymma.

I will keep popping in when I can & also do a fractal as soon as I can.

03-09-2007, 12:26 AM
I see that no one has posted in this thread for awhile. I'm new here and would like to know just what a 'fractal' is. I think I've done some, but didn't know it.

03-09-2007, 09:15 AM
Just wanted to say WOW, these are AMAZING!! I did some with UltraFrac. but lost them on my old harddrive. Thinking I will do some more with great inspration, and I saved all the web sites to check them out! THANK YOU! ..wiping the drool off the keyboard!

03-09-2007, 04:44 PM
I see that no one has posted in this thread for awhile. I'm new here and would like to know just what a 'fractal' is. I think I've done some, but didn't know it.

A fractal is a recursive algorithm displayed visually. Fractals occur naturally in nature, such as in the growth of trees and crystals. There are software programs that can create the algorithms, and those algorithms can be manipulated by artists. The manipulations of these algorithms are often further manipulated in a graphics program like photoshop. The results are what you see in this thread. The fractal generating program I use is called Apophysis, but there are many others.

03-10-2007, 02:35 PM

Eye catchy-fractals from everyone!:clap: :thumbsup:
I welcome the new comers and hope they surely get inspired by
the posts here! Kirky, nice to see you back here!


03-10-2007, 02:43 PM
are there any free fractal programmes?

these are absolutely beautiful

03-10-2007, 02:51 PM
oooops duplicate sorry!

03-10-2007, 03:27 PM
are there any free fractal programmes?

Lots. I don't have a link to a list though. The one I use, Apophysis, is free.

03-10-2007, 03:33 PM
thanks :D I'll take a look

03-10-2007, 04:17 PM
for free programs, i definitely suggest apophysis also there's fractal explorer, check out the websute called "amazing seattle fractals", not only does he have gorgrous fractals, but he also has a page for free downloads!

03-11-2007, 12:25 AM

Vhere, please refere post #132 for your query!
Gigih, nice to see your posting! I dont see you much in WC and miss your work too!
Best Wishes!


03-12-2007, 03:47 PM

toadstool lover
03-12-2007, 10:49 PM
These are great! How did you make them? What program are you using?
I want to try it!! Thanks

03-13-2007, 12:11 AM

Hi Toadstool. Welcome to Fractals. Please refere to post # 132 & 172 for all the details.
Hope you would join us soon with your works. Good Luck!


03-13-2007, 01:35 AM
:lol: LoL Sanbase, for someone who doesn't like fractals, they certainly like you! Some of the best I've ever seen.

Some good fractals from Wenkat, you just keep getting better and better. :thumbsup:

03-13-2007, 07:38 AM

Thanks Victoria for compliments. As human intervention is very little in fractals - however
final output depends on one's mind and taste- the inventors of such wonderful proggies deserve
all praise.


03-13-2007, 09:52 AM
These are great! How did you make them? What program are you using?
I want to try it!! Thanks
Any dynamic picture IS a program. I mean any picture has it's own algorithm. It is not a standard tool. Look at my site for some explanation.

It is the SAME picture in few minutes:

03-13-2007, 02:20 PM


03-23-2007, 08:42 AM


Bryan Binotti
03-23-2007, 02:47 PM
These things look awsome!
I don't really know what defines a fractal...
anyone mind explaining?

03-23-2007, 11:55 PM
Hi Brayan Binotti! Regarding your query please refer to the postings #132 & #172. Welcome to Fractals and looking forward for your participation too!


03-24-2007, 02:16 PM
Hello all! It's been ages since I've posted....my new comp doesn't like to save params from Apo...so I have trouble actually finishing a fractal. My advice to all,do NOT get Windows Vista,it it the worst thing ever....oh so disfunctional. But I think I have most of the bugs worked out and my Apo is up and running. Oh yeah nice fractalling from everyone.

03-24-2007, 02:48 PM

May, nice to see you back in action!


03-24-2007, 11:16 PM
So many beautiful works here :) Here are a couple of my newer pieces. I have been away from Wet Canvas for awhile so Big hello to all also Due to the size requirements here I had to chop up my fractals to get the right size and I had to rotate them. So If you would like to see the original you can also visit my website :wave:

03-24-2007, 11:22 PM


04-04-2007, 03:33 AM
Wahoo! After a century of no posties I finally have one. Hopefully this thread hasn't died out.

04-04-2007, 12:18 PM
Grea work, May. Nice to see you back in action!:clap:

04-18-2007, 01:05 AM
Good work,Wenk!

04-18-2007, 02:51 AM

Thanks, Mey. You'r doing a wonderful job here!:clap:
Where is Kirky, i miss him too!


04-18-2007, 03:04 PM
Wow,wenk,your newest one is really neat. What prog did you use?

04-18-2007, 06:16 PM
Mayyma, I like the second one's shape. The first one could probably use some sharpening/less oversample (but then again, I hate Apophysis's sampling algorithm; it turns out too blurry for my taste). Is it plastic, modified plastic, plastique, or . . . ?

Wencat, I'm curious to know what program you used too. ^_^

Anyway . . . Lots of Apophysis users, I see. :D I'm glad of that.

This is my latest . . .


Any and all crits are welcome. I think the larger version looks better, but that may just be me. :lol: Questions are welcome as well. I've been using Apophysis for a few years, so I know it can be frustrating starting out. You just have to practice. :heart:

04-18-2007, 07:34 PM
Great fractals!

I've been using apophysis to create fractals to use as building blocks for some art I've done for interactive fiction games. I am not a purist so I take the basic fractal and do whatever I want in PS and I'll even blend two or more different fractals and combine pieces and rework the colors etc. Add a title and that's it.

Here are two but I have others at my site.





04-18-2007, 08:42 PM
Tim -- By 'interactive fiction,' do you mean the types of games created by fans using Inform? If so, kudos to you! :) Ever heard of "Pick up the phone booth and aisle"? If you haven't and you're a fan of Inform games, you should check it out. It's a riot. ;)

BTW, howdy from a fellow Arkansan! :clap:

04-18-2007, 10:06 PM
I have heard of that game and I think there's a few with that idea where they are making fun of another game. Never played that one tho. Haven't played 1% of the ones out on the if archive but I've played a few.

Yeah, these people use Inform or TADS or other program to write these "text adventure" games and I told them I'd do cover art (for free shhhhhhhhhhhh don't tell the world) and I've done a few so far. Mostly, the authors seem pleased with what they got versus what they paid so I guess I'm happy cuz my pics will be in these games and I'm sure a few will never be finished and some will suck but perhaps a few will be good. I just like tinkering with graphics and this way, I don't have to beg someone to buy a painting then haggle about the price.

Sorry to hear you're from Arkansas. HEHEHEHEHHEHEHEH

I'm next to Memphis. West of Memphis. In a city named, strangely enough, West Memphis. ehhehehe


04-18-2007, 10:39 PM
well, i just d/l-ed and played both PUTPBAD and PUTPBAA and I must say, I was sort of left wanting more. I mean, not more games like them but MORE in those games. I won the first in 3 tries and not sure if the 2nd is winnable but a few good deaths to be had in it. heheheheh In jokes I'm sure I didn't get. Those never really work well. Cuz I have no idea who they are talking about. oh well.

OH! Have you played the Conan one? It's called Conan Kill Everything. heheheheh That one has some funny parts. Not easy to win either. I liked it tho and it was clever.


04-18-2007, 10:49 PM

Ahh . . . Pick up the Phone Booth and Aisle . . . home to such gems as:

>filfre pants
It might not have been such a wise idea to shoot fireworks from your pants, metaphors be damned. But it's too late for that now. At least you can take heart in the knowledge that you are definitely the first person in recorded history to run frantically around this Town Square while fireworks shot out of their pants.

*** You have esploded your crotch ***


(your soul)
(first taking your soul)

Taken -- oops.

*** You have a permanently out of body experience ***

And my personal favorite:

What, you don't trust me? You think there's something wrong here? You think this file might be-- might be CORRUPT??

After staring angrily into your eyes for a few moments, the parser breaks down into tears. Through the sobbing, you make out some words about 'trauma' and 'tokenization,' as well as 'parodic pastiche... nothing wrong with that...'

*** You have made the parser cry ***

(My signature is actually a quote from the game. :lol:)

Doing free art for IF games is a really great idea. :) Makes me wish I'd thought of it! :lol: You do postwork very well, too. I'm not much for purism myself; I just find it easier since my painting skills are basically non-existant. People look down on postwork for some reason, when really, it's tough to do that right, too. *Shrug* That's the way I look at it, anyway.

As for me, I like in Little Rock. :lol: I'll just leave it at that. ;)

04-18-2007, 10:53 PM
LOLZ! Well, Pick Up the Phone Booth and Die was generally not a very well-known game until the guy who got ahold of it for Pick Up the Phone Booth and Aisle made it so. ;) I didn't like PUTPBAD either. I guess I just have a weird sense of humor for PUTPBAA . . . the real beauty of the game is the fact that the authors used just about EVERY normal command, plus some un-normal ones. ;)

Never played Conan, but I'll DL it soon. :D

But for now, we've hijacked the fractal thread! :lol: Shame on us!

Back to the regularly scheduled fractal thread-y stuff. :D

04-20-2007, 02:29 AM
Ocular Recursion
Victoria Champion

Some detail views:




ProfessorGreibowitz wrote: I am not a purist so I take the basic fractal and do whatever I want in PS and I'll even blend two or more different fractals and combine pieces and rework the colors etc.

This is my method as well. Good to see everyone's fractals. :wave:

04-20-2007, 10:24 AM
Fantastic fractals from everyone and I am glad to see new faces with more interactions. Presently, I am out of town with limited access to net. Hope to return in about a week to join you all for more fun and action here. Good Luck to all of you!:clap: :thumbsup:
May, for the last picture I have used Fractal Forge (free down load). Hope every body here can try and enjoy more thrilling outcome!


04-20-2007, 12:57 PM
AH, I didn't try that many commands in the latter game. Only more common ones. I wrote a game myself in TADS called "Futz Mutz". It's got audio soundtracks for different rooms and sfx and some graphics.

Yeah, there is skill at each level and I have more skill in PS than apophysis so I usually just click around in apophysis till I like some image then manip in PS any way I can to make something out of it. hehehehehe

I gotta figure out how these people are doing these really clean repeating patterns. hmmmmm or not. HEHEHHEHEHE Just click in blissfull ignorance and let the images happen (or... not).

Okay, thanks fer the comments vc and fanficbug. Little Rock... gotta be better than here!


04-20-2007, 01:40 PM
Prof.&Bug=good work. I do enjoy a bit of p.s.ing(or in my case gimping) fractals but I still enjoy pure fractally goodness most of the time it really dpends on my mood. :D
Anyhou.....here're a couple of my most recent flames:
Sorry that the big on is sooooo huge :D

04-20-2007, 05:43 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Apr-2007/66366-SymmetricIfs_Grad_ex8f7e48_ex8f7erl_x1024_y1024.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Apr-2007/66366-AffineIfsSymm_Grad_ex8fvrur_ex8fvs9o_x1024_y1024.jpg

Some simple ones.

04-20-2007, 09:45 PM
very nice.

04-20-2007, 10:36 PM
Wow! Very cool! By KPT are you referring to Kai's Power Tools? How do I make these? I love fractals!

04-20-2007, 10:54 PM
Hi everyone,
I am so glad to see that this thread is still going strong. I haven't been doing any fractals, because I am too busy with work for uni. However it is only 7 weeks till I am COMPLETELY finished and I will be back with a vengeance then. I am doing one subject which is 'artist's books', and I think I will do a book of fractals next ( the work is half done.)

Great to see all the good work. Mayymaa you've got even BETTER at fractals since I've been away.

04-20-2007, 11:37 PM
One idea I've been tinkering with is to try making a fractal look embossed or raised. I don't have an emboss plugin that will do it with a raster graphic on the inside but I can fake it by duplicating the fractal on another layer, running the bas relief at full detail and setting that layer to multiply. Here is one I did with this fractal forge.



04-20-2007, 11:57 PM
It looks like a beautiful brocade.

04-21-2007, 11:57 AM
Man, I had to get my dictionary out to see what brocade was. hehehehehe Yeah, it could be made into a cool blanket or table cloth or shirt! Hmmmm

Has anyone done any transfers to shirts or such? If you made a pattern to sew with from one of these fractals, the seamstress would go insane looking at the mesmerizing repeating patterns. HEHEHE


04-21-2007, 12:04 PM
I have never tormented any seamstresses but I do plan on gertting some of those iron on printable thingies for some tshirts-that is when I get around to it :D

04-22-2007, 02:28 AM
It would be a better evening gown than a shirt I think!

You can use a heat press to put a digital image onto a garment. You print it out onto a transfer paper first, then pop it in the heat press for about 40 seconds, depending on the fabric.

04-22-2007, 11:56 AM
Fractal, tie-died evening gowns! heheheh

I had a pic of me put on a t-shirt waaaay back in like.. 95? and it still looks good. Although, I've worn it only probably 20 times since then.

Yeah, I am lazy so I'll probably never really put anything on a shirt. Hard to get motivated just to click around and play on my PC. :(


04-22-2007, 11:08 PM
Prof., I'm going to have to check out "Futz Mutz" when I get the chance . . . so many things I've got to do lately, lol! :lol: I'll put it on my to-do list, though.

I gotta figure out how these people are doing these really clean repeating patterns. hmmmmm or not. HEHEHHEHEHE Just click in blissfull ignorance and let the images happen (or... not).

Well, I'm in the middle of writing a tutorial right now, but I can point you to some good ones. :D


There are plenty of them on the above link, but the ones I recommend are these three:


Do them in that order and you're sure not to get overwhelmed. ;)


I would love to get a fractal T-shirt . . . it would be a nice way to let the world know part of who I am. ^_^

Lovely idea, and lovely fractals everyone :clap:

04-23-2007, 03:04 PM
Thanks for the links. I did tinker w/apophysis the other night and found out I'm using too many triangles. If I use 2 or 3 I can make some neat repeating stuff that looks like it was designed (like curly patterns that go in a semicircle).

I'll check out those links too.


04-23-2007, 08:17 PM
Oooh.....fractalled evening gowns.....that's an idea,hmmm.....must try that out,it would be perfect for when I go out tangoeing. :D lol

04-25-2007, 03:44 PM


05-02-2007, 07:36 AM

HAve you thought about using POVRAY or something similar and generate the fractral as height fields. That would give the 3d effect and allow you to change the lighting.

05-02-2007, 12:43 PM
Basically, that's what I did in PS. I made a grayscale bas relief of the image then overlayed that (set to overlay or something) over the color version.

But I have zbrush so I can import the stuff and try some things. In amorphium pro I could take some image and wrap it around a ball and extrude it etc. Thanks for the tip.


05-02-2007, 06:24 PM


05-02-2007, 08:15 PM
reminds me of a spinning sparkler! cool


05-02-2007, 11:59 PM


05-05-2007, 05:48 PM
Bored. heheh This is apophysis and PS. 90% apophysis but I tweaked basic forms in places to correct problems and altered contrast and colors.

I named it "Assimilation".



05-06-2007, 12:37 AM

Nice stuff Professor!:clap: :thumbsup:
This I have done wtih fractal forge without much manipulation as such!

05-06-2007, 12:02 PM
thanks, wenkat. I really had to tweek that one to fix some stuff and shift the colors. But that's the most fun part!


05-06-2007, 02:40 PM

This has been done with Apo without modification.


05-11-2007, 04:49 AM
Hi everyone,
So glad to see this thread is still going. I am thinking of you a lot as I am doing fractals, but I am in the last 4 weeks of my degree and just working working working. I am doing an 'Artist's Book' elective, and I am doing a book of fractals. I have printed out the fractals, one to a page, leaving lots of blank space. They are all printed now, so now I will collage stuff onto the page. I am collaging all those wonderful words to with fractals, like 'Mandelbrot', and 'Juliacube' and the title is 'Strange Attractors'. Then after I collage I will stamp & monoprint numbers & formuli. Might work - might be a dogs breakfast. I have even made my own book-cloth for the cover from fabric with numbers all over it. I'll let yyou know how I go when its finished in about 4 weeks.
Here's one of the new fractals for the book.

05-11-2007, 03:02 PM

Hi Quirky,nice to see you back after a long time. Yea, this thread limps and go on virtually in snail's pace. Now that you have come, I'm sure it will pick up its initial velocity to take off in (fractal!) orbit. :clap: What you said about your book, are all greek and Latin to me. But the last picture was really a gret stuff.:thumbsup:
Looking forward to see more from you soon.

05-11-2007, 03:22 PM
My lack of posts are do to more computer problems! Arrrgh! I have a couple fractals in the works but I need to tinker with my comp to pull out the files-if it hasn't eaten them. Anyhou I really like Quiky's fractal book idea.
For those who are interested deviantart has a free prints account for all deviants and it's free to join. If you buy your own prints they're super cheap and to sell you can set your own prices.
Fan cibug-I have no idea which sam[ling I used it might be plastic ...but don't ask me.

05-11-2007, 06:54 PM
Hi Wenkat & Mayymaa,
It will be another 4 weeks till I have much time for wetcanvas and I'm counting the days. You are doing some great fractals now but I don't recognise the software. Fractal forge did you say?
As for the words - if you do a search on Google for fractals you find some amazing terms - some of them are names of mathemeticians and some of them are mathematics terms (I think). Anyway they make a change from artspeak(!) so I'm using them in my book.
The one I posted was Corel KPT. And this one is too.
Now I have to get on with my essay.

05-11-2007, 07:16 PM

I am loving the fractal i see here. Are there any tutorials somewhere that can get me started?

I do simple gradients with multipy setting - i am curious how you all have such beautiful work.


05-12-2007, 10:00 PM
Hi Inkmonkey,
What fractal software are you using (if any)?
Search for Apophysis and Chaoscope if you want freeware. Also Fractal Forge, I gather. You'd have to ask one of the others about that. My last two are Corel KPT (formerly known as Kai's Power Tools). Not freeware in that case.

05-13-2007, 12:59 AM
Which software did you use for this latest blue one? I LOVE it. Fantastic.

05-13-2007, 10:49 AM

05-15-2007, 11:00 PM
Here are some samples created using Visions Of Chaos. Unfortunately the auto-shrinking when uploading the images kills some of the finer details.










05-16-2007, 10:12 PM
I just had a quick look at Visions of Chaos - it's Australian! And the price is right. I will have to have this software too. Thanks Tallguy.

05-24-2007, 10:28 PM

Nice to see Quirky back in action, whereas I am not that much
active. Somehow, the thread is growing though not fast.:clap: :thumbsup:
Can anyone tell me whether Chaoscopic images can be directly saved
to .jpg; in mine I have only .bmp saving feature.


06-08-2007, 04:04 AM
Hi Everyone,
I am back in action PROPER. I finished uni today and hopefully it is forever.

As I've said before I did an artist's book of fractals. It seems that it might be going in an exhibition in the Art Gallery of NSW along with some of my other books, next month. I thought it was being taken last week to be photographed for the catalogue, so I quickly photographed it myself, before all the ends were tied off. However it is still here & they're taking it next week.

I'm posting a photo of the outside of the book and a one-page spread - this one with Chaoscope fractals. I made my own book-cloth to get the numbers on the cover. The numbers on the pages are monoprinted with wooden numbers and acrylic paint. The words, which are all fractal terms, have been printed on to Japanese paper & collaged on to the pages.



06-08-2007, 12:14 PM
Wow Quirk,your book rocks!
Evryon else great work too.
I am also back in action,my fractal mojo has come back,finally!Here are a few new ones from me.

06-08-2007, 12:15 PM
And one more!http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g280/Mayymma/AHbs-Apophysis-070606-103.jpg

06-08-2007, 09:09 PM
WHICH fractal mojo, Mayymma ? These ones are FAN tastic.

06-08-2007, 11:59 PM

Hi Mayamma and Quirky!Nice to see you both back with wonderful works!
Quirky, :clap: :thumbsup: :clap: :thumbsup: for your new book. It must be a sought-after one
for all fractal savvies. Good Luck to you in your endeavours.


06-16-2007, 11:59 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Jun-2007/83341-Apophysis-070424-71.jpg Here's yet another apo flame. Wenk,I like your newest fractal-very trippy.:thumbsup:

06-24-2007, 12:16 PM

Mey, fanstastic fractals from you! This is another version of the same tippy one for you!