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Apr 19, 2006 - Fractals - 0 Comments - Standard

Download parameter file “sudz01.zar” Think of it as fractal froth. Something skimmed off and tossed. adj. 1. of no direct relevance; a by-product of mathematical calculation; a far-out domain, eg.(OE) “let’s go to sudzy-ville”. In Xaos, the Barnsley formulas when done in Mandelbrot mode using squares in-coloring and the edge detection filter, would produce this […]

When hills are dreaming

Apr 17, 2006 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

Download parameter file “hills01.zar” When hills are dreaming the wind is still, birds play by the river and ants stop working. Animals go underground to watch the scenes of drifting dreamery. Download parameter file “hills02.zar” Roots run into dreams and are told to stop. We live down here, say the roots. We’re part of the […]


Apr 14, 2006 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

Download parameter file “zero01.zar” Between zero and infinityis the zoneof tentacles Download parameter file “zero02.zar” With every iterationfresh zeroes arrivethey climb the mountainto the place of 1.000then downwardand outwardto infinitythe other zero Download parameter file “zero04.zar” Iterate and bifurcatethe stalks and bubbles proliferateon their way to zero So far they comesuch distance they goarriving, departingthe […]

Tierazon Radio

Apr 12, 2006 - Fractals - 0 Comments - Standard

Why do so many fractal programs have hyphens and funky capitalization in their titles? Download parameter file “radio01.zar” Well, not in my blog they don’t, not in Fractal Bean-StaLK. It means I have to look for the hyphen key when I’m typing and double-check the capitals. I’d like to overhaul spelling in the whole English […]

Fractal Crash Scene

Apr 10, 2006 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

There’s something intoxicating, I mean fascinating, about overwhelming force. Download parameter file “crash01.zar” I’ve always been curious about burning, blasting or crushing. I remember blowing up spray cans and burning up toys just for fun. Or rolling loose boulders off a cliff or hitting some small object thing with a sledge hammer. There was always […]

Tiera-Zon 2.7

Apr 07, 2006 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

Not all fractal programs do the same thing. I’m not sure why I wrote this program off back in the summer of 2002 when I discovered fractals. I downloaded almost every freeware fractal program I could find. I think now the reason I couldn’t get interested in it was because it didn’t make photo-realistic fractals […]

How Green was my Wasteland

Apr 05, 2006 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

While checking out the L-systems on Fractal ViZion, I re-visited another cool thing this program does. “Random Landscapes — 3D rendering using ray-traced mid-point displacement algorithm” That’s how the author, Terry Gintz describes it in the help manual. (You can get a trial version of the program here.) I’d probably say, “Random Wastelands — Do […]

Fractal ViZion L-systems

Apr 03, 2006 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

“Random Lsystems — 3D turtle graphics with ray-traced highlights.” That’s a serious techno-label from the help manual for the spectacular turbo-turtle dance frenzy that ends with a pile of freaked-out, electrified foliage. Here’s what they start out like. Half the fun is just watching the program draw the freaky blueprints for the L-system mutants. I’ve […]

The Fractals of Madness

Mar 31, 2006 - Fractals - 0 Comments - Standard

Download parameter file “hills01.loo” Once upon a time hardworking artists were congratulated and rewarded for producing freaky images like this. I used to have several books by AE Van Vogt and the pictures on the covers would today look like crude imitations of fractal art. Long ago it was possible to stimulate people’s imagination with […]


Mar 29, 2006 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

Download parameter file “sled01.loo” The sea is a streamof slow motionof sliding slowythrough a buildingthrough a citythrough a room Download parameter file “sled02.loo” Waves crawlthe tide trickles inhours crest and crashour day is overthe ocean begins Download parameter file “sled03.loo” A day feeds a yearlike a film feeds a reelthe frames stand up frozenmelting with […]