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Why post-processing is evil

Oct 20, 2005 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

I know it’s a dead issue, but I’ve never had a chance to speak on the matter and I feel like talking. Like a master geometrician allow me to solve this question in a few simple steps and then quietly sit down. Download parameter file evil2.loo First, stop me if I’m wrong, but the beginning […]


Oct 19, 2005 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

On an island in the Pacific somewhere there are trees that have very smooth but thick bark similar to beech, baobob, or fig trees (depending on what you’re familiar with). They have been known to live for 600 to 800 years, but once they are more than a hundred the inner wood disintegrates and the […]

Who cares what the name is?

Oct 18, 2005 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

A good name is at least a meaningful label. Like a magnet it attracts the right things and repels the wrong ones. Download parameter file glob.xpf Names I didn’t choose: Fractal Safari; Fractal Mine; Fractal Voyage; Fractal Journey; Fractal Tales; Fractal Caravan. I wouldn’t call this an art gallery, so I avoided anything artsy. It’s […]

The glory of fractals

Oct 17, 2005 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

When I first discovered fractals I was sceptical and disbelieving. I was curious, but I sensed that they were being hyped and promoted by some group of fanatics trying to make their little thing into something big. Download parameter file cutout.loo Then it was like falling down the rabbit hole, so to speak. Everything I […]

The fractal that dripped blood

Oct 16, 2005 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

Or better yet: The mandelbrot that ate people. It’s because of chance discoveries like this that I keep experimenting with Sterlingware. I’ve never seen this sort of Jackson Pollock, paint all over the place look before. The color worked out well and has a number of variations that look just as good. Download parameter file […]

I walked with Ditko

Oct 15, 2005 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

This is not actually a fractal at all, although it looks like it. It is in fact a drawing from an issue of the comic book Strange Tales from way back in the early 60s, illustrated by my favorite comic book artist Steve Ditko. Download parameter file islet.xpf Steve Ditko and Stan Lee invented Spiderman […]

A tale of two programs

Oct 14, 2005 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

Don’t you just hate titles like that? I haven’t even read the book. Sterlingware excels in detail and complexity of formulas and rendering options. Xaos excels in visual effects and color. Especially color. Xaos contains the greatest algorithm ever know to civilization. This is the random pallete (color) generator. Download parameter file feelers.xpf Similarly, Sterlingware’s […]


Oct 13, 2005 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

I prefer to give images a name rather than a number so I can identify them more easily when just viewing the file names. I sensed something baushausy about this one. I’ve always like the sine trap render methods especially the first one, but I found they almost all looked the same. This one was […]

Fractal photo travel blog

Oct 13, 2005 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

I know what fractal artists do with fractal programs: they make artwork. But I’m sure that for many people, their interest in fractals is just as much about exploring the mysterious images made by fractal formulas, as it is about making artwork. This blog-thing is about my explorations of new fractal terrain in Sterlingware 1.7 […]