Category: Fractals

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 […]

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 […]

What’s shakin’ with Ushiki?

Nov 18, 2005 - Fractals - 0 Comments - Standard

When it comes to microbe-mania this guy’s infected! Download parameter file squork02.loo I test every new color setting for the orbit counting renders with the number 7 formula, Ushiki Phoenix. If it’s any good, Ushiki will show it. It’s a paradise for parasites. Look at this one and his wacked-out buddies, flying around in epidemic […]

The humble Mandelbrot

Nov 10, 2005 - Fractals - 0 Comments - Standard

I used to think it was cliche and juvenile, but after three and a half years I’ve never tired of seeing new variations of the classic mandelbrot man. Download parameter file brot02.xpf Maybe it’s the shape: well balanced, curved, pointed, detailed edges, solid spaceous center. Also, for reasons beyond my mathematical capabilities to explain, the […]

Could people be fooled by fractals?

Oct 27, 2005 - Fractals - 0 Comments - Standard

I’m not saying that my fractals belong in the Louvre or anything, but from time to time I come across fractal images that remind me of stuff I’ve seen in artbooks or galleries. Download parameter file brain02.loo I wrote about this and gave examples in my previous, short-lived blogs. Examples aren’t really needed and the […]

Mandel with its head blown off

Oct 24, 2005 - Fractals - 0 Comments - Standard

Finally, a fractal program that saves in PNG format and also supports the use of high explosives. It’s called “perturbation,” which is, I assume, a standard mathematical term since I’m sure no one would deliberately give that name to anything. Download parameter file mandel.xpf It’s free, it’s fun, and if you’ve ever experienced the joy […]