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09 November 2008 @ 11:06 pm
Hi def fractal zoom.  
Something I made over the weekend.

http://www.vimeo.com/2199415

Made with fractal eXtreme.
 
 
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atomicatatomicat on November 10th, 2008 07:40 am (UTC)
Can't watch vids of course but have you tried Ultra Fractal 5? It does animations straight to AVI, set your waypoints and let er rip. I've got a utility for making animations on Chaoscope but haven't tried it yet. A bit scared I'll get trapped! Aiee! *grin* Oh hell, maybe I'll give it a quick whirl tonight, the idea of squirming 3D renedered Julia sets gives me wood. :D
tiggerfoxtiggerfox on November 10th, 2008 08:12 am (UTC)
I have Ultra Fractal 4, I'm waiting for them to get 64bit support. I'm using Fractal eXtreme now because they released a new version that is 64bit and is considerably faster the UF4.

UF is 32bit and supports network rendering, fractal eXtreme is 64bit but does not have network rendering yet. So it's kinda a wash.

Edited at 2008-11-10 08:14 am (UTC)
atomicatatomicat on November 10th, 2008 09:13 am (UTC)
Hmmm, just checked. Multi-core support but still no 64 bit in the works. Oh well. Heh, gosh I'm so glad I don't have a 64 bit chip! Lucky me! :D

Must check out eXtreme.
atomicatatomicat on November 10th, 2008 09:14 am (UTC)
Oh, and hey, come a long ways since Fractint 7.0 eh!
tiggerfoxtiggerfox on November 10th, 2008 11:41 am (UTC)
Just being able to zoom it at all amazes me. When I first started working with the set back in the 486 days, just rendering the set would take an hour at 1024x768. Now it's practically real time until you get into the arbitrary math. I can render the base set at 1024x768 now in .4 seconds. ~10million pixels a second. I get over a billion iterations a second with fractal eXtreme. It really is amazing. Although a quantum computer would be ideal for rendering the set =)
atomicatatomicat on November 11th, 2008 10:21 am (UTC)
There's still a few things that'll eat up the clock cycles though. PovRay can do Mandel/Julia sets, 3D cross-sections of a Jula rendered with oh, reflective glass should do, animate through some params? Delish!
Rabs Whitetailwhitetail on November 10th, 2008 10:40 am (UTC)
Unbelievable! I had no idea the series was so multidimensional (not sure that's even the right word, but I think you know what I mean). Quite a trip... ^^
tiggerfoxtiggerfox on November 10th, 2008 11:23 am (UTC)
There are many ways of looking at the set, but in general its 2x2 on the complex plane and infinitely deep.

There is some good info here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandelbrot_set
atomicatatomicat on November 11th, 2008 10:34 am (UTC)
As mentioned above, PovRay will render a 3-dimensional cross-section of a 4-dimensional set. COOL!
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