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Kendall Kessler

2 Years Ago

Would Like Some Fractal Advice

Most of my work is representational with Impressionistic and Expressionistic elements but I also like abstract so I would like to get some software to try some fractal compositions. I am not sure what to order so I thought I would see if anyone here has some suggestions.

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Dan Turner

2 Years Ago

Kendall, I went through several fractal programs before settling on Ultrafractal a few years back.

http://www.ultrafractal.com/

If you're familiar with how layers work in Photoshop, they work the same way in UF. At $69 I think it is a bargain. In addition to letting you do all the simple, no-brainer, fun stuff, it allows for deep exploration of fractals and color so you can create art.

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Roseann Caputo

2 Years Ago

Here's a website that I've found to be very useful:

http://fractalarts.com/ASF/

Talks about all the Fractal apps they know about, including Ultra Fractal, which is a good one. I have that one.

 

Kendall Kessler

2 Years Ago

Thanks Dan and Roseann! I greatly appreciate the help!

 

Georgiana Romanovna

2 Years Ago

http://www.apophysis.org/

Tutorials and resources are here, Kendall.

http://apophysis.deviantart.com/gallery/

 

Kendall Kessler

2 Years Ago

Thanks Zeana!

 

Carmen Hathaway

2 Years Ago

I'm on board with everyone's recommendations Kendall -- nice thing about Apophysis for experimenting is that it is freeware.

You're going to love this part of the journey -- look forward to seeing your creations.

 

Kendall Kessler

2 Years Ago

One more question. Will this software work with a Mac OS X version 10.6.8?

 

Roy Erickson

2 Years Ago

And I'll have to say - since what "I" do is not really fractals - that Dan T does them the very best - they are truly works of art.

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Kendall Kessler

2 Years Ago

Thanks Roy! They are great!

 

Dave Luebbert

2 Years Ago

Anybody do any 3D modeling/rendering here? and do you know where any good 3D fractal model generators can be found?

 

Roseann Caputo

2 Years Ago

Kendall, some will and some won't. You'll have to check each app. Apophisys I don't believe does.

David - Xeno dreams I think does 3D fractal modeling.

 

Dave Luebbert

2 Years Ago

Roseann, thanks.

 

Dave Luebbert

2 Years Ago

Wow, Roseann, I just purchased and started using that program. WOW! Thanks again!

 

Kendall Kessler

2 Years Ago

Thanks Roseann! Looking forward to working with the software!

 

Roseann Caputo

2 Years Ago

Happy to help out. :-)

 

Betsy Jones

2 Years Ago

In addition to some of the ones above, I also use Incendia EX
Have fun - it's ADDICTIVE!

 

Kendall Kessler

2 Years Ago

Thanks Betsy!

 

Carmen Hathaway

2 Years Ago

Dave -- Xeno's an excellent 3D & fractal program - as are Vue/Eon Software & Visions of Chaos

I see you're well into Zbrush -- also one of my favs.

Ditto Betsy -- Incendia's amazing -- and free!

Daz 3D is fun for familiarizing with basic 3D modelling -- also freeware.



 

Carolyn Marshall

2 Years Ago

Zeana, I have Apophysis but have never really figured out how to get creations as good as what I see on FAA or on the Deviant Art site. I went to your link for the tutorials. I see lots of posts about the tuts, but no actual tutorials. I clicked on the home page and saw the link to tutorials and clicked on a few of them. But, again, just conversation posts, no actual tuts. What am I missing, and how do I get to them?

 

Roseann Caputo

2 Years Ago

Deb Benoit has some good ones:

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I've been at this for a while and I still can't get mine to look even remotely like these. Stunning work all the way around.


I was also going to link to some of Karin Kuhlmann's as I consider her a Fractal Master, but she doesn't seem to be on FAA any more?

 

Terry Weaver

2 Years Ago

I downloaded Apophysis today & it is addicting!

 

Rose Santuci-Sofranko

2 Years Ago

I use the free Sterling2 for all of mine...you can go to my gallery here http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/rose-santucisofranko.html?tab=artworkgalleries&artworkgalleryid=162600 to see the variety of fractals you can create with this simple program...the only one I've ever been able to figure out how to use!

 

Roseann Caputo

2 Years Ago

I use Sterling, Apophysis, Incendia, Ultra Fractal and a few others, too. I might try using some of them t make stained glass.

 

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