Neat fractals, including one at 4096x3269

RedShark

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Hey everyone,

Here are some fractals created with a program I wrote. They're pretty big so I hope you have broadband :) You'll need a semi-modern browser able to view .PNG files.

http://www.cs.washington.edu/homes/mrenz/output1.png
http://www.cs.washington.edu/homes/mrenz/output2.png
http://www.cs.washington.edu/homes/mrenz/output3.png
http://www.cs.washington.edu/homes/mrenz/output4.png

All the images are from the Mandelbrot set. The program rendered the fractals at a high resolution (perhaps 4000xSomething) and I then scaled them down with Photoshop. output4.png is not scaled down and is presented in full 4096x3269 size (5:4 aspect ratio--I'm running in 1280x1024).

If you want, I could upload an even larger render--the program handles arbitrary sizes, but beyond 12500x10000 or so and you're talking serious disk usage. An uncompressed image of that size takes ~350mb :)

Questions/comments/suggestions for improvement?
 

Flipside

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Originally posted by Sagar1586
excuse me while i go vomit.

What the hell...No need to flame asshole.

Nice designs...A little too "hippy" for my liking, but cool nonetheless
 

Sagar1586

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it isn't a flame if the overload of colors and swirls actually makes me dizzy to the point of throwing up.
 

RedShark

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Hehehe lol. They are definitely a bit "loud" :) I like the adjective "hippy"--that's an excellent summary. I was just dinking around in photoshop, and with the "Replace color" command it's possible to get much different color schemes that maintain the smooth gradations.

I have a random palette generator in the program, but the palettes it tends to come up with are muddy and lacking in contrast. I'll have to think about this problem some more.
 

MadJuggla9

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i like it more than almost anything here for the fact that its UNIQUE .... too many people copy others works ... this is a rgeat example of uniqueness ..... even though i dont like it all that much j/k :D

edit: btw .... gimme some of them shrooms ur eating ... :eek:
 

RedShark

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lol :) Thanks for the complements. Fractals are unique in some sense--I can just about guarentee that nobody has seen those parts of the mandelbrot set before for example. But at the same time, there is a distinct similarity between these images and others you've undoubtedly seen. Just search the web for hundreds more examples. I guess the only "me" in these images is that they're among my favorites, but I wouldn't even describe myself as a hippy lol

Side note: The server seems to be down at the moment--I'm not sure why. Please forgive the technical problem. Hopefully it will be back up soon.
 

laz

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those are rather interesting. I always liked fractals for some reason, even if I have NO idea what kind of math is used for them. And I dont think I would understand too well if someone tryed to tell me, me and my limited advanced algabra knowlage.
 
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