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Description: I haven't seen many 2D cross-sections from Mandelbulb 3D posted on the forum.  That's unfortunate, because it does it quite well.  I decided to render a 2D animation in memory of Dr. Mandelbrot and this is from the formula I used. smiley
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Posted by: Lee Oliver March 29, 2011, 12:21:08 AM

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April 01, 2011, 09:13:32 PM
Again, no judgement intended - I like most of the work I see here - but I wonder where the boundaries are.  For example, if I do a simple landscape in Bryce, can I call it a fractal on the grounds that it uses fractal maths to produce terrains?  
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March 29, 2011, 10:44:20 PM
Thank you Mario.

I am also aware of the people before Mandelbrot.  However, he was the one to coin the term "fractal geometry" and open the field up for serious research.

I suppose I could have credited them, but I must have forgotten. smiley
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March 29, 2011, 09:11:31 PM
Excellent animation BT, almost hypnotic!
Good discussion as well, as I also see fractal programs used to produce just abstract digital works that could be made with Gimp or PS or even Paint.
As for credits, as a lover of the Julia set, I would like to mention that Benoit Mandelbrot developed previous work by Gaston Julia (his teacher) and Pierre Fatou.
 
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March 29, 2011, 03:10:49 PM
Thanks RCPage. smiley  I just wanted a slow, soothing song for this one.  

@Kali:  I do understand what you are trying to say.  I actually wasn't all that fond of that picture at first.  It certainly doesn't look very fractal sad
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March 29, 2011, 06:14:46 AM
Excellent video BT!  Interesting discussion also; this site seems to have some very astute fractal artists who are pushing the boundaries of fractal art.  I like to think of all of fractal as being in the "beta" stage.  Definitions can wait until the basic exploration is complete in a hundred years or so.  At least you don't see to many illustrations with fractal elements here as you do on dA.  
Also, Owl City was a fine choice for the soundtrack. That was done by a kid in a basement studio in my home state of Minnesota.  Nice to know that it is still possible to get something good done without having a megalith studio in on it... wink  
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March 29, 2011, 05:17:50 AM
Ok, almost all are fractals by that definition, so they should be called fractals. BTW, I have to make it clear I didn't mean to attack anyone, neither judge what's wrong or right, I really enjoy all the artworks here, they are amazing. I was just wondering if we sometimes are dealing with objects and images that are really cool and interesting, but lacks from some "fractality" smiley

Off course 3D tend to be less "fractal", but sometimes the combinations and transforms ends up with cool looking but little fractalish images.

This is a good example, and a work of yours!

http://www.fractalforums.com/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=5139

Really beatiful, I like it! but... you know what I mean?   police



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March 29, 2011, 03:47:25 AM
Thank you for the comment. smiley

Also, if I remember correctly, Mandelbrot defined a fractal as a geometric form with a fractal dimension which is greater than its topological dimension.  I suppose if a work meets that criteria it is fractal.  And you must remember that many of the artwork posted is done with 3D software. It is to be expected that these may not look quite as "fractal" as ones done in 2D due to the increased complexity.
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March 29, 2011, 03:40:42 AM
Great image and animation!

As for what Erisian said, I think that even when the word "fractal" refers to a great diversity of objects or images, not just julias, m-sets or escape-time fractals, it seems that sometimes the works are rated more on the good-looking side no matter if it's not really fractalish at all. In fact, some of the highest rated or viewed artworks, doesn't have too much "fractal attributes". Ok, they are really good looking, and real pieces of art, but... can they all be called "fractals"?
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March 29, 2011, 12:37:04 AM
They certainly do!  I'm a confirmed Julia lover too and rarely work with anything else in 2D.  Mandelbulb took me away from them for a while, until I discovered Darkbeam's Lambda4Dnc formula and cut quats.   champagne toast
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March 29, 2011, 12:31:35 AM
Ah! You really jumped on this one. shocked  I wasn't expecting a response so quickly. grin

I really like Julians.  I would almost go as far as to say they are my favorite fractals.  They have a sort of simplistic beauty about them, don't they.
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March 29, 2011, 12:28:10 AM
Stunning Julia!!!   love   I did a number of cut quat Julias,  but few seem interested.  I'm beginning to wonder if users of Fractal Forums even like fractals!  Still, excellent work.   happy

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