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Author Topic: M3D vs MB - ?  (Read 5390 times)
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Fractal Schemer
Posts: 1013

« Reply #15 on: August 12, 2011, 03:22:47 PM »

1) it's open source,
2) multiplatform: Linux, Windows, OSX (Mac) (should also work on ARM CPUs)
3) 64-bit version (now for all systems) - almost unlimited image resolution
4) volumetric light effect

Not to forget the better ambient occlusion with a great sense of light and colors.
And because of its compiler flexibility it has a better future, so the time of MB has still to come.

Did you ever checked how hard it would be to include OpenCL or CUDA into your code?
That could inverse the drawback in calculation speed.

I would have to start from zero to support these compilers.
Strange Attractor
Posts: 276

« Reply #16 on: January 08, 2012, 01:29:27 AM »

Even if my program works slower and it is more difficult to use (of course not for me), I'm proud of it. cheesy . But there are some things where my program is better 
1) it's open source,
2) multiplatform: Linux, Windows, OSX (Mac) (should also work on ARM CPUs)
3) 64-bit version (now for all systems) - almost unlimited image resolution
4) volumetric light effect

not only,Buddhi , it has also a good guide that is very important for novices (as me..) that is totally missed for mandlelburb 3D (luckily there are some good tut on deviantart, but still your guide is far more complete , especially regarding animation

nevertheless i would not say that one is better then the other

But well i believe for somebody new to 3d fractal will be no doubts, in that case a good starting guide is the winning point ,and in this case on this point would be no match.

And here i want add my compliment, is rare for Open Source software, especially in case of one-man project to offer a decent documentation
Fractal Supremo
Posts: 1174

« Reply #17 on: March 01, 2012, 04:41:55 PM »

I prefare M3D, coz mandelbulber don't works on my PC. This is hudge difference hurt

Tutorials and help files sounds as good job for community. Someone with good enought english could do it.
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fractal catalisator
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« Reply #18 on: May 10, 2013, 08:00:52 PM »

Greetings everyone,

Can Mandlebubler technically get the same results as M3D? I'm asking because for most of the time, simply by looking at a 3d fractal render, I can differentiate whish software was used. In my opinion, M3D has more richness and details. It might be because artists are more experienced with M3D but I'm still curious.
Fractal Iambus
Posts: 895

« Reply #19 on: May 10, 2013, 08:23:28 PM »

M3D has more fractal formulas and easier user interface. It offers also more possibilities to tweak and mix formulas. Mandelbulber offers the same or even higher render quality and is multiplatform (Windows, Linux (32 and 64 bit), OsX), but has limited number of formulas. It's my opinion as a creator of Mandelbulber  cheesy

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