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 Post subject: The Mandelbrot goes 3D
Unread postPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 8:57 am 
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If only we could get something like this running on Irix...

The Mandelbulb!

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/12/mandelbulb-gallery/
http://www.skytopia.com/project/fractal/mandelbulb.html


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Unread postPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 9:00 am 
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that is freaking awesome!!!!

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Unread postPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 10:50 am 
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These pictures look like multicolor SEM (scanning electron microscope) images. Very cool. 8-)

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Unread postPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 11:25 am 
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Looks like they are going to take a while to render on my Indigo :lol:


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Unread postPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 12:03 pm 
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a bit of poking in the internet uncovered a program for your PC.

http://dmitrybrant.com/2009/11/18/mandelbulb

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Unread postPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 12:35 pm 
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sybrfreq wrote:
a bit of poking in the internet uncovered a program for your PC.

http://dmitrybrant.com/2009/11/18/mandelbulb


Nice! Interesting to play with those iteration settings. My PC just did an emergency shutdown... time to get rid of the dust on the CPU heatsink again :lol:


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Unread postPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 4:22 pm 
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Cool! I've got to check that out!

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Unread postPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 4:41 pm 
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Here you find some executables:
http://frictionalgames.blogspot.com/2009/11/fractional-fun.html

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Unread postPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 5:12 am 
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You guys are sick ! It looks disgusting to me. God gave us skin so we wouldn't have to look at that kind of stuff ! :shock:


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Unread postPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 5:55 am 
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Pentium:
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If only we could get something like this running on Irix...


It's already here:

http://www.mechanics.citg.tudelft.nl/~everdij/nekoware/current/neko_quat-1.20.tardist

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Unread postPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 12:31 pm 
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the rendering is not even close :( the mandelbulb looks like global illumination, that looks like shiny plastic phong shading.

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Unread postPosted: Sat Dec 12, 2009 2:54 am 
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@Skywriter: Yes, that's true. But Pentium wanted a mandelbulb generator for Irix.

I think these global-illumination-renderings have been done with "Ultra Fractal 5".

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Unread postPosted: Sun Dec 13, 2009 6:30 am 
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I still prefer Xaos, though.


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Unread postPosted: Sun Dec 13, 2009 6:50 am 
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mandelbrot zooming is a great escape, xaos is great for that. i'm amazed at what a netbook can do with it.

with 3d you can go mandel-spelunking, but it's so slow.

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