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Structured IFS Fractals - Basic Elements
Fractal Art Week
This article is about structred IFS fractals - basically, stuff made with Apophysis, Chaotica, and other similar software. Those aren't formal names of the things - just a little system that makes things easier for me.
A structured fractal is basically composed of main structure (framework), fillers and effects.
This decomposition, of course, is not universal and not even unique (one may see a transform as filler, while another as framework, for example).
Main Structure
This is the transforms or a group of transforms that create the main shapes of your fractal. Removing or replacing one of those transforms with something else will change drastically the looks of the work. Many frameworks have emtpy areas to be filled with fillers :dummy:.
While some frameworks people use are quite hard to figure out (those are few though, since there are not many people able to find their own original crazy structures), other are common, explained in many tutorials, fe
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Post_depth Tutorial
Lets give the word to zy0rg, the creator of post_depth plugin:
That variation is used to create the depth blur effects in 3d fractals.
Unlike Apo's native depth blur, with this plugin you can use any variation (I'd recommend sineblur) for blurring.
The drawback compared to native blur is that you need to place the blurred object "manually" (i.e. using ztranslate, rotate_x and rotate_y) so it might be a bit tricky to use. But I think that the result is 99.98% worth it.
You can download post_depth (and a few cool blurs) here:

A few examples of post_depth results:



Basic Usage
To use post_depth, you will need par
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L-Systems
Fractal Art Week
Today, we will chat about L-systems and what they have to do with fractals =D
Substitution systems
In a substitution system, we use a set of rules to transform elements of a sequence. Like this:
        Rule [1 → 0 and 0 → 11]
        Starting sequence: 01
        Step 1: 110
        Step 2: 0011
        Step 3: 111100
        Step 4: 00001111
        Step 5: 111111110000
        ...
A Lindenmayer system (L-system) is a string rewriting system, a substitution system that works with strings. It consists of an "alphabet" of symbols, rules (which expand symbols into larger strings - in the example above  1 → 0 and 0 → 11), an "axiom" - the starting sequence - and a way to translate the obtai
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Coloring in Apophysis - Part 3
A brief guide to coloring in Apophysis. A Chaotica tutorial on the subject coming out soon too =D
Special thanks to BoxTail for reminding me about an important tool the dummy here forgot to add.
(and yeah, all example images shamelessly rendered in chaotica because it is handier).
Last but not least, if you fancy the gradient i used as example here, you can download it from:

Lets go back to the adjustments window, this time on the render tab.

1 - Gamma

Gamma basically defines how "solid" will your fractal look. Low gamma will result in more translucid, shiny and higher contrast appearence, while higher gamma values will result in more solid and flat stuff.

gamma=1


gamma=2

gamma=4

Tip: if your fractal is made of shiny edges only, try increasing gamma. It may re
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Coloring in Apophysis - Part 1
A brief guide to coloring in Apophysis. A Chaotica tutorial on the subject coming out soon too =D
Special thanks to BoxTail for reminding me about an important tool the dummy here forgot to add.
Last but not least, if you fancy the gradient i used as example here, you can download it from:

Adjustment window
To change or edit your gradient, you will use the Adjustment window. To open it, click on the gradient button under the menu.

A new window will open:

1 - Getting a new gradient

There are 4 basic ways to change your gradient:

Presets: click on the Preset button to view a huge list of built-in gradients.Gradient Browser (first button on the right): allows to load user created gradients. You can download some nice packs
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Coloring in Apophysis - Part 2
A brief guide to coloring in Apophysis. A Chaotica tutorial on the subject coming out soon too =D
Last but not least, if you fancy the gradient i used as example here, you can download it from:

Coloring - Editor

Now that we are done with the gradient, lets explore the Colors tab in the editor.

We will see how transform color, color speed and opacity work.
1 - Opacity

Opacity is the opacity of the transform. Opacity 0 means it will be entirely transparent, and opacity 1, entirely opaque. Lets change the opacity of one of the transforms:
opacity = 0                                   opacity = 1

This setting is very handy when you cannot remove a transform (impor
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Isometric Fractal Art Tutorial - Part 2
In this tutorial, i will explain how i created some of my recent "isometric" works. For example:

Softwares needed: Apophysis and Chaotica.
Prerequisites: you will need some previous knowledge on how to use Apo and Chaotica. If you have any doubts, please check those out:
Apophysis ManualChaotica ManualXaos RevealedChaotica Editor Basics
Plugins used: square.
Tip 4 - creating blocks from blank

You can use weights (xaos) to create blocks or groups of elements, to move around several parts of the tile a
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Isometric Fractal Art Tutorial - Part 1
In this tutorial, i will explain how i created some of my recent "isometric" works. For example:

Softwares needed: Apophysis and Chaotica.
Prerequisites: you will need some previous knowledge on how to use Apo and Chaotica. If you have any doubts, please check those out:
Apophysis ManualChaotica ManualXaos RevealedChaotica Editor Basics
Plugins used: square.
Basic element

Start from blank, and add 1 transform with square = 1. You should have something like:

The sq
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SolidMars Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
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