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Apophysis flame fractal using bipolar plugin. Also see Turmoil and `MichaelFaber's Expanse.
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Raelor Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2008
Amazing! Love the colours and the spirals! Great job :D :+fav:
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HauntedVisions Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful!
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rormnsa2gether Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love it :love:
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Bootsbounty Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008
Well done!
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sci-clone Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well I'm gonna :+devwatch: you ... and all pleasure is mine :D !

Have a GREAT day!

C U :D ;)
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fractalinda Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2007   Digital Artist
Amazing work!
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EarthGoddess Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2007
Loving it :hug:
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LordFreeza Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Joel, your work is awesome!!!
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ToAPP Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2007
Very nice! I'll certainly have to give the bipolar plugin a whirl meself! :plotting:
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dana-martinez Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2007
Cool - lots of energy and movement :)
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Phoenix-22 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2007
Love how it looks like little balls of flame, or some kind of weird dragon skin-related something or other.
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:iconcolliemom:
Colliemom Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow!
:wow:
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baba49 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous!
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LonesomeFaery Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:winner: Congratulations! I loved your piece so much I featured it in my journal this week! Keep up the good work!:highfive:
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JoelFaber Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007
:bow: Thank you!
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rocknrollismyguitar Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2007
Bipolar? So the variation works half the time and the other half it tells you to F*** Off and walks away? =P

Can't wait for it man, great job as always.
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JoelFaber Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007
:lol: Precisely! Actually, in mathematics, bipolar coordinates are a type of orthogonal coordinates based on the Apollonian circles. [link] :O
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rocknrollismyguitar Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007
you lost me at orthogonal. i may know a lot of math, but not quite that much =P
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JoelFaber Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007
:)
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:iconlyc:
lyc Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2007
bipolar? möbius! [link]
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:iconjoelfaber:
JoelFaber Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007
It's based on bipolar coordinates [link] . Möbius transformations are different (and can be done in apophysis using the spherical transform and post-transforms). For your personal projects or GPL'ed releases --> [link] ;)
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lyc Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007
ahh, that's clarified a lot for me, thanks :) i curious, seeing the effects of the möbius xform in apo renders but nothing in the code to directly do it... shows what l33t flame-making skills i have :(

(btw, i'm going to abstain from flame rendering a bit during my finals, there's enough conflict of interest with my new 3d stuff as it is; after that though i hope to help out :devmobilectro: with some apo plugins which will of course be released.)
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JoelFaber Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007
The name "spherical" actually comes from stereographic projection. It isn't directly coded as a variation. If you look at the decomposition on the wikipedia page [link] it is a little easier to see how it works:
f1(z) : performed by the affine transformation (which includes translation)
f2(z) : This is exactly the same as the spherical variation.
f4(z) ᵒ f3(z) : The post-transform is another affine transformation (so it does dilation, rotation and translation).
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lyc Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2007
that actually makes a lot of sense because in the flame algorithm f_{1,3,4} can be modified too via weights for even more interesting effects. pretty nifty :)

also, i think i'm finally starting to see the utility of scripts, to set up things like this. i haven't ever seen or used one, but have been told that it's the basis of all good flame-making.
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JoelFaber Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2007
If by "weights" you mean the relating to the probability of being selected in the chaos game then, no. There is only one weight for the entire transformation.

Scripts are not the basis of all good flame-making :disbelief: Scripts are powerful for creating things that would take too long to do it manually (eg. animations, or things like this [link] where there are hundreds of transforms). But generally scripts are just used as a crutch, hindering creativity.
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lyc Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2007
hehe, what a funny fractal :)

regarding the densities/weights/probabilities, i imagine that if you could control the combination some neat fx could result. for example, to get the xform you apply f_{1,2,3,4} in sequence (maths notation f_4 o f_3 o f_2 o f_1), but you could interpret this as 4 vectors, <1,0,0,0> * f_4, then <0,1,0,0> * f_3, etc. keeping those weights normalised to eliminate gain might be an interesting avenue of exploration for a new xform, however it'd need a lot of unintuitive user input... this is where i always went mad with my programs: since i had no gui to tweak such variables i just went completely overboard with the generalisations and dimensions, lit up a joint and sat exploring randomised parameters for hours on end ;P
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Nestalgica Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Now this looks fun :nod: Great flame, too -- nice and dark. :D
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Wick5ter Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2007
lovely
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Ab1lity Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2007
OMG :wow: :faint:
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ChaosKatie Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fish eggs!! Really pretty fish eggs! :D
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Jimpan1973 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really beautiful!!!
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JoelFaber Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007
:thanks: Thanks!
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neoMWH Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2007   Digital Artist
Awsome piece can't wait to play with these! :D
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JoelFaber Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007
Thank you!
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RetteMichBabe Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2007
Omg.. it looks like fish embryo! awesome! :)
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Platinus Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This variation is already opening alot of doors...and it's not even available yet!
Kudos!

Very lovely, love the coloring and the luster.
Great job!
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JoelFaber Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007
Yes, I think it is a very good variation. It's right at the top with Julian! :nod:
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Platinus Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And when are we getting it? :flirty:
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