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Journal Entry: Mon Mar 23, 2015, 4:38 PM
I stumbled upon that great song by Loituma while randomly surfing :)

This is a trance remix I found it lovely.…

Sorry if no feature :noes:

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  • Listening to: Pumpking sounds


Journal Entry: Fri Mar 13, 2015, 4:15 AM
Hello... yes nice by AddMedia
:iconbill-snowzell: Is back again... :D
Congrats to Mark, his piece is "featured" in a DA journal!  Site Update: Bug Fixes, Hidden Gems
In our continuous effort to improve the DeviantArt experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.
Change Log
In the Prints Shop, if you searched a term that included quotation marks, they would be escaped. Fixed by Alisey
When submitting deviations, if for any reason that file's submission would trigger an error, the error message would default to saying the file was 0 bytes in size, regardless of what the actual issue was. Fixed by szlosek
Old username symbols would appear in the Request Commission modal of the Commissions widget. Fixed by Alisey
Password fields in modals wouldn't work properly if your password contained a forward slash or back slash. Fix
Also, you can partecipate in this contest;
MB3D Surfin' Safari - Group ActivityLet's go surfin' now everybody's learnin' how...
With all of the new Asurf formulae for MB3D, we thought it would be fun to host a Surfin' Safari activity.
All entries must utilize at least one surf formula.
Each entry should be an original creation ( not a tweak of someone elses work )
You may enter 1 piece per day into the gallery.
( the oversight has been corrected, you should now be able to post to the gallery)
If you enjoy this activity, or know someone who would, please pass this journal on.
Let us all take a moment to thank dark-beam ( Luca ) for creating such wonderous things for us to play with.
This activity starts now, and goes thru 4/20/2015.
Once closed, top picks will be chosen, and bragging rights will be issued, as well as prizes to be announced later.
please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.
Have fun, and surfs up.

:la::iconmega-la-plz::la: !
A little feature for everybody...
Fractal 09 by DixbitAnother Green Spiral by AkuraPareCube inside cube 2 by usere35Amonia by 2BORN02B

Safety In Numbers by phoenixkeyblackThe Wanderer by ElvynessAB2015-136 ... New World by Xantipa2The Road Is Paved In Gnarl by moonhighThe Escape by treblehead

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  • Listening to: Pumpking sounds

Can somebody do me a favour

Journal Entry: Wed Mar 11, 2015, 10:46 AM
I have got a beautiful parameter.
Somebody wants to render it with MC enabled for me? (With a decent resolution)
It would be appreciated...

  • Mood: Anguish

Interesting fractal concepts

Journal Entry: Thu Mar 5, 2015, 11:13 AM
Wada spheres on carpet 2 by bryceguy72Fractal Troll Face by bryceguy72Tired of Spirals by bryceguy72

Why not take a look? :)


Bill Snowzell LEFT DA! But why!!! :( :( This is so sad and not explainable at all…

  • Mood: Anguish

japanese clip art

Wed Mar 4, 2015, 2:55 AM…

This site contains SUPERB cliparts that can be used as heightmaps!

  • Listening to: Thrilling sounds
  • Watching: Your face
  • Playing: With fire

Mandelbulb3d v1.8.9 x2 is out!

Journal Entry: Sun Mar 1, 2015, 10:26 AM

I putted a lot of work in this release. A thank you is very appreciated friends...…

 wink I am proud to announce to you another MB3D "update"

THE EXE FILE IS IDENTICAL as it's likely the program won't be updated. OK

But I added a lot of goodies, thanks to the new forum features
- A huge number of new maps
- A lot of tutorials (see readme folder)
- A lot of new formulas
- Many sample parameters great for learning

So I strongly reccomend you to download this archive, and enjoy.

Thanks to everyone cited in the readme docs smiley

_- Luca -_

  • Listening to: Thrilling sounds
  • Watching: Your face
  • Playing: With fire

contest... the WINNERS!!!

Journal Entry: Fri Feb 27, 2015, 4:07 AM

The most voted entries, that will be added to default params, are the excellent...

Fractal Fan For Luca by recycledrelatives for MODBOX! :clap: :aww: :party:
Ringlets Aexion C  +  FlipXYc by PaMonk for AEXION!!! :clap: :aww: :party: btw I like the other entry too. I will make an arrange ;)
Housing problem by Sabine62 for MIXPINSKI!!! :huggle: :clap: :party:
ResistanceTo Architectual Conformity by HalTenny for INVCYLINDRICAL!!! :clap: :aww: :party: 
Plus this entry 463b by AkuraPare 
:clap: :aww: :party: 

InvCyl entries were so beautiful... So hard and unfair to choose one.
Btw, MarkJayBee's entry cannot simply be left ignored. Will be added aswell. :aww:

CurviChrome by MarkJayBee


Check aswell my folders to see more entries.……………

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  • Playing: With fire

Test (please tweak!!!) lol

Journal Entry: Thu Feb 26, 2015, 10:40 AM

A test parameter for the new AsurfMod1 :squee:

{Titel: twiki}

Get some new stuff @ the forums;…

  • Listening to: Thrilling sounds
  • Watching: Your face
  • Playing: With fire

Please now vote for the best entries.

Journal Entry: Sat Feb 21, 2015, 4:25 AM

I have carefully observed all the submitted entries. Aftera a careful confrontation, some entries stand out a lot more than othres. Nobody feel offended, but this is my choice.

The winning entry for _ngon category is the outstanding;

463b by AkuraPare :clap: :clap:

I am very undecided for the other categories, so I ask you all to send me a note with your favourite entry for each category.
You have a week to decide (until feb 28). :) Please EVERYONE that entered vote! And anyone else can do it. :) Please consider the appeal of every entry don't vote your buddy :no:

Winning entries, INV-CYL;
City of Copper by PaMonkNarrow passage (Updated) by Sabine62CurviChrome by MarkJayBee
ResistanceTo Architectual Conformity by HalTennyAscenseurs by fractales75

Winning entries, MIXPINSKI;
Housing problem by Sabine62460e by AkuraPareCavernous by MarkJayBee
Not So Ancient Carvings by miincdesignLost by Topas2012Front And Center by AureliusCat
Mixpinski4-dBeam by fractales75

Winning entries, AEXION;
Ringlets Aexion C  +  FlipXYc by PaMonkGhostly Spirit-AxieonC = GenIntPower by PaMonk

Winning entries, MODBOX;
Escape from Darkness by Topas2012Fractal Fan For Luca by recycledrelativesLike a birth in reverse by SteveAbell
Boxmosis by batjorge

  • Listening to: Thrilling sounds
  • Watching: Your face
  • Playing: With fire

Hello people.

Journal Entry: Thu Feb 19, 2015, 9:33 AM

Some news for you!

1) For anybody that downloaded TgladTetra. It is painfully slow?
NOW NO MORE :D - Redownload to get the fast version (3x faster to render. Now it should be as fast as the normal integer power). This was done using expansions of the trigonometric functions. ;)…

Read the tip:

"19 feb; huge optimization for Tglad's formulas, by the way the resulting julias will come out different.
To fix this issue SWAP X & Y in the SEED and you will get the same julias again. cheesy This won't be an issue I hope in front of a 3x speed gain? wink"

2) Please anyone who wants to enter in the contest; hurry up as the deadline I would like to have is 20 february, but I can wait more if anyone needs more time?
Also remember that normally I'll pick ONE fractal as winner for each category even if I am undecided on some. :( Probably will do a poll. Or a mix of entries ;)

3) As promised I show you the holy cow :giggle:


4) Impossible things happen in Japan ( :wow: )

5) That's all. ;)

  • Listening to: Thrilling sounds
  • Watching: Your face
  • Playing: With fire


Journal Entry: Fri Feb 6, 2015, 3:15 PM

edit. Added more details in the explanation
Be patient and read everything. Tell me if sthg remains unclear as soon as you can.

Dear friends
I am looking for a set of new sample params that will be included with the next Mb3d x2, that will be a formula update + a param update.

You CAN CONTRIBUTE AND YOUR NICK will be in the param name.

Resulting images must be elegant, incisive and clean, with a stepwidth of 0.5 to min 0.3! I will be very exigent with those requirements! Sample images are examples of elegance in my eyes.

no decombines. (ALTERNATE MODE each formula can have any number of iterations 1 to 20, leave maxiter to 60 as it's fast to render). And no weird looking images. Remember the elegance rule, fractals are not random :)
Use neutral colors. That means; not full hue ones, prefer those more grey-ish, in general. You always can use coloured lights (just not use all the colors in the spectrum at once if possible) - and you can use dynamic fog also AND any other option in postprocess tabs and such! If you can handle this, you can get very nice effects.

IMPORTANT: Just avoid completely to use maps! Hope it's not a limit for you. :shrug:

Choose a nice point of view. Can't tell which is a nice pov. You choose... but it should show some nice details for sure. For "details" I mean fractal details (sorry to be pedantic) whenever possible (that said some combination tend to hide fractal details but I understand this :) ).

I need params using those formulas:

A: MixPinski4 (or 4ex) first slot + something else
An image of this style (very rarely used despite its versatility!):
sub rosa by bermarte
B: invcylindical + (repeat from) reciprocal(x y or z) 3b + sierphilbert NO OTHER FORMULAS ALLOWED
(you can still vary number of iters of SierpHilbert, effect drastically change!)
An allowed variation (thanks MJB)
B: invcylindical + (repeat from) sierphilbert + reciprocal(x y or z) 3b NO OTHER FORMULAS ALLOWED
(you can still vary number of iters of SierpHilbert, effect drastically change!)
An image of this style:
Non-linear transmission by Vidom
C: ABoxMod1 + ABoxModKali, any combination/order of them is ok
An image of this style (formulas are different but just a sample...):
Modmod Giku by bib993
D: any IFS formula and _ngon or _ngon2 (2 formulas total and reverse order ok)
IFS formulas are a whole lot. For example; Menger3 MengerIfs Menger4 Sierpinski3 Cantor... don't remind exactly. DIFS are another thing ok?
IFS -> 3Da tab and 4Da too
An image of this style (very rarely used despite its versatility!):
405 by AkuraPare
E: aexionC only, or with one of the following in any order; _FlipXYc, _FlipXZc, _FlipYZc, _GenCWarp, GenIntPower, _IntPowRotateC, _RotateC.
A rare, beautiful image of this style:
FWQ3D: AexionC II by Sabine62

Grant yourself immortality and find a stunning parameter.

If you want to partecipate, you MUST write a journal linking back here, so other people can spot this journal.

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  • Watching: Your face
  • Playing: With fire

lol... mandalex @ fractalforums

Journal Entry: Tue Feb 3, 2015, 2:41 PM…

Please read the topic, tells the story of the fractal and you can laugh at the videos! :D

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  • Watching: Your face
  • Playing: Wih folding

The first brave surfers

Journal Entry: Wed Jan 28, 2015, 2:40 AM

I wanted to show you some "tests" with ASurf2 :D Btw way awesome ;)

Surf Two by batjorgeSurf2 Test B by Almog53Amazing-Surf 2 by Bill-SnowzellIn-The-Tunnel-of-Doom by PaMonk
Underwater critters by poca2hontasSurf, Blue, and Gold by SwoopswatkillRipened by Sabine62Crucible by ellarien

And also this by MJB (it's a DEcombo ;) )

SubSinusoidal by MarkJayBee

And last but not least... AnnaKirsten! :)

Point of Impact by AnnaKirsten

Gogo!!! Faveee! ;)

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  • Playing: Wih folding

Please read

Journal Entry: Mon Jan 26, 2015, 10:47 AM
To everybody who downloaded Asurf2
It was wrong / bugged.


Made a new version that is a lot better and consistent with normal ABox. Please use that and delete the old one.
Too bad old results will be unobtainable with the current version.
I am sorry. :( Luca

stunning strange atteactors gallery!

Journal Entry: Fri Jan 23, 2015, 2:59 AM
> ssh world:999 -l root
ssh: connect to host world port 999
rootworld:999's password:
Last login: unknown

rootworld:~# cat /root/journal


Go browse & fave almost everything :la:

Luca :giggle:

rootworld~# reboot

System rebooting

Uses Turing patterns to simulate fluid motion models... But my mind is blown and I have no idea how to "use" it! :faint:

Try an try it :la:
This new year seems to be another bad one for the peace and prosperity.

Friends from France are you fine? :(
:aww: :aww: I get older & older. :noes:

Btw, tell me how to post POLLSSSSS :iconiwillkillyouplz:

:D Luca
This old piece of mine, with 300+favs ...

The eternal dance by dark-beam

Now has an animated version by surride. Fave now! :D

The Ethereal Dance by surride
Needs to be filled in teh center. How! :cries:
Btw please somebody pass me an apollonian gasket param :la: ...

<flame name="wobbly" version="Apophysis 7x" size="630 630" center="-0.0406130311941788 -0.053360487318207" scale="140.300890733871" oversample="1" filter="0.5" quality="50" background="0 0 0" brightness="58.6478260869565" gamma="8" gamma_threshold="0.05" estimator_radius="9" estimator_minimum="0" estimator_curve="0.4" enable_de="0" plugins="" new_linear="1" curves="0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1" >
  <xform weight="0.233131074985036" color="0.5" symmetry="0.9" flatten="1" spherical="1" coefs="1 0 0 1 0 1.2" post="1.333332 0 0 1.333332 0 -1.2" opacity="1" />
  <xform weight="0.233131074985036" color="0.5" symmetry="0.9" flatten="1" spherical="1" coefs="1 0 0 1 0 -1.2" post="1.333332 0 0 1.333332 0 1.2" opacity="1" />
  <xform weight="0.233131074985036" color="0.708" symmetry="0.7" flatten="1" spherical="1" coefs="0.5 0 0 0.5 1 0" post="0.499999 0 0 0.499999 -1 0" opacity="1" />
  <xform weight="0.233131074985036" color="0.7" symmetry="0.7" flatten="1" spherical="1" coefs="0.5 0 0 0.5 -1 0" post="0.499999 0 0 0.499999 1 0" opacity="1" />
  <palette count="256" format="RGB">