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... Or how to explore difficult formulas in Mandelbulb3D.


There are many formulas on Mandelbulb3D which are only rarely used.
In past I have often simply tried around, specifically such formulas which have been -so far I had seen- rarely discussed on dA or FractalForums.com.

If I now search on dA fractal entries for instance for 'Quadrat3D', or 'TalisTpx' then >50% of the resulting images are created by me, although I'm posting images actively for only about one year until now.  
While preparing my parameter set for Quadrat3D formula I was wondering why, and have thought about how I could share some of my experiences.

I agree with every one of you that all the AmazingXYZ formulas do result in really amazing pictures not far from a aesthetic shock.

Nevertheless - there are many more formulas available in M3D, thanks to both Jesse, and Luca a.k.a. dark-beam.
You can find a (although incomplete) list of rarely used formulas within a journal entry by dark-beam

Finally I decided to start some tutorial which gives you some (quite simple) entries to the world of Quadrat3D, TalisTpx & Co.

I'm open for any critiques and improvement suggestions!
The tutorial(s) should be a starting point for a discussion.

So the first one is here
UPDATE:
As I'm still a bit learning about the possibilities of dA finally the following ressources are available:
  • The (now preferred) direct PDF submission here
  • The old sta.sh version To Cage The Dragon
  • The resulting image:  Cage The Dragon - Final Tutorial Result (picture) by gannjondal

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Ok. For now let's start with the very beginning.
I became addicted in fractals --- ages ago.
Probably in the early 1990s if not earlier.

Of course at that ancient times the computers did have certain limitations.
The first pictures needed a day or so for e.g. 80x60 pixels of 2 colors. Fast-escaping formulas of course.

I left the path, and came back - again and again.

At the first years it has been more interesting to manipulate formulas than to create art.
So the maximum what could result were pictures like my current ID (which is of course a manipulation).

But finally I started tough to try to bring more quality in the pictures.
So I think I should take the consequence, and go public.

No fear - I will not upload more pics from the middle ages ;-).
It just may happen that I will not be able to refrain some pics from the UF era, or some simple but unusual shapes: It seams that there are still some lovers of minimal art.

I hope I will not confuse you too much with wandering through the decades. However it may happen that there will not alwas be the newest artwork in my uploads.

I don't know whether I'm an artist - please decide for yourselves. Finally there is of course the quite hope that there are a few people who like one or another of the pics.
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