One of the great things about experimenting with fractals in Apophysis is that those experiments can take you down a creative pathway, in which your original render (3d fractal) transforms into something very different:
The last two stages incorporated the waves2 transform, which I thought brought together the julian3d transforms and central hemisphere transform rather nicely. The city of “Atlantis” inside the central hemisphere (click on image to enlarge) was created simply by setting a small, positive z-scale to a smaller hemisphere transform. This accentuated the effects of the various transforms already present. Additionally, Xaos settings were used to manipulate reflections and object/pattern recurrence.
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