3D fractal art generated using Apophysis 2.08 (3D Hack). Apophysis is a free fractal flame generator with powerful capabilities. This blog is an archive of my art experiments using this software, particularly through deforming 3D space to generate different 3D fractal objects. Many entries feature information the mathematical nature of fractals and the software used to render 3D fractal objects. Much of the work involves three dimensional forms of the Julian set.
What are fractals?
“A fractal is a never-ending pattern. Fractals are infinitely complex patterns that are self-similar across different scales. They are created by repeating a simple process over and over in an ongoing feedback loop. Driven by recursion, fractals are images of dynamic systems – the pictures of Chaos. Geometrically, they exist in between our familiar dimensions. Fractal patterns are extremely familiar, since nature is full of fractals. For instance: trees, rivers, coastlines, mountains, clouds, seashells, hurricanes, etc. Abstract fractals – such as the Mandelbrot Set – can be generated by a computer calculating a simple equation over and over.” Retrieved from The Fractal Foundation: What are Fractals?