Fractal mandala (mandalascape) generated using Apophysis 2.08 (3D Hack). Each band inside the mandala was built up in separate layers (transforms) using flower2, julia3D, and/or hemisphere transform variations. In my previous work, 3D Mandala, the majority of the bands were built up using julia3D and hemisphere transform variations.
Plan view shows details of the mandala better than the 3D landscape view. However, I prefer the 3D landscape view for aesthetic reasons.
To generate the overall landscape, a small amount of pre_rotate_x was added to the final transform. Reflections of the mandala were cast above the horizon, giving the illusion of an atmosphere. Additionally, post_depth and sineblur were added to the final transform to create depth of field.
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What are fractals?
In mathematics, a fractal is a self-similar subset of Euclidean space whose fractal dimension strictly exceeds its topological dimension. Fractals appear the same at different levels, as illustrated in successive magnifications of the Mandelbrot set; because of this, fractals are encountered ubiquitously in nature.
Fractals exhibit similar patterns at increasingly small scales called self similarity, also known as expanding symmetry or unfolding symmetry; if this replication is exactly the same at every scale, as in the Menger sponge, it is called affine self-similar.Wikipedia