Fractal software?

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    eclipse525

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    #1
    Does anybody know of any App's on the Mac for creating Fractals, besides Kai's plugin for photoshop? Thanks.

    ~e
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    #2
    You can do much more than fractals, but if it's fractals you want, it's fractals you get.

    U&I Software's ArtMatic

    Do yourself a favor and download the demo. I've used it for the past couple of years...it's freakin' fantastic for so many different things including video, stills and filtering.

    Best,
    Logicat
     
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    CmdrLaForge

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    Hi,

    is the demo not running out after a certain period of time ?

    Cheers
     
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    kiwi_the_iwik

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    #4
    When I was doing Maths at University, I got interested in fractals. After some time, I used a program called "Mandella" in OS 7 - and after a quick search online, I've found it to be updated...

    Find it, and OTHER fractal programs, here.

    Have fun!

    ;)
     
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    MongoTheGeek

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    Save the following as koch.ps and then double click on it (10.3 only) or open it up in acrobat distiller or send it to a printer... It takes a while

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    /segset [[0 .333] [-60 .333] [120 .333] [-60 .333]] def
    /toggle 1 def /base 1 def /segcount 4 def
    /segment{
    /seglen exch def
    seglen 4 lt {seglen 0 rlineto}
    { segcount{seglen}repeat
    /base base toggle mul def
    segset{1 copy
    0 get base mul rotate
    1 get mul segment}forall
    /base base toggle mul def
    }ifelse
    }def
    gsave
    .25 setlinewidth
    0 setgray
    324 200 translate
    60 rotate
    3{0 0 moveto
    400 segment stroke
    400 0 translate
    120 rotate}repeat
    grestore
    showpage
     
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    MongoTheGeek

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    another one
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    /segset [[45 .707] [-45 .6] [-91.3 .502] [91.3 0]] def
    /toggle -1 def /base 1 def /segcount 4 def
    /segment{
    /seglen exch def
    seglen 4 lt {seglen 0 rlineto}
    { segcount{seglen}repeat
    /base base toggle mul def
    segset{1 copy
    0 get base mul rotate
    1 get mul segment}forall
    /base base toggle mul def
    }ifelse
    }def
    gsave
    .25 setlinewidth
    0 setgray
    306 100 translate
    0 0 moveto
    90 rotate
    200 segment stroke
    /base -1 def
    0 0 moveto
    200 segment stroke
    grestore
    showpage
     
  7. macrumors regular

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    CmdrLaForge,

    I think you're asking about the duration of the demo period, I believe it's just a save-disabled demo. I don't seem to remember it only running for a particular amount of time.

    I paid for my license long ago...

    Best,
    Logicat

    PS - MongoTheGeek, awesome. Thanks for posting postscript patterns. Did you write these or reference them from somewhere else? If so, please pass a URL or reference name. Thanks.
     
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    eclipse525

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    MongoTheGeek...these were neat....just curious what is the purpose of these? Are they the basis for some fractals? Thanks for sharing.
     
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    MongoTheGeek

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    ne of them was Koch's Snowflake one of the "classic" fractals. The other I made to look like a heart (at least at iteration 1 the end result was much different)

    I created them when I was working on writing postscript for practical uses and was getting frustrated with it not working right so I made them as toys.
     
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    MongoTheGeek

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    I wrote them. I had one that did much the same thing but much smaller. I made it into modular code so all you have to do is play with the params at the top.
     
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    janey

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    #11
    i think theres a free open source one you can download via Fink.
     
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    #12
    Here's a new one, and it's free, for OS X

    Here's a free cocoa application that just posted and maps the Mandelbrot set:

    Mandelbrot Cocoa

    Best,
    Logicat
     

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