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HMGovt
18-11-2009, 01:28 PM
No, nothing to do with the Prince of Insufficient Light's bell-end. This is the first true-3D representation of the famous Mandelbrot fractal and it looks very much like a Gigeresque Alien Egg Sac

http://www.newscientist.com/data/galleries/mandelbrot-fractals-in-3d/00323fb28ab.jpg

From http://www.newscientist.com/gallery/mandelbrot-fractals-in-3d/5

grizzleb
18-11-2009, 07:41 PM
Fucking horrible looking things.

Mr. Tea
18-11-2009, 08:24 PM
I think they look fucking cool. I'd love to know what routine was used to generate them.

mistersloane
18-11-2009, 09:18 PM
mandelbrot fractal = anal wart

massrock
19-11-2009, 12:03 AM
Stay away from the brown DMT.

droid
19-11-2009, 09:18 AM
Beautiful

http://www.newscientist.com/data/galleries/mandelbrot-fractals-in-3d/0032386ed69.jpg

HMGovt
19-11-2009, 10:37 AM
More info on how and why at http://www.skytopia.com/project/fractal/mandelbulb.html

polystyle desu
26-11-2009, 04:13 PM
thanks Droid
what was that CG graphic - it looks like Alan Norton from IBM ?

Mr. Tea
26-11-2009, 11:26 PM
what was that CG graphic - it looks like Alan Norton from IBM ?

Fuck me, dude needs to a doctor sharpish. :eek:

polystyle desu
27-11-2009, 01:39 AM
Beautiful

http://www.newscientist.com/data/galleries/mandelbrot-fractals-in-3d/0032386ed69.jpg

No, I am curious about this one- it's looks like the Quaturnian fractals that Alan Norton at IBM was creating around 1988 -89 .
Droid , do you know where that came from ?

HMGovt
27-11-2009, 08:55 AM
No, I am curious about this one- it's looks like the Quaturnian fractals that Alan Norton at IBM was creating around 1988 -89 .
Droid , do you know where that came from ?

http://local.wasp.uwa.edu.au/~pbourke/fractals/quatjulia/

bruno
27-11-2009, 09:35 AM
polystyle, you can make them with this simple application
http://leofink.de/gaston/



http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab102/xcghnsdb/K8.png

polystyle desu
27-11-2009, 01:39 PM
Thanks, cheers guys

No , I asked because - haven't seen these in a while , back in 1989 I was hired to work with IBM's advanced CG lab upstate to do music for Quaturnian & Julia set fractals by their scientist Alan Norton. Small world ...
They were a red shape and a green shape , animated for about 3-4 minutes as they went through their numbers , rendered as gluey, changing shapes.
Now they reside on VHS tapes in the closet.
The IBM people, once you got inside the op, were all pretty cool to work with ( Alan Norton Bob Bacon and crew ).
That Lab now long gone.

bruno
27-11-2009, 02:19 PM
that sounds amazing, do up them to youtube or something!

Bang Diddley
27-11-2009, 02:44 PM
reminds me of that fractal brocolli romanesco I think its called.

http://shindigpeople.com/wp-content/uploads/fracbroc.jpg

polystyle desu
27-11-2009, 04:00 PM
that sounds amazing, do up them to youtube or something!

Right, I know, they are worth putting up and out,
prolly the non - disclosure forms signed with them have run out by now !
There were 2 fractal pieces, plus they brought us back for "Tipsy Turvy"- a cg short about a teapot ( the logo of SIGGRAPH ) simulated out of a substance that acted like rubber.
And "Leaf Magic" another short with leaves that frolicked around a playground until they met up with the wicked rake who tries to control them.
Silly, but ground breaking cg at that moment.

massrock
27-11-2009, 04:34 PM
William Latham's stuff at IBM from around tha time still looks good as well.

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polystyle desu
27-11-2009, 04:41 PM
oh yeah, Latham's 'classic' ... there's a whole book of his works.

bruno
27-11-2009, 05:00 PM
i was not familiar with his work, that is really beautiful.

Mr. Tea
27-11-2009, 05:14 PM
reminds me of that fractal brocolli romanesco I think its called.

http://shindigpeople.com/wp-content/uploads/fracbroc.jpg

I love that stuff, I remember talking about it on here before. It's like a vegetable that goes to psytrance raves or something.

I've not actually eaten it, but I gather it's virtually tasteless. I guess that doesn't matter when it can clearly get by on its looks.

bruno
27-11-2009, 05:41 PM
absolutely, i saw it once in a local market and stood there wondering how such a thing could exist. i want to eat it and have visions.

Mr. Tea
27-11-2009, 06:10 PM
It does look as if it ought to be chock-full of mescaline or something, doesn't it?

massrock
27-11-2009, 06:12 PM
Albert 'Hofmann' Broccoli.