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Apophysis on Mac (Working + Tutorial)As you may or may not know an unofficial version of Apophysis was released for Intel Mac's a while back. I personally could not get it to work and based on other peoples comments they couldn't get it to work either.Apophysis on Mac (Working + Tutorial) by Argothar
I have however found a solution. This all totally free and shouldn't take longer than about 10 minutes to do.
You need an intel Mac with X11 to do this.
Follow these instructions:
1. Go to http://winebottler.kronenberg.org/ and download WineBottler.
Once downloaded drag the two apps to your applications folder as you always do. Open the applications and make sure everything seems to be fine.
2. Go to the Apophysis Sourceforge page at http://sourceforge.net/projects/apophysis/ and make sure you download the Apophysis .exe and not the .7z file. Once it's downloaded place the .exe in a convenient place (in a folder for example)
3. In Winebottler, select "Create Custom Prefixes" from the sidebar and select the location of the install file, which in th
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Been a while since I updated my journal, a lot of the links don't work anymore and I'm on limited internet time so I can't fix them right now, most of the important ones still work though
Here's a feature from my DC-Cylinder faves, these are some of my favorites that I like because they used one of my favorite plugins
Be sure to visit each artists gallery, you won't be disappointed, thank you all for sharing your gifts and talents with the world :
shameless self plug
These are what came up when I searched “DC-Cylinder” (excluding my own which I of course have the most of ) in the upper left box and in my faves folder as well, thanks to all who shared them with the keyword or posted the parameters
These are not DC-Cylinder but just so colorful I had to include them
If you are on my watch list more than likely you will see one of yours featured here in the future
New Apophysis7x + Plugins
The newest beta of Apophysis 7X with DirectColor support
It has a cool new coloring feature and a few new plugins, be sure to check it out
Direct Coloring Plugins for Apo7x-DC
Apophysis Plugin Manager
Flam4OCL Version 0.20 Released!
This version adds support for chaos with flam3->flam4 conversions. It also
fixes some issues with opacity when xforms with post transformations are
combined with final xforms. It still doesn't convert flam3 files with final
xforms that have a post transformation, though, since this will require some
restructuring of the outputted XML in order to provide the correct opacity.
the download is at the top of the files on this page:
The Fractalist's again have a new GM
Wish her the best of luck If you see a fractal dev that you think deserves a DD then she's the one to note it to.
Getting Started In Apophysis And Fractal Art Creation
No matter which version of Apophysis you choose to use this one (Apo2.02) NEEDS to be installed first regardless of what anyone else says.
Apophysis 2.09 released, you'll need this if you were using the 2.08beta2 version before and get and "expired" message
(*edit see the RunAsDate post below on how to make expired version of apo work)
A new Apophysis "hack" has been released
Apophysis7X for Win 7 (also works in XP) by xyrus02
Apophysis 7x 2010 (Release 12) - Apophysis 7x.12 has just arrived
*Update From xyrus02:
Fixed slowness :It was the 500 xform limit, there are now two versions in one archive (100 and 500 xforms)*
If speed is an issue use the 100 version, the 500 transform limit version takes up a lot memory/resources and has long loading time if you have a lot of plugins
Apophysis7X-DC Direct Coloring support by xyrus02
Apophysis-JK by Lu-Kout
It's a port of Apophysis2.08beta2
Some cool functions are only active variables show in the editor box on transforms and you can pause renders to take snapshots and then resume the render.
Zueuk's 3D Apophysis Hack
Apophysis 3D Hack
Apophysis2.08beta2 3D hack By zueuk
3D now has xaos! should prove to make some interesting new stuff
Gygrazok's Apophysis 2.06 Z+
cyberxaos's Apophysis 2.05beta2Z+C++
Apophysis2.07SE (Electric Sheep Edition)
Apophysis2.07 Sheep Edition
Fr0st ver 1: FrOst ver. 1.0
For questions and feedback please use the mailing list:
or go to the #fr0st-users irc channel at freenode.net.
Don't like the newer versions of Apo or can't get them to work but your old one did?
Well, This is how to make expired versions of apo (or probably any program) to work.
I discovered this program recently and it should help all of you who are wishing they could use their favorite (old/expired) version of Apophysis:
This will work for you to get the old apo versions working (RunAsDate): RunAsDate
They are all listed on sourceforge.net (with the exception of the Apo2.02 installer which is hosted here Apophysis2.02 )
Listed here on sourceforge.net:
Run the "RunAsDate" program and add the version of Apo you want to run. Your best bet is to set the date as the release date of the program, for example to run the apo2.07 version set the date as 10-31-2007 (the day it was released).
I did it and I know for a fact it works as I tried to run it normally and got the expired message and ran it in the RunAsDate program and it worked!
It does not change your system time, it just passes the time parameters you specified to the program you're using to make it think it's that date.
Uncheck the box that says "Move the time forward according to the real time" and it will always stay as the date you have the program set to start from, then you'll never get the "expired" message.
That should help a lot of you who are/were unhappy with the newer versions and wished you could use your old one.
Free Paint Programs for Post Working
Once you have the program(s) you like you may want to do some post-work or add borders, signatures, etc.
These are my fave free programs for doing just that:
ArtWeaver, Free Graphic program with multi-layer support:
My Personal Favorite for freeware as I like the interface better than Gimp's,
it's a lot easier to use but seems the text function is buggy (or I just don't know how to use it right)
The Gimp, free paint program, can also make animated gifs
PhotoFiltre, Free Graphic/paint program, no transparent layer support but it has some cool filters and is VERY easy to use.
I highly recommend it for people new to using paint programs:
One of the coolest free paint programs I discovered by accident recently, check it out here:
I couldn't find a link to this program at sourceforge so I hosted it
ApoMap Installer Download
ApoMapTut Download Zip
Apomap Blog on dA
Apomap Blog on DeviantArt
Map to UGR convertor (Map Converter)
For the easy way to make gradient files for Apophysis
Joel Faber's Image Apophysis:
Michael Faber's Apophysis Image Tutorial:
Info tip from :
Quote: "I have discovered something cool....
Joel Faber's Image Apo 2.04, doesn't allow for moving post transforms or additional plugins, But if you move the posts around in 2.07, as Ngons with a power of 1, then open the result in JF's 2.04, the posts will still be moved, and you can change them to the image variation."
Thanks for the the info m8!
A Club for Apophysis-J users (Java based version)
Drop by and check it out if you're a Mac or Linux user (Windows as well) if you want to see what Apophysis-J is all about
More Apophysis Plugins
lu-kout's Plugin pack
"Z" Plugins from the beta2z+c+ version for Normal Apo
The Plugins - The Next Package by gossamer-light
Includes fold, sinecho, mblur, uncube, gblur, squarical, wings, and hemisphere.
SuperMassive Plugin Pack by phoenixkeyblack
SuperMassive Plugin Pack
Just like the name suggests, it's a collection of almost all the plugins, a rather large download but well worth having
3D Plugins by
I tested these and they also work in 2.09 only just the scale variables work in 2d version don't bother with the others.
3D Collection by Aporev:
*You will need to create a folder called Plugins to use these plugins if you don't have that folder yet, then once downloaded copy them into the plugins folder. For Apophysis2.083D create a folder called Plugins3D
I've been playing with Bryce recently, learning some new stuff
Bryce Chat on DeviantArt
Hosted by VickyM72
She has also posted Bryce Tutorials and a FE Tutorial, and is a great artist as well, be sure to check her gallery out
Rendering in Apophysis Ctrl-x Vs Ctrl-R
I just found out that I haven't actually been rendering my devs with the updated versions of flam3 ( I tried to do Export Flame (Ctrl-X) instead of Render to disc (Ctrl-R) and got an Unrecognized variation (apparently needs the source codes built into it) ...Ignoring message, the render was horrid, but the Built in Apophysis Renderer worked perfectly). I had always assumed by setting Options/Options/Paths/Export Renderer to the render program's .exe file that the latest version of Flam3.exe was what being used when rendering to disc.
New beta for flam3. (renderer for Apophysis)
here's the changelog:
12/20/09 Highlight power now interpolates smoothly from old behavior
(-1) to new behavior. flam3-genome 'split' mode was broken, fixed
(thanks Exper.) Die gracefully instead of segfault when very
small estimator_curve values are specified. Version attribute
added to flame tag. Number of iterations used to fuse attractor
increased to 100. Release as 2.8beta7.
Again, atomic is for >2 cores.
Links to the windows packages:
1 or 2 cores: Flam3 1 or 2 cores
3+ cores :Flam3 3+ cores
A new place on dA for all Fractal Resources For you: fractal-resources
Fractal-Resources on DeviantArt
Your one stop shop for Scripts, Tutorials, Flame Packs and more
Got a cool script, gradient pack, flame pack,plugin or tutorial you want to share? Just send them a note with a link
New Electric Sheep Apophysis Screen Saver Program For Windows
Get it here: Electric Sheep
Apophysis 2.07 SE (Sheep Edition) Made specifically for Electric Sheep Compatibility
Sorry, I don't remember where the direct link page is so I hosted the exe
Apophysis2.07 Sheep Edition
My resources list,
A great tutorial, I recommend it for a beginners basis: All about Apophysis - Beginners Tutorial by BurnoutPriest burnoutpriest.deviantart.com/a…
Apophysis 2.04 Tutorial by nemopaice nemopaice.deviantart.com/art/A…
Script Writing Tutorial by ThePieProphet thepieprophet.deviantart.com/a…
Beginners Scripting tutorial by djeaton3162
Julian Grand 3D Tutorial by neoMWH neomwh.deviantart.com/art/Juli…
Julian Uncovered Tutorial by ClaireJones
Rotational Tutorial with flame Pack by Halcyon83
Ultra Fractal Marble tutorial by Velvet--Glove velvet--glove.deviantart.com/a…
Apophysis Blog by Aporev:
Here's a page with more info and helpful links by
Are you new to fractal arts? Want to learn more and get more exposure? Or maybe you're a Senior Fractal artist that likes to help the new people (like me )? Then check out the
New Fractalist of the Month club
Details here: nfotm.deviantart.com/journal/1…
"Senior fractalists are fractalists that have been working with fractals for over eight months, or have more than fifty fractals in their gallery."
Cool clubs I'm a member of
My Chat Room:chat.deviantart.com/chat/chatf…
*dA Fractal Forum: forum.deviantart.com/galleries…
ApoShack Chat Room:chat.deviantart.com/chat/Aposh…
My stamp made for me:
Procrastinators of the world uni- aw forget it
"As is the nature of the fractal to step and repeat,
seeing the result conform to imagery is always a treat"
I want to say a big THANK YOU to all those who responded to my journals and donated time or money to this cause, I can't stress enough how important this is to me.
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