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FracFx has started a donation pool!
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I will be giving these away myself as premium memberships
if I get enough points and if I live long enough to do so (I have a major health problem), maybe through a contest
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    Donated Jul 29, 2014, 5:44:57 AM


shoutbox reinstated :p
Mon Jun 30, 2014, 6:40 PM
*facepalm* ... Now I want cherry pie. Darn you!
Fri Sep 12, 2008, 1:39 PM
Thu Sep 11, 2008, 12:54 AM
:lol: glad you said that, i thought she was implying me :blush:
Mon Sep 1, 2008, 6:30 AM
=O They just implied I had Aids! :| :rofl:
Sat Aug 9, 2008, 10:43 PM
how rude :ohmygod:
Fri Jul 4, 2008, 3:34 PM
Fri Jun 20, 2008, 1:29 AM
*shoutbox closed due to aids*
Sun Jun 15, 2008, 8:18 AM
I will break your shoutbox cherry! Hi!
Sat Jun 14, 2008, 11:56 PM


Had my brothers funeral today, was good to see the family and big thanks to Melodie and Louie for all the grub :)
It was hard to share stories about him at the service because of being overcome with emotion but here are a few I'll always remember:

He used to drive this old station wagon and drive me around, we lived by Crossroads Mall in OKC. One time he got on the cloverleaf and kept going in circles around all four of them (it wasn't as dangerous to do that back then as it is now), I asked when he was going to get off the cloverleaf, he said "As soon as this song is over, it's my favorite song".
It was Manfred Manns' Earth Band doing "Blinded By The Light".…
I said dude, that song is like 10 minutes long!
He laughed and said "heh,heh, I know".  I think that was the closest I ever came to being car sick but it was a blast.

One day I came home from work and Kevin was working on his truck, I asked what was wrong, he said nothing I'm just going to clean it.  I thought he meant spray it with "Gunk" and wipe it off, but he had unbolted the transmission and then pulled the 6-banger motor out with his bare hands, no A-frame or pulley or anything. I watched in shock and awe as he did this then he sprayed it off with the power washer and put it back in the same way he took it out.  I didn't have the heart to tell him normal human beings aren't supposed to be able to do things like that.

One time he was working at a rock/sign company on 10th street in OKC and I stopped to talk to him, he asked for me a ride to his house. I got by the North Canadian River bridge and he said "pull over here".  He then got out and said follow me as I being very confused followed him down the river bank, then we came upon a tent.  He was living in a tent on the river bank.  I went inside and he had snake skins hanging up all over it that he had been making hat bands out of.  There was a pot on a camper stove with something in it. I didn't ask but I had a pretty good feeling about what kind of meat was in it. :D

One time he was working for the Department Of Transportation and was building the Shields Ave extension bridge. A gust of wind knocked him off and he fell I don't know how many feet to the river bank.  The emergency crew showed up and was looking for him and couldn't find him anywhere.  He didn't get hurt, he just brushed himself off and the crew noticed he was back on top of the bridge back at work like nothing had happened.

On the way back today a song came on the radio, "All over the road" and it reminded me of another time he was giving me a ride. He was working for the DOT then and was driving a truck that paints the center lines earlier that day. He took me to a side street and said "Here's what I did today."  The lines were zig-zagged in "S" shapes all the way down that road.
(It was an off-road with no housing areas that wasn't used much).
Laughing I said "You did that?!"
He laughed and said "heh,heh, yeah, if I take the truck back with some paint still in it I have to fill it up, but I don't have to do that if it's empty." :D

That's what I'll miss the most about him besides his company, his laugh, it was infectious and you couldn't help but feel good when being around him.

I got to spend some time with him not long ago, I went to help him fix his brakes on his truck and I went early, he had already fixed them himself as sick as he was before I got there.  So we watched movies and reminisced about these stories.  He never once complained or said "Why me?"
He was truly one of a kind and my life was better for having had him in it. 

As my nephew Ronnie liked to say: "He's now sitting at the head table eating the sweetest meats, drinking the finest wines, and walking the streets of gold with the King of Kings".

Heaven has a new Angel, We'll see you on the other side.
Rest in Peace dear brother.

Kevin Keith Knox (KKK)

Christmas Wreath 2 by FracFx
Christmas Wreath 2
a color swapped version of Christmas Wreath…
Christmas Wreath by FracFx
I don't normally upload the color swaps I make, I just copy them to my windows folder, but this one seemed exceptionally nice and the color scheme is a little better than the original, but that's just my point of view.  An easy way to see color swapped versions of your devs is using Photofilter or IRFanview, paramshare for this dev is in the comments on the original.
Happy Holidays everyone!
Christmas Wreath by FracFx
Christmas Wreath
Made in Apophysis7x 15d and Artweaver (background, minor postwork: color adjustments, etc.)
I did a LOT of playing in Apomap to get this just right in the end I ended up liking the color swapped version better :D
Christmas Wreath 2 by FracFx

Another dc_cylinder2 dev :)

Happy Holidays everyone!

<flame name="XmasWreath" version="Apophysis 7x Version 15D" size="1024 1024" center="-0.0524816314289998 0" scale="266.24" oversample="1" filter="0.5" quality="50" background="0 0 0" brightness="4" gamma="3.5" gamma_threshold="0.01" estimator_radius="9" estimator_minimum="0" estimator_curve="0.4" enable_de="0" plugins="elliptic linear splits dc_cylinder2 julian" new_linear="1" curves="0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1" >
   <xform weight="5" color="0" elliptic="1" coefs="0.350498 0 0 0.350498 0 0" post="0 1 -1 0 0 0" chaos="3 " opacity="1" />
   <xform weight="15" color="1" linear="1" splits="1" coefs="0.909088 0 0 0.909088 0 0" post="0 1 -1 0 0 0" splits_x="1" splits_y="0.099" opacity="1" />
   <xform weight="0.25" color="0" dc_cylinder2="0.592" coefs="0 -1.000001 1.000001 0 0 0" post="0.480841 0 0 0.480841 0 -1" dc_cyl2_offset="0" dc_cyl2_angle="0" dc_cyl2_scale="0.5" cyl2_x="0.125" cyl2_y="0.5" cyl2_blur="1" opacity="1" var_color="0.5" />
   <xform weight="0.25" color="0" dc_cylinder2="0.592" coefs="0 -1.000001 1.000001 0 0 0" post="-0.480841 0 0 -0.480841 0 0" dc_cyl2_offset="0" dc_cyl2_angle="0" dc_cyl2_scale="0.5" cyl2_x="0.125" cyl2_y="0.5" cyl2_blur="1" opacity="1" var_color="0.5" />
   <xform weight="0.25" color="0" dc_cylinder2="0.592" coefs="0 -1.000001 1.000001 0 0 0" post="0 -0.480841 0.480841 0 -1 0" dc_cyl2_offset="0" dc_cyl2_angle="0" dc_cyl2_scale="0.5" cyl2_x="0.125" cyl2_y="0.5" cyl2_blur="1" opacity="1" var_color="0.5" />
   <xform weight="0.25" color="0" dc_cylinder2="0.592" coefs="0 -1.000001 1.000001 0 0 0" post="0 0.480841 -0.480841 0 1 0" dc_cyl2_offset="0" dc_cyl2_angle="0" dc_cyl2_scale="0.5" cyl2_x="0.125" cyl2_y="0.5" cyl2_blur="1" opacity="1" var_color="0.5" />
   <finalxform color="0" symmetry="1" julian="1" coefs="-1.1 0 0 -1.1 0 0" post="0 -1 1 0 0 0" julian_power="4" julian_dist="1.227" />
   <palette count="256" format="RGB">
The First Snowfall by FracFx
The First Snowfall
Not here yet and I despise the coldness of winter, give me those 100F days all year round!
Another creation starting with a base flame made by the Moonhigh Apophysis Spiral Script…
Which was based on the awesome spiral making tutorial found here:…
this is a manip, 2 flames overlayed, the second one was a Star field render I made and for laughs I stuck on top of the spiral flame
and it kinda looked like snowflakes, therein lies the irony as all the spirals are repetitious in form but remind me of a snowflake :D

Made in Apophysis7x 15D and Artweaver
*full view suggested*

DC-Cylinder Feature

Journal Entry: Wed Jun 11, 2014, 6:43 PM

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 :p

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 :p

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 :p  DC-Cylinder Plugin for Apo-7x by FracFx Kaleidoscope by FracFx
 These are what came up when I searched “DC-Cylinder” (excluding my own which I of course have the most of :p) 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 :clap:

refractions by innac Xenoarchaeologic pottery - ApoChallenge 146 by marthig

 Flare by allthenightlong Marina a fractal woodwork - ApoChallenge 149 by marthig

 Sunlight by astra888leddher Suction by allthenightlong

 Sphericaln unleashed by fractal2cry TipiWorld by allthenightlong

 Harmonious Displacement by apomaker Nudibranch by allthenightlong

 BC-BD's Mobius-SphericalN-Flux by bpclarke chal158-Shapes-22onBlueSignd by marthig

 These are not DC-Cylinder but just so colorful I had to include them

 The Colouring is on the Inside by 21citrouilles FL June14-1 by Gerda1946

 Psychedelic Disco Party by jccrfractals Duality by Casperium

 Apo Challenge 117 by mario837 Apo-Chall 36 - Portals by Lupsiberg

 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
NatalieKelsey :iconnataliekelsey:
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

Apophysis 2.02
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 2.08beta2

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+
Apophysis Z+

cyberxaos's Apophysis 2.05beta2Z+C++
Apophysis Z+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

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 (with the exception of the Apo2.02 installer which is hosted here Apophysis2.02 )
Listed here on
Apophysis List

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
Gimp 2

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

Apomap tutorial
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
Map Converter


Joel Faber's Image Apophysis:
Image Apophysis

Michael Faber's Apophysis Image Tutorial:
Image Tutorial

Info tip from :iconphoenixkeyblack: :
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! :thanks:

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

Apo Plugins
Apo Plugins

Lu-Kout's Plugins
lu-kout's Plugin pack

"Z" Plugins from the beta2z+c+ version for Normal Apo
Apo  Plugins

The Plugins - The Next Package by gossamer-light
gossamer-light  plugins
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 :iconaporev:
Aporev  Plugins
and these:
Aporev  Plugins
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:
Aporev  Plugins

*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 :+fav: resources list,
A great tutorial, I recommend it for a beginners basis: All about Apophysis - Beginners Tutorial by BurnoutPriest…

Apophysis 2.04 Tutorial by nemopaice…

Script Writing Tutorial by ThePieProphet…

Beginners Scripting tutorial by djeaton3162…

Julian Grand 3D Tutorial by neoMWH…

Julian Uncovered Tutorial by ClaireJones…

Rotational Tutorial with flame Pack by Halcyon83…

Ultra Fractal Marble tutorial by Velvet--Glove…

Apophysis Blog by Aporev:
Here's a page with more info and helpful links by :iconaporev:…

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 :iconnfotm:
Details here:…

"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 :iconapophysis:  :iconmarbliciousfractals: :iconimagersfractaldds:  :iconfractal-resources: :iconnfotm:  :iconfractaldreams: :iconfracman: :iconterracult:


My Chat…
*dA Fractal Forum:…
ApoShack Chat…

My stamp :iconluffsfromafriend: made for me:

Procrastinators of the world uni- aw forget it :sleepy:

"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.
I lost my mom to breast cancer long ago and I now take care of a terminally ill cancer patient in my home, So this is a cause very personal and close to my heart for me.
Cancer CAN be beaten!!! Just go ask Webwoman and Bootsbounty They beat it!
Breast Cancer Awareness Stamp by pillze69
The is not getting enough daily clicks to keep funding free mammograms.
So I ask all of you, my friends and watchers, and everyone else at dA who read this, to make it a daily habit of clicking the link to fund free mammograms.

No need for monetary donations (although they are greatly appreciated), this costs you nothing but a moment of your time,
and you will be helping to save the lives of many women and men (yes, men can get breast cancer too)
So please, please, bookmark the link and make this a daily habit!

For those of you who have Cancer, you have my heartfelt sympathies and I want you to know there ARE people who care, DON'T GIVE UP!
Drink ESSIAC Herbal Tea (An ancient Indian Remedy), it's the real Cure for cancer if caught in time!

Here's the click link to the Breast Cancer site:

Thanks in advance to everyone who takes the time out of their busy lives to pitch in!



How are you going to die?

Death through Drugs/Alcohol!

You are going to die drowning after drinking too much/doing too many drugs.  Dying like all of the greatest rockers – because you live like one.  You like to party and experiment with perception.  Rock on, hippie.


  • Mood: Helpful
  • Listening to:
  • Reading: Photoshop Animation Tutorials
  • Watching: You with my newest hack
  • Playing: With Apo and Terragen, World Machine 2 and Bryce
  • Eating: Spam
  • Drinking: Root Beer (wish I had a Mr. Pibb)


Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United States
Current Residence: Oklahoma (Home of the Red dirt)
deviantWEAR sizing preference: Xtra Large
Favourite genre of music: Hard Rock/Christian Rock/Classical/Instrumental
Favourite photographer: Too many to list or single out as a fav
Favourite style of art: Fractals, 3-D, Abstract
Operating System: Win XP Pro
MP3 player of choice: Winamp (because it was Llama tested) ;)
Shell of choice: DOS/Hard Chocolate
Wallpaper of choice: Self Cleaning
Skin of choice: Technical/My Own/Potato
Favourite cartoon character: Kenny (Southpark), Charlie Brown
Personal Quote: Live every day as if you think it's your last, one day you'll be right.




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Lupsiberg Featured By Owner 1 day ago   General Artist
Thank you very much for the :+fav: :iconheartballoonplz:
Gerda1946 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the faves :D :sun:
tsahel Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you for the Llama :D
IgorDa Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much  for adding
just fractal... 55
 to favorite!:bow:
tsahel Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks very much for the watch and the fav :D !
veeegeee Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Professional Writer
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421fddfdc09770c3ef7bf38efd8c9f85 by M-i-t-c-h-e-l  Thank you very much for watching me! I feel honored!
Shadoweddancer Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014   Digital Artist
Thanks for the Fave by Sugaree33-Art
M-i-t-c-h-e-l Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014
Your gallery is amazing! So many beautiful artworks! 
FracFx Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :hug:, yours is nothing to be sneezed at either (unless your allergic to Mandlebulb flowers :D)
Thanks for visiting! :)
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