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Journal Entry: Tue Apr 16, 2013, 3:19 PM


DD for me?  Are you kidding?


Just logged in and saw a note congratulating me on my DD, huh?  I got a DD?
Guess so, it ws for this dev:
fracfx.deviantart.com/art/Fadi…
Fading Away by FracFx
I'm in shock, I don't think it deserved a DD when there's so many better devs out there but hey I'll take it, it's my first Art DD (if not counting my IFDD which was also a shock), my first DD was for a fractal resource so this one is really special for several reasons, read the comments to see why.  
Several people to thank for making this possible, zephyrtronium for the "Rod" plugin which became the basis for the DC-Cylinder plugin this dev uses, Xyrus02 for the DC code help, not to mention all the updated  Apo versions he's done, SeaSpryte for suggesting it, and SaTaNiA for featuring it as well as the Splits/Elliptic Tutorial this style is based on.

Thanks to all of you for sharing your great talents with the world, very special thanks to Marthig
:iconmarthig: Light :iconsuicidebysafetypin: and all of you who donated money, points, subs, hugs, to me during these hard times.  Also a big thank you to the anonymous donor who renewed my sub, kind of wish you hadn't since I'm not that active on here and there are so many more deserving people but it is greatly appreciated :)

I'll leave the rest of the journal as it was so the previous info will still be available even though some of it may be outdated.

Thank you all for your love and support and sharing your gifts with the world,

~TJ

Sorry for cutting this short, on limited Internet time, will be more features coming :)

Random Favorite feature, these are some of my recent favorites that jumped out and screamed FAVE ME!, be sure to visit each artists gallery, you won't be disappointed:
As Deep as the Sky by FarDareisMai Mandala Fractal-gitte by gitte
Phoenix Heart -Be Reborn- by fanficbug Drops on the Fjords by f--l--A--r--k
Wisecracks from a Swear-jar by 2BORN02B Plumage by Hafapea
Separation by SuicideBySafetyPin Striper by Jimpan1973
The Call by lindelokse The Plant - by GypsyH
Stained Glass Bloom Redux by wolfepaw within by sewer-pancake
Ezemitir by Fiery-Fire All Harlequin by coby01
Watching You by ancient--one AdvGnarl-01 by Margot1942
spinning in by piethein21
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New Apophysis7x + Plugins
Apophysis7x-DC
The newest beta of Apophysis 7X with DirectColor support
xyrus02.deviantart.com/journal…
It has a cool new coloring feature and a few new plugins, be sure to check it out :)

Direct Coloring Plugins for Apo7x-DC
xyrus02.deviantart.com/art/Dir…

Apophysis Plugin Manager
xyrus02.deviantart.com/art/Apo…

======================================

*UPDATE*
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:
sourceforge.net/projects/flam4…

======================================

The Fractalist's again have a new GM
NatalieKelsey :iconnataliekelsey:
Journal: dragonwinter.deviantart.com/jo…
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
======================================

FreeWare
Apophysis 2.02
Apophysis
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
Apophysis2.08Beta2

Apophysis 2.09 released, you'll need this if you were using the 2.08beta2 version before and get and "expired" message
Apophysis2.09
(*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
Apophysis7X

Apophysis 7x 2010 (Release 12) - Apophysis 7x.12 has just arrived
Apophysis7X-12

*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
Apophysis7X-DC

Apophysis-JK by Lu-Kout
Apophysis-JK
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
Apo2.083D
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:
groups.google.com/group/fr0st
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:
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:
ArtWeaver
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:
PhotoFiltre

One of the coolest free paint programs I discovered by accident recently, check it out here:
Photoscape:
Photoscape
======================================

ApoMap
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)
apophysis-j:
Apophysis-J
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
"Z"
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
======================================

Bryce!
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    :<a  href="dl.dropbox.com/u/108435/flam3-…
">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 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
djeaton3162.deviantart.com/art…

Julian Grand 3D Tutorial by neoMWH neomwh.deviantart.com/art/Juli…

Julian Uncovered Tutorial by ClaireJones
clairejones.deviantart.com/art…

Rotational Tutorial with flame Pack by Halcyon83
halcyon83.deviantart.com/art/R…

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 :iconaporev:
apophysisrevealed.com/apo3dblo…
======================================

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: 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."
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Cool clubs I'm a member of :iconapophysis:  :iconmarbliciousfractals: :iconimagersfractaldds:  :iconfractal-resources: :iconnfotm:  :iconfractaldreams: :iconfracman: :iconterracult:

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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 :iconluffsfromafriend: made for me:
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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"
macquaid
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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 breastcancersite.com 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:
TheBreastCancerSite

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

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How are you going to die?


Death through Drugs/Alcohol!
QuizGalaxy.com

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: Pandora.com
  • 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)

The End or New Beginning?

Journal Entry: Mon Oct 15, 2012, 8:50 AM


The End or New Beginning?

My apologies for not posting in a long time, for those who didn't know, first my Dad died then my sister, then my uncle, then my brother, one after the other and I lost my muse.

Last night my house burned down, completely destroyed.
Fortunately (or unfortunately) I was gone to the grocery store when it happened, still have no idea what caused it.
I lost everything, artwork, programming I was working on, scripts etc. so I probably won't be posting anything for another long while more than likely.

Thanks to all of you for sharing your great talents with the world, very special thanks to Marthig
:iconmarthig: for helping me as she posted a journal and created a chip-in account trying to get help for me before this happened, go show her some love and check her gallery, you won't be disappointed.

I'll leave the rest of the journal as it was so the previous info will still be available even though some of it may be outdated.

Thank you, I will miss all of you
~TJ


======================================

New Apophysis7x + Plugins
Apophysis7x-DC
The newest beta of Apophysis 7X with DirectColor support
xyrus02.deviantart.com/journal…
It has a cool new coloring feature and a few new plugins, be sure to check it out :)

Direct Coloring Plugins for Apo7x-DC
xyrus02.deviantart.com/art/Dir…

Apophysis Plugin Manager
xyrus02.deviantart.com/art/Apo…

======================================

*UPDATE*
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:
sourceforge.net/projects/flam4…

======================================

The Fractalist's again have a new GM
NatalieKelsey :iconnataliekelsey:
Journal: dragonwinter.deviantart.com/jo…
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
======================================

FreeWare
Apophysis 2.02
Apophysis
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
Apophysis2.08Beta2

Apophysis 2.09 released, you'll need this if you were using the 2.08beta2 version before and get and "expired" message
Apophysis2.09
(*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
Apophysis7X

Apophysis 7x 2010 (Release 12) - Apophysis 7x.12 has just arrived
Apophysis7X-12

*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
Apophysis7X-DC

Apophysis-JK by Lu-Kout
Apophysis-JK
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
Apo2.083D
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:
groups.google.com/group/fr0st
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:
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:
ArtWeaver
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:
PhotoFiltre

One of the coolest free paint programs I discovered by accident recently, check it out here:
Photoscape:
Photoscape
======================================

ApoMap
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)
apophysis-j:
Apophysis-J
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
"Z" 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
======================================

Bryce!
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    :<a  href="dl.dropbox.com/u/108435/flam3-…
">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 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
djeaton3162.deviantart.com/art…

Julian Grand 3D Tutorial by neoMWH neomwh.deviantart.com/art/Juli…

Julian Uncovered Tutorial by ClaireJones
clairejones.deviantart.com/art…

Rotational Tutorial with flame Pack by Halcyon83
halcyon83.deviantart.com/art/R…

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 :iconaporev:
apophysisrevealed.com/apo3dblo…
======================================

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: 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."
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Cool clubs I'm a member of :iconapophysis:  :iconmarbliciousfractals: :iconimagersfractaldds:  :iconfractal-resources: :iconnfotm:  :iconfractaldreams: :iconfracman: :iconterracult:

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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 :iconluffsfromafriend: made for me:
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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"
macquaid
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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 breastcancersite.com 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:
TheBreastCancerSite

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

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How are you going to die?


Death through Drugs/Alcohol!
QuizGalaxy.com

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: Pandora.com
  • 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)

Inspiration Station x7

Journal Entry: Sat Dec 31, 2011, 1:33 PM


Inspiration station x7


Since I'm so far behind on these I'll feature 4 works from each person I missed, and since I'll be featuring several people maybe this won't be seen as spamming :p
Up first is Sophquest (Dauna)
a former GM and The first person to feature any of my work here on dA, seems fitting that I should repay the favor :)
Bailar by Sophquest Diffusion by Sophquest
Nothing Gold Can Stay by Sophquest The White of July by Sophquest


Next is IDeviant (Ian)
For me he's the master of texturing fractals, be sure to visit his gallery, not a turkey in the bunch (unless he wanted to make a fractal turkey :p )
Inner fire by IDeviant Nightlife by IDeviant
A schematic of the multiverse by IDeviant Endless dreams of deep by IDeviant

Next is the awesome artist Jimpan1973 (Jimmie)
if you've ever seen some really cool UF art on here chances are it was one of his, he's very good at apo and other programs as well, be sure to visit his gallery for UF tuts and just an awesome selection of great artwork, was hard to choose the 4 for this one :)
Julian Gems by Jimpan1973 Phoenix Gnarl by Jimpan1973
Controller by Jimpan1973 Blue elegance by Jimpan1973

Up next Fractek (Kirsty)
sadly I never followed this person and only found her through the previous IS journals, very talented UF artist and definitely worth a browse of her gallery
Sultry by fractek Jester, Learning Params 2 by fractek
watercolor bloom by fractek Royal Gnarl by fractek

Now comes f--l--a--r--k (Stan)
The man who brings us those crazy Apo challenges every week
(latest one at this writing is to make snowflakes on a white background! whut???)
Another very talented artist in his own right and his devs aren't totally ruined by that god awful dA watermark :p
Transience Unraveled by f--l--A--r--k Shadow Blast by f--l--A--r--k
Sweet Gasket by f--l--A--r--k These Walls by f--l--A--r--k

Kaeltyk (Eric)
another person whom I have found about only through the previous IS journals multi-talented at several programs, here's a few that I liked :)
Cross V by Kaeltyk Another World VI . Halls by Kaeltyk
Christmas on the Beach by Kaeltyk Enamel Flower by Kaeltyk

Which brings us to Coby01 (Coby)
if there was anybody who could give Jimpan1973 a run for his money in UF my bet would be on her, awesome UF artist with great colors,textures, just the whole 9 yards and just like Jimmie she also excels at apo and other programs
FloatingBlossoms by coby01 jelly heart by coby01
Christmas marble by coby01 Glassmarbles by coby01

So many more people I would like to feature but it took forever to do this one on my crappy
dialup connection :p
See ya next year, Happy New Year Everyone!

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Avon Walk For Breast Cancer
I have  friend trying to raise money for the Avon Walk for breast cancer, Her name is Jennifer Wilkins aka
jenjen1942

In order to do this she needs to raise a minimum of $1,800.
She has an online store where she sells pendants to help raise this and she makes no money from these pendants.
All of the proceeds go to to the Avon Walk so she can participate in October.

You can see what she has at ornamentations.etsy.com
And you can see her Avon site at avonwalk.org/goto/jenswalking

Go show her some support :)

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New Apophysis7x + Plugins
Apophysis7x-DC
The newest beta of Apophysis 7X with DirectColor support
xyrus02.deviantart.com/journal…
It has a cool new coloring feature and a few new plugins, be sure to check it out :)

Direct Coloring Plugins for Apo7x-DC
xyrus02.deviantart.com/art/Dir…

Apophysis Plugin Manager
xyrus02.deviantart.com/art/Apo…

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*UPDATE*
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:
sourceforge.net/projects/flam4…

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The Fractalist's again have a new GM
NatalieKelsey :iconnataliekelsey:
Journal: dragonwinter.deviantart.com/jo…
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.

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Getting Started In Apophysis And Fractal Art Creation
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FreeWare
Apophysis 2.02
Apophysis
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
Apophysis2.08Beta2

Apophysis 2.09 released, you'll need this if you were using the 2.08beta2 version before and get and "expired" message
Apophysis2.09
(*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
Apophysis7X

Apophysis 7x 2010 (Release 12) - Apophysis 7x.12 has just arrived
Apophysis7X-12

*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
Apophysis7X-DC

Apophysis-JK by Lu-Kout
Apophysis-JK
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
Apo2.083D
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:
groups.google.com/group/fr0st
or go to the #fr0st-users irc channel at freenode.net.
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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:
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. :)
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Free Paint Programs for Post Working
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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:
ArtWeaver
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:
PhotoFiltre

One of the coolest free paint programs I discovered by accident recently, check it out here:
Photoscape:
Photoscape
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ApoMap
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

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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)
apophysis-j:
Apophysis-J
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 :)
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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
"Z" 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
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Bryce!
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
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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    :<a  href="dl.dropbox.com/u/108435/flam3-…
">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 :)
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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
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My :+fav: 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
djeaton3162.deviantart.com/art…

Julian Grand 3D Tutorial by neoMWH neomwh.deviantart.com/art/Juli…

Julian Uncovered Tutorial by ClaireJones
clairejones.deviantart.com/art…

Rotational Tutorial with flame Pack by Halcyon83
halcyon83.deviantart.com/art/R…

Ultra Fractal Marble tutorial by Velvet--Glove velvet--glove.deviantart.com/a…
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Apophysis Blog by Aporev:
Here's a page with more info and helpful links by :iconaporev:
apophysisrevealed.com/apo3dblo…
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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: 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."
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Cool clubs I'm a member of :iconapophysis:  :iconmarbliciousfractals: :iconimagersfractaldds:  :iconfractal-resources: :iconnfotm:  :iconfractaldreams: :iconfracman: :iconterracult:

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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 :iconluffsfromafriend: made for me:
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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"
macquaid
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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 breastcancersite.com 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:
TheBreastCancerSite

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

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How are you going to die?


Death through Drugs/Alcohol!
QuizGalaxy.com

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: Pandora.com
  • 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)

Inspiration Station - Tables turned

Journal Entry: Tue Nov 1, 2011, 2:11 PM


Inspiration station: n8iveattitude1

Let your Light shine
So anyone that's been involved in making fractals for anytime probably knows her or has seen her work and the awesome job she's done for the fractal community since she's become the community volunteer and even before then.
In a turn of the tables we the community are featuring her instead :)
I met her after a bad experience in Apophysis chat and found the Aposhack chat: chat.deviantart.com/chat/aposh…
afterwards.  Quite a difference in the way I was treated and welcomed and helped there.  I have been an avid fan ever since of her and the "shack", can always find help there, answers to questions, news I may have missed, as well as meeting some of the fractal Masters that occasionally grace the place with their presence.
Here are some of my recent faves from her gallery, be sure to check it out yourself because I'm sure you'll find something you'll like :)

SuicideBySafetyPin :iconsuicidebysafetypin:
Love Quest by SuicideBySafetyPin Cubes by SuicideBySafetyPin
Curl Extraordinaire by SuicideBySafetyPin Ceiling Tiles by SuicideBySafetyPin
Placement Gold by SuicideBySafetyPin Blue Heart by SuicideBySafetyPin
Fall by SuicideBySafetyPin Neon Crackle by SuicideBySafetyPin
In the Blur by SuicideBySafetyPin Fall Stained by SuicideBySafetyPin
I searched google for my favorites folder with her name to try to make this easier to find what devs of hers I had faved, it didn't work and sent me to the main dA page where I saw
13,533 devs of all time, most of them being dedicated to her. That in itself shows what inspiration she has been to many people, so Thank You Light for sharing your art and your generosity with the rest of us, I for one am greatly indebted and inspired by you. :hug:

Going through my faves page by page looking for faves to Light, I also noticed some very good devs that I've never featured, so here's a few of those I thought people with my taste might like :p
karma4ya morelearntfromTex by karma4ya
EveBlackwood faites vos jeux by EveBlackwood
marthig Diamonds and Gold, a Gift by marthig
pingallery Prag - St. Veits Dom IV by pingallery
Urceola Yellow Supernova-Blue Nebula by Urceola
GypsyH Reaching by GypsyH
Dragantia Resolution by Dragantia
tickingcounterparts Flower for Gaussian Challenge by tickingcounterparts
Jimpan1973 Julian Gems by Jimpan1973
TylerCreatesWorlds Like the Pheonix by TylerCreatesWorlds


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Avon Walk For Breast Cancer
I have  friend trying to raise money for the Avon Walk for breast cancer, Her name is Jennifer Wilkins aka
jenjen1942

In order to do this she needs to raise a minimum of $1,800.
She has an online store where she sells pendants to help raise this and she makes no money from these pendants.
All of the proceeds go to to the Avon Walk so she can participate in October.

You can see what she has at ornamentations.etsy.com
And you can see her Avon site at avonwalk.org/goto/jenswalking

Go show her some support :)

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New Apophysis7x + Plugins
Apophysis7x-DC
The newest beta of Apophysis 7X with DirectColor support
xyrus02.deviantart.com/journal…
It has a cool new coloring feature and a few new plugins, be sure to check it out :)

Direct Coloring Plugins for Apo7x-DC
xyrus02.deviantart.com/art/Dir…

Apophysis Plugin Manager
xyrus02.deviantart.com/art/Apo…

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*UPDATE*
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:
sourceforge.net/projects/flam4…

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The Fractalist's again have a new GM
NatalieKelsey :iconnataliekelsey:
Journal: dragonwinter.deviantart.com/jo…
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.

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Getting Started In Apophysis And Fractal Art Creation
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FreeWare
Apophysis 2.02
Apophysis
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
Apophysis2.08Beta2

Apophysis 2.09 released, you'll need this if you were using the 2.08beta2 version before and get and "expired" message
Apophysis2.09
(*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
Apophysis7X

Apophysis 7x 2010 (Release 12) - Apophysis 7x.12 has just arrived
Apophysis7X-12

*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
Apophysis7X-DC

Apophysis-JK by Lu-Kout
Apophysis-JK
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
Apo2.083D
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:
groups.google.com/group/fr0st
or go to the #fr0st-users irc channel at freenode.net.
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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:
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. :)
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Free Paint Programs for Post Working
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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:
ArtWeaver
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:
PhotoFiltre

One of the coolest free paint programs I discovered by accident recently, check it out here:
Photoscape:
Photoscape
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ApoMap
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

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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)
apophysis-j:
Apophysis-J
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 :)
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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
"Z" 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
======================================

Bryce!
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    :<a  href="dl.dropbox.com/u/108435/flam3-…
">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 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
djeaton3162.deviantart.com/art…

Julian Grand 3D Tutorial by neoMWH neomwh.deviantart.com/art/Juli…

Julian Uncovered Tutorial by ClaireJones
clairejones.deviantart.com/art…

Rotational Tutorial with flame Pack by Halcyon83
halcyon83.deviantart.com/art/R…

Ultra Fractal Marble tutorial by Velvet--Glove velvet--glove.deviantart.com/a…
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Apophysis Blog by Aporev:
Here's a page with more info and helpful links by :iconaporev:
apophysisrevealed.com/apo3dblo…
======================================

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

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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 :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"
macquaid
======================================
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 breastcancersite.com 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:
TheBreastCancerSite

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!
QuizGalaxy.com

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: Pandora.com
  • 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)

Inspiration Station 1 & 2

Journal Entry: Wed Sep 7, 2011, 4:29 PM


Inspiration station 1 & 2


I'm a little late for the flash mob but better late than never eh?

Part 1 is Dedicated to the man who created the 7x version of Apophysis, brought us new plugins and introduced Direct Coloring for another option to tweak on, as well as being one heck of a fractal artist Xyrus-02
Be sure to check out his gallery, you'll probably :+fav: them all

:iconxyrus-02:
Leviathan by Xyrus-02  Gamma Goblins by Xyrus-02
Vengeance by Xyrus-02  Where Ghosts Die by Xyrus-02
The annihilation of neptune by Xyrus-02  What happens with faith by Xyrus-02
Khazad-Dum by Xyrus-02  Pagan Feast by Xyrus-02
In Flames by Xyrus-02  Germanicus by Xyrus-02

Part 2 is Dedicated to the man who brought us the 3D version
Of Apophysis, made Final Transforms possible, and is a master at tilings, not to mention the creation of the JuliaN variation! Zueuk
A lot of my work was/is inspired by what he has done
Be sure to check his :gallery: out as well

:iconzueuk:
Impossible Space by Zueuk  Treasure in 3D by Zueuk
Seven Three Dee by Zueuk  The Ultimate Spell by Zueuk
Dragonheart II by Zueuk  Happy Yellow Alien by Zueuk
Pairs by Zueuk  Moon Honey by Zueuk
Metal Dream by Zueuk  Count Fractula by Zueuk

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Avon Walk For Breast Cancer
I have  friend trying to raise money for the Avon Walk for breast cancer, Her name is Jennifer Wilkins aka
jenjen1942

In order to do this she needs to raise a minimum of $1,800.
She has an online store where she sells pendants to help raise this and she makes no money from these pendants.
All of the proceeds go to to the Avon Walk so she can participate in October.

You can see what she has at ornamentations.etsy.com
And you can see her Avon site at avonwalk.org/goto/jenswalking

Go show her some support :)

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New Apophysis7x + Plugins
Apophysis7x-DC
The newest beta of Apophysis 7X with DirectColor support
xyrus02.deviantart.com/journal…
It has a cool new coloring feature and a few new plugins, be sure to check it out :)

Direct Coloring Plugins for Apo7x-DC
xyrus02.deviantart.com/art/Dir…

Apophysis Plugin Manager
xyrus02.deviantart.com/art/Apo…

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*UPDATE*
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:
sourceforge.net/projects/flam4…

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The Fractalist's again have a new GM
NatalieKelsey :iconnataliekelsey:
Journal: dragonwinter.deviantart.com/jo…
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.

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Getting Started In Apophysis And Fractal Art Creation
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FreeWare
Apophysis 2.02
Apophysis
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
Apophysis2.08Beta2

Apophysis 2.09 released, you'll need this if you were using the 2.08beta2 version before and get and "expired" message
Apophysis2.09
(*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
Apophysis7X

Apophysis 7x 2010 (Release 12) - Apophysis 7x.12 has just arrived
Apophysis7X-12

*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
Apophysis7X-DC

Apophysis-JK by Lu-Kout
Apophysis-JK
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
Apo2.083D
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:
groups.google.com/group/fr0st
or go to the #fr0st-users irc channel at freenode.net.
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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:
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. :)
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Free Paint Programs for Post Working
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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:
ArtWeaver
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:
PhotoFiltre

One of the coolest free paint programs I discovered by accident recently, check it out here:
Photoscape:
Photoscape
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ApoMap
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)
apophysis-j:
Apophysis-J
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
"Z" 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
======================================

Bryce!
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    :<a  href="dl.dropbox.com/u/108435/flam3-…
">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 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
djeaton3162.deviantart.com/art…

Julian Grand 3D Tutorial by neoMWH neomwh.deviantart.com/art/Juli…

Julian Uncovered Tutorial by ClaireJones
clairejones.deviantart.com/art…

Rotational Tutorial with flame Pack by Halcyon83
halcyon83.deviantart.com/art/R…

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 :iconaporev:
apophysisrevealed.com/apo3dblo…
======================================

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

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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 :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"
macquaid
======================================
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 breastcancersite.com 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:
TheBreastCancerSite

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!
QuizGalaxy.com

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: Pandora.com
  • Reading: Photoshop Animation Tutorials
  • Watching: You with my newest hack
  • Playing: With Apo and Terragen, World Machine 2 and Bryce
  • Eating: Cube Steak Sandwich
  • Drinking: Cherry Cola (wish I had a Mr. Pibb)

Avon Walk for Breast Cancer/Features

Journal Entry: Tue Aug 9, 2011, 11:00 PM


Avon Walk For Breast Cancer/Features  

I have  friend trying to raise money for the Avon Walk for breast cancer, Her name is Jennifer Wilkins aka
jenjen1942

In order to do this she needs to raise a minimum of $1,800.
She has an online store where she sells pendants to help raise this and she makes no money from these pendants.
All of the proceeds go to to the Avon Walk so she can participate in October.

You can see what she has at ornamentations.etsy.com
And you can see her Avon site at avonwalk.org/goto/jenswalking

Go show her some support :)


These are recent faves of mine for all the people who wished me happy birthday, thank you all :)

marthig
Birthday gift to me Golden Flower by marthig
one of my faves from her gallery
Summer by the Sea-ApoChal86 by marthig
one of nicest people you'll meet on dA

thunder7
One of the first people I met on dA and a great supporter of my so called "art" :P
Trippy_Fractal_340007 by thunder7

cnicita
Schism: Penyon's Guide by cnicita
up and coming fractal artist, go show her some support

fractal2cry
scared stiff by fractal2cry
lots of cool stuff in her gallery, go check it out :)

lilsweetmandee
Trochilidae in flight by lilsweetmandee
And she is sweet :p

NigNag
a cool dude I met here
Wake Up America by NigNag

tainia
Errians Heart by tainia

lindelokse
The Creator's Dream by lindelokse

ZandKfan4ever57
My Southern Fried Chicken by ZandKfan4ever57
to dredge the chicken I used some watered down milk, dip the pieces in the milk mixture then in the flour, then repeat, delicious :)

eMBeeL
Lost Picture Of Zebra 5 by eMBeeL
My favorite World Machine+Terragen deviant :p

VickyM72
Flyover by VickyM72
Multi-talented artist, be sure to check her gallery

obeyyourmaster
Welcome to the FunHouse by obeyyourmaster

Drerika
...sitting green pony... by Drerika

HirurgUlic
Synthetic Area by HirurgUlic

Casperium
Alien Creature by Casperium
check her gallery out for some awesome space scenes

mario837
Bronze Distribution Hub by mario837

SuicideBySafetyPin
Pimpin The Plastic by SuicideBySafetyPin
A good friend and neighbor in my home state of Oklahoma,
and the co-creator and host of aposhack
:chat.deviantart.com/chat/Aposh…
oh so many to choose from, she's going for the largest gallery on dA, I think she'll make it if she hasn't already 12,374 and counting :p

GypsyH
UFO Pile Up by GypsyH
Another multi-talented artist

baba49
Aladin's Lamp by baba49

fanficbug
Opal by fanficbug

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My IFDD!
:trophy: CONGRATULATIONS! :trophy:
You have earned yourself an Imager's Fractal Daily Deviation for Thursday, April 1st, 2010!
imagersfractaldds.deviantart.c…
Peachy Keen by FracFx
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New Apophysis7x + Plugins
Apophysis7x-DC
The newest beta of Apophysis 7X with DirectColor support
xyrus02.deviantart.com/journal…
It has a cool new coloring feature and a few new plugins, be sure to check it out :)

Direct Coloring Plugins for Apo7x-DC
xyrus02.deviantart.com/art/Dir…

Apophysis Plugin Manager
xyrus02.deviantart.com/art/Apo…

======================================

*UPDATE*
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:
sourceforge.net/projects/flam4…

======================================

The Fractalist's again have a new GM
NatalieKelsey :iconnataliekelsey:
Journal: dragonwinter.deviantart.com/jo…
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
======================================

FreeWare
Apophysis 2.02
Apophysis
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
Apophysis2.08Beta2

Apophysis 2.09 released, you'll need this if you were using the 2.08beta2 version before and get and "expired" message
Apophysis2.09
(*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
Apophysis7X

Apophysis 7x 2010 (Release 12) - Apophysis 7x.12 has just arrived
Apophysis7X-12

*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
Apophysis7X-DC

Apophysis-JK by Lu-Kout
Apophysis-JK
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
Apo2.083D
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:
groups.google.com/group/fr0st
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:
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. :)
======================================

Sourceforge has changed their page and the file download links to all apo versions or anything hosted on Sourceforge are STILL there, you just have to click the download button to access the download section now...
I did notice some programs are missing now, Apomap and Joel Faber's Image apo, not sure of any others.

======================================
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:
ArtWeaver
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:
PhotoFiltre

One of the coolest free paint programs I discovered by accident recently, check it out here:
Photoscape:
Photoscape
======================================

ApoMap
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)
apophysis-j:
Apophysis-J
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
"Z" 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
======================================

Bryce!
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    :<a  href="dl.dropbox.com/u/108435/flam3-…
">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 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
djeaton3162.deviantart.com/art…

Julian Grand 3D Tutorial by neoMWH neomwh.deviantart.com/art/Juli…

Julian Uncovered Tutorial by ClaireJones
clairejones.deviantart.com/art…

Rotational Tutorial with flame Pack by Halcyon83
halcyon83.deviantart.com/art/R…

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 :iconaporev:
apophysisrevealed.com/apo3dblo…
======================================

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

======================================

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 :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"
macquaid
======================================
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 breastcancersite.com 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:
TheBreastCancerSite

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!
QuizGalaxy.com

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: Pandora.com
  • Reading: Photoshop Animation Tutorials
  • Watching: You with my newest hack
  • Playing: With Apo and Terragen, World Machine 2 and Bryce
  • Eating: Cube Steak Sandwich
  • Drinking: Cherry Cola (wish I had a Mr. Pibb)

Winners of "Girls With Attitude" Contest

Journal Entry: Sun Jun 12, 2011, 1:14 AM


Winners of "Girls With Attitude" Contest  


:spotlight-left:---FIRST PLACE WINNER--- :spotlight-right:
:iconsaraholano: saraholano
Janie's Got A Gun by saraholano

:spotlight-left:---SECOND PLACE WINNER--- :spotlight-right:
:iconflobelebelebobele: Flobelebelebobele
Go ahead, make my day by Flobelebelebobele

:spotlight-left:---THIRD PLACE WINNER--- :spotlight-right:
:iconartifice22: artifice22
Resident Evil's Ada Wong by artifice22

======================================

My IFDD!
:trophy: CONGRATULATIONS! :trophy:
You have earned yourself an Imager's Fractal Daily Deviation for Thursday, April 1st, 2010!
imagersfractaldds.deviantart.c…
Peachy Keen by FracFx
======================================

======================================

New Apophysis7x + Plugins
Apophysis7x-DC
The newest beta of Apophysis 7X with DirectColor support
xyrus02.deviantart.com/journal…
It has a cool new coloring feature and a few new plugins, be sure to check it out :)

Direct Coloring Plugins for Apo7x-DC
xyrus02.deviantart.com/art/Dir…

Apophysis Plugin Manager
xyrus02.deviantart.com/art/Apo…

======================================

*UPDATE*
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:
sourceforge.net/projects/flam4…

======================================

The Fractalist's again have a new GM
NatalieKelsey :iconnataliekelsey:
Journal: dragonwinter.deviantart.com/jo…
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
======================================

FreeWare
Apophysis 2.02
Apophysis
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
Apophysis2.08Beta2

Apophysis 2.09 released, you'll need this if you were using the 2.08beta2 version before and get and "expired" message
Apophysis2.09
(*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
Apophysis7X

Apophysis 7x 2010 (Release 12) - Apophysis 7x.12 has just arrived
Apophysis7X-12

*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
Apophysis7X-DC

Apophysis-JK by Lu-Kout
Apophysis-JK
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
Apo2.083D
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:
groups.google.com/group/fr0st
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:
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. :)
======================================

Sourceforge has changed their page and the file download links to all apo versions or anything hosted on Sourceforge are STILL there, you just have to click the download button to access the download section now...
I did notice some programs are missing now, Apomap and Joel Faber's Image apo, not sure of any others.

======================================
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:
ArtWeaver
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:
PhotoFiltre

One of the coolest free paint programs I discovered by accident recently, check it out here:
Photoscape:
Photoscape
======================================

ApoMap
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)
apophysis-j:
Apophysis-J
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
"Z" 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
======================================

Bryce!
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    :<a  href="dl.dropbox.com/u/108435/flam3-…
">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 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
djeaton3162.deviantart.com/art…

Julian Grand 3D Tutorial by neoMWH neomwh.deviantart.com/art/Juli…

Julian Uncovered Tutorial by ClaireJones
clairejones.deviantart.com/art…

Rotational Tutorial with flame Pack by Halcyon83
halcyon83.deviantart.com/art/R…

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 :iconaporev:
apophysisrevealed.com/apo3dblo…
======================================

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

======================================

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 :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"
macquaid
======================================
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 breastcancersite.com 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:
TheBreastCancerSite

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!
QuizGalaxy.com

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: Pandora.com
  • Reading: Photoshop Animation Tutorials
  • Watching: You with my newest hack
  • Playing: With Apo and Terragen, World Machine 2 and Bryce
  • Eating: Cube Steak Sandwich
  • Drinking: Cherry Cola (wish I had a Mr. Pibb)

Another Call For Help / Pay it Forward Features

Journal Entry: Sat Jan 29, 2011, 9:48 PM


Another Call For HELP

Someone here is suffering.
Please help if you can.
See this journal: verndewd.deviantart.com/journa…
The families donation paypal is lanalove2323@yahoo.com
Don't forget to look at the link on Vern's journal.  Very sad.
Go show your dA love :hug:
For Christian: For Christian by FracFx

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My IFDD!
:trophy: CONGRATULATIONS! :trophy:
You have earned yourself an Imager's Fractal Daily Deviation for Thursday, April 1st, 2010!
imagersfractaldds.deviantart.c…
Peachy Keen by FracFx
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Paying it Forward Features:
:iconbeckabue: Indian Fairy by beckabue BITCH by beckabue
The Four Seasons by beckabue Mel's Tiger by beckabue

:iconmothersheart: Spiral 5 2010-12-27-005 by MothersHeart Fire and Emotion by MothersHeart
A+K 10 3 11 17 001 by MothersHeart FE.11-15-2010-005 by MothersHeart

:iconmarthig: Saurons Ring-Apophysis Chal-62 by marthig CandleLight-ApoChall-19 by marthig
Pregnancy by marthig Near destination-Mural for SL by marthig

:iconurceola: Enchantress Orchid by Urceola Country Sun Dark Waterfront by Urceola
Pixilated Frieze by Urceola Crieff Gradient Set by Urceola

:iconsatania: Elliptic Flow by SaTaNiA Dahlia Blanc by SaTaNiA
The Wave by SaTaNiA Portal III by SaTaNiA

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New Apophysis7x + Plugins
Apophysis7x-DC
The newest beta of Apophysis 7X with DirectColor support
xyrus02.deviantart.com/journal…
It has a cool new coloring feature and a few new plugins, be sure to check it out :)

Direct Coloring Plugins for Apo7x-DC
xyrus02.deviantart.com/art/Dir…

Apophysis Plugin Manager
xyrus02.deviantart.com/art/Apo…

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*UPDATE*
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:
sourceforge.net/projects/flam4…

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The Fractalist's again have a new GM
NatalieKelsey :iconnataliekelsey:
Journal: dragonwinter.deviantart.com/jo…
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.

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Getting Started In Apophysis And Fractal Art Creation
======================================

FreeWare
Apophysis 2.02
Apophysis
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
Apophysis2.08Beta2

Apophysis 2.09 released, you'll need this if you were using the 2.08beta2 version before and get and "expired" message
Apophysis2.09
(*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
Apophysis7X

Apophysis 7x 2010 (Release 12) - Apophysis 7x.12 has just arrived
Apophysis7X-12

*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
Apophysis7X-DC

Apophysis-JK by Lu-Kout
Apophysis-JK
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
Apo2.083D
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:
groups.google.com/group/fr0st
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:
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. :)
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Sourceforge has changed their page and the file download links to all apo versions or anything hosted on Sourceforge are STILL there, you just have to click the download button to access the download section now...
I did notice some programs are missing now, Apomap and Joel Faber's Image apo, not sure of any others.

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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:
ArtWeaver
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:
PhotoFiltre

One of the coolest free paint programs I discovered by accident recently, check it out here:
Photoscape:
Photoscape
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ApoMap
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

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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)
apophysis-j:
Apophysis-J
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 :)
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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
"Z" 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
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Bryce!
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    :<a  href="dl.dropbox.com/u/108435/flam3-…
">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 :)
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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
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My :+fav: 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
djeaton3162.deviantart.com/art…

Julian Grand 3D Tutorial by neoMWH neomwh.deviantart.com/art/Juli…

Julian Uncovered Tutorial by ClaireJones
clairejones.deviantart.com/art…

Rotational Tutorial with flame Pack by Halcyon83
halcyon83.deviantart.com/art/R…

Ultra Fractal Marble tutorial by Velvet--Glove velvet--glove.deviantart.com/a…
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Apophysis Blog by Aporev:
Here's a page with more info and helpful links by :iconaporev:
apophysisrevealed.com/apo3dblo…
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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: 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."
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Cool clubs I'm a member of :iconapophysis:  :iconmarbliciousfractals: :iconimagersfractaldds:  :iconfractal-resources: :iconnfotm:  :iconfractaldreams: :iconfracman: :iconterracult:

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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 :iconluffsfromafriend: made for me:
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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"
macquaid
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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 breastcancersite.com 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:
TheBreastCancerSite

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

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How are you going to die?


Death through Drugs/Alcohol!
QuizGalaxy.com

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: Pandora.com
  • Reading: Photoshop Animation Tutorials
  • Watching: You with my newest hack
  • Playing: With Apo and Terragen, World Machine 2 and Bryce
  • Eating: Cube Steak Sandwich
  • Drinking: Cherry Cola (wish I had a Mr. Pibb)

A Call For Help Answered & Christmas Features

Journal Entry: Sun Dec 26, 2010, 3:27 AM


A Call For HELP

EDIT! It has brought to my attention that the full $3000 are reached now. What an awesome community response, thanks to all who helped/donated/spread the news, it's amazing what a great group of people we have here :hug: :)

(Copied (and edited) from this news article: news.deviantart.com/article/13… )
For a while a friend and very well known fractal artist SuicideBySafetyPin is struggling with the courts to get her sister's kids back
from the ex-husband, a registered sex offender.
The courts obviously do not see the needs of the children.
However, the struggle is righteous but hard and the two recently ran out of resources.
It is an awkward situation but we are asking (or rather begging) you to consider a donation to pay off the attorney to get
an appeal started. SuicideBySafetyPin's journal is here n8iveattitude1.deviantart.com/…
and you can donate via PayPal here: www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?….

Small donations are welcome too and it would also be lovely if you spread the word in your journal, twitter, facebook or whatever you can get in your hands.
Please donate if you can, every little bit helps.
dA is a great community and a great family and I know together we can help right the horrible wrong that has been done.
I know you all understand how important this is.
Thank You :hug:
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My IFDD!
:trophy: CONGRATULATIONS! :trophy:
You have earned yourself an Imager's Fractal Daily Deviation for Thursday, April 1st, 2010!
imagersfractaldds.deviantart.c…
Peachy Keen by FracFx
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Christmas Feature:
Lupsiberg Merry Christmas by Lupsiberg Guardian Angel by Lupsiberg
fractal2cry :Santa: by fractal2cry Santa's Town by fractal2cry
wolfepaw Happy Fractal Holidays by wolfepaw Christmas 2010 RR PW1 by wolfepaw
winklepickers :thumb190362794:
a2j3 dA Holiday Stamp by a2j3
JurgenDoe :thumb189723004:
Gerda1946 Gem3b Jim-Gerda2 by Gerda1946
GypsyH Peace on Earth by GypsyH
Fiery-Fire Snowball-Merry Christmas by Fiery-Fire
Frankief Christmas Gold 2010 by Frankief
svetlost70 winter wallpaper by svetlost70
PeterPawn Christmas 2010 by PeterPawn
phatpuppy
Angelia61 :thumb188178186:
rockgem Festive lights... by rockgem
Fractalisa Christmas Candle Collage by Fractalisa
Astrantia01 My Christmas Tweak by Astrantia01
coby01 Wintertime - by coby01
sewer-pancake deep chill by sewer-pancake
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New Apophysis7x + Plugins
Apophysis7x-DC
The newest beta of Apophysis 7X with DirectColor support
xyrus02.deviantart.com/journal…
It has a cool new coloring feature and a few new plugins, be sure to check it out :)

Direct Coloring Plugins for Apo7x-DC
xyrus02.deviantart.com/art/Dir…

Apophysis Plugin Manager
xyrus02.deviantart.com/art/Apo…

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*UPDATE*
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:
sourceforge.net/projects/flam4…

======================================

The Fractalist's again have a new GM
NatalieKelsey :iconnataliekelsey:
Journal: dragonwinter.deviantart.com/jo…
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
======================================

FreeWare
Apophysis 2.02
Apophysis
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
Apophysis2.08Beta2

Apophysis 2.09 released, you'll need this if you were using the 2.08beta2 version before and get and "expired" message
Apophysis2.09
(*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
Apophysis7X

Apophysis 7x 2010 (Release 12) - Apophysis 7x.12 has just arrived
Apophysis7X-12

*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
Apophysis7X-DC

Apophysis-JK by Lu-Kout
Apophysis-JK
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
Apo2.083D
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:
groups.google.com/group/fr0st
or go to the #fr0st-users irc channel at freenode.net.
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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:
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. :)
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Sourceforge has changed their page and the file download links to all apo versions or anything hosted on Sourceforge are STILL there, you just have to click the download button to access the download section now...
I did notice some programs are missing now, Apomap and Joel Faber's Image apo, not sure of any others.

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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:
ArtWeaver
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:
PhotoFiltre

One of the coolest free paint programs I discovered by accident recently, check it out here:
Photoscape:
Photoscape
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ApoMap
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

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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)
apophysis-j:
Apophysis-J
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
"Z" 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
======================================

Bryce!
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    :<a  href="dl.dropbox.com/u/108435/flam3-…
">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 :)
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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
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My :+fav: 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
djeaton3162.deviantart.com/art…

Julian Grand 3D Tutorial by neoMWH neomwh.deviantart.com/art/Juli…

Julian Uncovered Tutorial by ClaireJones
clairejones.deviantart.com/art…

Rotational Tutorial with flame Pack by Halcyon83
halcyon83.deviantart.com/art/R…

Ultra Fractal Marble tutorial by Velvet--Glove velvet--glove.deviantart.com/a…
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Apophysis Blog by Aporev:
Here's a page with more info and helpful links by :iconaporev:
apophysisrevealed.com/apo3dblo…
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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: 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."
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Cool clubs I'm a member of :iconapophysis:  :iconmarbliciousfractals: :iconimagersfractaldds:  :iconfractal-resources: :iconnfotm:  :iconfractaldreams: :iconfracman: :iconterracult:

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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 :iconluffsfromafriend: made for me:
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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"
macquaid
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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 breastcancersite.com 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:
TheBreastCancerSite

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

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How are you going to die?


Death through Drugs/Alcohol!
QuizGalaxy.com

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: Pandora.com
  • Reading: Photoshop Animation Tutorials
  • Watching: You with my newest hack
  • Playing: With Apo and Terragen, World Machine 2 and Bryce
  • Eating: Cube Steak Sandwich
  • Drinking: Cherry Cola (wish I had a Mr. Pibb)

Life Goes On....

Journal Entry: Mon Sep 27, 2010, 3:58 AM


Life Goes On


Some of you my have noticed a lack in my updating/posting, more than usual as I didn't really do that much anyway.  The reason for that is my dad passed away recently.  He had been battling Prostate Cancer for the past 10 years.  When first diagnosed the doctors only gave him 6 months to live, he beat the odds by 9 1/2 years, I guess he showed them.

I started taking care of him full time in 2004 so he wouldn't have to spend his last days in a nursing home and passed my time by playing games and making "art" and spending time on here in various chat rooms learning from you all, be it Apophysis, Terragen, Bryce or whatever.  

Thanks for being there for me during these difficult times, you have all really helped me deal with it by sharing your own personal experiences with what has happened in your own lives.  I loved hearing the stories of the great experiences you've had with your loved ones who have passed on and the great memories they left on your lives.

In the end that's all we are, memories to be re-lived by those we have touched. I hope that I have touched you or helped you in some way.

He was more than my dad, he was my friend, and he will be missed greatly.  He's in a better place now and no longer suffering and has his arm back, his legs back and is walking the streets of gold, forever free of pain and sorrow.  I miss him and envy him and my Mom who passed away from breast cancer in 1995.  One thing I can say about them both is that they never complained about what happened to them or what they had to go through and never lost their faith.  That's something I can't say about myself and now I feel selfish because of it looking back.

We've lost a lot of people the last year who meant a lot to us and I'm saddened to say there probably will be more before the years end.

Don't take life for granted, we're only given a short span of time compared to how long the written history of the world is, make the most of it while you can.

Some of the people we lost in 2010:
Eddie Fisher (father of Carrie Fisher) a singer/actor of the 1950's
my dad was known as "The Bebop King" and he would have been one of his favorites.

Rue McClanahan (The Golden Girls) one of my mom's fave shows

Dennis Hopper (Actor) I remember him from Easy Rider, Apocalypse Now, True Grit, Hang'em High, and mainly Speed as "Howard Payne" the bomber, and many other roles (203 movies!)

Gary Coleman (Diff'rent Strokes) "what you talkin' 'bout Willis?"
A classic American 80's tv show

Art Linkletter (Tv show host/author), Kids say the darndest things was a particular memory for me as I had the book as a kid myself)

Ronnie James Dio (Rock Musician), Died of Stomach Cancer, love him or hate him, he had a profound influence on my guitar playing and music influence in general.  One odd story I have is when he was with Black Sabbath and my brother had a tape I gave him of "Heaven and Hell", for some odd reason something bad always happened to him when that tape was playing, having a car breaking down, flat tire, car overheating, etc., he ended up throwing it out of the car during one of these breakdowns.
It's still my fave albums of all time despite that.
He still has car problems at times (don't we all?), I still don't think it was the music :p)

Lena Horne (Singer/Actress), one of the most talented "colored" people I watched growing up.

John Forsythe (actor) Dynasty/Charlies Angels
I wasn't particularly interested in what I called "evening soaps" but my mom liked them (she was always good at "Murder She Wrote" and "Matlock", etc. and could always tell you "who done it" even if it was the first run and was right every time) and I had to watch it sometimes, thank goodness my mom bought me a guitar so I could go to my room and play it whenever shows like that were on :p.

Fess Parker (Actor)
Best know for his portrayal as Davy Crockett, I watched it as a kid and I think I really learned my family values from this show and shows like Davey and Goliath :p

Merlin Olsen (Football player/Actor)
Father Murphy, Little House on the Prairie (as Johnathan Garvey)
This guy would be how would imagine myself if I were a better person or want to be I guess. Even if were just an act, he pulled it off and according to his friends in real life it's how he really was.

Corey Haim (actor)
The Lost Boys, Silver Bullet (in the top 10 of My favorite movies) and many others, died way too young, ironically has 3 movies coming out after his passing.

J.D. Salinger (author) The Catcher in the Rye, required reading in my high school (even though I thought it sucked, maybe because I was forced to read it), I still don't "get" it or why "Taxi Driver" was based on it, or any of the conspiracy theory crap, to me it's an enigma in itself.
I just don't get it.

Zelda Rubenstein (actress) Poltergeist/Psychic
Pretty scary when I first saw it and played the part well and anyone who has seen the movie knows how well she pulled that part off.

Miep Gies (Hid Anne Frank from the Nazi's)
She was one of the Dutch citizens who hid Anne Frank, her family and several family friends in an attic annex above Anne's father's place of business from the Nazis during World War II. She discovered and preserved Anne Frank's diary after the Franks were arrested.

One that really hit close to home as a fractal artist and supporter of Cancer Awareness,  Titia van Beugen (Artist)
virtualmathmuseum.org/mathart/…

You will all be missed and the world will be a darker place without you but a brighter place because of the legacy and memories you left behind.

And what lead to this post in the first place:

Orlo "Andy" M. Anderson (My dad) 12-20-1936 to 9-11-2010

September 11th will always be a day the any US citizen will never forget, and most of the world as well, for me it's doubly so now.

I miss my dad, it's not the same without him here and my Mom too. They were more than just my parents, they were the best friends that I would ever have. I  didn't know it when they were alive.
If you have kids, or just a loved one that means something, anything to you, hold them and hug them like it will be the last time that you ever get to, because it might just be, and tell them that you love them.
You don't really know what you have until it's gone.

For the rest of us, Life Goes On.

/End Rant

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Promotional:

WIN Crimson Destiny for your own use!!
From KCarey
Crimson Destiny
Rydaria is a world in chaos. The three major empires are waging war for total control

And you have a chance to finish creating this world, and forming it into something amazing.

Several years ago, this was to be an RP with a friend and me. About the time I'd finished gathering up my side of the information, he wasn't able to get online and now years have passed with it sitting here, gathering dust.

A half worked out world, 1 royal family, 2 warriors from another land, 1 magic and the chance to turn it into much, much more.

This can be a novel, comic book, manga or even an RP/RPG, it's all up to you. All you need is to show me your vision for this plot.

And don't forget the option of Collaborating with another artist to flesh it out more.
lina19.deviantart.com/journal/… (More Details HERE)

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Check out the Think Pink V contest
news.deviantart.com/article/12… (Think Pink V)
*Starts: NOW! Saturday, July 31st, 2010
*Ends: Friday, October 3nd at 11:59 EST
*Winners will be announced on Sunday, Oct 5th
*When you submit your image, it MUST be submitted to:
Contests > Think Pink V or they WILL get missed! It's super easy!
*All entries MUST be new and submitted on or AFTER July 31st, 2010 and specifically for this contest.
*No copywrite material can be used whatsoever or your entry will be disqualified and you will be reported :D
*Visual images must list any references used in their work, be it stock, pose reference, etc.

And check out the Weekend To end Breast Cancer Event
moonbeam13.deviantart.com/jour… (Weekend To end Breast Cancer)

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New Apophysis7x + Plugins
Apophysis7x-DC
The newest beta of Apophysis 7X with DirectColor support
xyrus02.deviantart.com/journal…
It has a cool new coloring feature and a few new plugins, be sure to check it out :)

*UPDATE*
Apophysis 7x.14-DC
www1.xyrus.clan-boa.com/conten…

Direct Coloring Plugins for Apo7x-DC
xyrus02.deviantart.com/art/Dir…

Crop Plugin
xyrus02.deviantart.com/art/Cro…

DC Triangle Plugin
xyrus02.deviantart.com/art/DC-…

Dc Cube Plugin
xyrus02.deviantart.com/art/DC-…

Apophysis Plugin Manager
xyrus02.deviantart.com/art/Apo…

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*UPDATE*
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:
sourceforge.net/projects/flam4…

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The Fractalist's again have a new GM
NatalieKelsey :iconnataliekelsey:
Journal: dragonwinter.deviantart.com/jo…
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.

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Getting Started In Apophysis And Fractal Art Creation
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FreeWare
Apophysis 2.02
Apophysis
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
Apophysis2.08Beta2

Apophysis 2.09 released, you'll need this if you were using the 2.08beta2 version before and get and "expired" message
Apophysis2.09
(*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
Apophysis7X

Apophysis 7x 2010 (Release 12) - Apophysis 7x.12 has just arrived
Apophysis7X-12

*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
Apophysis7X-DC

Apophysis-JK by Lu-Kout
Apophysis-JK
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
Apo2.083D
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:
groups.google.com/group/fr0st
or go to the #fr0st-users irc channel at freenode.net.
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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:
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. :)
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Sourceforge has changed their page and the file download links to all apo versions or anything hosted on Sourceforge are STILL there, you just have to click the download button to access the download section now...
I did notice some programs are missing now, Apomap and Joel Faber's Image apo, not sure of any others.

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Free Paint Programs for Post Working
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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:
ArtWeaver
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:
PhotoFiltre

One of the coolest free paint programs I discovered by accident recently, check it out here:
Photoscape:
Photoscape
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ApoMap
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
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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)
apophysis-j:
Apophysis-J
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 :)
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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
"Z" 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
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Bryce!
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
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Flam4OCL Version 0.17 Released!
The new version adds support for parallel compilation of kernels for  systems with multiple GPUs.  Eventually, this will be extended to allow  single GPU systems to benefit by overlapping compilation of the various  different kernels, though this won't really help much until there's  proper animation support since the renderBatch kernel is the one that  takes most of the compiling time and will need to have multiple  variations compiled over the course of an animation.

The new version requires .NET 4.0, which you can get here:
.NET  4.0
Get the latest version of Flam4 here:
Flam4
This has been changed since the original version so it does NOT use  Directx10 and can be implemented if you are using XP
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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    :<a  href="dl.dropbox.com/u/108435/flam3-…
">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 :)
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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

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My :+fav: 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
djeaton3162.deviantart.com/art…

Julian Grand 3D Tutorial by neoMWH neomwh.deviantart.com/art/Juli…

Julian Uncovered Tutorial by ClaireJones
clairejones.deviantart.com/art…

Rotational Tutorial with flame Pack by Halcyon83
halcyon83.deviantart.com/art/R…

Ultra Fractal Marble tutorial by Velvet--Glove velvet--glove.deviantart.com/a…
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Apophysis Blog by Aporev:
Here's a page with more info and helpful links by :iconaporev:
apophysisrevealed.com/apo3dblo…
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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: 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."
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Cool clubs I'm a member of :iconapophysis:  :iconmarbliciousfractals: :iconimagersfractaldds:  :iconfractal-resources: :iconnfotm:  :iconfractaldreams: :iconfracman: :iconterracult:

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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 :iconluffsfromafriend: made for me:

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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"
macquaid

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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 breastcancersite.com 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:
TheBreastCancerSite

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

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Gifts To Me
isischylde.deviantart.com/art/…
Thank you for fracfx by isischylde

isischylde.deviantart.com/art/…
Thank you Fracfx for 3000th by isischylde

ancient--one.deviantart.com/ar…
:thumb130908919:


How are you going to die?


Death through Drugs/Alcohol!
QuizGalaxy.com

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: Pandora.com
  • Reading: Photoshop Animation Tutorials
  • Watching: You with my newest hack
  • Playing: With Apo and Terragen, World Machine 2 and Bryce
  • Eating: Cube Steak Sandwich
  • Drinking: Cherry Cola (wish I had a Mr. Pibb)

Promo and Features

Journal Entry: Wed Sep 1, 2010, 1:30 AM


Update and Features

Nothing really new lately, been busy remodeling the house so I haven't updated anything in a while so I thought I would just do a promo and some features of my recent faves, enjoy :)

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Promotional:

WIN Crimson Destiny for your own use!!
From KCarey
Crimson Destiny
Rydaria is a world in chaos. The three major empires are waging war for total control

And you have a chance to finish creating this world, and forming it into something amazing.

Several years ago, this was to be an RP with a friend and me. About the time I'd finished gathering up my side of the information, he wasn't able to get online and now years have passed with it sitting here, gathering dust.

And so, I offer it up to you.

A half worked out world, 1 royal family, 2 warriors from another land, 1 magic and the chance to turn it into much, much more.

This can be a novel, comic book, manga or even an RP/RPG, it's all up to you. All you need is to show me your vision for this plot.

And don't forget the option of Collaborating with another artist to flesh it out more.
lina19.deviantart.com/journal/… (More Details HERE)

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Features Section!
Illumination 2 by phoenixkeyblack Concrete Sun by Fabiuss For A Song by PeterPawn this is my world by spoofdecator Bryce HDRI by VickyM72 The Expedition by SkillZombie The Power of Pink by AmorinaAshton Phoenix on fire by Jimpan1973 FE-8-2010-0018 by MothersHeart ApoChess3 by Valdemaras Underwater Escape by Sabinerich Fractal Breath by Rozrr Somewhere in the Future by AprilLight The Goddess's Light by Serendipity2006 Fairyland Floral by AmorinaAshton Pink Ribbed Promise by PhoenixArisen My New Kitchen Tiling by mario837 Sci-Fi and Fantasy Collision by marthig Look up by LadyCarnal Challenge 37 by Lupsiberg

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Check out the Think Pink V contest
news.deviantart.com/article/12… (Think Pink V)
*Starts: NOW! Saturday, July 31st, 2010
*Ends: Friday, October 3nd at 11:59 EST
*Winners will be announced on Sunday, Oct 5th
*When you submit your image, it MUST be submitted to:
Contests > Think Pink V or they WILL get missed! It's super easy!
*All entries MUST be new and submitted on or AFTER July 31st, 2010 and specifically for this contest.
*No copywrite material can be used whatsoever or your entry will be disqualified and you will be reported :D
*Visual images must list any references used in their work, be it stock, pose reference, etc.

And check out the Weekend To end Breast Cancer Event
moonbeam13.deviantart.com/jour… (Weekend To end Breast Cancer)

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New Apophysis7x + Plugins
Apophysis7x-DC
The newest beta of Apophysis 7X with DirectColor support
xyrus02.deviantart.com/journal…
It has a cool new coloring feature and a few new plugins, be sure to check it out :)

*UPDATE*
Apophysis 7x.14-DC
www1.xyrus.clan-boa.com/conten…

Direct Coloring Plugins for Apo7x-DC
xyrus02.deviantart.com/art/Dir…

Crop Plugin
xyrus02.deviantart.com/art/Cro…

DC Triangle Plugin
xyrus02.deviantart.com/art/DC-…

Dc Cube Plugin
xyrus02.deviantart.com/art/DC-…

Apophysis Plugin Manager
xyrus02.deviantart.com/art/Apo…

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*UPDATE*
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:
sourceforge.net/projects/flam4…

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The Fractalist's again have a new GM
NatalieKelsey :iconnataliekelsey:
Journal: dragonwinter.deviantart.com/jo…
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.

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Getting Started In Apophysis And Fractal Art Creation
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FreeWare
Apophysis 2.02
Apophysis
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
Apophysis2.08Beta2

Apophysis 2.09 released, you'll need this if you were using the 2.08beta2 version before and get and "expired" message
Apophysis2.09
(*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
Apophysis7X

Apophysis 7x 2010 (Release 12) - Apophysis 7x.12 has just arrived
Apophysis7X-12

*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
Apophysis7X-DC

Apophysis-JK by Lu-Kout
Apophysis-JK
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
Apo2.083D
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:
groups.google.com/group/fr0st
or go to the #fr0st-users irc channel at freenode.net.
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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:
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. :)
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Sourceforge has changed their page and the file download links to all apo versions or anything hosted on Sourceforge are STILL there, you just have to click the download button to access the download section now...
I did notice some programs are missing now, Apomap and Joel Faber's Image apo, not sure of any others.

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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:
ArtWeaver
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:
PhotoFiltre

One of the coolest free paint programs I discovered by accident recently, check it out here:
Photoscape:
Photoscape
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ApoMap
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
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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)
apophysis-j:
Apophysis-J
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 :)
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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
"Z" 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
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Bryce!
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
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Flam4OCL Version 0.17 Released!
The new version adds support for parallel compilation of kernels for  systems with multiple GPUs.  Eventually, this will be extended to allow  single GPU systems to benefit by overlapping compilation of the various  different kernels, though this won't really help much until there's  proper animation support since the renderBatch kernel is the one that  takes most of the compiling time and will need to have multiple  variations compiled over the course of an animation.

The new version requires .NET 4.0, which you can get here:
.NET  4.0
Get the latest version of Flam4 here:
Flam4
This has been changed since the original version so it does NOT use  Directx10 and can be implemented if you are using XP
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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    :<a  href="dl.dropbox.com/u/108435/flam3-…
">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 :)
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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

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My :+fav: 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
djeaton3162.deviantart.com/art…

Julian Grand 3D Tutorial by neoMWH neomwh.deviantart.com/art/Juli…

Julian Uncovered Tutorial by ClaireJones
clairejones.deviantart.com/art…

Rotational Tutorial with flame Pack by Halcyon83
halcyon83.deviantart.com/art/R…

Ultra Fractal Marble tutorial by Velvet--Glove velvet--glove.deviantart.com/a…
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Apophysis Blog by Aporev:
Here's a page with more info and helpful links by :iconaporev:
apophysisrevealed.com/apo3dblo…
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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: 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."
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Cool clubs I'm a member of :iconapophysis:  :iconmarbliciousfractals: :iconimagersfractaldds:  :iconfractal-resources: :iconnfotm:  :iconfractaldreams: :iconfracman: :iconterracult:

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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 :iconluffsfromafriend: made for me:

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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"
macquaid

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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 breastcancersite.com 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:
TheBreastCancerSite

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

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Gifts To Me
isischylde.deviantart.com/art/…
Thank you for fracfx by isischylde

isischylde.deviantart.com/art/…
Thank you Fracfx for 3000th by isischylde

ancient--one.deviantart.com/ar…
:thumb130908919:


How are you going to die?


Death through Drugs/Alcohol!
QuizGalaxy.com

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: Pandora.com
  • Reading: Photoshop Animation Tutorials
  • Watching: You with my newest hack
  • Playing: With Apo and Terragen, World Machine 2 and Bryce
  • Eating: Cube Steak Sandwich
  • Drinking: Cherry Cola (wish I had a Mr. Pibb)

Think Pink V, Weekend to End Breast Cancer, Blue

Journal Entry: Fri Aug 6, 2010, 5:18 PM


New Apophysis7x + Plugins

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Apophysis7x-DC
The newest beta of Apophysis 7X with DirectColor support
xyrus02.deviantart.com/journal…
It has a cool new coloring feature and a few new plugins, be sure to check it out :)

*UPDATE*
Apophysis 7x.14-DC
www1.xyrus.clan-boa.com/conten…

Direct Coloring Plugins for Apo7x-DC
xyrus02.deviantart.com/art/Dir…

Crop Plugin
xyrus02.deviantart.com/art/Cro…

DC Triangle Plugin
xyrus02.deviantart.com/art/DC-…

Dc Cube Plugin
xyrus02.deviantart.com/art/DC-…

Apophysis Plugin Manager
xyrus02.deviantart.com/art/Apo…

Check out the Think Pink V contest
news.deviantart.com/article/12… (Think Pink V)
*Starts: NOW! Saturday, July 31st, 2010
*Ends: Friday, October 3nd at 11:59 EST
*Winners will be announced on Sunday, Oct 5th
*When you submit your image, it MUST be submitted to:
Contests > Think Pink V or they WILL get missed! It's super easy!
*All entries MUST be new and submitted on or AFTER July 31st, 2010 and specifically for this contest.
*No copywrite material can be used whatsoever or your entry will be disqualified and you will be reported :D
*Visual images must list any references used in their work, be it stock, pose reference, etc.

And check out the Weekend To end Breast Cancer Event
moonbeam13.deviantart.com/jour… (Weekend To end Breast Cancer)

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"Stolen from :iconwolfepaw:'s journal
(I don't think she would mind :p)

I would like to call your attention to the upcoming contest being held by :icondesktop-artwork:

"Blue" Contest Rules:

:bulletblue: Entrants may enter 2 deviations in the contest

:bulletblue: Participation is open to both members of the #Desktop-Artwork Group and our affiliates

:bulletblue: The Primary color of the entry must be a shade of Blue

:bulletblue: Entries must be in a recognized screen-size and so noted in the "comments" section of the art-work.

:bulletblue: New artworks are encouraged, but older artworks may also be entered

:bulletblue: Submissions must abide by dA rules

:bulletblue: Entrants may use stock as a part of their entry, but MUST credit it properly

:bulletblue: All entries MUST include the following statement in the comments section

:shakefish: Entry in the :icondesktop-artwork: "BLUE" Contest :shakefish:

:bulletblue: Entries must be submitted to the "Blue Contest" gallery folder

:bulletblue: Collaborations are welcome

:bulletblue: Contest begins 8-01-2010 at 12:00AM EST and will end 08.31.10 at 11:59PM EST


So, go get your 2 best deviations together, make sure they're an accepted desktop size (check #Desktop-Artwork's home page for accepted image sizes), and be sure to submit some blueness for the Contest.

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Pink Features!
(How could I resist)

Keep Your Hearts Pink by AmorinaAshton Study In Pinks by MarielFoster Blossoming Life by fanficbug Kaleidoscopic Wonderland by PhoenixArisen Watercolour Silk by 21citrouilles time space by kram666 Window To The Soul by skyzyk 2010 7 20 17 by VirusNO1 Wrapping paper by didi1959 Ngon Splits 1 by MarielFoster Soft Julian Twist by Frankief Cave Buds by AureliusCat Blueberry Isle for DarkRider by GypsyH Wavey Lines by SuicideBySafetyPin Pink rose by Lupsiberg Trippy Hippie Spiral by Thelma1 Summer Marble - by GypsyH comic 12 by repulsive-frog :thumb154986064: Floral Mobius by SaTaNiA The Power of Pink by AmorinaAshton

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A couple of my own :p By Any Other Name by FracFx The Rose Of Sharon by FracFx

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*UPDATE*
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:
sourceforge.net/projects/flam4…

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The Fractalist's again have a new GM
NatalieKelsey :iconnataliekelsey:
Journal: dragonwinter.deviantart.com/jo…
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.

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Getting Started In Apophysis And Fractal Art Creation
======================================

FreeWare
Apophysis 2.02
Apophysis
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
Apophysis2.08Beta2

Apophysis 2.09 released, you'll need this if you were using the 2.08beta2 version before and get and "expired" message
Apophysis2.09
(*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
Apophysis7X

Apophysis 7x 2010 (Release 12) - Apophysis 7x.12 has just arrived
Apophysis7X-12

*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
Apophysis7X-DC

Apophysis-JK by Lu-Kout
Apophysis-JK
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
Apo2.083D
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:
groups.google.com/group/fr0st
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:
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. :)
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Sourceforge has changed their page and the file download links to all apo versions or anything hosted on Sourceforge are STILL there, you just have to click the download button to access the download section now...
I did notice some programs are missing now, Apomap and Joel Faber's Image apo, not sure of any others.

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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:
ArtWeaver
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:
PhotoFiltre

One of the coolest free paint programs I discovered by accident recently, check it out here:
Photoscape:
Photoscape
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ApoMap
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
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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)
apophysis-j:
Apophysis-J
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 :)
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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
"Z" 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
======================================

Bryce!
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
======================================

Flam4OCL Version 0.17 Released!
The new version adds support for parallel compilation of kernels for  systems with multiple GPUs.  Eventually, this will be extended to allow  single GPU systems to benefit by overlapping compilation of the various  different kernels, though this won't really help much until there's  proper animation support since the renderBatch kernel is the one that  takes most of the compiling time and will need to have multiple  variations compiled over the course of an animation.

The new version requires .NET 4.0, which you can get here:
.NET  4.0
Get the latest version of Flam4 here:
Flam4
This has been changed since the original version so it does NOT use  Directx10 and can be implemented if you are using XP
======================================

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    :<a  href="dl.dropbox.com/u/108435/flam3-…
">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 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
djeaton3162.deviantart.com/art…

Julian Grand 3D Tutorial by neoMWH neomwh.deviantart.com/art/Juli…

Julian Uncovered Tutorial by ClaireJones
clairejones.deviantart.com/art…

Rotational Tutorial with flame Pack by Halcyon83
halcyon83.deviantart.com/art/R…

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 :iconaporev:
apophysisrevealed.com/apo3dblo…
======================================

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

======================================

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 :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"
macquaid

======================================
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 breastcancersite.com 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:
TheBreastCancerSite

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

======================================

Gifts To Me
isischylde.deviantart.com/art/…
Thank you for fracfx by isischylde

isischylde.deviantart.com/art/…
Thank you Fracfx for 3000th by isischylde

ancient--one.deviantart.com/ar…
:thumb130908919:


How are you going to die?


Death through Drugs/Alcohol!
QuizGalaxy.com

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: Pandora.com
  • Reading: Photoshop Animation Tutorials
  • Watching: You with my newest hack
  • Playing: With Apo and Terragen, World Machine 2 and Bryce
  • Eating: Mac And Cheese
  • Drinking: Root Beer

Summer Time Blues (Blue contest)

Journal Entry: Wed Jul 28, 2010, 8:52 PM


New Apophysis7x + Plugins

======================================
Apophysis7x-DC
The newest beta of Apophysis 7X with DirectColor support
xyrus02.deviantart.com/journal…
It has a cool new coloring feature and a few new plugins, be sure to check it out :)

*UPDATE*
Apophysis 7x.14-DC
www1.xyrus.clan-boa.com/conten…

Direct Coloring Plugins for Apo7x-DC
xyrus02.deviantart.com/art/Dir…

Crop Plugin
xyrus02.deviantart.com/art/Cro…

DC Triangle Plugin
xyrus02.deviantart.com/art/DC-…

Dc Cube Plugin
xyrus02.deviantart.com/art/DC-…

Apophysis Plugin Manager
xyrus02.deviantart.com/art/Apo…

"Stolen from :iconwolfepaw:'s journal
(I don't think she would mind :p)

I would like to call your attention to the upcoming contest being held by :icondesktop-artwork:

"Blue" Contest Rules:

:bulletblue: Entrants may enter 2 deviations in the contest

:bulletblue: Participation is open to both members of the #Desktop-Artwork Group and our affiliates

:bulletblue: The Primary color of the entry must be a shade of Blue

:bulletblue: Entries must be in a recognized screen-size and so noted in the "comments" section of the art-work.

:bulletblue: New artworks are encouraged, but older artworks may also be entered

:bulletblue: Submissions must abide by dA rules

:bulletblue: Entrants may use stock as a part of their entry, but MUST credit it properly

:bulletblue: All entries MUST include the following statement in the comments section

:shakefish: Entry in the :icondesktop-artwork: "BLUE" Contest :shakefish:

:bulletblue: Entries must be submitted to the "Blue Contest" gallery folder

:bulletblue: Collaborations are welcome

:bulletblue: Contest begins 8-01-2010 at 12:00AM EST and will end 08.31.10 at 11:59PM EST


So, go get your 2 best deviations together, make sure they're an accepted desktop size (check #Desktop-Artwork's home page for accepted image sizes), and be sure to submit some blueness for the Contest.





======================================
*UPDATE*
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:
sourceforge.net/projects/flam4…

======================================

The Fractalist's again have a new GM
NatalieKelsey :iconnataliekelsey:
Journal: dragonwinter.deviantart.com/jo…
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
======================================

FreeWare
Apophysis 2.02
Apophysis
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
Apophysis2.08Beta2

Apophysis 2.09 released, you'll need this if you were using the 2.08beta2 version before and get and "expired" message
Apophysis2.09
(*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
Apophysis7X

Apophysis 7x 2010 (Release 12) - Apophysis 7x.12 has just arrived
Apophysis7X-12

*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
Apophysis7X-DC

Apophysis-JK by Lu-Kout
Apophysis-JK
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
Apo2.083D
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:
groups.google.com/group/fr0st
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:
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. :)
======================================

Sourceforge has changed their page and the file download links to all apo versions or anything hosted on Sourceforge are STILL there, you just have to click the download button to access the download section now...
I did notice some programs are missing now, Apomap and Joel Faber's Image apo, not sure of any others.

======================================
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:
ArtWeaver
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:
PhotoFiltre

One of the coolest free paint programs I discovered by accident recently, check it out here:
Photoscape:
Photoscape
======================================

ApoMap
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
======================================

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)
apophysis-j:
Apophysis-J
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
"Z" 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
======================================

Bryce!
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
======================================

Flam4OCL Version 0.17 Released!
The new version adds support for parallel compilation of kernels for  systems with multiple GPUs.  Eventually, this will be extended to allow  single GPU systems to benefit by overlapping compilation of the various  different kernels, though this won't really help much until there's  proper animation support since the renderBatch kernel is the one that  takes most of the compiling time and will need to have multiple  variations compiled over the course of an animation.

The new version requires .NET 4.0, which you can get here:
.NET  4.0
Get the latest version of Flam4 here:
Flam4
This has been changed since the original version so it does NOT use  Directx10 and can be implemented if you are using XP
======================================

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    :<a  href="dl.dropbox.com/u/108435/flam3-…
">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 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
djeaton3162.deviantart.com/art…

Julian Grand 3D Tutorial by neoMWH neomwh.deviantart.com/art/Juli…

Julian Uncovered Tutorial by ClaireJones
clairejones.deviantart.com/art…

Rotational Tutorial with flame Pack by Halcyon83
halcyon83.deviantart.com/art/R…

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 :iconaporev:
apophysisrevealed.com/apo3dblo…
======================================

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

======================================

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 :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"
macquaid

======================================
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 breastcancersite.com 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:
TheBreastCancerSite

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

======================================

Gifts To Me
isischylde.deviantart.com/art/…
Thank you for fracfx by isischylde

isischylde.deviantart.com/art/…
Thank you Fracfx for 3000th by isischylde

ancient--one.deviantart.com/ar…
:thumb130908919:


How are you going to die?


Death through Drugs/Alcohol!
QuizGalaxy.com

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: Pandora.com
  • Reading: Photoshop Animation Tutorials
  • Watching: You with my newest hack
  • Playing: With Apo and Terragen, World Machine 2 and Bryce
  • Eating: Mac And Cheese
  • Drinking: Root Beer

Apophysis 7X.14 with DirectColor support + Plugins

Journal Entry: Thu Jul 8, 2010, 3:25 PM


New Apophysis7x + Plugins

======================================
Apophysis7x-DC
The newest beta of Apophysis 7X with DirectColor support
xyrus02.deviantart.com/journal…
It has a cool new coloring feature and a few new plugins, be sure to check it out :)

*UPDATE*
Apophysis 7x.14-DC
www1.xyrus.clan-boa.com/conten…

Direct Coloring Plugins for Apo7x-DC
xyrus02.deviantart.com/art/Dir…

Crop Plugin
xyrus02.deviantart.com/art/Cro…

DC Triangle Plugin
xyrus02.deviantart.com/art/DC-…

Dc Cube Plugin
xyrus02.deviantart.com/art/DC-…

Apophysis Plugin Manager
xyrus02.deviantart.com/art/Apo…

======================================
*UPDATE*
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:
sourceforge.net/projects/flam4…

======================================

The Fractalist's again have a new GM
NatalieKelsey :iconnataliekelsey:
Journal: dragonwinter.deviantart.com/jo…
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
======================================

FreeWare
Apophysis 2.02
Apophysis
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
Apophysis2.08Beta2

Apophysis 2.09 released, you'll need this if you were using the 2.08beta2 version before and get and "expired" message
Apophysis2.09
(*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
Apophysis7X

Apophysis 7x 2010 (Release 12) - Apophysis 7x.12 has just arrived
Apophysis7X-12

*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
Apophysis7X-DC

Apophysis-JK by Lu-Kout
Apophysis-JK
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
Apo2.083D
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:
groups.google.com/group/fr0st
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:
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. :)
======================================

Sourceforge has changed their page and the file download links to all apo versions or anything hosted on Sourceforge are STILL there, you just have to click the download button to access the download section now...
I did notice some programs are missing now, Apomap and Joel Faber's Image apo, not sure of any others.

======================================
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:
ArtWeaver
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:
PhotoFiltre

One of the coolest free paint programs I discovered by accident recently, check it out here:
Photoscape:
Photoscape
======================================

ApoMap
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
======================================

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)
apophysis-j:
Apophysis-J
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
"Z" 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
======================================

Bryce!
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
======================================

Flam4OCL Version 0.17 Released!
The new version adds support for parallel compilation of kernels for  systems with multiple GPUs.  Eventually, this will be extended to allow  single GPU systems to benefit by overlapping compilation of the various  different kernels, though this won't really help much until there's  proper animation support since the renderBatch kernel is the one that  takes most of the compiling time and will need to have multiple  variations compiled over the course of an animation.

The new version requires .NET 4.0, which you can get here:
.NET  4.0
Get the latest version of Flam4 here:
Flam4
This has been changed since the original version so it does NOT use  Directx10 and can be implemented if you are using XP
======================================

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    :<a  href="dl.dropbox.com/u/108435/flam3-…
">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 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
djeaton3162.deviantart.com/art…

Julian Grand 3D Tutorial by neoMWH neomwh.deviantart.com/art/Juli…

Julian Uncovered Tutorial by ClaireJones
clairejones.deviantart.com/art…

Rotational Tutorial with flame Pack by Halcyon83
halcyon83.deviantart.com/art/R…

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 :iconaporev:
apophysisrevealed.com/apo3dblo…
======================================

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

======================================

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 :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"
macquaid

======================================
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 breastcancersite.com 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:
TheBreastCancerSite

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

======================================

Gifts To Me
isischylde.deviantart.com/art/…
Thank you for fracfx by isischylde

isischylde.deviantart.com/art/…
Thank you Fracfx for 3000th by isischylde

ancient--one.deviantart.com/ar…
:thumb130908919:


How are you going to die?


Death through Drugs/Alcohol!
QuizGalaxy.com

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: Pandora.com
  • Reading: Photoshop Animation Tutorials
  • Watching: You with my newest hack
  • Playing: With Apo and Terragen, World Machine 2 and Bryce
  • Eating: Mac And Cheese
  • Drinking: Root Beer

New Fractal Gallery Moderator, ApoMap, Apo-ES

Journal Entry: Mon Jun 28, 2010, 1:56 PM


New Fractal Gallery Moderator

The Fractalist's again have a new GM
NatalieKelsey :iconnataliekelsey:
Journal: dragonwinter.deviantart.com/jo…
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.
The dev MUST be in Digital Art/Fractal, devs in Desktop&Customization/wallpaper/Fractals will be ignored,
something to think about when you upload your dev if you're wanting to get a DD for your work :)

======================================
Apophysis7x-DC
The newest beta of Apophysis 7X with DirectColor support
xyrus02.deviantart.com/journal…
It has a cool new coloring feature and a few new plugins, be sure to check it out :)

======================================
Getting Started In Apophysis And Fractal Art Creation
======================================

FreeWare
Apophysis 2.02
Apophysis
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
Apophysis2.08Beta2

Apophysis 2.09 released, you'll need this if you were using the 2.08beta2 version before and get and "expired" message
Apophysis2.09
(*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
Apophysis7X

Apophysis 7x 2010 (Release 12) - Apophysis 7x.12 has just arrived
Apophysis7X-12

*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
Apophysis7X-DC

Apophysis-JK by Lu-Kout
Apophysis-JK
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
Apo2.083D
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:
groups.google.com/group/fr0st
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:
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. :)
======================================

Sourceforge has changed their page and the file download links to all apo versions or anything hosted on Sourceforge are STILL there, you just have to click the download button to access the download section now...
I did notice some programs are missing now, Apomap and Joel Faber's Image apo, not sure of any others.

======================================
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:
ArtWeaver
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:
PhotoFiltre

One of the coolest free paint programs I discovered by accident recently, check it out here:
Photoscape:
Photoscape
======================================

ApoMap
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
======================================

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)
apophysis-j:
Apophysis-J
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
"Z" 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
======================================

Bryce!
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
======================================

Flam4OCL Version 0.17 Released!
The new version adds support for parallel compilation of kernels for  systems with multiple GPUs.  Eventually, this will be extended to allow  single GPU systems to benefit by overlapping compilation of the various  different kernels, though this won't really help much until there's  proper animation support since the renderBatch kernel is the one that  takes most of the compiling time and will need to have multiple  variations compiled over the course of an animation.

The new version requires .NET 4.0, which you can get here:
.NET  4.0
Get the latest version of Flam4 here:
Flam4
This has been changed since the original version so it does NOT use  Directx10 and can be implemented if you are using XP
======================================

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    :<a  href="dl.dropbox.com/u/108435/flam3-…
">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 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
djeaton3162.deviantart.com/art…

Julian Grand 3D Tutorial by neoMWH neomwh.deviantart.com/art/Juli…

Julian Uncovered Tutorial by ClaireJones
clairejones.deviantart.com/art…

Rotational Tutorial with flame Pack by Halcyon83
halcyon83.deviantart.com/art/R…

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 :iconaporev:
apophysisrevealed.com/apo3dblo…
======================================

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

======================================

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 :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"
macquaid

======================================
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 breastcancersite.com 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:
TheBreastCancerSite

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

======================================

Gifts To Me
isischylde.deviantart.com/art/…
Thank you for fracfx by isischylde

isischylde.deviantart.com/art/…
Thank you Fracfx for 3000th by isischylde

ancient--one.deviantart.com/ar…
:thumb130908919:


How are you going to die?


Death through Drugs/Alcohol!
QuizGalaxy.com

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: Pandora.com
  • Reading: Photoshop Animation Tutorials
  • Watching: You with my newest hack
  • Playing: With Apo and Terragen, World Machine 2 and Bryce
  • Eating: Mac And Cheese
  • Drinking: Root Beer

Apophysis 7X with DirectColor support

Journal Entry: Sat Jun 26, 2010, 11:47 PM


Apo7X-DC

The newest beta of Apophysis 7X with DirectColor support
xyrus02.deviantart.com/journal…
It has a cool new coloring feature and a few new plugins, be sure to check it out :)

======================================
ThumbTools
Found this tool recently on dA, it's a MAJOR time saver for doing features! This should have been built into dA from the start, I've noticed some people I watch are still doing it the old slow way so if you do any features at all be sure to check this out:
rdevill.deviantart.com/art/Thu…

You'll need firefox and the greasemonkey plugin (and a dA sub or the thumbnails won't work) but it definitely works!
check the features section below as I used it to do the features, this would have taken me a long time to do it before and I did it in just a few minutes
======================================

Flower Feature
Gorgeous Red by Golubaja Feverfew by Rozrr Climbing Rose by KCarey Beautiful Rose by marthig :thumb167018447: Lilly's Grace by bandit4edu Bashful Bloom by SuicideBySafetyPin Fallen by Brigitte-Fredensborg hibiscus png stock unrestricte by adivawoman Garden Cosmos pink by Lupsiberg Crane's bill by Lupsiberg June Bloom by SuicideBySafetyPin Red currant 2 by Lupsiberg Pink rose by Lupsiberg Rhubarb Leaf Fractal by Thelma1 :thumb168280906:
:thumb167718960:
Flower Gradient Pack For Apophysis (made and named from the featured devs) Flower Gradient Pack for Apo by FracFx


Generated with the ThumbshareTool
======================================

Bryce!
I've been playing with Bryce recently, learning some new stuff
Bryce Chat Room: chat.deviantart.com/chat/Bryce…
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
======================================

Terracult!
I'm new to Bryce but I'm still a BIG Terragen 1 and 2/World Machine 1 and 2 fan having been a user of those programs for years and years
Although I have very little of my work in those programs posted here on dA, I'm still a Terranut :p
Terracult now has a new Gallery Manager SkillZombie  He's done a great job breathing life back into the group
if you like Digital landscapes or are interested in Terragen be sure to check out the group and devs here: terracult.deviantart.com/
and SkillZombie's gallery

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Rent this space :p

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Flam4OCL Version 0.17 Released!
The new version adds support for parallel compilation of kernels for systems with multiple GPUs.  Eventually, this will be extended to allow single GPU systems to benefit by overlapping compilation of the various different kernels, though this won't really help much until there's proper animation support since the renderBatch kernel is the one that takes most of the compiling time and will need to have multiple variations compiled over the course of an animation.

The new version requires .NET 4.0, which you can get here:

www.microsoft.com/downloads/de…

As always, get the latest version of flam4 here:

sourceforge.net/projects/flam4…
This has been changed since the original version so it does NOT use Directx10 and can be implemented if you are using XP

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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...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 was what being used when rendering to disc, don't think so.

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Getting Started In Apophysis And Fractal Art Creation
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FreeWare

Original Apophysis
Apophysis
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
sourceforge.net/projects/apoph…
(*edit see the post at the top 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
Apophysis 7X by Xyrus-02 :iconxyrus-02:
xyrusart.kilu.de/apophysis/ind…
Apophysis 7x 2010 (Release 12)
Apophysis 7x.12 has just arrived
news.deviantart.com/article/10…
More info here:
xyrus02.deviantart.com/art/Apo…
*Update From :iconxyrus-02: :
Fixed slowness :B 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

See his page for some cool Apophysis Plugins by Xyrus02 as well
The latest at the writing of this journal being "NPolar"
xyrus02.deviantart.com/art/NPo…
NPolar Plugin for Apophysis by Xyrus-02
Also have to mention that he's also a great fractal artist, be sure  to check out his gallery while you're there :)

Apophysis 2.08beta2
Apophysis2.08Beta2

*NEW*
Apophysis-JK by Lu-Kout
sourceforge.net/projects/apo-m…
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.

Apophysis2.08beta2 3D hack:
Apo2.083D
3D now has xaos!  should prove to make some interesting new stuff :)
Go give :iconzueuk: a big hug and thanks

Gygrazok's Apophysis 2.06 Z+
Apophysis Z+

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

Zueuk's 3d Apophysis Hack
Apophysis 3D Hack

Fr0st ver 1: launchpad.net/fr0st/+download
For questions and feedback please use our mailing list:
groups.google.com/group/fr0st
or go to the #fr0st-users irc channel at freenode.net.

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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):
www.nirsoft.net/utils/run_as_d…

They are all listed here on sourceforge.net (with the exception of the Apo2.02 installer which is hosted here dl.dropbox.com/u/3003679/Apo20…

They are listed here on sourceforge.net:
www.deviantart.com/users/outgo…

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 just 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. ;)

So, that should help a lot of you who are/were unhappy with the newer versions and wished you could use your old one. :)

If anyone has ANY problems with any version of apo/plugins, scripts, etc. please feel free to note me, most likely I've been through it already and have the answer/fix for you.

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Sourceforge has changed their page and the file download links to all apo versions or anything hosted on Sourceforge are STILL there, you just have to click the download button to access the download section now...
I did notice some programs are missing now, Apomap and Joel Faber's Image apo, not sure of any others.

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Apomap tutorial
woosie.net/forumfiles/ApoMapBe…
Apomap Blog on dA
apophysis.deviantart.com/art/H…

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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)
:iconapophysis-j:
Apophysis-J
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 :)

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More Apophysis Plugins

Apo Plugins
sourceforge.net/project/showfi…

Lu-Kout's Plugins
lu-kout.deviantart.com/art/Apo…

"Z" Plugins from the beta2z+c+ version for Normal apo
cothe.deviantart.com/art/Apoph…

The Plugins - The Next Package by gossamer-lightgossamer-light.deviantart.com/…
Includes fold, sinecho, mblur, uncube, gblur, squarical, wings, and hemisphere.

SuperMassive Plugin Pack by phoenixkeyblack
phoenixkeyblack.deviantart.com…
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.deviantart.com/art/New-…
and these:
aporev.deviantart.com/art/3D-L…
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.deviantart.com/art/3D-P…

*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

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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: dl.dropbox.com/u/108435/flam3-…
3+ cores    : dl.dropbox.com/u/108435/flam3-…

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Free Paint Programs for Post Working
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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:
ArtWeaver
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 :roll:)

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:
PhotoFiltre

One of the coolest free paint programs I discovered by accident recently, check it out here:
Photoscape: www.photoscape.org/ps/main/ind…

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A new place on dA  for all Fractal Resources For you: :iconfractal-resources:
fractal-resources.deviantart.c…
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 :)

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New Electric Sheep Apophysis Screen Saver Program For Windows
Get it here:
electricsheep.org/pre

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My :+fav: 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
djeaton3162.deviantart.com/art…

Julian Grand 3D Tutorial by neoMWH neomwh.deviantart.com/art/Juli…

Julian Uncovered Tutorial by ClaireJones
clairejones.deviantart.com/art…

Rotational Tutorial with flame Pack by Halcyon83
halcyon83.deviantart.com/art/R…

Ultra Fractal Marble tutorial by Velvet--Glove velvet--glove.deviantart.com/a…

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Apophysis Blog by Aporev:
Here's a page with more info and helpful links by :iconaporev:
apophysisrevealed.com/apo3dblo…

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If you have any questions/problems with apophysis feel free to note me as I have probably already had the problem before and found the info on how to fix it.

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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: 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."

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The Fractalist's have a new GM FarDareisMai :iconfardareismai:
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.
The dev MUST be in Digital Art/Fractal, devs in Desktop&Customization/wallpaper/Fractals will be ignored,
something to think about when you upload your dev if you're wanting to get a DD for your work

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Cool clubs I'm a member of :iconapophysis:  :iconmarbliciousfractals: :iconimagersfractaldds:  :iconfractal-resources: :iconnfotm:  :iconfractaldreams: :iconfracman: :iconterracult:

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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 :iconluffsfromafriend: made for me:

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Want a laugh?  Check out the 30 second bunny movie parodies at
angryalien.com/

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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"
macquaid

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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 breastcancersite.com 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:
TheBreastCancerSite

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

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Gifts To Me
isischylde.deviantart.com/art/…
Thank you for fracfx by isischylde

isischylde.deviantart.com/art/…
Thank you Fracfx for 3000th by isischylde

ancient--one.deviantart.com/ar…
:thumb130908919:


How are you going to die?


Death through Drugs/Alcohol!
QuizGalaxy.com

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: Pandora.com
  • Reading: Photoshop Animation Tutorials
  • Watching: America's Funniest Videos
  • Playing: With Apo and Terragen, World Machine 2 and Bryce
  • Eating: Mac And Cheese
  • Drinking: Root Beer

ThumbTools! + Special Feature

Journal Entry: Tue Jun 22, 2010, 9:34 AM


ThumbTools!


wow, I just found this tool on dA and since my sub is running out I thought I would use it to start doing more features as it makes it wayyy easier and a MAJOR time saver! This should have been built into dA from the start, I've noticed some people I watch are still doing it the old slow way so if you do any features at all be sure to check this out:
rdevill.deviantart.com/art/Thu…

You'll need firefox and the greasemonkey plugin but it definitely works!
check the features section below as I used it to do the features, this would have taken me a long time to do it before and I did it in just a few minutes

Special Feature For Wendy
I just recently learned that Wendy AKA
:iconjellaboom: Jellaboom lost her battle with cancer, she always made me laugh with her comments on mine and other people's dev's, she had a great sense of humour and was a great fractal and digital artist, she will be missed, this feature is honor of her
COFFEE PARADISE by Jellaboom OVERLOADED RAINBOW by Jellaboom PLATINUM BANGLES ON GOLD by Jellaboom GREENHOUSE EFFECT by Jellaboom SUSPENDED by Jellaboom STARBURST BLOOM by Jellaboom MINNESOTA WINTER by Jellaboom NEW YEARS RIDGE by Jellaboom WARRIORESS by Jellaboom MORNING AFTER WHATEVER by Jellaboom FOREST SCOUT by Jellaboom ESCAPE PODS by Jellaboom PLANET TERRAGEN by Jellaboom YOUR NEXT FOR DINNER by Jellaboom EYE OF THE PUMPKIN by Jellaboom THE LIGHT BELOW by Jellaboom LE ROYALE by Jellaboom SUNSET IN SILENCE by Jellaboom JAZZ - CLASSICAL by Jellaboom WING YING WING YANG by Jellaboom
She made this one for me 4 FRACFX by Jellaboom (and I didn't even ask or win a contest for it)

Generated with the ThumbshareTool
Watch the skies, she'll be painting the clouds now.
Until we meet again :hug: :wave:
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Bryce!
I've been playing with Bryce recently, learning some new stuff
Bryce Chat Room: chat.deviantart.com/chat/Bryce…
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

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Terracult!
I'm new to Bryce but I'm still a BIG Terragen 1 and 2/World Machine 1 and 2 fan having been a user of those programs for years and years
Although I have very little of my work in those programs posted here on dA, I'm still a Terranut :p
Terracult now has a new Gallery Manager SkillZombie  He's done a great job breathing life back into the group
if you like Digital landscapes or are interested in Terragen be sure to check out the group and devs here: terracult.deviantart.com/
and SkillZombie's gallery

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Rent this space :p

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Flam4OCL Version 0.17 Released!
The new version adds support for parallel compilation of kernels for systems with multiple GPUs.  Eventually, this will be extended to allow single GPU systems to benefit by overlapping compilation of the various different kernels, though this won't really help much until there's proper animation support since the renderBatch kernel is the one that takes most of the compiling time and will need to have multiple variations compiled over the course of an animation.

The new version requires .NET 4.0, which you can get here:

www.microsoft.com/downloads/de…

As always, get the latest version of flam4 here:

sourceforge.net/projects/flam4…
This has been changed since the original version so it does NOT use Directx10 and can be implemented if you are using XP

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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...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 was what being used when rendering to disc, don't think so.

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Getting Started In Apophysis And Fractal Art Creation
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FreeWare

Original Apophysis
Apophysis
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
sourceforge.net/projects/apoph…
(*edit see the post at the top 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
Apophysis 7X by Xyrus-02 :iconxyrus-02:
xyrusart.kilu.de/apophysis/ind…
Apophysis 7x 2010 (Release 12)
Apophysis 7x.12 has just arrived
news.deviantart.com/article/10…
More info here:
xyrus02.deviantart.com/art/Apo…
*Update From :iconxyrus-02: :
Fixed slowness :B 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

See his page for some cool Apophysis Plugins by Xyrus02 as well
The latest at the writing of this journal being "NPolar"
xyrus02.deviantart.com/art/NPo…
NPolar Plugin for Apophysis by Xyrus-02
Also have to mention that he's also a great fractal artist, be sure  to check out his gallery while you're there :)

Apophysis 2.08beta2
Apophysis2.08Beta2

*NEW*
Apophysis-JK by Lu-Kout
sourceforge.net/projects/apo-m…
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.

Apophysis2.08beta2 3D hack:
Apo2.083D
3D now has xaos!  should prove to make some interesting new stuff :)
Go give :iconzueuk: a big hug and thanks

Gygrazok's Apophysis 2.06 Z+
Apophysis Z+

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

Zueuk's 3d Apophysis Hack
Apophysis 3D Hack

Fr0st ver 1: launchpad.net/fr0st/+download
For questions and feedback please use our mailing list:
groups.google.com/group/fr0st
or go to the #fr0st-users irc channel at freenode.net.

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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):
www.nirsoft.net/utils/run_as_d…

They are all listed here on sourceforge.net (with the exception of the Apo2.02 installer which is hosted here dl.dropbox.com/u/3003679/Apo20…

They are listed here on sourceforge.net:
www.deviantart.com/users/outgo…

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 just 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. ;)

So, that should help a lot of you who are/were unhappy with the newer versions and wished you could use your old one. :)

If anyone has ANY problems with any version of apo/plugins, scripts, etc. please feel free to note me, most likely I've been through it already and have the answer/fix for you.

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Sourceforge has changed their page and the file download links to all apo versions or anything hosted on Sourceforge are STILL there, you just have to click the download button to access the download section now...
I did notice some programs are missing now, Apomap and Joel Faber's Image apo, not sure of any others.

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Apomap tutorial
woosie.net/forumfiles/ApoMapBe…
Apomap Blog on dA
apophysis.deviantart.com/art/H…

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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)
:iconapophysis-j:
Apophysis-J
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 :)

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More Apophysis Plugins

Apo Plugins
sourceforge.net/project/showfi…

Lu-Kout's Plugins
lu-kout.deviantart.com/art/Apo…

"Z" Plugins from the beta2z+c+ version for Normal apo
cothe.deviantart.com/art/Apoph…

The Plugins - The Next Package by gossamer-lightgossamer-light.deviantart.com/…
Includes fold, sinecho, mblur, uncube, gblur, squarical, wings, and hemisphere.

SuperMassive Plugin Pack by phoenixkeyblack
phoenixkeyblack.deviantart.com…
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.deviantart.com/art/New-…
and these:
aporev.deviantart.com/art/3D-L…
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.deviantart.com/art/3D-P…

*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

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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: dl.dropbox.com/u/108435/flam3-…
3+ cores    : dl.dropbox.com/u/108435/flam3-…

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Free Paint Programs for Post Working
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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:
ArtWeaver
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 :roll:)

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:
PhotoFiltre

One of the coolest free paint programs I discovered by accident recently, check it out here:
Photoscape: www.photoscape.org/ps/main/ind…

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A new place on dA  for all Fractal Resources For you: :iconfractal-resources:
fractal-resources.deviantart.c…
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 :)

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New Electric Sheep Apophysis Screen Saver Program For Windows
Get it here:
electricsheep.org/pre

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My :+fav: 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
djeaton3162.deviantart.com/art…

Julian Grand 3D Tutorial by neoMWH neomwh.deviantart.com/art/Juli…

Julian Uncovered Tutorial by ClaireJones
clairejones.deviantart.com/art…

Rotational Tutorial with flame Pack by Halcyon83
halcyon83.deviantart.com/art/R…

Ultra Fractal Marble tutorial by Velvet--Glove velvet--glove.deviantart.com/a…

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Apophysis Blog by Aporev:
Here's a page with more info and helpful links by :iconaporev:
apophysisrevealed.com/apo3dblo…

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If you have any questions/problems with apophysis feel free to note me as I have probably already had the problem before and found the info on how to fix it.

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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: 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."

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The Fractalist's have a new GM FarDareisMai :iconfardareismai:
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.
The dev MUST be in Digital Art/Fractal, devs in Desktop&Customization/wallpaper/Fractals will be ignored,
something to think about when you upload your dev if you're wanting to get a DD for your work

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Cool clubs I'm a member of :iconapophysis:  :iconmarbliciousfractals: :iconimagersfractaldds:  :iconfractal-resources: :iconnfotm:  :iconfractaldreams: :iconfracman: :iconterracult:

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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 :iconluffsfromafriend: made for me:

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Want a laugh?  Check out the 30 second bunny movie parodies at
angryalien.com/

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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"
macquaid

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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 breastcancersite.com 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:
TheBreastCancerSite

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

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Gifts To Me
isischylde.deviantart.com/art/…
Thank you for fracfx by isischylde

isischylde.deviantart.com/art/…
Thank you Fracfx for 3000th by isischylde

ancient--one.deviantart.com/ar…
:thumb130908919:


How are you going to die?


Death through Drugs/Alcohol!
QuizGalaxy.com

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: Pandora.com
  • Reading: Photoshop Animation Tutorials
  • Watching: America's Funniest Videos
  • Playing: With Apo and Terragen, World Machine 2 and Bryce
  • Eating: Mac And Cheese
  • Drinking: Root Beer

ThumbTools! Features and 35k+

Journal Entry: Mon Jun 14, 2010, 5:13 PM


ThumbTools!


wow, I just found this tool on dA and since my sub is running out I thought I would use it to start doing more features as it makes it wayyy easier and a MAJOR time saver! This should have been built into dA from the start, I've noticed some people I watch are still doing it the old slow way so if you do any features at all be sure to check this out:
rdevill.deviantart.com/art/Thu…

You'll need firefox and the greasemonkey plugin but it definitely works!
check the features section below as I used it to do the features, this would have taken me a long time to do it before and I did it in just a few minutes

Random Features Part 5 (because I felt like it :p, these are some of my recent faves
The Newton Forest by Jimpan1973 Royal Wings by snow-valkyrie - Kirby - by Zwara02 Brushed Gold by SuicideBySafetyPin Woodland Promethea by Shadoweddancer Up close and personal by obeyyourmaster The Apo Picnic by wolfepaw Sea cave by pm-ark Gems on metal by coby01 Childhood Coming Undone by Serendipity2006 Patio Veiw by NigNag cat eye by dezinique Floral Mobius by SaTaNiA Out Of This World by VickyM72 Alternate Universe WS by Casperium To My Darling Wife by Ingostan Score one for global warming by Djsanka Fractalholic 495 by Fractalholic The Forest - by GypsyH Reflection of  Fairytale Tree by AprilLight

Generated with the ThumbshareTool

If you don't want yours to be featured, too bad it's my journal :p
just kidding, note me and I'll remove it :)


A Big THANKS to all my watchers/friends/visitors for 35k page views and counting, amazing :thanks:

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Bryce!
I've been playing with Bryce recently, learning some new stuff
Bryce Chat Room: chat.deviantart.com/chat/Bryce…
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

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Terracult!
I'm new to Bryce but I'm still a BIG Terragen 1 and 2/World Machine 1 and 2 fan having been a user of those programs for years and years
Although I have very little of my work in those programs posted here on dA, I'm still a Terranut :p
Terracult now has a new Gallery Manager SkillZombie  He's done a great job breathing life back into the group
if you like Digital landscapes or are interested in Terragen be sure to check out the group and devs here: terracult.deviantart.com/
and SkillZombie's gallery

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Rent this space :p

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Flam4OCL Version 0.17 Released!
The new version adds support for parallel compilation of kernels for systems with multiple GPUs.  Eventually, this will be extended to allow single GPU systems to benefit by overlapping compilation of the various different kernels, though this won't really help much until there's proper animation support since the renderBatch kernel is the one that takes most of the compiling time and will need to have multiple variations compiled over the course of an animation.

The new version requires .NET 4.0, which you can get here:

www.microsoft.com/downloads/de…

As always, get the latest version of flam4 here:

sourceforge.net/projects/flam4…
This has been changed since the original version so it does NOT use Directx10 and can be implemented if you are using XP

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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...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 was what being used when rendering to disc, don't think so.

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Getting Started In Apophysis And Fractal Art Creation
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FreeWare

Original Apophysis
Apophysis
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
sourceforge.net/projects/apoph…
(*edit see the post at the top 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
Apophysis 7X by Xyrus-02 :iconxyrus-02:
xyrusart.kilu.de/apophysis/ind…
Apophysis 7x 2010 (Release 12)
Apophysis 7x.12 has just arrived
news.deviantart.com/article/10…
More info here:
xyrus02.deviantart.com/art/Apo…
*Update From :iconxyrus-02: :
Fixed slowness :B 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

See his page for some cool Apophysis Plugins by Xyrus02 as well
The latest at the writing of this journal being "NPolar"
xyrus02.deviantart.com/art/NPo…
NPolar Plugin for Apophysis by Xyrus-02
Also have to mention that he's also a great fractal artist, be sure  to check out his gallery while you're there :)

Apophysis 2.08beta2
Apophysis2.08Beta2

*NEW*
Apophysis-JK by Lu-Kout
sourceforge.net/projects/apo-m…
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.

Apophysis2.08beta2 3D hack:
Apo2.083D
3D now has xaos!  should prove to make some interesting new stuff :)
Go give :iconzueuk: a big hug and thanks

Gygrazok's Apophysis 2.06 Z+
Apophysis Z+

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

Zueuk's 3d Apophysis Hack
Apophysis 3D Hack

Fr0st ver 1: launchpad.net/fr0st/+download
For questions and feedback please use our mailing list:
groups.google.com/group/fr0st
or go to the #fr0st-users irc channel at freenode.net.

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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):
www.nirsoft.net/utils/run_as_d…

They are all listed here on sourceforge.net (with the exception of the Apo2.02 installer which is hosted here dl.dropbox.com/u/3003679/Apo20…

They are listed here on sourceforge.net:
www.deviantart.com/users/outgo…

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 just 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. ;)

So, that should help a lot of you who are/were unhappy with the newer versions and wished you could use your old one. :)

If anyone has ANY problems with any version of apo/plugins, scripts, etc. please feel free to note me, most likely I've been through it already and have the answer/fix for you.

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Sourceforge has changed their page and the file download links to all apo versions or anything hosted on Sourceforge are STILL there, you just have to click the download button to access the download section now...
I did notice some programs are missing now, Apomap and Joel Faber's Image apo, not sure of any others.

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Apomap tutorial
woosie.net/forumfiles/ApoMapBe…
Apomap Blog on dA
apophysis.deviantart.com/art/H…

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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)
:iconapophysis-j:
Apophysis-J
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 :)

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More Apophysis Plugins

Apo Plugins
sourceforge.net/project/showfi…

Lu-Kout's Plugins
lu-kout.deviantart.com/art/Apo…

"Z" Plugins from the beta2z+c+ version for Normal apo
cothe.deviantart.com/art/Apoph…

The Plugins - The Next Package by gossamer-lightgossamer-light.deviantart.com/…
Includes fold, sinecho, mblur, uncube, gblur, squarical, wings, and hemisphere.

SuperMassive Plugin Pack by phoenixkeyblack
phoenixkeyblack.deviantart.com…
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.deviantart.com/art/New-…
and these:
aporev.deviantart.com/art/3D-L…
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.deviantart.com/art/3D-P…

*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

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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: dl.dropbox.com/u/108435/flam3-…
3+ cores    : dl.dropbox.com/u/108435/flam3-…

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Free Paint Programs for Post Working
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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:
ArtWeaver
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 :roll:)

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:
PhotoFiltre

One of the coolest free paint programs I discovered by accident recently, check it out here:
Photoscape: www.photoscape.org/ps/main/ind…

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A new place on dA  for all Fractal Resources For you: :iconfractal-resources:
fractal-resources.deviantart.c…
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 :)

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New Electric Sheep Apophysis Screen Saver Program For Windows
Get it here:
electricsheep.org/pre

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My :+fav: 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
djeaton3162.deviantart.com/art…

Julian Grand 3D Tutorial by neoMWH neomwh.deviantart.com/art/Juli…

Julian Uncovered Tutorial by ClaireJones
clairejones.deviantart.com/art…

Rotational Tutorial with flame Pack by Halcyon83
halcyon83.deviantart.com/art/R…

Ultra Fractal Marble tutorial by Velvet--Glove velvet--glove.deviantart.com/a…

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Apophysis Blog by Aporev:
Here's a page with more info and helpful links by :iconaporev:
apophysisrevealed.com/apo3dblo…

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If you have any questions/problems with apophysis feel free to note me as I have probably already had the problem before and found the info on how to fix it.

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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: 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."

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The Fractalist's have a new GM FarDareisMai :iconfardareismai:
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.
The dev MUST be in Digital Art/Fractal, devs in Desktop&Customization/wallpaper/Fractals will be ignored,
something to think about when you upload your dev if you're wanting to get a DD for your work

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Cool clubs I'm a member of :iconapophysis:  :iconmarbliciousfractals: :iconimagersfractaldds:  :iconfractal-resources: :iconnfotm:  :iconfractaldreams: :iconfracman: :iconterracult:

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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 :iconluffsfromafriend: made for me:

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Want a laugh?  Check out the 30 second bunny movie parodies at
angryalien.com/

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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"
macquaid

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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 breastcancersite.com 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:
TheBreastCancerSite

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

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Gifts To Me
isischylde.deviantart.com/art/…
Thank you for fracfx by isischylde

isischylde.deviantart.com/art/…
Thank you Fracfx for 3000th by isischylde

ancient--one.deviantart.com/ar…
:thumb130908919:


How are you going to die?


Death through Drugs/Alcohol!
QuizGalaxy.com

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: Pandora.com
  • Reading: Photoshop Animation Tutorials
  • Watching: Last Comic standing
  • Playing: With Apo and Terragen, World Machine 2 and Bryce
  • Eating: Ramen Noodles
  • Drinking: Sweet Iced Tea

Random Features

Journal Entry: Tue May 18, 2010, 6:48 PM


Random Stuff


Kinda slow news days lately or I just missed some of the latest contests/updates, etc., are the dog days of summer arriving early? :p

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katdesignstudio caught my 33,333 page view catalyst-design.deviantart.com…
I didn't even know I had that many, here's a small feature of her work, be sure to check out the rest of her gallery
Sphere of Influence by katdesignstudio Julian Set Outline Tutorial by katdesignstudio Orb and Feather by katdesignstudio Defense by katdesignstudio
Thanks to all who have visited my page to get me this far :thanks:

34,000 and going now :)
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Bryce!
I've been playing with Bryce recently, learning some new stuff
Bryce Chat Room: chat.deviantart.com/chat/Bryce…
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

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Terracult!
I'm new to Bryce but I'm still a BIG Terragen 1 and 2/World Machine 1 and 2 fan having been a user of those programs for years and years
Although I have very little of my work in those programs posted here on dA, I'm still a Terranut :p
Terracult now has a new Gallery Manager SkillZombie  He's done a great job breathing life back into the group
if you like Digital landscapes or are interested in Terragen be sure to check out the group and devs here: terracult.deviantart.com/
and SkillZombie's gallery

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Rent this space :p

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f--l--A--r--k's Apophysis Challenge
Winner of Challenge 27
:iconmarthig: with Simply Flowers - ApoChall27 by marthig
Great work! :clap:

Challenge:

This week we are confronted with a limiting challenge. Pay careful attention to the limits below. Strive for a crisp, clean look. Also, take note of the modified deadline. This week will allow for a few extra days than normal challenges as our deadline is adjusted.

    * Maximum Regular Transforms: 5

    * Final Transform: Allowed (Any Variation)

    * Allowed Variations: Linear, Spherical, Sinusoidal, Cylinder, Bipolar

    * Required Variations: Cylinder, Bipolar


Deadline: Friday, May 28th 11:59pm (EST)

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Flam4OCL Version 0.17 Released!
The new version adds support for parallel compilation of kernels for systems with multiple GPUs.  Eventually, this will be extended to allow single GPU systems to benefit by overlapping compilation of the various different kernels, though this won't really help much until there's proper animation support since the renderBatch kernel is the one that takes most of the compiling time and will need to have multiple variations compiled over the course of an animation.

The new version requires .NET 4.0, which you can get here:

www.microsoft.com/downloads/de…

As always, get the latest version of flam4 here:

sourceforge.net/projects/flam4…
This has been changed since the original version so it does NOT use Directx10 and can be implemented if you are using XP

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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...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 was what being used when rendering to disc, don't think so.

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Random Features Part 4 (because I felt like it :p, these are some of my faves of 2009/2010)
:iconanimus-ligatio: A Calculated Effort by Animus-Ligatio
:iconmfcreative: Sharing Love by mfcreative
:iconsatania: As Daylight Die by SaTaNiA
:iconrmj7: Lord Gurthyrus by rmj7
:iconaprillight: Hot Winds by AprilLight
:iconshortgreenpigg: Dice by Shortgreenpigg
:iconshadoweddancer: Fresco by Shadoweddancer
:icon2born02b: Lumpy Karma by 2BORN02B
:icongolubaja: Suave, mari magno... by Golubaja
:iconzweezwyy: The Wanderer by zweeZwyy
:iconwolfepaw: Colored Fountain by wolfepaw
:iconthelma1: The Rush by Thelma1
:iconxyrus-02: Flow by Xyrus-02
:iconkerembeyit: Invincible by kerembeyit
:icondjeaton3162: Starfish Medusa by djeaton3162
:iconmothersheart: PUFF One by MothersHeart
:iconvinroc: Wolverine weapon X by VinRoc
:icondanschoening: Not Kltpzyxm... by DanSchoening
:iconpsion005: Red Dawn by psion005
:iconvagabondvagrant: Wandering spirit of autumn by vagabondvagrant
:icongypsyh: Happy Clown by GypsyH

If you don't want yours to be featured, too bad it's my journal :p
just kidding, note me and I'll remove it :)


wow, are you still reading this? :omg:

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Getting Started In Apophysis And Fractal Art Creation
======================================
FreeWare

Original Apophysis
Apophysis
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
sourceforge.net/projects/apoph…
(*edit see the post at the top 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
Apophysis 7X by Xyrus-02 :iconxyrus-02:
xyrusart.kilu.de/apophysis/ind…
Apophysis 7x 2010 (Release 12)
Apophysis 7x.12 has just arrived
news.deviantart.com/article/10…
More info here:
xyrus02.deviantart.com/art/Apo…
*Update From :iconxyrus-02: :
Fixed slowness :B 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

See his page for some cool Apophysis Plugins by Xyrus02 as well
The latest at the writing of this journal being "NPolar"
xyrus02.deviantart.com/art/NPo…
NPolar Plugin for Apophysis by Xyrus-02
Also have to mention that he's also a great fractal artist, be sure  to check out his gallery while you're there :)

Apophysis 2.08beta2
Apophysis2.08Beta2

*NEW*
Apophysis-JK by Lu-Kout
sourceforge.net/projects/apo-m…
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.

Apophysis2.08beta2 3D hack:
Apo2.083D
3D now has xaos!  should prove to make some interesting new stuff :)
Go give :iconzueuk: a big hug and thanks

Gygrazok's Apophysis 2.06 Z+
Apophysis Z+

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

Zueuk's 3d Apophysis Hack
Apophysis 3D Hack

Fr0st ver 1: launchpad.net/fr0st/+download
For questions and feedback please use our mailing list:
groups.google.com/group/fr0st
or go to the #fr0st-users irc channel at freenode.net.

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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):
www.nirsoft.net/utils/run_as_d…

They are all listed here on sourceforge.net (with the exception of the Apo2.02 installer which is hosted here dl.dropbox.com/u/3003679/Apo20…

They are listed here on sourceforge.net:
www.deviantart.com/users/outgo…

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 just 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. ;)

So, that should help a lot of you who are/were unhappy with the newer versions and wished you could use your old one. :)

If anyone has ANY problems with any version of apo/plugins, scripts, etc. please feel free to note me, most likely I've been through it already and have the answer/fix for you.

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Sourceforge has changed their page and the file download links to all apo versions or anything hosted on Sourceforge are STILL there, you just have to click the download button to access the download section now...
I did notice some programs are missing now, Apomap and Joel Faber's Image apo, not sure of any others.

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Apomap tutorial
woosie.net/forumfiles/ApoMapBe…
Apomap Blog on dA
apophysis.deviantart.com/art/H…

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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!