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

New Fractal Gallery Moderator

The Fractalist's again have a new GM
NatalieKelsey :iconnataliekelsey:
Wish her the best of luck :)  If you see a fractal dev that you think deserves a DD then she's the one to note it to.
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 :)

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

Getting Started In Apophysis And Fractal Art Creation

Apophysis 2.02
No matter which version of Apophysis you choose to use this one (Apo2.02) NEEDS to be installed first regardless of what anyone else says.

Apophysis 2.08beta2

Apophysis 2.09 released, you'll need this if you were using the 2.08beta2 version before and get and "expired" message
(*edit see the RunAsDate post below on how to make expired version of apo work)

A new Apophysis "hack" has been released
Apophysis7X for Win 7 (also works in XP) by xyrus02

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

*Update From xyrus02:
Fixed slowness :It was the 500 xform limit, there are now two versions in one archive (100 and 500 xforms)*
If speed is an issue use the 100 version, the 500 transform limit version takes up a lot memory/resources and has long loading time if you have a lot of plugins

Apophysis7X-DC Direct Coloring support by xyrus02

Apophysis-JK by Lu-Kout
It's a port of Apophysis2.08beta2
Some cool functions are only active variables show in the editor box on transforms and you can pause renders to take snapshots and then resume the render.

Zueuk's 3D Apophysis Hack
Apophysis  3D Hack

Apophysis2.08beta2 3D hack  By zueuk
3D now has xaos!  should prove to make some interesting new stuff :)

Gygrazok's Apophysis 2.06 Z+
Apophysis Z+

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

Apophysis2.07SE (Electric Sheep Edition)
Apophysis2.07 Sheep Edition

Fr0st ver 1: FrOst ver. 1.0
For questions and feedback please use the mailing list:
or go to the #fr0st-users irc channel at

Don't like the newer versions of Apo or can't get them to work but your old one did?
Well, This is how to make expired versions of apo (or probably any program) to work.
I discovered this program recently and it should help all of you who are wishing they could use their favorite (old/expired) version of Apophysis:
This will work for you to get the old apo versions working (RunAsDate): RunAsDate

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

Run the "RunAsDate" program and add the version of Apo you want to run. Your best bet is to set the date as the release date of the program, for example to run the apo2.07 version set the date as 10-31-2007 (the day it was released).
I did it and I know for a fact it works as I tried to run it normally and got the expired message and ran it in the RunAsDate program and it worked!

It does not change your system time, it just passes the time parameters you specified to the program you're using to make it think it's that date.
Uncheck the box that says "Move the time forward according to the real time" and it will always stay as the date you have the program set to start from, then you'll never get the "expired" message. ;)

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

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:
My Personal Favorite for freeware as I like the interface better than Gimp's,
it's a lot easier to use but seems the text function is buggy (or I just don't know how to use it right)

The Gimp, free paint program, can also make animated gifs
Gimp 2

PhotoFiltre, Free Graphic/paint program, no transparent layer support but it has some cool filters and is VERY easy to use.
I highly recommend it for people new to using paint programs:

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

I couldn't find a link to this program at sourceforge so I hosted it
ApoMap  Installer Download

Apomap tutorial
ApoMapTut Download Zip

Apomap Blog on dA
Apomap Blog on DeviantArt

Joel Faber's Image Apophysis:
Image Apophysis

Michael Faber's Apophysis Image Tutorial:
Image Tutorial

Info tip from :iconphoenixkeyblack: :
Quote: "I have discovered something cool....
Joel Faber's Image Apo 2.04, doesn't allow for moving post transforms or additional plugins, But if you move the posts around in 2.07, as Ngons with a power of 1, then open the result in JF's 2.04, the posts will still be moved, and you can change them to the image variation."
Thanks for the the info m8! :thanks:

A Club for Apophysis-J users (Java based version)
Drop by and check it out if you're a Mac or Linux user (Windows as well) if you want to see what Apophysis-J is all about :)

More Apophysis Plugins

Apo Plugins
Apo Plugins

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

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

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:
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="…
">Flam3 3+  cores

A new place on dA  for all Fractal Resources For you: fractal-resources
Fractal-Resources on DeviantArt
Your one stop shop for Scripts, Tutorials, Flame Packs and more :)
Got a cool script, gradient pack, flame pack,plugin or tutorial you want to share? Just send them a note with a link :)

New Electric Sheep Apophysis Screen Saver Program For Windows
Get it here: Electric Sheep

Apophysis 2.07 SE (Sheep Edition) Made specifically for Electric Sheep Compatibility
Sorry, I don't remember where the direct link page is so I hosted the exe
Apophysis2.07 Sheep Edition


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

Apophysis 2.04 Tutorial by nemopaice…

Script Writing Tutorial by ThePieProphet…

Beginners Scripting tutorial by djeaton3162…

Julian Grand 3D Tutorial by neoMWH…

Julian Uncovered Tutorial by ClaireJones…

Rotational Tutorial with flame Pack by Halcyon83…

Ultra Fractal Marble tutorial by Velvet--Glove…

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

Are you new to fractal arts?  Want to learn more and get more exposure? Or maybe you're a Senior Fractal artist that likes to help the new people (like me :) )? Then check out the
New Fractalist of the Month club :iconnfotm:
Details here:…

"Senior fractalists are fractalists that have been working with fractals for over eight months, or have more than fifty fractals in their gallery."

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


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

My stamp :iconluffsfromafriend: made for me:


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

"As is the nature of the fractal to step and repeat,
seeing the result conform to imagery is always a treat"

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

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

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

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

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


Gifts To Me…
Thank you for fracfx by isischylde…
Thank you Fracfx for 3000th by isischylde…

How are you going to die?

Death through Drugs/Alcohol!

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

  • Mood: Helpful
  • Listening to:
  • Reading: Photoshop Animation Tutorials
  • Watching: You with my newest hack
  • Playing: With Apo and Terragen, World Machine 2 and Bryce
  • Eating: Mac And Cheese
  • Drinking: Root Beer
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MothersHeart Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks as always for the information. :love:
Suggestion --- when you give an UPDATE - Date it! - that way I WILL know
which is updated correctly! :tighthug:
FracFx Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sorry about that, whenever I post a new journal it's a copy of my old one with new info added, the date is automatically added at the top when it's posted:
Mon Jun 28, 2010, 3:56 PM

Guess I need to change the journal
MothersHeart Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
NO...Just where you put the NEW info ...put UPDATE (date)!:dance:

I like your journal ... I want to figure out how to put one of
my favorite image in the Heading....but one day I'll figure it out!:boogie:
baba49 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a great collection of usefull info you have here! Would you mind if I'd put a link to your journal in mine under the link section?
FracFx Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
not at all, I usually keep all the previous info as I find it and add to my newest journal, hence why I have one of the longest journals on dA :D
baba49 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beware of the new limitations :D They don't allow more than 60 mb anymore :(
FracFx Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ah that's good to know, I sometimes have to use dialup so I don't really want that much stuff on my main page to have to wait to download :p
baba49 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
On the rare occasion I get to see my page on a dial up I nearly faint. Hopefully 90% of the watchers have high speed :D
NatalieKelsey Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the shout out! :D
marthig Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Yess :iconw00tplz: :iconcheerplz: All the best to Natalie :clap: :hug:
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