• I love that it even calculates the reflection. - Pictoscribe

Fractal Labs "Organism" (close up)

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This fine detail from an organic fractal structure programmed by Tom Beddard.

Tom's application "Fractal Lab" allows the user to move around (in 3 dimensional space) this 3D fractal structure, moving in and out to visualize fine detail.

This real time exploration (like a video game) is enabled because Fractal Lab is based on Computer Graphics Card shader programs which allow these ultra complex structures to be calculated many times per second, bringing the visualization to life with viewpoint based animation.

I'll say it again. This is the most amazing computer graphic art program I have seen in a very long time.

Wow!

See www.subblue.com/blog/2011/3/5/fractal_lab for details about Fractal Lab

Pictoscribe, cbonney, -P-, airosmith, and 21 other people added this photo to their favorites.

  1. Pictoscribe 38 months ago | reply

    Yes, this is indeed fantastic...will have to look it up...

  2. -P- 38 months ago | reply

    wow! great fractal roddh !
    outsanding details and so organic feel!
    i've must have to test it soon

  3. Something To See 38 months ago | reply

    that is amazing! I am so drawn to fractals!

  4. roddh 38 months ago | reply

    Thanks everyone. I first discovered Tom Beddard through his Flickr photostream www.flickr.com/photos/subblue/ which is full of interesting generative/computational artwork.

    With Fractal Lab, Tom has now enabled everyone to explore and create these amazing images. www.subblue.com/blog/2011/3/5/fractal_lab

    You will need a recent version of the Google Chrome browser to run the fractal generator. My experience is that it runs best on a Mac. But it also worked (with some UI display problems) on a Windows 7 machine.

  5. subblue 38 months ago | reply

    I'm glad you're enjoying it :)

  6. roddh 38 months ago | reply

    Thanks. I really like your solution to the problem of using real time GPU to get render-level quality screen captures. The results speak for themselves .

  7. Auntie K 38 months ago | reply

    Beautiful image - amazing application.

  8. airosmith 38 months ago | reply

    I just started using fractal labs, I am enjoying it a lot.

    You deserve an Art,and Soul 4 U Award

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  9. chouette rieuse 38 months ago | reply

    You deserve an Art,and Soul 4 U Award

    Thank you! Invite your friends to our group
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