Fractal Labs "Organism" (close up)
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.
See www.subblue.com/blog/2011/3/5/fractal_lab for details about Fractal Lab