Fractal sine waves (wire rendering)

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  • Andrea Daerice Juillerat-Olvera 9y

    super cool!
  • Rodd Halstead 9y

    Thanks daerice. If you liked this structure, you should definitely look at Kerry Mitchell on Fractalus. His work is my inspiration here.
  • Kevin Day 9y

    This one is lovely, so much cleaner/simpler that a lot of the others, yet it still draws you in to study it further.
    Faved both for its beauty and so I can revisit this set again when time allows
  • Rodd Halstead 9y

    thank you Kevin. I certainly agree that the typical fractal tends to be quite noisy (with all those repeating forms recursing off into infinity . . .)

    This one works because the sine wave forms variations are limited. As I mentioned before, I think there are only 8 lines in the image (not counting the reflections)

    Fractal generating programs are an incredible index of forms. Its definitely possible to limit the detail and focus on the larger features. I will post some examples of this in the future.
  • Mike R. 9y

    This is great - which prog do u use to make all this stuff?
  • Rodd Halstead 9y

    thanks Mike. This is done in Ultrafractal. I've written pointers on the use of this great program in my Fractal set comments.

    This one uses an UltraFractal surface/rendering feature called "Orbit Traps". The sine waves aren't part of the underlying fractal surface. They are rendered elements that are controlled by the underlying fractal space geometry.
  • k neva knows 9y

    fantastic lines
  • _moko_ 9y

  • Rodd Halstead 9y

    thank you. Currently #3 in Interesting for Nov 30, 2005.
  • Ivan 9y

    Thank you for adding it to the interestingness pool
  • Rodd Halstead 9y

    thanks Ivan. I've been surprised (and pleased) by the attention this one is getting lately. Its a personal favorite.
  • Michelle Chee 9y

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  • The Triskaidekagrammatron 8y

    Very neat. :)
  • Marty Desilets 8y

    GREAT use of ultra fractal!
  • Michael Peters 7y

    love the apparent 3dimensionality of this ... very cool.
    Makes a great desktop wallpaper :-)
  • Rodd Halstead 7y

    thanks veloopity/Michael. I appreciate the comment here.
    I particularly liked the way the 'orbit trap' lines intersect - creating little diamonds.
  • summer david 7y

    Great work.
    I have to say ...i am a fan
  • Nadene Engwell 7y

    ooooooooooohhhhhhhhhh this is soo pretty!! Gorgeous!

    delicate <3
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