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. flickr.com/photos/roddh/sets/1484494/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

    wow!
  • 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

    Gorgious!!
  • lindseywilliams 8y

    awesome!
  • 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.
    Bravo!!!
    I have to say ...i am a fan
  • Nadene Engwell 7y

    ooooooooooohhhhhhhhhh this is soo pretty!! Gorgeous!
  • YURI PINHEIRO 4y

    delicate <3
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