Fractal sine waves (wire rendering)

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    1. daerice 100 months ago | reply

      super cool!

    2. roddh 99 months ago | reply

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

    3. Kevin Day 99 months ago | reply

      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

    4. roddh 99 months ago | reply

      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.

    5. MiKE_tr 99 months ago | reply

      This is great - which prog do u use to make all this stuff?

    6. roddh 99 months ago | reply

      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.

    7. k neva knows 99 months ago | reply

      fantastic lines

    8. roddh 97 months ago | reply

      thank you. Currently #3 in Interesting for Nov 30, 2005.

    9. *Ivan* 97 months ago | reply

      Thank you for adding it to the interestingness pool

    10. roddh 97 months ago | reply

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

    11. Marty.FM 83 months ago | reply

      GREAT use of ultra fractal!

    12. veloopity 76 months ago | reply

      love the apparent 3dimensionality of this ... very cool.
      Makes a great desktop wallpaper :-)

    13. roddh 76 months ago | reply

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

    14. summer david [deleted] 68 months ago | reply

      Great work.
      Bravo!!!
      I have to say ...i am a fan

    15. lil sugar muffin 66 months ago | reply

      ooooooooooohhhhhhhhhh this is soo pretty!! Gorgeous!

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