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Fractals and Abstract Art

Postby Drydwen » 22 Sep 2013, 01:20

I have seen many posts on here concerning artwork done inspired by Druidry and lore and stories. These are usually animal drawings or people, but can people consider abstract art (such as fractals), as druidry-inspired artwork?
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Re: Fractals and Abstract Art

Postby Drydwen » 25 Sep 2013, 03:08

As fractals are a mathematical set that have a fractal dimension it generally exceeds any possible topological dimension... so this begs the question --

What do you propose we do to capture a Druidic data-set?
I wouldn't even know where to begin answering your question. I am terrible with mathematics, and therefore I don't use that portion in fractal making with knowledge. Sadly, I just end up working with the numbers until I find something I like, and then go from there.
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Re: Fractals and Abstract Art

Postby Oakapple » 25 Sep 2013, 07:27

Not directly using the numbers, but I found some amazing images when I googled for fractal cabbage. I expect you know about them and the patterns in sunflowers.
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Re: Fractals and Abstract Art

Postby Drydwen » 26 Sep 2013, 02:36

Not directly using the numbers, but I found some amazing images when I googled for fractal cabbage. I expect you know about them and the patterns in sunflowers.
I have made some "flower-based" fractals before, yes. Not nearly as flower-like that some other people have made, but yes.
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Re: Fractals and Abstract Art

Postby Alwin » 27 Sep 2013, 21:42

but can people consider abstract art (such as fractals), as druidry-inspired artwork?
Yes, of course! And it's fun too, watching the patterns evolve! :)
I've done some 3d-fractal artwork recently, using mandelbulber and mandelbulb3d ( Tutorials)
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Re: Fractals and Abstract Art

Postby Alwin » 27 Sep 2013, 21:58

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If you really want to dive into a fractal Menger-Sponge, have a look at this interactive panorama I've put on my website:
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Start the panorama by clicking the Button "Hohe Auflösung". (2.5MB!)
Like Google Streetview you can move around by clicking an dragging the picture. Mousewheel=Zoom
Best viewed in fullscreen! :)
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Re: Fractals and Abstract Art

Postby Sciethe » 28 Sep 2013, 00:46

Yes, of course! And it's fun too, watching the patterns evolve! :)
I've done some 3d-fractal artwork recently,
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Re: Fractals and Abstract Art

Postby Drydwen » 28 Sep 2013, 06:20

but can people consider abstract art (such as fractals), as druidry-inspired artwork?
Yes, of course! And it's fun too, watching the patterns evolve! :)
I've done some 3d-fractal artwork recently, using mandelbulber and mandelbulb3d
WOW. I've never been able to get a hang of Mandelbulb. I've tried, but I just can't seem to do it. I work better with Apophysis7x and Ultra Fractal. But thank you! You've definitely given me some inspiration to post some of my own, possibly in the morning.
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Re: Fractals and Abstract Art

Postby Alwin » 28 Sep 2013, 08:42

:D Thanks a lot!
WOW. I've never been able to get a hang of Mandelbulb. I've tried, but I just can't seem to do it.
Mandelbulber is not very intuitive indeed. Better start with Mandelbulb3d using the video tutorials just for the basics.
Have a look around in the fractalforums.com! In the gallerys you find breathtaking artworks and sometimes a parameterset you can copy-paste as a good starting point for your own experiments. :)
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Re: Fractals and Abstract Art

Postby Aphritha » 28 Sep 2013, 16:15

I hope you plan on entering some of your work in the eisteddfodd(did I spell that right?)


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Re: Fractals and Abstract Art

Postby Drydwen » 28 Sep 2013, 17:55

Well, I've a couple of my own, though most of them have older watermarks. My computer crashed last year and I didn't have any backups (no external harddrive), so I lost most of them without the watermark. I'll have to figure out how to get the images into the messages without actually uploading anything, because they're rather large files.
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Re: Fractals and Abstract Art

Postby jimmy325 » 25 Nov 2013, 11:38

In the gallerys you find breathtaking artworks and sometimes a parameterset you can copy-paste as a good starting point for your own experiments.


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