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Thursday, 4 December 2014

I’M A LOONY. (04/12/14)

Yesterday or the day before John at MIDMARSH JOTTINGS posted some fractal pictures which were impressive. I am having trouble keeping up with the Mac applets but whatever bowl of fruit Apple come up with I have so far managed to replicate. This is my Droste barometer and I worked out how to do it in just five hours using Ultra Fractal. My head is spinning so I'll give blender 3D a rest today and sit and watch the rain.

Fractal1 Now I have sorted the workflow I hope the next one can be done in an hour. I’ll try a much bigger one so that I can animate it by zooming in and then just loop it as a GIF. This one I rendered out at 500 iterations it could have done with three or four times as many as the frame is a bit choppy. Some of it is probably down to my using the quick selection brush and not cleaning up the selection. Not to worry it is a minor detail.

That’s all for today, have fun.

30 comments:

  1. You do get into things that are well beyond me.

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    1. John, I have the time and the inclination. Ultra Fractal is a bit awkward but very powerful.

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  2. So Adrian, another new venture for you.....looking into the distance for a long range weather forecast? Looks easy to me.....if things don't change they'll stay as they are!

    Clever work and a great result...[;o)

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    1. Trevor you have sussed it. Snow is forecast for Saturday so I'll probably head up to Rannoch Moor.

      I just enjoy messing around.

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  3. You say "loony" as if it's a bad thing. ;)

    I'm impressed!

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    1. Hilary, so was I. It is still a bit hit and miss.

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  4. I'm impressed with your work Adrian, i have a problem just taking a photo !

    peter

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    1. Peter, I like mastering different software. I rarely do, I get so far and think It's near enough.

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  5. Adrian, I think you inhabit a parallel universe from the one I'm in...

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    1. Frances, if we were all on the same track then there would be gridlock.

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  6. It just occurred to me that you were probably born forty years too early Adrian. Your passion for image technology might have found you in a lucrative graphical business. You'd be driving around in an open-topped Audi with the wind in your hair and money in your bank.

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    1. YP, I was too active forty years ago. This is a great hobby but would be a stressful business. I would also need to have original ideas. I just mimic projects I see.

      Audi...Never....It would have to be an Aston Martin.

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    1. Carolann, almost nailed it. I'll have to settle down and do half a dozen with this software. Ultra Fractals is fine but it is one on it's own as far as menus and tools are concerned. I haven't really scratched the surface yet.

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    1. R. Mac, I blame the weather. I do get a lot of satisfaction from persuading software to dance to my tune.

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  9. Oh, good job, brilliant photo, and ''YOU'RE A LOONY''.

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    1. Bob, when I'm happy it's fun to be a bit daft.

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  10. Cool! I see where you're going with this.

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    1. Red, I first tried this software in June but couldn't understand it. I am on the right track now.

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  11. Is Ima Loony related to Uma Thurman? ;) Your 5-hour fractal was well worth the effort involved! It is magical and takes me to Alice's Wonderland.

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    1. Glo, I don't want to be related to Uma but I would like to get to know her.

      There are still bits of the procedure that I'm not sure of but I'll try a few more and I'll sort it now.

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  12. wow...after reading the features and watching one tutorial...I'm blown away by Blender. I thought Photoshop was intimidating.

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    1. R. Mac, this is done in Ultra Fractal. I find it worse than Blender.
      I'm used to Photoshop so use it for the bits it can do.
      I love manipulation software, Blender has a Node Editor so learning to use Nodes is this winters project,

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  13. A good result. I did look at the proggy but I think the cost is OTT for the full works.

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    1. John, it is very powerful but I still have trouble fine tuning in it.
      I suspect I was ripped off. A pity the Forge plug-in won't plug in to CS6.

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    1. Graham, I got to the last command, pressed Transform and I was impressed. Astounded is not an exaggeration.

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  15. Impresionante Adrian!!!
    Un abrazo.

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