Project Educate: Fractals - DID YOU KNOW ?Facts about FractalsProject Educate: Fractals - DID YOU KNOW ? by Sophquest
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In school math we studied shapes like squares and triangles but did it ever occur to you that in nature forms as simple as that are very scarce? You only need to take a look at clouds, corals, mountains, snowflakes, feathers or ferns to be assured. It may seem that the mathematical equations to describe these shapes are very complex but actually there are rather simple rules for them because they are all fractal.
The characterizing feature of fractals is self-similarity which simply put means that if you take an image or an item and enlarge any portion of it, you see the original again. Self-similarity has been studied since the 19th century but before computers the applications remained quite simple. Cantor set, Koch Curve and Sierpinski gasket are some examples of manual solutions.
Cantor set..........&............Koch Curve
Critiquing Fractals the Technical SideNot sure what a Fractal Art is or what Fractal Art is not then feel free to read the following article http://www.fractalus.com/kerry/articles/manifesto/fa-manifesto.htmlCritiquing Fractals the Technical Side by one-tough-one
There are a lot of different things that you should think about before critiquing a fractal (or any other piece of artwork for that matter) first there is Critiquing Fractals The Artistic Side by :icondeepchrome: http://news.deviantart.com/article/54578/
And then there is Critiquing Fractals the Technical Side
I'm going to try and define some of the more technical terms about fractal artwork and also things that deal with rendering in Apophysis and Ultra-Fractal. I have a lot more experience with Apophysis than I do with Ultra-Fractal but I will do my best and have asked questions of some of the better and more experience Ultra-Fractal artists that I know.
Okay off to the definitions and what they mean in terms of a fractal so that you know what terms to use when you are critiquing a fractal in technical terms.
Fractals and their Generation Programs 2This week there is going to be a series of articles explaining fractals in depth. I will be concentrating on some of the various programs used to make these wonderful fractal images. The first article, http://news.deviantart.com/article/54612/, I was able to show some of the notable differences in program generation using fractals as a finished result. Please note that there are many, many fractal generation programs available for the different OS (Operating Systems), however, I am merely covering a few.Fractals and their Generation Programs 2 by DWALKER1047
One of the things about fractals that I find very interesting is that they are infinite (this isn't true if the program you are using allows you to limit the iterations). Meaning, no matter what part of a fractal you could enlarge over and over again, it will contain the same base fingerprint almost like DNA. How that image changes is up to the individual user.
By working on a computer using one of the many
Critiquing Fractals - The Artistic SideImagine this scenario: You've roamed the galleries of DeviantArt, and discovered the Fractal Gallery. You poke about, intruiged by this odd new artform you just discovered. Soon, you discover a stunning piece that blows you away with how awesome it is. You must comment. You must. Even though it has a fairly "empty" corner that bugs you and the colors could be just a little better.Critiquing Fractals - The Artistic Side by DeepChrome
But once the fractal's fullview loads, you're suddenly lost for words. How do you tell the artist who made this piece that while they've done a great job, there are some things that could be done better? It's a bit daunting, especially for someone who might not understand a fractal beyond this very broad of definitions: "An image of repeating forms created by mathematical equations."
Many people out there, I am sure, would love to say more about a fractal they like, or at least notice enough to give a critique that's more than just one sentence. However, they somehow feel lost for words, and settle on "Wow, n
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