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Featured 4/22/11 in The Magic of Mirror Images

Rushing together under the influence of powerful magnetic forces, these fractal elements seem poised for high-speed collision.
Created in Apophysis 7x v14 following this tutorial in the Apophysis Tutorial Fun group. Rendered as a .png file, then blended with duplicate layers, including layers rotated 90 degrees, plus miniatures of two other works (see below) and a black background in GIMP v2.6, then saved in .jpg format, finally scaled up in UF, with slight color adjustment in MS Paint. Twelfth in a series of images generated with the instructions in this tutorial called JuliaN Set Outline. Best if viewed larger.

Includes four copies (at various rotations) of this piece:
Scarlet and Silver Spine (UF0167)
by barrowda

and in the center:

Getting in Touch with My Inner Robot (UF0166)
by barrowda


abstract fractal, apo, tutorial, barrowda, magnetism, combo, gimp

Celebrating the milestones of 660,000 Views (8/8/14), 1200 Features (8/12/14) and prizes in the 2012 – 2014 CHANL Scientific Art Competitions. A Featured Member of Apophysis Tutorial Fun Group, Bryce and Beyond, Brain Science, Brain Arts and Artists Universe groups, and active in over 50 other RB groups as a digital/fractal artist using Apophysis, Fractal Science Kit, Ultra Fractal, GIMP and Mandelbulb3D.

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  • Jaclyn Hughes
    Jaclyn Hughesover 3 years ago

    Beautiful work David. Really? 12 pieces already? You are loving this tut. lol I’m so glad you are. And your art programs sure get a workout don’t they? lol That’s awesome! :)

  • Thanks, Jackie, this has indeed been a great tutorial, and yes, my art programs are beginning to give off a little bit of smoke (lol). If they don’t burn out completely, I’m planning to construct an armada of JuliaN spaceships. Best, D

    – barrowda

  • Jaclyn Hughes
    Jaclyn Hughesover 3 years ago

    lol kool! Looking forward to seeing that… I thought I was going to start to give off smoke with my brain trying to follow all the programs you used. lol

  • Actually, despite all of the discussions, I’m still trying to figure out the best way to render these. Since I can overlayer multiple images in GIMP, I don’t really need the high density, but I do need the large size (trying 3600 × 2700 with oversample =2) to get the best results so I’m trying lower and lower densities (cooking one now at 200) to see what I can get away with. The GIMP and UltraFractal are all Peggi’s fault – I never would have tried them if she hadn’t egged me on :o)

    – barrowda

  • Jaclyn Hughes
    Jaclyn Hughesover 3 years ago

    lol blame it on Peggi! Yano really, until I did the blooms I only used 200 density. And my stuff was crisp and clear, I check every one of my pieces before I upload. But, when I was doing the blooms, they required a highr density. And my newest one Julians Inner Beauty, that was done at 8000 for fun. lol And you can tell a difference but I think it’s the difference of your background. Flowers it was all the different textures and stuff. Julians it’s the lines we are getting (squares). So really you may use one for one type, and another for something different. Depends on your detail.

  • Kaleidoking
    Kaleidokingover 3 years ago

    Congrats on your feature!!!

  • Thank you!!! Happy Easter, David

    – barrowda

  • Hugh Fathers
    Hugh Fathersover 3 years ago

  • Thanks for the fave and comment, Hugh! Always an honor to be featured in MOMI, which just happens to coincide with passing 10,000 views on my images since I joined RB in September…:o)))

    – barrowda

  • rocamiadesign
    rocamiadesignover 3 years ago

    Beautifully done!

  • Thank you very much, Kathleen, and a most Happy Easter to you and your family, David

    – barrowda

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciover 3 years ago

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