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Featured 4/3/11 in Apophysis Tutorial Fun

Thanks to the Hubble space telescope, the past decade has brought us amazing new images of other distant galaxies in our 13 billion year old universe. Due to the gravitational forces of black holes at the center of many galaxies, spiral arrangements of stars somewhat like this abstract fractal image are relatively common.
Created in Apophysis 7x v14 following this tutorial in the Apophysis Tutorial Fun group. Rendered as a .png file, then blended with duplicate layers and a black background in GIMP v2.6, then saved in .jpg format, finally scaled up in UF. Fifth in a series of images generated with the instructions in this tutorial called Escher Stained Glass by dA’s SaTaNiA (Damien), using Spherical in the final transform, with an escher_beta value of 0.25 in Tx2, and camera settings of perspective=0.2 and pitch=40. Best if viewed larger.

Celebrating the milestones of 750,000 Views (11/14/14), 1300 Features (11/30/14) 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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  • Virginia N. Fred
    Virginia N. Fredover 3 years ago

    wow this is pretty neat, I am likeing the colors in the middle, awesome work TfD

  • Thanks, Gina! As you know, getting colors into this one has not been easy (lol)

    Best, David

    – barrowda

  • walstraasart
    walstraasartover 3 years ago

    Fantastic, interesting and beautiful work David

  • Thank you very much, Thea!

    – barrowda

  • Hugh Fathers
    Hugh Fathersover 3 years ago

    Nice!! . . .

  • Thanks, Hugh!

    – barrowda

  • Pam Amos
    Pam Amosover 3 years ago

    this is lovely…. :)

  • Thank you so much, Pam! (I was happy to vote for your entry in the current challenge; hope you win!!)

    – barrowda

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 3 years ago

    Beautiful work David. Well done.

  • Thank you, Bunny!

    – barrowda

  • BingoStar
    BingoStarover 3 years ago

    Amazing creation… Love the bright colors in the center and the opening too..<:)

  • Thanks for the comment and the fave, BobbiJo! Have a great weekend, David

    – barrowda

  • Jaclyn Hughes
    Jaclyn Hughesover 3 years ago


  • Aw, shuckin’s…Thanks, Hun!! Tutorial Fun David escher is having Fun!!

    – barrowda

  • Jaclyn Hughes
    Jaclyn Hughesover 3 years ago

    You’re welcome hun! I’m glad you are! :)

  • rocamiadesign
    rocamiadesignover 3 years ago

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