I’ve been interested in fractals since the “Computer Recreations” column in the November 1987 issue of the Scientic American.

The first fractal image I produced was in black and white using a dot matrix printer and the program was written in Pascal on a PDP-11 minicomputer using the RSX-11M+ operating system. This was sometime in 1989 when I should have been using the equipment for work.

All the fractals in my gallery have been produced using my own programs.

As of February 2012 the programs are available for download from here the programs are:

Saturn – a fractal explorer allowing png “seed” files to saved.
Titan – expands seed files to much higher resolutions up to the maximum of about 700 megapixels which is somewhat larger than the maximum of 100 megapixels accepted by Red Bubble.

Current version 4.2.0

New

Neptune – an explorer for “multiple critical point fractals”.
Triton – an expander for Neptune.

This pair of programs are based on Saturn and Titan, they produce fractals using the Mandelbrot algorithm where the fractal formula has more than one critical point. Its pictures are a compound of the pictures produced for each critical point.

Current version 1.1.0

As of October 2011 I have a blog which can be found at Element90 Fractals which will mostly feature posts on fractals and will often feature screenshots of my programs. The software, user manuals, a user guide and example seed files are available from the blog.

  • Joined: November 2010