Geometry 4 by Lenny La Rue, IPA


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Incendia 3.0 blending two baseshapes into a single creation. No obvious fractal flame is seen. In fact, I’m not sure if this can be called a fractal even tho it was rendered by a fractal generating program.

I didn’t understand geometry very well in high school. Miss Bohannon was a cool teacher but I was neither interested in line segments, points and rays nor calculations to find the exact area inside a triangular octahedron with a sphere in its filling up half its stomach. In the end, I was closer to everyday life cuz nobody sits around with a pencil and paper pondering these equations to earn $3.09 for a gallon of gas.

Still, I wish I could have impressed Barbara B. somehow since she was the only teacher I fantasized about in high school. I never brought her an apple (That part is complicated but it would have been seen as a MAJOR faux pas) but I’m pretty sure she’d have smiled a lot more when looking at my work if I’d created a new fractal once a week and printed it out for her. She didn’t grin while handing me tests with “D” on them 35 years ago.

BB’s right-brain dominated mind is likely having a field day with computers and fractals these days. I hope she’s alive and well. God doesn’t need her begging for Him to switch from Mac to PC since Incendia has no OS-X version.


pc, fractals, math, layering, incendia, no geometry required

I’m a “scatter-focus” artist. ANYTHING may be here or roundabout my galleries. Expect nothing anywhere and you’ll always be OK. ;-)

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  • Jan Clarke
    Jan Clarkeabout 4 years ago

    Woweeeeee, talk about sensuous! This is absolutely stunning, Lenny. It looks like velvet-covered rock-hard steel. Lol, you’re not the only one who had no interest in geometry – it had numbers in it so that was an immediate loathe.

  • Thank you very much, my geometry-challenged buddy! The “cold steel” look wasn’t allowed to fully render so it left the distortion along the lightlines and thus the “velvet” fuzziness. I may go back and allow it to run for more than an hour to clean that up. LOL!

    – Lenny La Rue, IPA

  • Jan Clarke
    Jan Clarkeabout 4 years ago

    P.S.: It does look like a cfractal. How long did it take to render?

  • Can you believe the more involved one gets with both Incendia and Apophysis, the faster the rendering time? The latest Apo even comes with a “render all fractals at once” button; Incendia does it automatically. But when you start out with a fractal equation and you never see it in the finished piece, it’s pretty tough to call it a true fractal. The “molecule” and the knotted steel were both nothing more than elaborate clip art inside the program. I didn’t do anything to them except choose their surfaces, force them to occupy the same space (i.e. blend into a single object), and choose the direction of the light source. This isn’t the result of any careful programming on my part. LOL!

    You and I have waited for fractals to “bake” for more than a day. This took less than an hour on a Compaq Presario, using 2 GB of RAM and a 2.16 GHz AMD Athlon XP 3000+ processor. This 5-year old desktop is so outdated the program flickers the monitor even using the double buffering of Incendia 3.0.

    So don’t tell me about your dusty old box cuz I’m typing this online while rendering and my old box ain’t even sweatin’!!!! LOL!

    – Lenny La Rue, IPA

  • vampvamp
    vampvampabout 4 years ago


  • Thank you!

    – Lenny La Rue, IPA

  • Jan Clarke
    Jan Clarkeabout 4 years ago

    Lmao, you wouldn’t believe what Incenida does to my system when it’s running. I can type on RB and do a few other things, but, in order to OPEN a program, I have to pause it otherwise, it takes forever to open!. Damn, you’ve got me so excited now, I wish I had time to sit and play with it/them. (I still want to finish that silver sphere!)

  • LOL! It’s the same for me but I don’t try to open anything else when Incendia is running. Or Apophysis. Or Zone Alarm scans. Open any two of them at once and I will probably lock up the entire mess and have to crash Windows XP just to unlock it.

    – Lenny La Rue, IPA

  • crackedpot
    crackedpotabout 4 years ago

    When you begin to talk about the technical aspects….I wonder what language you’re! So I am impressed by your skills and love the outcome of your learning. I want to miniaturise myself so I can go sliding round over the curves!

  • LOL! Trust me. It’s sooooooooooo not technical to actualy do it. The tech-talk is only for the literal walk-thrus for people who know a lot more than me. :-D I had to right click on My Computer to READ all that stuff because I don’t know it or what it means.

    Hmmm, the Fantastic Voyage approach sounds intriguing. I’ll have to look into it. LOL!

    – Lenny La Rue, IPA

  • chrispy
    chrispyabout 4 years ago

    very cool!

  • I thank you!

    – Lenny La Rue, IPA

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