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3D IFS Fractal full rotation by casteeld 3D IFS Fractal full rotation by casteeld
Although not really visually attractive, it is a technological milestone for me.

It's a long story, for those of you who have been watching my work, this animation represents the newest level of success.

There are 180 frames of animation, the fractal itself does not change that's the next step, but the camera travels in a full 180 deg circle about the origin.

The biggest achievement with this animation is, the frames were rendered on Sun's N1 grid. True distributed parallel processing! What would have probably taken 24 hours to render on my laptop, (if it didn't destroy itself trying) took about 3 hours on the grid. In addition, I still had full use of my computer while the frames were rendered.
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pooispoois Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2006  Hobbyist
The book I was talking earlier is actually in portugese, but was written by Benoit Mandelbrot, who has extense literature on the subject, from the more math heavy approach, to the artistic apreciation.
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Phoenix-22 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2006
This is great, I love to see that the 3D fractal project is going well.

It would definetly be something to create 3D fractals one day...
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casteeld Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2006
Thank you, it's definitly getting there.
I hope to one day have a good user interface to make it easier to design the actual fractal. At this point it's still very random.

Don
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cyberxaos Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2006
That is intensely cool, and inspired!
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casteeld Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2006
Thank you very much, it's crude and it's taken a while to get here, but at least you can imagine the possabilities.

Don
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cyberxaos Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2006
you can imagine the possabilities

Indeed! Great work :thumbsup:
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casteeld Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2006
I can see in my mind's eye, more than I'll ever be able to make a computer do.

Thanks
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tdierikx Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2006
Excellent work Don! Coming along VERY nicely indeed!
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casteeld Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2006
Thanks,

After nearly a full year of pulling my hair out, the dream is starting to become a reality.
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Keira-Sama Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2006  Professional General Artist
Holy cow. This is simply amazing!!!!!!!! *stares at it for a good few minutes* Haha, I had techno music playing when I first opened this, and it was really cool watching it to techno music because it looks like one of those movies where the camera goes around a really cool building or a setting that's a high climax of the movie. Well executed! I can't wait till we get to the part where we animate the fractal while we rotate the camera... then I'd be in a heaven ABOVE heaven :D

Wonderful job!
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casteeld Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2006
Thank you,

Rotating the camera is a lot simpler since the volume is axis-aligned, I kind of wish I didn't have the checkerboard floor because it doesn't animate well in the distance, but it does help you see the refraction effect.

I started working on getting the rotating transforms today, it shouldn't be hard to do, but it means the volume will have to be generated once for each frame, currently it's created only once and copies are sent out for each frame to render. So... the whole thing will take longer to run by a few minutes per frame. Like you I'm very anxious to see how it looks!

Thanks again for your comments.
Don
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Keira-Sama Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2006  Professional General Artist
You're quite welcome :)
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Kit-Chaos Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2006
Congratualtions Don!...perhaps a model of the Electric Sheep of the future!
Great work!
Chris
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casteeld Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2006
Chris,

Thanks, I really hope it can be widely accepted somewhere in the future, but even if not, I can't think of anything I'd rather be doing.

I'm glad you like it, I really value your opinion.
Don
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pooispoois Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2006  Hobbyist
Having recently read a book written by the pioneer of fractal dimension concept, I admire this work both by its concept and execution!
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casteeld Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2006
Thanks!

I was very surprised to see a comment so soon, I submitted this deviation less than an hour ago.

I very much appreciate your encouraging comments.

I'd love to know who's book you're talking about and the title.

Thanks again
Don
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