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The nature of code 007

Updated: Jan 15, 2022

Fractals and CA

Fractals' visual effects always remind me of kaleidoscopes, which have continuity and variety. This week, I used another tool to make fractal graphic works instead of p5.js.

Apophysis is an old open source fractal flame editor, the tutorials I found on Youtube were eight or more years ago. However, the visual effects created by it are still quite sound. Since recently, I'm trying to find more tools to create digital artworks; using Apophysis for this homework is a different experience.

I followed a Chinese Apophysis tutorial to make a frozen flower, the process of creating peddles and adding details is quite fun. I made some minor changes based on the tutorial, I thought it would only make tiny changes about the colors or the shapes, but in the end, images look so different with a slight shift in the parameters.



I made this on my old Windows laptop at my home because Apophysis is not available for Mac; after I back to Shanghai, I could only use Mac, so I haven't improved my fractals work. Luckily, I just found Chaotica, an editor similar to Apophysis, and it's available for Mac.

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