So, I’ve had this Apophysis program sitting on my drive at work for about the last year. I downloaded it and played around with it for a few minutes one weekend while working, but I must have got distracted by my job because I haven’t come back to it since. I vaguely remember seeing the name on one of the many forums I visit.
Apophysis is a fractal flame editor and renderer for Windows. Apophysis has many features for creating and editing fractal flames, including an editor which allows one to directly edit the transforms that comprise the fractal flame, a mutations window, which applies random edits to the triangles, an adjust window, which allows the adjustment of coloring and location of the image, and even a scripting language with direct access to most of the components of the fractal.
It’s easy to get some ok looking digital art happening. I’m quite happy with my first attempts below, but they are pretty lame compared to some of the art I’ve seen out there. The third one is a lossless .png file 1.3 MB is size so be patient. The first two are lossy .jpgs, under 250K. I hope you like them. I have another one on the boil which is going to take another 30 hours to render.