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Imaging in Chaotica - Part 1
Today, lets explore the Chaotica Imaging widget.

Brigtness (tonemapping)

As the name says, brightness controls how bright your image is. The effect of brightness will also depend on 1/gamma setting (for high values of 1/gamma, brightness will have less impact on the image).
You can either type in values, click on the up and down arrows or click on the arrows and drag.
Brightness effect on a gnarl:

1/Gamma (tonemapping)

People usually call it just Gamma. Increasing Gamma will basically make your fractal flame more solid.
Low Gamma may create some excessively bright spots.
High Gamma may introduce noise and artifacts (areas that would be almost transparent with lower gamma values will become visible). Also, may make the image look flat by reducing the contrast.
Look how increasing Gamma affects the gnarl:

Now on this imag
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Journal
How to find out what a transform does
Not really a tutorial this time, just some exploration ideas.
There is no extensive guide to all transforms and plugins. So how do people figure what they do? The way is to experiment, and there are some techniques that work quite well for me.
As examples, i will use spherical and loonie.
A short note

For all the mathods below, make sure you try the following:
Change all the variables and try different combos of themMove the pre affine of the transform aroundScale and rotate the pre affine
Add it as post transform to squares or circles

Start (from blank) with square or sineblur, and add the variation you want to try out as post transform.
Lets start with square:
default square                            spherical post_transform            loonie post_transform
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Journal
Gradient Effect in Chaotica
In this tutorial, i will explain how to make a fading gradient background effect in Chaotica, as it was done in this work, for example:

The technique can be easily adapted to Apophysis (using either custom plugins or linked transforms).
Also, if you have any trouble with the World Editor, please check my Chaotica Editor Basics tutorial.
Gradient Background Effect
You can use this technique on almost any parameters. The only requirement is to have at least one iterator with blur. For the tutorial example, i will use a random world below:

The first step is to switch to World Editor and add a new iterator (use the "new iterator" button on top of the editor window). Here, it is the iterator 6:

Select the transforms node, and click on the "new
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Journal
Motion Blur Stills with Chaotica
A quick and very underused technique to create blur effects.
The principle is simple: you create a short animation and, instead of rendering it entirely, just render one frame, which will be your final artwork.
Step 1: you need some parameters to animate. I used a simple plastic with only 2 transforms.

Step 2: Open the animation editor (Ctrl+T or Window > Animation Editor). Set total length to some reasonably amount of time. I use 30-60sec currently, since its short enough to not get lost and long enough to have some room to tweak to control the blurring.
Exposure time controls the amount of motion blur. No worry much about getting the "right" value right now, since you can change it at any point.
Since we are only looking for one frame and not a full animation, there is no need to create many keyframes: 2 usually do the job. If, after making the animation, there are no frames that you like, you can just change one of th
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Chaotica Editor Basics
An illustrated explanation of Chaotica`s World Editor.
It also features the Apophysis equivalents (when those exist). The left column corresponds to Chaotica, while the right column is Apo.
Iterator

Iterator
(Chaotica)                                               Transform (Apo)

To add a new iterator, use the "New Iterator" button on top of the editor.
To remove an existing iterator, click on it and press Delete.
Transform

Transform
(Chaotica)                                            Variation (Ap
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Navigating 3D-space (Mandelbulb3D - first steps)
Fractal Art
Mandelbulb3D is a fractal generating program that aims at creating 3D-fractals that are often quite realistic looking.
2D-fractal software like Jux can only create fractals that are flat, while 3D-fractals also have height/depth (and of course there are the in-betweens: some programs like UltraFractal are mainly 2D, but have (very limited) 3D-possibilities). The best comparison might be a photograph (which is always 2D) you had printed from some shells. For instance, you can see the shells but if you let your hand touch the photo, it feels like a flat surface. If 3D-photos would exist, you would be feeling the shells sticking out of the flat surface.

Most mandelbulb3D-users navigate through their fractal by using the Navigation window. You will find it on the upper left of the main window by clicking the 3D Navi-button

But what really happens when we move around in our fractal in the navigation window? In
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break on through to the other side by cyberxaos break on through to the other side :iconcyberxaos:cyberxaos 160 30 Apo flower 3 by IngaMonica Apo flower 3 :iconingamonica:IngaMonica 77 31 landscape painting-fractal APO by sonafoitova landscape painting-fractal APO :iconsonafoitova:sonafoitova 123 39 Liquified by Rozrr Liquified :iconrozrr:Rozrr 16 6 Albuquerque by FractalEyes Albuquerque :iconfractaleyes:FractalEyes 121 36 Merry Christmas!! by Dead-Levaithan Merry Christmas!! :icondead-levaithan:Dead-Levaithan 56 4 Crystal Gazing by HarvestMoonArt Crystal Gazing :iconharvestmoonart:HarvestMoonArt 29 13 Notorious by DeTea Notorious :icondetea:DeTea 42 26 They are coming by AnnaKirsten They are coming :iconannakirsten:AnnaKirsten 630 116 Frozen in time by AnnaKirsten Frozen in time :iconannakirsten:AnnaKirsten 1,619 186

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The end of the year

Journal Entry: Mon Nov 26, 2012, 2:42 AM
draws near . . .
I fear
I've let it fly away
as yet another day
goes by
on silent wings
it drifts
into the past
and disappears

  • Listening to: audiobooks
  • Reading: "Passage" on my Kindle
  • Watching: old tv shows streaming
  • Playing: Divine Divinity
  • Eating: not much
  • Drinking: lots of water!

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tiggersprings Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I noticed your name change and dropped in to say, "hi!" :hug:
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poserfan Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Professional
Nice new name....How have you 've been? Long time no nothing from you....
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DeTea Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the fav of Notorious!
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HarvestMoonArt Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fav :)
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AnnaKirsten Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012   General Artist
Hi Judee, Nice to see you around! Thanks very much for the recent :+fav:'s of my work! :hug:
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AnnaKirsten Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008   General Artist
Thank you very much for the :+fav: of Story of the weeping willow :hug:
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:wave: :hug:

^^
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pixelpretty Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
happy belated Easter wishes to you Judie, hugs and smooches:)
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jerseybrat Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2007
Thanks so much for the :+fav:

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Blueskye27 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
Hi. I was tagged, so now I’m tagging you. It’s really kinda fun; if you’ve been tagged before, feel free to ignore me. Have a great day! :heart:
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HEY, HAPPY FRIENDSHIP WEEK!!
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It is our Pleasure and an Honor to Welcome you to :iconfractaldreams: :D
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Yenkoff Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi Judee!!!
Thanks so much for the fav :hug:
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Velvet--Glove Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2007
Hi! Thanks a lot for the fave on Gift Box Marble - VG Fish, I'm glad you enjoyed it! :D :heart:
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