Some graphics links

Since I posted the Volvox fractals, I thought I’d post a couple of links to programs I have enjoyed and played with¬†with over the years.

Persistence of Vision Raytracer
Ultrafractal – Fractal renderer
Bryce 7
Thumbs Plus media cataloguer
Paint Shop

and for those who wonder what the Mandelbrot set is:

The Mandelbrot set

I’d love to say I am an expert on these, but in most cases, time to play with them has been less than I would have liked!

another beauty from the Volvox gallery

another beauty from the Volvox gallery


Rendered Beauty and the Natural World

A wonderful aspect of the Internet is the access one gets to amazing art of all types. I can spend hours looking at renders of fractals, raytracing, photography, etc.

As I said in a previous post, I do share art that is not mine because I find it beautiful and unique. ¬†(I probably ought to post some of my photography!) Here’s a page of fractals, beautiful and an example of art mimicking nature.

Volvox Fractals

Volvox – actually a microscopic unicellular life form that lives in colonies. The colony takes the shape of a ball, created by thousands (8000 to 17000) of single cell creatures. Webster dictionary says “Type genus of the Volvocaceae; minute pale green flagellates occurring in tiny spherical colonies; minute flagella rotate the colony about an axis.

The more I post, the more I see I am posting content I personally tag as beauty. Of course, the beholders eye on these posts is not mine, but yours. I hope you enjoy these.

Volvox fractal

Volvox fractal