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Fraktalismus Outtakes: Sea Monsters

Sea Creature 1 Sea Creature 2

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Fraktalismus – my presentation at Dublin Maker 2016

A zip archive of my complete Fraktalismus folder (containing all the content for the presentation) can be download here: Fraktalismus.zip (93.9 MB) This is the code I used to create the Julia Set fractal zoom animation above: Pantograph animation is … Continue reading

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Example code from presentation: Ways of Seeing Julia Sets

I gave a presentation at yesterday’s DIT School of Mathematical Sciences lunchtime research seminar titled Ways of Seeing Julia Sets: Visualizing the forces that shape fractal Julia sets. This was the abstract: Early in the 20th century, work by mathematicians … Continue reading

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C or Python? Comparison of execution time for Mandelbrot image generation

Because I’ve been generating a lot of fractal images recently, I’ve found myself spending quite a bit of time sitting around waiting for programs I’ve written to finish long repetitive calculations. In particular, I’ve generated several long sequences of several … Continue reading

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Julia Set Explorer

In the past, writing simple programs to generate fractal images is something I have found myself returning to over and over again. I’ve done it so many times that I can probably write a Mandelbrot Set generator in my sleep. … Continue reading

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To create an mp4 video using ffmpeg: ffmpeg -framerate 10 -i half_frame%03d.png -c:v libx264 -pix_fmt yuv420p output.mp4 To create a looping gif using ImageMagick’s convert tool: convert -loop 0 half_frame*.png output.gif

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What I’m working on right now…

I’ve been experimenting with creating fractal images using iterating functions of the form where . Without getting into all the details right now, within each frame of the animation every pixel represents a different value of the complex variable c. … Continue reading

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