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Category:Science & Technology
Tags:math, SCIENCE!, Mandelbox, Mandelbrots, topography
Submitted:Albuquerque Halsey
Date:06/26/10
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Chalkdust
I'm scared
memedumpster
Math space owns your face!
ogmisce
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fluffy
Reading up on the fractal itself, it is a pretty interesting spatial iterator, although it doesn't really bear much similarity to a Mandelbrot.

Pretty, though.
pastorofmuppets
thank god for that. the 3d ones that do actually claim to be related to the mandelbrot are terrifying.

dododge
The free rendering software (with Linux executables) is here:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/mandelbulber/

You want "Tglad's formula (Mandelbox)" as the fractal type and a power/scale setting of something like 2, 3, or maybe -1.7. There are some presets samples that come with the software. The easiest way to navigate is to set the image really small (like 100x100) in the "image" tab, use the "view" tab to browser around until you find something you like, and then crank up the image size for the full render. As I type this my 6-core Phenom II is 39 minutes into rendering a new background image for my desktop.

The Mandelbox algorithm was discovered back in February. The initial discussion is here:

http://www.fractalforums.com/3d-fractal-generation/amazing-fra ctal/
Freeman Gordon
I found a new hobby.

SecretJunk
Of course they made a 2.77D version, those fucking sell-outs
Oktay
Repeating, of course.

chairsforcheap
uhhm... can the Shadow of the Colossus guys start putting this into a sequel immediately
Camonk
The things they're doing with computers nowadays. What an age to be alive.
Big Muddy
What the world looks like to Q-Bert.
chumbucket
wow, about the best thing I can do with my calculator is make is spell "BOOBS" by inputting 58008 and looking at it upside down
oswaldtheluckyrabbit
This ain't your father's Ecco the Dolphin level
Lies, lies, LIES!
BONERS
Caminante Nocturno
It's like the ancient ruins of an amazing civilization.
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