poorwill  20101014 Awesome, but I need some fractal monsters to shoot in the face with my fractal gun.

Zoot42  20101014 I wish I lived on a giant fractal full of fractal full of fractals...
Oh wait.


phalsebob  20101014 3.5D!

Toenails  20101014 The only problem I have with this is that 3D representations of fractal sets is that they are static. As in, there is a point where you cannot magnify the image any more and get wonderful new worlds of mind fuckery.
Still, on 720p, it's still pretty fucking amazing knowing that every little cubelike protrusion holds another mindblowing world within itself.
Maybe someday we will be able to find that coveted BLIT and destroy the world with its beauty.

fluffy  20101015 What are you saying that based on? These hybrid fractals are based on folding 3D space iteratively, rather than based on 3D projections of 4D fractal space or whatever, and so far they do seem to have detail that continues down to the infinitesimal.

Knuckles  20101015 An old lady once told me this. We were looking at a fractal and she said, "that fractal is actually made of smaller fractals."
I smiled and said, "oh yeah? Well then what are those fractals made of?"
But she just smiled back and said, "you've very clever, young man, very clever  but it's fractals all the way down!"

Toenails  20101015 Oh, I meant the software program that renders these. And I based it on what I thought was their limitations on dynamically rendering the forms that pop up when you zoom in.
If there are programs that can zoom up on these sets ad infinitum, then I take my lamentation back.


pastorofmuppets  20101016 The actual numbers that a CPU or GPU can represent in hardware have a fixed precision, and at a certain point they stop being precise enough to calculate the next view of the fractal.
You can represent numbers of arbitrary precision in software, though. I know that some of the 2D fractal programs will switch to arbitrary precision when the machine's numbers stop being precise enough. I don't know how these 3D ones work, though, and I'm just bsing here but I think it might just be too slow to be practical.
Switching to arbitraryprecision math is much slower...before you got basic arithmetic essentially for free, but now you have to do it in software, and the number of significant digits starts to matter.


BHWW  20101015 I don't want to alarm anyone but I think I'm freaking out.

Lurchi  20101015 needs Hawkwind soundtrack

Caminante Nocturno  20101015 Welcome to the Church of Science! Here's a jet pack, a lab coat, and a Daft Punk helmet!

Adham Nu'man  20101015 Insert Stencil Buffers joke here.

Innocent Bystander  20101015 Note to self: watch this next time you're blunted.

William Burns  20101015 Math is creepy

Ursa_minor  20101015 Farcry 3

MrBuddy  20101015 Looks like Mandelbulb 3D to me.

Lurchi  20101015 Wow there really is some crazy shit on a dollar bill.

memedumpster  20101015 This doesn't give that fractaliness that other videos like this give. This is awesome, but awesome in that "here looks like a good place to lay pine mines" way, not in that "I'm falling into infinity" way.

kingofthenothing  20101015 So that's what the Infinite Hotel looks like.

Squeamish  20101018 I think it's trying to communicate with us on some strange, primordial level.

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