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Video: Mandelbox

It's like flying into a dimethyltryptamine fractal cathedral...

I want to live there. (Maybe not with the soundtrack forever!)

[Thanks Mason!]

Posted By jamesk at 2010-08-14 21:07:22 permalink | comments
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guest : 2010-08-20 11:23:24
Really cool.

Though, since it is a fractal, couldn't you "fake" going deeper by using a 'further' out part of the fractal?


AA. : 2010-08-18 10:04:59
Get barefoot in the head
Ant. : 2010-08-17 10:13:18
I want a screen saver of this. ;)
oneiric. : 2010-08-17 05:19:32
its like "dream" on k... where can i find more movies like that?
Lift : 2010-08-17 01:25:40
Crawford Tillinghast:

This is so much like CEV's that it's scary!

3spds. : 2010-08-16 23:10:58
@neweraone Dajuin Yao : "Satisfaction of Oscillation"

ubu: [link]

Joe K.. : 2010-08-16 23:05:21
Very, very pretty. I like the soundtrack too -- can you tell us where it came from?
bill. : 2010-08-16 14:04:08
Hey, Homporgo, that is awesome stuff, and let me say that you ended up taking a nice path through it. I certainly didn't mean to criticize what you did in any way.
I remember when my friend was making 2-d quicktime movies of the Mandelbrot set years ago, it was sort of a gamble where you pointed the thing (aim for a 'frilly' crack or something...), and then hours of waiting. It'll always be part of fractal exploration movies, I guess... but the swooping and twisting in 3-D that goes on in your movie is a whole new element to me, just beautiful--of course we want more! Thanks for the taking the time, and checking it out.

Crawford Tillinghast. : 2010-08-16 09:49:32 so much like my dreams, it's scary.
homporgo. : 2010-08-16 05:45:27
Believe me Bill, I wanted to go further too, but at the end part a single frame took 18 minutes to render, and the whole 1:27 minute video needed 12 days nonstop rendering. I felt thats more than enough at the time.
It was just my first experiment with Mandelbulb 3D, a freeware program, I'm not a film director or something...
And as I heard its a kind of 3D version of the mandelbrot set. A new discovery that found nearly 1 year ago.
bill. : 2010-08-15 22:24:57
And, just to prevent further misunderstanding, I am not suggesting that this is a movie of the Mandelbrot set...
bill. : 2010-08-15 22:23:42
I liked it too, MD. Sorry if you thought I was criticizing the art, rather than wishing we could have seen more of it.

Good point satori, I was referring to the extent of what had been explored--as we move into it, it is easy (for me, at least) to forget how 'far' we have traveled, and what the relation of detail is to what has expanded beyond the frame. (My friend and I were watching Mandelbrot animations 20 years ago, and I read Gleick's book shortly after it went paperback--I hadn't missed the point of what we are seeing here... But animating these things can be an art unto itself, like film-direction, and this seems like an incomplete sample. I'd like to see more.).

satori. : 2010-08-15 19:28:09
there is "no total size of it", that's the point, it is infinitely progressive and regressive at the same time
neweraone. : 2010-08-15 15:23:22
anyone know the artist of the tune?
MD. : 2010-08-15 08:58:12
bill and jamesk seem to imply the pure essence of the endless shapes regurgitated will never be enough for dye-ing critics. you build they will critique...
bill. : 2010-08-15 02:46:57
this is really good. i'd really like if there were video of going further into it, and some rewind/f-forwarding in and out as an effect at some point, so the total size of it can be referred back to.
jamesk : 2010-08-15 00:08:54
This is a really nice construction of a fractally receding structure that looks like psychedelic hallucination. The only thing that is missing are the little blips of energy that crawl through all the jeweled etchings.

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