You’ve all dipped a toe into fractal creation, but it’s time to push that a little further as you work on the fractal project. Here are some resources to get you going:
- A TED talk by Ron Eglash on African fractals. You can create your own fractals with this simple tool. Another tool that does a similar job through more iterations is the Fractal Maker.
- Remember the Recursive Drawing program that Zak found? I stumbled across this video that walks through using this program to make fractal trees.
- If you use Photoshop, you should know about Pixel Bender, which adds a number of filters, including Escher Droste Effect (useful quick “how to” on this) and Fractal Explorer (see demo video)
- Why stop there? You can do fractals with simple video loops, as discussed in this video (and I’ll try to demonstrate live here, no promises)
- And then there is Scott Draves, well known in computing graphics circles for the creation of the open source flame fractal algorithm behind the Electric Sheep screensaver and the fractal flame editor Apophysis. I found an interesting talk he gave that’s worth checking out if it interests you.
- Another program you can consider for fractal creation is Ultra Fractal.
- Finally, architect Michael Hansmeyer gave a TED talk on some of his algorithmic work and you can see more at his website.