|Some of my newer projects or photos|
|not as easy as it looks! I had to dig up some trig and algebra from the High School years, including cartesian coordinates. First order of business was to take a cube and figure out how to use boolean cubes to slice off the corners to make a hexagon. |
Next, with my trusty TI 55 calculator, had to cuss a bit figuring that it was calculating in radians instead of degrees (damn, I was never good at radians, although I am known to think in metric units on occasion) .
Next I had to plot the shapes in a stepped environment, but the reflection and specularity made them look as though they were merged, so I had to play around with those settings a bit and insert the different materials to give the human eye the suggestion of a "stepped look" instead of confusing reflections.
Thanks to for her suggestion that it looks like Q-bert.
Ultra Fractal tutorialsSorry for being late with my weekly features! I looked through some of my faves and decided that I wanted to feature some Ultra Fractal tutorials. Some of them are for older versions, but you will still get an idea about how to do it. If you make some fractals based on these tutorials, please send me a link in the comments, so I can feature it later.Ultra Fractal tutorials by CoffeeToffeeSquirrel
A general overview:
A good beginner tutorial:
How the merge modes work:
Layering, a walkthrough:
Gradients and colouring:
Masking in UF: Advanced Masking - texturing. by Ultra-Fractal
How to use UF Explorer tool: Ultra Fractal: Using Explore by FarDareisMai
How to make your fractal POP by using Solid colour: Using Solid Colors by Ultra-Fractal Solid Colors UF fractals by Ultra-Fractal
Blender, Wings 3D, TopMod, PaintShop Pro XV, photomanipulations, photography, macrophotography|
Current Residence: Southern California
Print preference: Color
Favorite genre of music: Rock/Blues
Favourite photographer: Ansel Adams
Favorite style of art: Fractal Art, Nature
Operating System: Windows XP
MP3 player of choice: iPod touch
Shell of choice: stock
Wallpaper of choice: One of my latest fotos or phractals
Skin of choice: my own
Favorite cartoon character: Bugs Bunny
Personal Quote: "Logic: the Final Frontier"