Friday, April 20, 2012

Mandelbulb 3D Parameter Sharing

Most folks who are into Mandelbulb 3D creations are usually pretty happy to share their parameters for some of the creations they have made.  A great site to explore parameters is The Design Space.  Ellen explores a parameter usually in more than one way.  She will take a parameter and re-work it many times, experimenting with it. 
You can also see her work on Flickr at:

The above fractal was created from a parameter of Ellen's called The Sentinels.  I changed the formulas and colors along with the shading until I came up with something that satisfied me.

There are other artists at places like deviantArt that will share also.  These are great places to go and search or explore what others are doing.

So.
How do you use a parameter? 

If you see one posted it will look similar to this:

Mandelbulb3Dv17{
V.....S....s/....N...2....UIn9tnEq/5.ze1jKQOD/1ElVS0sBtfQ.w6.kxEx83yzMvKb/50Mh.k
................................yIaJiO22oz1........Y./..................7/2.....
................/M.03....6k3/...L0....EC.....o/X0KUyAoqD/.ETi8sD...m/dkpXm1....U
z.....kD/2../2UaNaNaNaNezcNaNaNaNauD8QxckpX0ry1...........U0.....y1...sD...../..
.w1...sDwAZ3n1vbaxPOIzI0M6yDzcJcp49L65qDx5S6JWerUwPEO7j93C.PzkkDudGcutoj9y365bLA
WxfeLxlBL3ZGz0u0q9gvfKqj.....y1Z.........2....kD.2....sD..kz....................
.............A6U.i1...sD....z.MRX3.6qBK..PrM/.qRX3..sBK.UWrM/.ISX3ETi8sDF.....Y/
................1.kz1.6U./UQ.A7......62.........h/.06k3..U.3....M....E1.....wNK/
...U.0.....U.02.......6U....oc..zzzz.MxuvBTuCfxDPt41pmERLz1...........k.8..k.1A.
3Bk5eP./czffbjBj1PWwz0..........U6V0..6E./k6mIqp.taszgZPAI91pRzD............0c..
./...kjXkJKZSOzDz.BC4POwoz1glRiCdhr7.LU.8.kzzzD.................................
JI01xH9OG/.305b792UvzaRdHng129vjjyDGa9yBPz9...8cU0.E./2.zz/cU08../2E.szDU08c..2E
./EzT/8cU0.E./2.Qs5cU08../2E..bTU08c..2E./.ly/8cU0.E./2.Mw5cU08../2E.kqTU08c..2E
./.kz/8cU0.E./2....cU08.zz/cU08.yz1cU08.xz3cU08.................................
E.../A.....1....I....U....EE0x4SH/5OZ7LNDNaNnJ4RoE4...................k/........
...................sz.........yDnAnAnAnAnz1.....................................
...............E................................................................
.....................2.....3....3....2JRVFaQVFrA2/..............................
.............................k/E........Q.2........zz........E.E........6.2.....
................................................................................
................................8....M....k.....4x4PYZaPb/GGiF56ExqR............
..........U0.U..........................0.2.......EK.1.........E................
................................................................................
............................................}
 

This is the parameter that should get you close to the Mandelbulb I made from The Design Space site called 'Sentinals'.

You highlight the text and copy it from the first line where it says Mandelbulb3Dv17{ ... all the way the end bracket ...}
Next you take it to your open Mandelbulb program.
And...use Control V to put in in the box as shown below.
Then you will see this upon Calculate 3D.

When you get a cool parameter it is fun to share with someone else and see what they can make out of your version as we all like different effects in our Mandelbulb 3D 'Art'.

Here is another one I made out of the Sentinals Parameter.


Go out and seek some parameters yourself and experiment with the formulas and colors.  
Then share what you have made.

It is more fun that way!


2 comments:

jorge a b said...

great work! so far as I know you can find more formulas at deviantart. this site is a great community of artists of all skill levels.

Val said...

I agree, there are so many parameters out there, I just picked one to 'showcase' for an example. One should definitely check into deviantArt!