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Freeware List of Free Fractal Program
Includes links for: Mandlebrot 1.5, Fractal Explorer 2.0+, Mandlebrot Explorer 3.0, JAME 6.0+, PixelPlay 1.0, Sterling(ware)2 1.7, Mandlebrot Set Plotter 3.0, endlos 1.0, XaoS 3.1, Sierpinski Fractal 1.1, ChaosPro 3.1

Apophysis 7X + resources
The Apophyis 7X program by Xyrus-02. Here you can find the program and almost all of the resources for the program. Updated as of October 2014

Ultra Fractal - A fractal rendering program. There are many tutorials available on the site and on DA. Updated 2014.

Polyfractalisation - Inside the Mind of an Apophysisist. Great Tips and tutorials by IDeviant

Agony - A fractal Program by kelbv Updated 27 February 2011

Flam4 - A fractal flame renderer. Version 0.87 as of 18 August 2010

Incendia - by Aexion, A 3D Multiprocessor Fractal Engine
There is also a Chat room for information here…
There is also an Incendia Material Tutorial page here…
Recent version is Incendia EX V!, as of 2014

Apophysis 2.09 JK
By Jed Kelsey Lu-Kout. Updated 1 November 2009

All Apophysis files

Apophysis Z+ - last updated 3 July 2007

Apophysis Plugins Project
The latest official release of the plugin pack from the Apophysis Plugins Project. Updated 11 August 2008

Free and easy to use Apophysis Launcher for Mac. Updated January 9, 2009.

Claire Jones' Apophysis Resource Center
A large resource center operated by ClaireJones.

Amazing Seattle Fractals!
Contains various content, including introductory tutorials (using Tierazon), and a tutorial for XenoDream.

The KnotPlot Site - mathematical Fractal knots, program last updated 11 Jan 2014

Apophysis Wiki

Electric Sheep - For those who make Apophysis flames for Electric Sheep

A fractal rendering program by Vitor Bosshard, the site includes the stable version and the beta versions. Verison 1.4 as of 14 May 2011

Colour Lovers - Great place for finding gradients.

Ultra Fractal Courses by Janet Parke

Mystic Fractal
Mystic Fractal features powerful yet easy to use fractal generators with all the options you need to create intriguing high-resolution images, artwork and 3D models.
Site updated as of 6 August 2014. For information on which OS can be used click the the 'Programs' link on the site.

Fractal Explorer
An application that represents a fractal generator that will produce mysterious and beautiful mathematically-based images. Version: FE 0.9 Beta for Windows 7.

Apophysis Glossary - A glossary of terms found within Apophysis
Updated 26 October 2011

Fractal Science Kit is a Windows program to generate a mathematical object called a fractal. Has a free 30-day free trial, otherwise it's $29.95 for the program. Updated 17 March 2014. Version 1.23

Fractalia: An online fractal generator by Ladi. You can choose between Mandelbrot and Julia.

The Fractal Microscope: An online fractal generator. The site has a nifty 'how-to' for the generator.

The Julia Sets is an online julia generator. The page shows you how to use the generator.

Mandelbrot Explorer is an easy online Mandelbrot fractal generator that zooms into the fractal.

Julia and Mandelbrot Set Explorer is another Mandelbrot and Julia fractal generator, it hasn't been updated in long time.

TaraRoys' Basic Apophysis Tutorials

Qosmic - A cosmic recursive fractal flame editor. Great for those who work with Electric Sheep! Updated October 2011

Visual Arts Academy - hosts Apophysis classes. This costs $25 per course and begins the first of every other month, runs two months (Jan/Feb, Mar/Apr,May/Jun, Jul/Aug, Sep/Oct). The Nov/Dec course is $40. For more information ask Platinus.

Oxidizer - a free open source fractal flame editor for the Apple Macintosh, running OSX 10.4 or greater. Verison 0.8.1 as of 3 July 2011

JWildfire - An java-based imaging program by Andrea Maschke. Go the website for current updates.

Fractal Flame Editor T.I.N.A - T.I.N.A. is a fractal flame generator inspired by flam3 and Apophysis directly integrated into JWildfire. To download, just download JWildfire...the link is on the right-hand side of the JWildfire page.

Chaotica Fractals - "Chaotica is a next-generation fractal art application, designed for both novices and professional artists." It is available for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS.

Fragmentarium - an open source, cross-platform IDE for exploring pixel based graphics on the GPU. Windows Vista/7 Update as of 14 Sept 2014. Where to find Fragmentarium scripts:…

Fractal Forums - A forum where you can learn and talk about fractals.

My - New project from Xyrus-02. "It works like PasteBin - paste an Apophysis-fractal into the box and you will have a short link to the fractal in the top right corner to give your friends so they can grab the flame you shared." More information can be found:…. Updated as of 11 February 2012.

Mandelbul3D - updated 2 April 2014

yFract - a software for creating puristic fractal art. Version 1.1.5 as of 5 Jul 2012

Saturn & Titan - Fractal-rendering software by Mark Eggleston. Versions: 4.1.1 for Linux & 4.1.1 for Windows 7.

Mandelbulber - 3D Fractal Explorer software. Version 1.20 for Mac OS and Windows. Updated as 28 May 2014.

Fractal Architect 2 & Fractal Serendipity - Fractal editor for Mac OS

:iconelement90:'s Saturn & Titan fractal program (Version 1.1)

Context Free Art
- Context Free is a program that generates images from written instructions called a grammar. The program follows the instructions in a few seconds to create images that can contain millions of shapes.

Kalles Fraktaler 2-"a Windows program for fast, deep zooming into the Mandelbrot set and its higher-power cousins and the Burning Ship?"

fractal eXtreme-  a 64-bit capable multi-processor enabled fractal exploration program by Cygnus Software. There is a free 15-day trial, cost is $9.95 with free upgrades, though donations are nice. Version is 2.23 as of June 2013.

Neon Flames  a tool to draw your own nebula! There are a lot of hidden fractals in this online tool.

Frax Pro a fractal app purchase for iPhone and iPad only.

:new:Mandel Machine, a Mandelbrot set explorer developed by Botond Kósa.:new:

:new:Fractorium, a Qt-based fractal flame editor. :new:

*note: If you see any broken links or know of any off-site programs/resources that are not listed, leave a comment.*
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wolfepaw Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow!  What a great comprehensive list of really cool programs!  Thank you so much!
AkuraPare Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014
maybe someone already let you know about FRACTORIUM... looks very interesting :)

install files and detailed documentation:…

interview here on da: Interview with Matt (Fractorium dev)
deadened-glow Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh thank you! I'll add this to the list! :D
AkuraPare Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014
you are welcome :)
if i got it right it could be interesting especially for apophysis users with 64-bit comp and better graphic card (OpenCL!!!)...
mitoXD Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014   General Artist
Cool list! I will definetely look into it again for getting involved into fractal business~ :D
I'd check Open Source Linux programs then.
BoxTail Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Chaotica fractals' description could be updated as it's not just renderer. :dummy:
deadened-glow Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I will get that updated. :)
1DeViLiShDuDe Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy crap Batman, I can just see
a sheet load of creativity coming
out of this list of cool resources!

Great compilation!
Faved & saved!:woohoo:
deadened-glow Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If you find any of the links to either: a) updated or b) broken...let me know too! :)
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