Flower Festival 2015Hello!
For the months of July into early September, DailyFractalFeatures and DOUBLE-DUCKS are running a Flowers Challenge. It is known that many of you enjoy making this type of fractal and hope that lots of you will take the time to make something pretty. Flowers can be generated in most if not all fractal software. For instance Ultra Fractal, Apophysis, Mandlebulb 3D, Incendia, Chaotica, and Frax plus even other fractal-generating programs.
1. Please enter over at DailyFractalFeatures via the Flower Festival folder. You do not have to be a member anyone is allowed.
2. No Fractal Manips.
3. Light Maps for UF are allowed.
4. For further questions, direct them to this blog:
1. Two to three Entrants per person
2. Admins can enter but not win.
3. Please paste a working link in your details, stating clearly that this is an entry for the "Flower Festival 2015" at :icondailyfractalfeatures: or :icondouble-duc
Apophysis Plugins - Creating them in Visual StudioHey folks,
during the last week, I had C-91 around () and obviously, we did some fractal work together During this, we needed to create some ad-hoc plugins to do the things we wanted to do. Well - not that it's something new for me because I kinda do this all the time but it gave me the idea that maybe I should write up how you actually create the plugins with x86 / x64 processor architecture support. I'm well aware that it's not very well documented so I try to fill this gap now with this little guide.
First off, I don't like to call it a "new" way to create plugins. You still create them with the same interface you had before when JoelFaber (afaik, it was him) set up the plugin infrastructure. But I felt maybe since Apo is sort of bound to Microsoft Windows and Visual Studio is a super comfortable development environment every professional Windows developer has at hand anyway, I could use VS and C++ to create them instead of a random GNU-C environment which is
To any affliate of Fractal-ResourcesTo any affiliate of Fractal-Resources, you can now submit fractal resources to the group! I didn't realize that was not available to you...so yeah. Submit stuff!
Fractal-Resources Mission Statement
Fractal-Resources is a place for all fractalist to find resources for every fractal generating program. We do use the submission system for resources on DA, we then collect and organize these resources in our favorites gallery then we provide regular updates on our journal for the newest resources. Everyone is invited to browse our Collections and find the resources they need to help them create fractal art. Fractal-Resources also publishes links to resources off of the DA website. Our goal is to be the one stop place to find what you need. Membership is open to anyone and we welcome both new and experienced fractal artists to join.
If you would like us to submit your resources for you, just note us.
The Great Gradient Pack Challenge EndsThe challenge is over.
There are four gradients that were entered.
I am not sure if there is a need for any voting due to the small number that were entered. I will confer with tatasz and there will mostly be a feature of all of them. Perhaps there will be a go around of this again when the season changes again in a few month.
Fractal-Resources Mission Statement
Fractal-Resources is a place for all fractalists to find resources for every fractal generating program. We do use the submission system for resources on DA, we then collect and organize these resources in our favorites gallery then we provide regular updates on our journal for the newest resources. Everyone is invited to browse our Collections and find the resources they need to help them create fractal art. Fractal-Resources also publishes links to resources off of the DA website. Our goal is to be the one stop place to find what you need. Membership is open to
The Great Gradient Pack ChallengeIf you haven't noticed already, but tatsz has removed the miscats that had been clogging the dA Fractal Resources gallery. So go now and look at how wonderful it looks! Also go give her a big thank you!
tatasz and I were discussing a couple weeks ago at having resource challenge. We both decided on having a gradient pack challenge "like people releasing a small pack, let's say 10 or 20 gradients, and the most voted top three gets a feature or something." I would love to see gradients usable for Apophysis, Ultra Fractal, Mandelbulb, Incendia or Fractal Explorer. I do know other fractal programs can have gradients made for them. Just these five programs is what I have seen gradients for so far.
The Great Gradient Pack Challenge Rules:
1. The theme can be freestyle or Xmas/Yule/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa color themed
2. Amount of gradients must range from 10 to 20.
3. Challenge will run from December 8, 2013 to January 6, 2014.
4. There will be three places. The top 3 people who ge
Fractal Resources feature part 2I have decided to do a monthly fractal resources feature that will be posted here and on DailyFractalFeatures. I have not decided if I am doing themes or it will be just random. I will take suggestions from the community, actually I request it. Just note me the resources you want to suggest. You can note me at deadened-glow or at Fractal-Resources.
If you have any input, like if I should do themes...like all tutorials, parameter packs, gradients etc. Please leave a comment below.
Fractal-Resources Mission Statement
Fractal-Resources is a place for all fractalists to find resources for every fractal generating program. We do use the submission system for resources on DA, we then collect and organize these resources in our favorites gallery then we provide regular updates on our journal for the newest resources. Everyone is invited to browse our Collections and find the resources they need to help them create fractal art.
Fractal Resources featuresI received a note from Lady-Compassion about the lack of Fractal DDs. I actually cannot remember when the last time I saw a fractal resource DD. I, deadened-glow, have received only one DD for a gradient pack that I made.
I run Fractal-Resources presently to keep a semblance of order to the present fractal resources, cause good luck finding any real fractal resources in dA's actual Fractal Resources gallery. I'm not going in on my consternation on that topic right now. I bet a lot fractalists feel very similar to how I feel about that issue. : |
I kinda got this idea from rockgem. Who is interested in helping me have either a weekly or bimonthly journal on fractal resource features of peoples' favorite resource? It can be a new one or an old one. It doesn't necessarily have to a feature on just tutorials or a script specifically. Maybe one of each for each journal...?
I need help in making this work.
The TutorialWhen I first started using Apophysis, I did not know anything about the program. I just jumped right in and learned enough about the program to get by. Heck! I didn't even know how to use the render function for the first couple of month using the program. I eventually figured that out and ever since then my fractals have that less of screenshot feel to it.
The one thing that any new fractalist should look at are the tutorials that are available for their program they are using. While in my case, it was not a 'how-to use the program' tutorial, but rather 'how-to make a specific kind of fractal' tutorial. Like in case of the ones that caught my eye and I have used them several times in helped me with my various fractals.
Tutorials are indeed a wonderful resource for any new fractalist. Since I am at the moment big into Apophysis. What are your favorite tutorials for your p
Image theft: Helpful info and interviewLately, over the last few months, and really, over the last few years, there has been a lot of talk about image theft, and copyright infringement. There is little that can be done about it, its just a fact of eLife they say.. It is if you let it. There are several ways to combat image theft, be it in photoshop, or in the court room.
So you've been ripped.. Now What?
Firstly, let me say that image ripping is wrong, but we all rip music, so there is also the debate about that.. Is it wrong? Some argue the fact that people are collecting your work, using sites like flikr to collect their favorite images into one place.. Is that wrong? YES. deviantART offers free accounts with a favorite option.. Which i have seen many an account with only favorites.
That leads us to blogs. One of my images was used on an emo blog based in Russia, i couldn't understand anything, but after having it translated, m
Group Abuse: Killing our CommunitiesGroups! What a great feature on deviantART. They kicked off last year and have been a huge success. Nothing but good has come from the groups system or has it? I can tell you that right now under the layer of hype lies a deep, dark problem that's slowly killing our communities, unknown artists, and our ART. I'm going to tell you my own story, then explain.
I'm the founder of a large photography group here on deviantART. We've been using the groups system since the very first day they officially released. At the time of this writing, we have almost 3600 members. We've grown rapidly to become one of the largest and most successful photography groups around. As a founder, it's always interesting to see how your group is doing. It's a lot of fun to look at statistics, new members, submissions, and comments. Until now.
We had an excellent discussion in our group chat debating the following issues. Together, we came up with these issues and decided to raise them to the communit
96 MORE TEXTURES YOU DIDN'T KNOW EXISTED ! FIRST EDITION : http://news.deviantart.com/article/69803/
Blooming by Clovcent
Cracks invert by Stock7000
Mountain Rock by iamthetvStone01 by Azph:thumb120414597:
Wall 001 by ISOStockWall 014 by ISOStockWall 015 by ISOStock
brick texture by beckasConcrete Wall 5 by hope72-stock
Apple core by Mithgariel-stock:thumb120388278:
Grass Bokeh Texture by JeniphoStock:thumb117311951:
decaying sunset by cheesyflips-stocktexture_2 by velvetcat-stockmetal texture 12 by wojtar-stock
texture 1 by tnemgarfMetal 2 by Hjoranna
Old Guide by DustwaveStockFoiled 02 by Stock7000
:thumb116900246:Metal Grate by MaryAnnBubna
metal texture 14 by wojtar-stockscratch and paint on metal by cheesyflips-stock
thing by Doomsday-Stock
texture 114 by Sirius-sdztexture 115 by Sirius-sdzLeather Texture 2 by Tasastock
:thumb115217828:Texture 187 by deadcalm-stock:thumb116607211:Texture background field by fotojenny
Forgotten texture by firesign24-7Geyser Texture 1 by 1pen
Snowing texture by wchildChicken skin texture8 by faestock
About DDs, GMs and Admins-What you Should have KWhat you should have known...
...Before Posting that comment
on the newest DD that you thought was "undeserving" of a DD.
Daily Deviations are a 24 hour feature. Nothing more.
GMs select DDs based on their own feelings towards a piece of art. As artists themselves, they do not always reflect every deviants beliefs and views of art1.
A deviant receiving a DD does not have any say in the matter. In fact they probably didn't know they even had a chance at getting a DD!
...Before sending that GM a disrespectful note
about their newest given DD.
Gallery Moderators are volunteers
GMs are human just like you
GMs feature art they think is amazing. If they featured it they had a reason behind it.
Using Swear words and disrespect tends to get you ignored instead of an answer. Try writing a GM with respect.
Try seeing it their way from t
COLOURSCertitude by NonIntentonal:thumb46781627:While You Were Sleeping 04 by UrbanRural-PhotoStockholm houses by ArtIsterikSimply Red by carterrflower drop II by creativegrafixAttention please by sputnikpixel:thumb40160858::: Passion :: by Liek:thumb59346248:Tulip by 99xelegance by ssilenceBloody Tears by DavedeHaan
:thumb64963976:White silhouette by Aimellepop by palominodweezil:thumb40213764:Sweet Christmas by mnoodreams by fadaPink by lessiodecline by ssilencedream vortex by bosniakheartbeats 1 by Ivan-Suta:thumb21762527:Her Flower by kittynn:thumb61570058:Noa's Vacation by b-e-c-k-yPink convention by lexidhPink light by too-much4youPink by muShySoupTears On Her Lips by S3BR4featheryness by Roxsquogglela langue by Ivan-Suta:thumb56138468:Rubicund by mister-kovacs
Sidelines by mmmmiko:thumb47854167::thumb49312718:Purple Wall by tyt2000Violet by cblueviolet by CatchMe-22Soft spot... by auralpurple by tfprinceTogether by pesare:thumb61751889:Presente Permanente by asianrabbitCircles Background by too-much4youThe Outpost by Solkku:thumb60657774:Starfisher by pesare:thumb56405148:The flower ball by too-much4you:thumb47168562::thumb67453269::thumb66392489:Black Water Drop by too-much4you:thumb5624
100 Things I've Learned About PhotographyWe've all had our humble beginnings as photographers [or artist for that matter] and since starting our photographic journey, we've learned a lot of things along the way.
I asked our members at Photo--Assignment to share one thing, one tidbit of advice to share with other photographers; these advices are listed below [I think we do have 100!].
Feel free to continue this list by add your own comment below! And be sure to this article for safe keeping for future reference!
"Take your camera with you everywhere, you never know when that perfect photo will happen."
"Changing the F numbers and shutter speeds can make a world of difference."
"If you want real emotion, never ask someone if you can take their photo. Just do it."
"The floor is your friend. Don't be afraid to get close to it to get new, inte
The 100 most beautiful and rare smiles of dAWe know the life is not perfect, but that doesn't meaning We cannot be happy ,so here you are a recompilation of people, things and animals smiling for you.
One smile makes your life longer for 3 min, just curve your mouth it isn't so difficult^^
No other way by CaitlinWorthingtonSmile by dub-psychosis
:thumb45798491:smile by bethel1113
Smile by Wings-Of-A-Messiah:thumb25831971:
smile by jozychenSweet Smile by Sulejman
1 2 3 SMILE by SAMLIM:thumb51229934:
smile by smth-fresh:thumb45807995:
smile crop by lack-of-sanitySmile by Annida
Smile on smile by baseportpauper's smile by nixelz
sonrie by Bubalu:thumb57440902:
:thumb5063447:Smile. by error-
smile-smile by Lucemsmile and smile again by llnanooll
smile by thisheartxSmile by lander3003
:thumb33826156:SMILE by Jeanutti
:thumb51162243:Smile. by Nowherexbutxhere
:thumb61074861:Family Of Ten by Teeslpscreations
Smile by wupsiiHi I'm Maria, let's smile :D by Tatalia
Smile by xLaCesLicex:thumb59887978:
How to make your uploads StrongerHow to make your uploads Stronger
This is a guide to making your uploads more individual and taken more seriously.
Not a absolute answer guide, just some suggestions.
* Try not to upload 10 images in a row, make sure you only upload 1-2 each day.
People need time to look through their center and if you upload to much, they are most likely to jump over a few of them.
The other thing is that it might seem to people that you just snapshot and upload right away, even though you might used a lot of time on it.
*What title should i give my image? Make sure you give a title you think suits the image, a image with a strong title makes the artwork
itself better and change the way people see the theme and concept.
My suggestion is that you think about the feeling you had when you worked on the image, or the feeling you want the image to show.
Let`s say you worked on a painting that reminded you about your childhood. You there have many titles; Childhood
C O M P O S I T I O N - simple guidelinesAfter reading some photography books such as Petersens Big Book of Photography, 2009; Learning to See Creatively, 2003; and many other books, local magazine, and international magazine lately, desire has been filled my heart to share something here.
Its all about C O M P O S I T I O N, why? Simply because composition has been the most important things in art. Every painting, drawing, and even music needs a nice composition within them to be enjoyed by people. And since photography is an art, I can say that composition is its soul. Do you agree with me?
The thing now is composition comes from our heart combined with our mind. It is almost impossible to formulate it. You can learn it from your own experience or others experiences, but there isnt stick rules to it. Arts never have any rules. Thats why I called this guidelines, not rules, of composition. Just to make it easier for all who want to start their ph
Welcome to our Community Volunteer ChaosfissureFirst I would like to say that we are grateful to
:iconc-91: for her wonderful
efforts to keep the fractal community
together and learning...
We will miss you
For those who have not heard yet...
our new CV will be the talented and eager to teach
If you don't watch him yet...please consider doing so.
I believe he will contribute very much to our community during his CV year.
That's it for now