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Chaotica Animation tips and tricks
Random Chaotica animation rendering tips
(may be a bit advanced but oh well)
There are a few tricks that i consider when creating animations. Those tips are mostly for fellow i5 and laptop users who try making animations against all odds.
1. Consider AA1 as possibility
2. Use relatively low stopping SL, such as 8
3. Never use ultraquality
This is the most important imho. When you render it, there are few things that you can do really, but you casn chose wisely the parameters you will animate and the way you will animate them.
1. Some transforms are slower than others (for example, spherical and linear are fast, and julian and bipolar are slow). If you have something against rendering for a month, you may consider animating some parameters that are fast to render.
Consider creating something using only transforms such as linear, spherical, hemisphere, eyefish, splits...
Rule of thumb: make a basic spherical plant (http://c-91.deviantart.com/art/S
Double Bubble in Chaotica
As people seemed interested, i decided to adapt the Double Bubble Tut by piethein21 for Chaotica.
The following tutorial is just a translation of the original tuto, and all credit for developing the technique and spreading it goes to piethein21
Double Bubble in Chaotica
Start with an empty world (left), and then switch to the world editor (right):
Once in the editor, add 5 new iterators, by clicking the New Iterator button 5 times.
Now, select the Iterator 1 in the node editor. Click on the transforms node, add a new transform by clicking the New Tranform button on the top menu, and replace the default value with spherical in the transform type menu.
So we set a spherical tr
You have probably seen fractal artists mention Chaotica quite a few times - many people use it either standalone or as a renderer for the works they create in other software.
If you fancy IFS fractals and want to try making some, Chaotica is definitely on the list of software you should try.
You can download it from the website: http://chaoticafractals.com/. There is a free version (with some resolution restrictions), so new users can try it out.
So... Grab it, run the installer or unzip the archive and hit the blue flower icon
This will be the first thing you see in Chaotica:
Just click one of those randoms to have something cool to start with. Or, if none appeals to you, close this window and hit the New Random Worlds button for more.
In the main window, you can set your render s
Common Frameworks 2: Elliptic Splits
Today, we will quickly learn how to make a simple Elliptic Splits Framework in Chaotica.
To do this tutorial, you will need Chaotica.
1. Elliptic Splits
First, lets take a look at how the elliptic splits base fractal look:
How the Elliptic transformation works? Take a look at the picture below. It features a single iterator, with a blur (gaussian + radial_gaussian) on pre_transform and Elliptic transform:
Elliptic creates a vertical stripe centered on 0,0 and 2 units wide.
Splits, as the name says, split the plane. It has 2 variables, splits_x and splits_y. Setting x to a non null value will create a vertical split, and y, a horizontal split.
Common Frameworks 1: Tiles
Today, we will quickly learn how to make simple Tiles in Chaotica.
To do this tutorial, you will need Chaotica and Chaoshelper.
Here, we have 3 examples of tiles:
2. Simple Base
It is easier to use a simple base to set up the tile, and then replace it with something more elaborate.
Create a new empty World (File >> New Empty World), and switch to the Editor. Add a new iterator, and add a Square tranform to it. I set the square amount to 0.8 so the resulting square is 0.8 units wide.
3. Tiling Time
Now, add 4 iterators with linear transforms, and position their affines as on the picture below: 1 unit right, 1 up, 1 left, and 1 down. You can use snap to grid