How are fractals made?
Fractals can be generated with computer programs like Sterling or Apophysis. Both of these are freeware you can easily download. There are other programs, like Ultra Fractal and Tierazon, as well. With Sterling, you are given a default fractal that you can transform using various modes, and then zoom in and search for a good design.
With Apophysis, you are given a set of randomly-generated "flames" that you can transform using various "plug-ins", some of which are included in the download, others can be downloaded free. Apophysis flames are can be edited by manipulating the triangles that define it. Each triangle can be manipulated using plug-ins such as "spiral." Several tutorials are on the Internet, at places like deviantart.com, which has groups liked I linked below.
An example of fractals generated with Sterling and Apophysis can be found in a gallery I also linked below.
Benoit B. Mandelbrot has written: 'Gaussian self-affinity and fractals' -- subject- s -: Electronic noise, Fractals, Multifractals 'The - Mis - Behavior of Markets' 'The fractal geometry of nature' -- subject- s -: Geometry, Mathematical models, Fractals, Stochastic processes 'Fractals' -- subject- s -: Geometry, Mathematical models, Fractals, Stochastic processes
Fractals are situations where the geometry seems best approximated by an infinitely "branching" sequence - used, for example, in modeling trees. For work on fractals that I have done as a theoretician, I recommend the included links. I just happen to have an original answer, and I want to make it known.
Fractals are geometric shapes that you can break up into parts and each part has a property known as self similarity. This property simply means that each little part has the same general shape as the big part it came from. Fractals occur in nature so why cannot simply answer the question why were they made. One example is frost crystals that appear on a glass window. In math we create these patterns for many…
Benoit Mandelbrot is the man who is usually credited to have discovered fractals in the year 1975. He was the first person to use this word and was also the first man to represent them in visual form. But history also shows that some facts about fractals were known to mathematicians as early as the 17th century.
Benoit Mandelbrot made mathematical accomplishments in physics, information theory, and finance. However, he is by far best known for his organization and rigorous development of the geometric objects known as fractals, a word which he invented. Specifically, his studies of fractals lead to his development of what are now called Mandelbrot sets, which provided the spark that started the fire with regards to the research of chaos theory.
Roger T. Stevens has written: 'The C[plus plus] graphics programming handbook' -- subject(s): Computer graphics, C 'Quick reference to computer graphics terms' -- subject(s): Computer graphics, Dictionaries 'Understanding self-similar fractals' -- subject(s): Algebraic Geometry, Data processing, Fractals, Geometry, Algebraic 'Fractal programming in Turbo Pascal' -- subject(s): Data processing, Fractals, Pascal (Computer program language), Turbo Pascal (Computer file), Turbo Pascal (Computer program) 'Creating fractals' -- subject(s): Fractals, Curves 'Object-oriented graphics programming in C [plusplus]' -- subject(s)…