Posts from the ‘Abstract Art’ Category
5 May 2019
This project brought together several software programs. I began with Fractorium for the alpha fractal image sequence, then used Blender 2.8 (beta) to create the background using only Cycles shader nodes.
This was the first real project I did in Blender 2.8. Afterward, I composited them together in Natron and added some special effects. As can be seen in the screenshot, I went back-and-forth experimenting with floating-orb particles eventually deciding against them.
At the beginning, The “sliding screenshot panes” were a learning opportunity for me in that I used the “holdout” cycles shader node for the first time!
28 Mar 2019
Fractal animation videos have been an ambition of mine for about a year now. However, the available (free-to-use) software has made the render time ridiculous. This video marks the end of my searching for a solution to fractal animations in a palatable amount of time. As you can see, the time to render a 10 second video is very reasonable:
Furthermore, the potential for creating still fractal images is also impressive here, since one common issue with a lot of the software out there is the limited resolution output. While the animation videos will now be more impressive thanks to the speed increase from GPU rendering, this will also make interactive image adjustments for UHD still renders awesome too!
I’m sure someone will have more knowledge on the topic than me (excluding Mandelbulb’s limited GPU support option). Every artist has their own workflow; Fractorium was just something that was pretty intuitive for me. I’d love to see animations others come up with!
I found another fractal-editing software worthy of the quality output I have become accustomed to! It is called Jwildfire, and a couple of these were rendered with it. The others were rendered with Mandelbulb3d (MB3d), or recycled old images I revamped with some GIMP layer masking!
3 Jan 2019
This was another dabbling experiment in MagicaVoxel. I was particularly impressed with the reflective abilities and how changes to the FOV affected it.
This is project long in the making. It was a solid 4 weeks of fractal animation rendering, three days of sequence rendering, and subsequent glitch diagnosing.Read more
17 Nov 2018
Smoke simuations have been an area of interest of mine for a long time. In the past, I didn’t have the ability to render them since my hardware was inadequate to do it in a reasonable timeframe.
11 Nov 2018
I apologize posts have been infrequent lately. I have been pretty busy since the beginning of the Fall with work.
That said, I have been really interested in returning to colored fluid renders like this. I experiment with a couple of different looks, different render sample rates and simulation settings. Read more