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Quick'n'Dirty: Reflections and TransparencyFractal Art WeekQuick'n'Dirty: Reflections and Transparency by Sabine62
Note: these are not the holy grail settings for reflections and transparency. They are what this is called: a quick and dirty approach for those who (like me for a long long time) need a place to start and experiment from. All in here is based on what I found out myself or what I was pointed to by kind fellow DA-members. If you find fault with it, have additional tips or whatever, please drop me a note Also, please remember, I am not a native speaker. Either ignore spelling- and/or grammar-mistakes or (even better!) point me to them if you like!
Errmm... Maybe it's not such a Quick tutorial after all... :}
Open these parameters in Mandelbulb3D:
Navigating 3D-space (Mandelbulb3D - first steps)Fractal ArtNavigating 3D-space (Mandelbulb3D - first steps) by Sabine62
Mandelbulb3D is a fractal generating program that aims at creating 3D-fractals that are often quite realistic looking.
2D-fractal software like Jux can only create fractals that are flat, while 3D-fractals also have height/depth (and of course there are the in-betweens: some programs like UltraFractal are mainly 2D, but have (very limited) 3D-possibilities). The best comparison might be a photograph (which is always 2D) you had printed from some shells. For instance, you can see the shells but if you let your hand touch the photo, it feels like a flat surface. If 3D-photos would exist, you would be feeling the shells sticking out of the flat surface.
Most mandelbulb3D-users navigate through their fractal by using the Navigation window. You will find it on the upper left of the main window by clicking the 3D Navi-button
But what really happens when we move around in our fractal in the navigation window? In