Saturday, March 12, 2005

What in the world is a "Fractal"?

I mentioned in my last post that the Appleblossom Art screensavers were mainly pretty fractal 'savers. If you were puzzeled by the word 'fractal' you certainly are not the first. Again, Google comes to the rescue if you want to find some free fractal programs out there. That is what I did, waaaay back when I saw my first one. Here is just one possible link for a free fractal maker.
Fractal Explorer
And after you get that goodie downloaded, here is a tutorial for beginners.
Fractal for Beginners"


I don't know a technical way to explain them, only my observations from using the programs. They are a bunch of pixels in millions of colors that the fractal program helps you to push around until you get an abstract shape and color that pleases you. You will find yourself playing with them for hours, and occasionaly one is gorgeous enough to actually SAVE. Sometimes you will save only a little corner of one, that suits your further purposes for screensavers.

I have done a "Fractal Cats" screensaver that gives my kittycats a totally unreal background for the real cats. Check out the free sample if you would like to see how they combine for a fascinating 'saver.
Fractal Cats
This will bring you to the page for purchasing the full 'saver and you will find mention of a free sample. Just click on the free sample and it will give you instructions for downloading to your PC.

Fractals are beautiful on their own, or a super fanciful background for more ordinary objects like the cats. They would make for some interesting fantasy worlds as well.

Enjoy making some today!

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