In the Medical world, Apophysis is some kind of bone disorder. But, in the world of fractals, it is one of the most powerful tools on the market for creating and designing some of the most stunning images imaginable.
I first came across this program many years ago when it was still fairly new. I was blown away at all of the interesting images that I was able to find just by spending a few hours playing around. Oh, and did I tell you it’s free? Yes, this powerful fractal imaging software, costs you nothing. But I will warn you it is easy to get lost in.
Unlike the old Mandelbrot fractals, this one is a bit different. it creates Cosmic Recursive Fractal flames. We just call them Fractal Flames for short. And we love them. I am speaking of a large number of dedicated artists that have used this program to create entire universes of new and exciting images.
What I like is that this program can be used in a variety of ways. You can exercise as much or as little control over the process. You can use predefined scripts, which is how I do it, or you can edit every little piece on your own, and build something using my least favorite subject, “Math”.
The software has undergone many changes, some I love, and some I am still not too sure about. But, you can certainly download the program yourself and see what all of the fuss is about. Apophysis
My own site, repulsivefrog if full of images I have done using this software.
I would encourage everyone to give this program a try. If you want to get into more detail, there are many tutorials on the various types of fractals that can be produced by Apophysis on Deviant art and Goggle, and the different people who dedicate time to using it are always willing to help you understand more.
I look forward to seeing some of your creations, and your comments on mine as well. I will leave you with a few of my favorites that I have discovered while playing around during my spare time.