Fractals

Fractals are mathematical objects that can be very beautiful, intricately symmetric and infinitely complex. These objects are generated by a simple algorithm - starting with a single vector (arrow pointing in some direction in space) that is transformed (it's direction and lenght is changed) in some defined custom way, using simple mathematical operation like multiplication, adition, etc. This step is repeated and every time in each step, dot is drawn at the end of the vector, before the transformation is applied again. At a certain moment, one has to stop the process (number of iteration) to visualize the surface or cross-section of the object. Color can signify for example the "age" of the point or be used purely estethically. I use Mandelbulb 3D free software that is simple to use and offers additional tools to render shadows, adds transparency, customizes coloring and even allows to create fractal videos! And even though it seems like there is not much space for creativity, it really takes a bit of sweat and experience to find the gems ;) ....
trinity
fractal, Mandelbulb 3D, 2016
violette
fractal, Mandelbulb 3D, 2015
Rosette
fractal, Mandelbulb 3D, 2015
Hindu temple
fractal, Mandelbulb 3D, 2015
golden cake
fractal, Mandelbulb 3D, 2015
Flowers
fractal, Mandelbulb 3D, 2015
trabsformator
fractal, Mandelbulb 3D, 2015
dissected animal
fractal, Mandelbulb 3D, 2015