Mandelbulb3D Animation: Dark Folds (2014)

After way too much procrastinating, TV watching, and just general laziness, I finally decided to put the finishing touches on this short animation this prior weekend.

Regarding this video: the hardest part was finding the right music to accompany the animation. I literally spent months listening to one sample after another of royalty-free music, looking for the one with just the right feel. Hopefully, you’ll agree with me that the time spent was well worth it. As usual, props to Kevin Macleod for his generosity.

Actual rendering of the animation took about three months, generating 14,200 frames that were ultimately squeezed into two and a half minutes at 29.97 frames/sec by way of Premiere’s time-remapping facility.

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BrownGrafix is back! Again!

Well, once again BrownGrafix.com is back up and running.

About 3-4 weeks ago I made a colossally unfortunate mistake that resulted in the total trashing of the website. However, rather than recreating the site from (non-existent) backups, I took the opportunity to re-imagine and rebuild the site from scratch. I apologize for the resulting brief outage and truly appreciate your patience as the website finally emerges from the ashes of destruction.

I do hope you find the new look and feel (as well as the content) enjoyable and/or interesting.

Truman

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POVRay Animations: Toy Robots (2014)

Earlier this year I had an idea for a contemporary take on the classic toy robot with the blockety head and flashing lights. When I was a little kid playing on the mean streets of San Diego, I had one of these required boyhood gadgets and I loved it to death, broken arm, legs and all.

Unfortunately while developing this project the POVRay code got a little too convoluted and I lost a little too much interest. Funny how that seems to happen a lot.

Here are a few brief animation tests I created before dropping the project.

 

 

 

 

 
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Mandelbulb3D Images: More Amazing Surface Images

Here are some more “Amazing Surface” fractals created with Mandelbulb3D. You can see how nicely the formula creates weird mushroom shapes.

 
 
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Mandelbulb3d Image: Birds and Worms (2014)

Here’s another interesting Mandelbulb3D fractal created by twisting up an “Amazing Surface”. This reminds me of something you’d see on a cuckoo clock.

Birds-and-Worms

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