Hi! I’m Truman. Welcome to BrownGrafix!

Whether deliberately or by divine accident, you’ve stumbled upon my personal website (or as my WordPress tagline quips: “A Virtual Vitrine of Truman’s Stuff“). Some of this stuff is good, and some of this stuff is not-so-good, but for better or worse it is all my stuff and I enjoy showing it off. I hope you enjoy looking at it.

Stuff about me:

  • I’ve been a personal-computing hobbyist for about the past 40 years, concentrating primarily in the area of computer graphics.
  • In my day job, I am a systems analyst (AKA “computer guy”) who supports about 150 people trapped in beige cubicles someplace in the heart of Los Angeles.  I provide them with skilled, magical relief from their daily high-tech headaches. I am retired now (2020), having spent over 30 years politely solving other people’s problems. That’s basically three decades of repeatedly asking if they tried turning it off and back on again.
  • I am a former U.S. Marine, a compulsive junk collector, an avid gardener and extreme vermi-composting fanatic.
  • My first personal computer was a Timex Sinclair TS1000.  I spent a wonderful two years learning how to program in Z80 Assembly Language on that $100 miracle machine that my mom was kind enough to buy for me.
  • My favorite coffee mug is over 30 years old.  So is my favorite t-shirt.
  • In addition to Management Information Systems, I have a degree in Photo-Offset Lithography.
  • While I’m not much of a writer, I have one obscure literary claim-to-fame: I contributed a chapter to the 1994 SAMS best-seller “PC Graphics Unleashed“. I’m proud to say that my chapter was a page-turner!

Thanks for dropping by and checking out my stuff.

I really appreciate it. If you like what you see and feel so inclined, please subscribe to me on YouTube.


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  1. Hello, dear Truman! Please confess, is that you who created this fractal ouroborotic universe of ours a.k.a. the Truman Show? 🙂 If so, may I kindly and directly greet you at last :)) Well, seems like we are all parts of the Fractal, ever so playing oblivious and detached..)

    Having watched a lot of mandelbulber et al. videos on the web, and being a 3D artist myself, I’d like to thank you for creating something that really stands out, your taste in shapes, shading, color and sound (yes, a vital part!) is just top notch! There’s also a cinematographic touch to your works, which is something quite unique for the genre! I dig your camera movement and parameter spinning in accord with music 🙂

    I’ve followed the link to your website, read about you and I’m happy to find out that you’re truly a multifaceted gem of a man. Feels like an allied soul! May the inexhaustible inspiration unfold fractally in your heart and mysteries of the universe truly falsely divided unravel in your mind likewise. And may you always have the power to control the fractal flow at your will, for there are moments to be contemplated in stillness and moments to be fast forwarded.

    A lot of words due to inability to express silence.
    Warm regards and much love from Russia!
    cpt. A

    • Wow, thank you Captain! I haven’t checked my comments on the site for a while, so finding yours was a wonderful treat. Best regards, Truman

  2. Your work is fantastic! Im surprised the videos have less than 1k views on youtube. Anyway I wanted to ask if is it possible for you to do album art for my band? Our music matches the visuals quite alot.

    • Sorry for the delayed response. Sure, please send me an e-mail regarding this rather than responding to this post. Thanks. Best regards, Truman

  3. I would love to hire you for some 3D work.

    Please get back to me if you’re interested, and we can discuss further details.

    Thanks and keep up the mindblowing work!

  4. Hi! This is my first comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout out and say I genuinely
    enjoy reading your posts. Can you suggest any other blogs/websites/forums that
    go over the same topics? Appreciate it!

    • Hi, thanks, I’m really happy to hear that you enjoy my posts. In regard to other websites that cover similar topics, there is the granddaddy of all things fractal: http://www.fractalforums.org. They cover just about anything and everything related to 2D and 3D fractals. For general digital art, I enjoy browsing http://www.deviantart.com. There are a lot of amazing artists in the world, and they like to post their work there. Hope that helps!

  5. Hey Truman! Saw the youtube video of fractal animation [3D Fractal Animation_ A Gyre of Stannic Eminences].
    May I please use the video so I can put my music with it? I am a musician who just posts on Facebook and Youtube. I am always after clips that would go well with my music. Is this possible to do with your permission? The clip is amazing. On Facebook I go by the name visitors[AUS] because I am an Aussie. Thanks for your time!

  6. Hi, there. My name is Tim and I live in Moscow, Russia. I love your work and your creative and truthful thinking but how about we move a little further? How about based on the video “Men in black ending” on YouTube you create a beautiful true video that everything is inside something even bigger? That our universe could be just a grain of sand on some strange beach next to the ocean. We can move even further and do the video that things and living organisms are infinitely small and infinitely big and that everything is inside something even bigger. That our universe could be an atom inside of a wheel of a carriage. And that the world with that carriage is an atom in a bird of a larger world. To show in the video that this “enlargement” goes on forever. Same way it goes inwards forever. Outwards and inwards forever. INFINITE ENLARGEMENT AND INFINITE DECREASE. Dear Friends, how about a video like that? That’s my dream to see something like that. Please, find the resources and time to do it. Infinitely yours, Tim.

  7. Hello dear Truman,
    I’d like to have your email address to send you a proposal on collaboration for previous & upcoming fractal animation.
    Please send me email saying hi and I will send you back what I have in mind.

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