Like in a dream
A 3D Fractal, Like in a dream made with Mandelbulb3D. I originally designed it for Bryan Alvarez from UC Berkeley, for a TEDx talk about his Human Atlas project, to illustrate his initial dream about the beauty of living systems. This one is an enhanced version. This is a hybrid Julia fractal where many parameters are being animated. Music courtesy of Zzzzra – Pneuma – filtre lent.
What is a 3D Fractal?
The original Mandelbrot is an amazing object that has captured the public’s imagination for 30 years with its cascading patterns and hypnotically colorful detail. It’s known as a ‘3D Fractal’ – a type of shape that yields (sometimes elaborate) detail forever, no matter how far you ‘zoom’ into it (think of the trunk of a tree sprouting branches, which in turn split off into smaller branches, which themselves yield twigs etc.).
It’s found by following a relatively simple math formula. But in the end, it’s still only 2D and flat – there’s no depth, shadows, perspective, or light sourcing. What we have featured in this article is a potential 3D version of the same fractal.
Real 3D Mandelbulb
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