Learn about Apophysis variations and plugins. The variations & plugins explained in this tutorial are: Bipolar- Zcone – Oscilloscope – Ngon – Final transform.
Open up Editor (F4) and click on New blank flame.
Now it’s time to add in the transforms and to do this, click on the green plus sign with the triangle (next to the new blank flame button) to add a new triangle.
On transform 1 change: Linear: 0 and Pre_blur: 1 then Julia3D: 1
Feel free to change the colour of the it and to change the Pitch so you can see the 3Dness!! I did my Pitch at 60.
Add transform, on this transform change: Linear to 0 and Bubble: 0.5
You should now have something that looks like this
Add transform, on this transform change: Linear: 0 and Julia3D: 1
On the Variables tab, change Julia3D: -2
Now its time to move things around, go to the Triangle tab for transform 3 and do the following:
Click the Right Triangle 6 times
Click the small Triangle 2 times
You will now have this
Now that you have made the basic Julian fractal, we will see what some of the plugins and other variations do to the fractal.
I have chosen these variations and plugins to use as I enjoy experimenting with using them.
Go back to transform 2 and add 0.05 to Bipolar. As you will see this will create a split in the middle of the bubble.
To get this look:ngon_sides: 10 :: ngon_power: 2 :: ngon_circle: 1 :: ngon_corners :10
On transform 2 enter in 0.07 into Oscilloscope. To get the effect change the Variables of Oscilloscope.
The final transform button is a brilliant thing! This can really make a fractal look different and it’s always fun to play with. To enable the final transform click on the FX button shown below.
This is add a white triangle, now its time to add effects!. On the variations tab enter in the following: Linear: 0 :: Julia3D:1
On the variables tab enter this in:
This will create a dome like effect. Changing the Julia3D_power can make a big difference to this, have a play around!.
These are other fractals that I have created from this tutorial, have fun!