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Ever want to do something and ignored it?   Ever really really wanted to do something and ignored it?  Ever stop to see someone doing that something and have your body send a wave through you?  A kind of shiver.   Happens all the time to me.  I have brain reactions a feeling that it's opening up - expanding, sorry that's the best description I can give. 

I've ignored it for oh 30 or so years, probably longer.  Probably it started back when I was learning to play the guitar (still have my original guitar too).

So I'm going to stop ignoring it.  I just ordered a cello (no not an expensive one).  The sound of a cello entrances me, always have.  

So I'm going to learn. 

I don't have time not really, it's part of why I never started before, my life has always been too deep.  But I don't care, I'll find the time.  It might mean I'll be here less.   That does not mean that I've given up on DA, especially not with all my wonderful friends here.  Friends I haven't had time to enjoy in a long time.  And I'm really sorry about that. 

But I have to move ahead.  We all do. 
  • Listening to: Olafur Arnalds
  • Reading: Nada
  • Watching: Me type
  • Playing: I believe it's called work and it's not play
  • Eating: Nada
  • Drinking: Java, java, java

AmazingSurf2 Path

I decided that it might be a good idea to clarify what my new (most of them anyway) MB3D renders are.

I (like so many) really like AmazingSurf and AmazingSurf2. I decided to go through and see what I could come up with using Amazing Surf 2 combined with every other formula. It gives me a path to walk (or stumble on since I'm still learning so much about MB3D).

I've done several and have learned a lot playing with them. I can't guarantee that all will present something that I can upload to display, they have already taken a lot of time and given my somewhat noisy results.

And I'm off and stumbling. Whoo Hoo!

I'm learning a lot from doing this.

  1. Try not to give up on a formula. More than once I've started over and then found something amazing waiting for me.
  2. Change modes - I'd not done much of that before, now I try it with each formula to see what it will do before digging in.
  3. Pound the parms -when there are parameters to play with, hit them with a bat.
  4. Change the DE stop can often give you something where nothing was before! When I say change it don't be shy. I've set it at 300 before (sorry can't remember which one, but is set at 158.713).
  5. Fuzzy also helped me learn something else. Don't be deceived by what you see in the 3D navigation. This is what is displayed in the 3D nav and the image above is what rendered.

Wow I've now managed to hook someone else into this :D. :iconpamonk: is also going to do the same thing using Mandalay-KIFS. You can see her amazing start here . She is already an amazing fractal artist with a great knowledge of MB3D so I can't wait to see what she does.

What I've gotten done so far are all located here:…



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Jakeukalane Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
happy new year :wave: best wishes...
Jakeukalane Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hope you are fine my friend
Jakeukalane Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hello my friend. I have been searching for a strange fractal piece. I don't know if it is yours. Maybe not.

It is like a "fractal whale" under a sea, and I commented about writing about it. Do you remember?

if not, probably I confused ^^'
Jakeukalane Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't believe your birthday passed and I didn't give you a proper gift or a happy birthday. I think I was very bussy. Will have to be valid the next pong in our little collaboration. Ah, and I hope you had a great day :)
Ambruno Featured By Owner May 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy BirthdayBirthday cake  icon 
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