We had a terrific Fractal Week for Project Educate last week. I felt guilty at first that the community had to "do my job for me," as I only had vague plans and ideas with catchy titles, but then I watched as the community spirit poured out and my vague plans and ideas were transformed into something totally awesome and added upon by fantastic ideas I hadn't even thought of!
Did anyone outside of the community learn about our medium? I don't know. I hope so. Did our community get to know each other better? Yes! Did beginning fractalists get awesome tips from veteran fractalists? Yes!! Did veterans and beginners and intermediate fractalists alike get to hone their craft? Yes! Did everyone participate? Highly unlikely, really, but the participation was pretty high. I got to know people who have been around as long as I have that I hadn't met before. I was also introduced to community members who were new to dA, both novice and veteran fractalists, which is always a treat. I hope you guys got to know new people and people new to you as well!
Project Educate - Fractal Week: Start Fractaling! by *caffe1neadd1ct
Journal Entry: Fractals by =davebold370
The F Word Issue #30 by ~guagapunyaimel
Incendia Tips and Tricks by *Aexion, shared by ~DeirdreReynolds, in the #IncendiaryArt group blog
Fractal Landscapes & Fractal Scenes (Part-1) by =LaxmiJayaraj (also in her journal, here.)
Fractal Landscapes & Fractal Scenes-ll-Manipulated by =LaxmiJayaraj (also in her journal, here.)
Project Educate - Fractal Week: Purple feature! by *caffe1neadd1ct
PE: Fractal Art and Architecture Photography by `lindelokse Stunning!
Texture Fields for Fractal Week by `FarDareisMai
banana-tree's Journal Series, Early Influences, edition #3 by *esintu
PE - DYK : Fractals Are Nature Artworks? by ^SaTaNiA
Evocation - Apo, UF, FE, Incendia, etc !! - My contribution to Project Educate by *marthig
Fractalicious Rainbow Feature: Oh My Eyes! by =CoffeeToffeeSquirrel Brilliant!
Project Educate - Fractal Week: Beautiful flowers! by *caffe1neadd1ct
by *heavenriver ~ Apophysis Spherical/Disc Tutorial
by ~piethein21 ~Apophysis Gnarls and Linked Transforms
by =deadened-glow ~Apophysis Gradient Tutorial
The Squirrel's Flower Tut07:04:22 PM Grrreat, kiddies, are your UF open? Then we are going to start with the default mandelbrot and its corresponding Julias. Almost all of my fractals starts with the switch mode. Pretty basic, but oh, so many lovely possibilities.by =CoffeeToffeeSquirrel ~Ultra Fractal Flower Techniques Tutorial
07:06:40 PM I prefer to have a black/white gradient for the outside colouring and the inside colouring set to none in transfer function. If you've the default colouring, remove all the nodes in the gradient except from two of them and set them in black and white. It helps you to see the finer shapes in your fractal and the colours won't disturb you.
07:10:13 PM If you have your default mandy ready, th
by =raysheaf ~ Hi-Quality Renders (and SO much more!) in Mandelbulb 3D
I am very behind with the Daily Deviation features. Especially now that since I put this notice up around April 11th, I have 25 NEW?! suggestions. I am sitting on about 125 DD suggestions; which means were I to approve each and every one of them, I would have enough for every single day between now and when my term as GM is over, plus extra. Since you guys and I both know that is unlikely, I will probably open suggestions up again at the end of this month or in the beginning/middle of May. SO...go ahead and keep browsing or bookmark or favorite things that you find that you love, just don't note them to me yet, okay? I'm a little swamped right now.... Heck. I'm drowning. I know some of my suggesters aren't watchers of mine and wouldn't just read this before they noted me, so please be extra sure that if you have read this, your notes to me do NOT have DD suggestions in them.