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Fractal Domains is a program that generates color fractal images. With it, you can explore and create an unlimited variety of images.

Fractal Domains offers several options for producing striking variations, and it includes advanced features for producing high-quality images.

What's New

Version 2.0.11:

The following bugs have been fixed:

  • A build error in 2.0.10 resulted in an application that would only run under OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard). This build error has been corrected, and 2.0.11 should run correctly on all versions of OS X from 10.4 onwards.
  • The corrections to allow better performance of the GUI while rendering in the background caused a degradation of the performance more...

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.4 or later

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Moog Modular Member IconComment+41
Moog Modular
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Consistently crashes upon launch.
Intel Imac OS 10.5.8

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Version 2.0.10
Fractal Domains (Developer)
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Sorry: build error. Crashes on everything before 10.6.

I am currently uploading version 2.0.11, which fixes this.

curiosity_blue Member IconReview+2
curiosity_blue
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I disagree with the previous poster. Art is subjective, interpretation is up to the viewer. I enjoy using the fractal images as a theme integrated into other artwork, rather than the raw images.
There are many fractal generators out there for Windows or Linux, but Mac native programs are hard to find. This program fills that niche and is remarkably easy to use without a PhD in math. There may be more powerful generators out there, but this one is all the casual user/artist will ever need. Check out the gallery on the website to find your beauty.

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Version 2.0.5
tim27 Member IconComment+554
tim27
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i have never understood the fascination with fractal images. they don't create anything beautiful to look at and nothing you would ever want to use in artwork or advertising or video games. what is the point of them?

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Version 2.0.4
castle rose
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Are you serious? That's like saying all atonal music is not pretty so why would any one write it. In fact some of the greatest composers have made quite beautiful atonal music: Igor Stravinsky, Sergei Prokofiev, Alexander Scriabin, and Béla Bartók to name a few. More to the point I have seen some extraordinarily beautiful fractal images. Maybe it's just not your taste.

tim27
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fractal images within nature are beautiful to observe. snowflakes, leaf patterns, cloud formations, even mountain ranges. but mathematically-generated fractals offer about as much beauty to look at as a pontiac aztec.

Harristype
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You obviously have never heard of a screensaver called Fracture then. I have created some very beautiful desktop backgrounds with this program. Give me your email address and I'll send you an image I created with Fracture. It's not just the run-of-the-mill Julia and Mandelbrot types.

syharris
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Computer or mathematically created fractals can be incredibly, breathtakingly beautiful.
As a graphic artist, I've used some mind blowing fractal images in my work, many resulting from the above mentioned screen saver "Fracture".
Fractals rock!!!

tim27
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I just checked out Fracture. I guess to each his own, cuz the images I see still look incredibly boring and devoid of human emotion to me. Also, the screensaver appears in blocks rather than being drawn in real time on screen or being animated. Really makes it seem cold and lifeless.

Holypoly
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@castle rose:

Scriabin and Prokofiev didn't exactly write atonal music. Extended tonality is more like it :-)

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Downloads 10,432
Version Downloads 1,030
License Shareware
Date 04 Sep 2010
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price $20.00
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