Gaston
Gaston 1.2.2
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3D rendering of 4D quaternion Julia set fractals.   Free
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Gaston provides interactive, stereoscopic real-time 3D rendering of 4D quaternion Julia set fractals. Show off the awesome speed of your Mac with this totally useless toy! Any rendered image can be exported to make for a nice desktop background. Gaston can also be used as a benchmark for floating-point/AltiVec/SSE performance.
What's New
Version 1.2.2:
  • Compatible with Snow Leopard
  • Custom document icons
  • Performance measurement in GFLOPS
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 or later



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ver. 1.x:
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+49

Magosilvan reviewed on 04 Apr 2014
Great!
It's not just a fun, it shows fractals power!
[Version 1.2.2]


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Mark3785 reviewed on 09 Feb 2014
Fun app. It'd be great if it was updated, it hasn't seen a new version in five years.
[Version 1.2.2]


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+657

Cowicide reviewed on 16 Feb 2013
Yay! Great to see it's updated to work with Snow Leopard! Fun with math and very accessible to laypersons. Would like to see more options in the future.
[Version 1.2.2]


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Enrico-Nencini commented on 18 Jul 2007
Just what id says: totally useless, but very nice and fun. And free. It can produce nice desktop backrounds :)
[Version 1.2]


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Hoby commented on 08 Mar 2007
We need more toys like this..
[Version 1.0.1b]


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+1

+80

aetnaria reviewed on 22 Aug 2006
Funky!

You start with a ball of clay. Then you twist it like taffy, play with the colors, lighting, viewpoint... just mess around with the sliders.

I'm not sure what this is useful for (thus the Value rating - it is free though!). But it certainly is different.
[Version 1.0.1b]


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Anonymous reviewed on 17 Jan 2004
Does not work. Quits on launch. OS X 10.2.3
(Perhaps you are using Development build instead of Deployment build? Or you forgot a framework?)
[Version 1.0.1]

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Anonymous commented on 18 Jan 2004
I'd really like to solve this one. What is the exakt version number in the About Gaston window? Should be 1.0.1b (the original 1.0.1 crashed on G3s). What is your Mac model?
And, most important, could you launch the Console-App (in /Applications/Utilities/Console) and tell me the error log (if there is one) right after the error has occurred?
Thanks for your help.
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Anonymous commented on 19 Jan 2004
you might check your version of stuffit expander. i believe the initial 8.0 version had problems with setting wrong permissions on expanded apps that would cause them to fail on launch. i think the latest version is 8.0.2/
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Anonymous commented on 26 Apr 2005
I am having the same problem. I tried the console, but there was nothing. I can see movement in the dock, but no data in the console.

I am using 10.3.9 on a Dual G4/450 with 640 RAM.
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Anonymous reviewed on 17 Jan 2004
This is totally cool! I'm not sure how useful it is but it's a blast to watch and play with. It's kinda like taffy only you don't have to wash your hands afterwards. Virtual Taffy!
[Version 1.0.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 17 Jan 2004
It works now. There was a problem on non-AltiVec systems. Sorry for the inconvenience.
[Version 1.0.1]

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Anonymous commented on 17 Jan 2004
thanks again... no problem, glad you fixed it so fast!
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Anonymous reviewed on 17 Jan 2004
version 1.0.1 quits as it is launching, generates an error window.

iBook @ 900MHz / 640 MB RAM / OS X 10.2.3
[Version 1.0.1]

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Anonymous commented on 17 Jan 2004
Yes, I can reproduce the error on G3 systems. It works fine on G4s. I'm working on it.
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Downloads:8,699
Version Downloads:1,978
Type:Multimedia Design : Author Tools
License:Free
Date:05 Oct 2009
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Gaston provides interactive, stereoscopic real-time 3D rendering of 4D quaternion Julia set fractals. Show off the awesome speed of your Mac with this totally useless toy! Any rendered image can be exported to make for a nice desktop background. Gaston can also be used as a benchmark for floating-point/AltiVec/SSE performance.


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