Gaston
Gaston
1.2.2

4.1

Gaston free download for Mac

Gaston

1.2.2
06 October 2009

3D rendering of 4D quaternion Julia set fractals.

Overview

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 in Gaston

Version 1.2.2:
  • Compatible with Snow Leopard
  • Custom document icons
  • Performance measurement in GFLOPS

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Aetnaria
23 August 2006

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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.
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Version 1.0.1b
Magosilvan
04 April 2014
Great! It's not just a fun, it shows fractals power!
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Version 1.2.2
Mark3785
09 February 2014
Fun app. It'd be great if it was updated, it hasn't seen a new version in five years.
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Version 1.2.2
Cowicide
16 February 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.
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Version 1.2.2
Enrico-Nencini
18 July 2007
Just what id says: totally useless, but very nice and fun. And free. It can produce nice desktop backrounds :)
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Version 1.2
Hoby
09 March 2007
We need more toys like this..
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Version 1.0.1b
Aetnaria
23 August 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.
Like (1)
Version 1.0.1b
Anonymous
18 January 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?)
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Version 1.0.1
3 answer(s)
Anonymous
Anonymous
18 January 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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Version 1.0.1
Anonymous
Anonymous
19 January 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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Version 1.0.1
Anonymous
Anonymous
26 April 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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Version 1.0.1b
Anonymous
18 January 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!
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Version 1.0.1
Anonymous
17 January 2004
It works now. There was a problem on non-AltiVec systems. Sorry for the inconvenience.
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Version 1.0.1
1 answer(s)
Anonymous
Anonymous
17 January 2004
thanks again... no problem, glad you fixed it so fast!
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Version 1.0.1
Anonymous
17 January 2004
version 1.0.1 quits as it is launching, generates an error window. iBook @ 900MHz / 640 MB RAM / OS X 10.2.3
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Version 1.0.1
1 answer(s)
Anonymous
Anonymous
17 January 2004
Yes, I can reproduce the error on G3 systems. It works fine on G4s. I'm working on it.
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Version 1.0.1
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App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later
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