Gaston
Gaston
1.2.2

4.1

Gaston free download for Mac

Gaston1.2.2

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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How would you rate Gaston app?

14 Reviews of Gaston

4.5
Aetnaria
23 August 2006
Version: 1.0.1b

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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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5
Magosilvan
04 April 2014
Version: 1.2.2
Great! It's not just a fun, it shows fractals power!
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3.5
Mark3785
09 February 2014
Version: 1.2.2
Fun app. It'd be great if it was updated, it hasn't seen a new version in five years.
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3.5
Cowicide
16 February 2013
Version: 1.2.2
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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Enrico-Nencini
18 July 2007
Version: 1.2
Just what id says: totally useless, but very nice and fun. And free. It can produce nice desktop backrounds :)
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Hoby
09 March 2007
Version: 1.0.1b
We need more toys like this..
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4.5
Aetnaria
23 August 2006
Version: 1.0.1b
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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Anonymous
18 January 2004
Version: 1.0.1
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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Anonymous
18 January 2004
Version: 1.0.1
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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Anonymous
17 January 2004
Version: 1.0.1
It works now. There was a problem on non-AltiVec systems. Sorry for the inconvenience.
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Anonymous
17 January 2004
Version: 1.0.1
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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4.75
Anonymous
18 August 2003
Version: 0.93
Excellent little program. I have a wishlist too, of course: I'd love to be able to set the thing spinning on it's own like you used to be able to do with Apple's 3D Graphing Calculator. And I'd like a 'High Quality Render' button as well. And a snap-to-zero on the sliders would be great. :)
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4.5
Anonymous
17 August 2003
Version: 0.93
This tool is fun for creating fascinating 3D rendering of abstract shapes. The improved interface feedback is welcome. Don't set the background color to zero. It's easy to want more from Gaston. It already seems to be able to use both CPUs of my DP800. But I want more speed. I want to save my paramters in names sets, and recall them from a simple pallate that shows me a thumbnail of what it looks like. I sound like a child, I want I want I want ... Good job Leo - for supporting the Mac, for a wonderful gift, and you have my portrait! - Johannes Rexx
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5
Paul Dolk
16 August 2003
Version: 0.92
This is just a wonderful little program. Whether fractal math is your thing, or you just like wierd looking fudge (like me :-), this is the plaything. I'm sure a math teacher can put it to good use in class somehow. I hope the author will in the future create a Julia and Mandelbrot generator with the same ease of use and beauty.
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Anonymous
15 August 2003
Version: 0.91
Works as advertised, a great little app with baffling real-time ray-tracing! A bit slow on my PowerBook G3 400, should be awesome on a G4
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