Gaston
Gaston
1.2.2
4.5
0.0
Gaston free download for Mac

Gaston for Mac1.2.2

06 October 2009

3D rendering of 4D quaternion Julia set fractals.

What is Gaston for Mac

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:

Note: This product is not compatible with macOS Catalina and later.

  • Compatible with Snow Leopard
  • Custom document icons
  • Performance measurement in GFLOPS
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Magosilvan
Magosilvan
Apr 4 2014
1.2.2
5.0
Apr 4 2014
5.0
Version: 1.2.2
Great! It's not just a fun, it shows fractals power!
Mark3785
Mark3785
Feb 9 2014
1.2.2
3.5
Feb 9 2014
3.5
Version: 1.2.2
Fun app. It'd be great if it was updated, it hasn't seen a new version in five years.
Cowicide
Cowicide
Feb 16 2013
1.2.2
3.5
Feb 16 2013
3.5
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.
Enrico-Nencini
Enrico-Nencini
Jul 18 2007
1.2
0.0
Jul 18 2007
0.0
Version: 1.2
Just what id says: totally useless, but very nice and fun. And free. It can produce nice desktop backrounds :)
Guest
Guest
Mar 9 2007
1.0.1b
0.0
Mar 9 2007
0.0
Version: 1.0.1b
We need more toys like this..
Aetnaria
Aetnaria
Aug 23 2006
1.0.1b
4.5
Aug 23 2006
4.5
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.
Guest
Guest
Jan 18 2004
1.0.1
4.8
Jan 18 2004
4.8
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?)
Guest
Guest
Jan 18 2004
1.0.1
4.8
Jan 18 2004
4.8
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!
Guest
Guest
Jan 17 2004
1.0.1
0.0
Jan 17 2004
0.0
Version: 1.0.1
Neato! You can make cool animations by stepping through the values for ?. Example: http://www.pascal.com/misc/gaston-01.gif (This was made by exporting 16 images from Gaston and animating them with Adobe ImageReady.)
Guest
Guest
Jan 17 2004
1.0.1
4.8
Jan 17 2004
4.8
Version: 1.0.1
It works now. There was a problem on non-AltiVec systems. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Guest
Guest
Jan 17 2004
1.0.1
4.8
Jan 17 2004
4.8
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
Guest
Guest
Aug 18 2003
0.93
4.8
Aug 18 2003
4.8
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. :)
Guest
Guest
Aug 17 2003
0.93
4.8
Aug 17 2003
4.8
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
Guest
Guest
Aug 16 2003
0.92
0.0
Aug 16 2003
0.0
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.
Guest
Guest
Aug 15 2003
0.91
4.8
Aug 15 2003
4.8
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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App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later
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