Fractality
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Create polygonal fractals.   Free
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One of the ultimate time-wasting applications, Fractality is a toy and/or tool for creating polygonal fractals. Like geometric fractals, polygonal fractals are repetitive patterns following certain mathematical algorithms. Yet polygonal fractals are simpler, usually more symmetric, and often much more beautiful. They follow repeating patterns of simple algorithmic commands, and are essentially geometric shapes repeating on themselves over and over again.

Fractality is an original tool made to create and manipulate almost every aspect of these fractals. In Fractality, you have easy control
What's New
Fractality is undergoing heavy development and is a pre-release state. You can download a public preview of Fractality below or to the right, but be sure you realize this is a beta application and comes with no guarentees. It is offered as-is and we will take no responsibility for anything it may do to your system. Please be sure, however, that we offer only the best intentions and hope you will take advantage to look at this preview and offer your comments and suggestions.

Major changes since the last release:
Quick color buttons correctly working
Drawer toggle commands work on a per-document basis instead of application-wide
Drawer controls work on a per-fractal basis instead of application-wide
Tooltips are more helpful and say the right things
Most memory leaks should be fixed

Known Issues:
Export to JPEG is vertically inverted
Trouble with 1 iteration fractal drawing
No dirty window support yet, lacks undo features
Some truncating of long floats in precise iteration controls

Major Planned features:
Export to multiple image formats in ready-set sizes (for easy export to desktop pictures)
Speed it up!
Fractality is undergoing heavy development and is a pre-release state. You can download a public preview of Fractality below or to the right, but be sure you realize this is a beta application and comes with no guarentees. It is offered as-is and we will take no responsibility for anything it may do to your system. Please be sure, however, that we offer only the best intentions and hope you will take more...
Requirements
PPC, Mac OS 10.3 or later






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Anonymous reviewed on 26 Nov 2004
Promising app, but still a beta release.

The good:
The fractals are really pretty. The interface is well designed. The many adjustible parameters mean that there are near unlimited possibilities.

The bad:
Export options are limited - no hi-res stills, no movie export. Also needs to be more of a resource hog - at first I thought my computer was too slow, but Activity Monitor showed only 15% processor usage and over 500MB RAM free.

Fractality 1.0 will be great.
[Version 0.6]

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Anonymous commented on 05 Dec 2004
Thanks for the comments! Currently you can export as big as you can make the window... so just save your .frac file to the web and go to your local Apple Store to play on a 30" display and then save it back to the web ;)

Movie export probably won't be in 1.0 unless I get some wonderful inspiration... it just seems more than I can deal with at the time.

I'm definitely working on optimization.
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Anonymous reviewed on 19 Nov 2004
This is a great program.... and it's free!!! If you like this, check out fractal domains. (Just google it for a site)
[Version 0.6]


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Capn Hack reviewed on 23 Sep 2004
This app makes astoundingly beautiful images. You have to see it to believe it.
As well as doing its main function very well, it allows for lots of customisation of the fractal and is very stable and fast.
The export to larger sizes will make this even better, and i wouldnt mind seeing some sort of random colour generation for each polygon.
Overall, a very good little app :)
[Version 0.6]


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Downloads:2,827
Version Downloads:1,596
Type:Multimedia Design : Video
License:Free
Date:29 Jun 2004
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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One of the ultimate time-wasting applications, Fractality is a toy and/or tool for creating polygonal fractals. Like geometric fractals, polygonal fractals are repetitive patterns following certain mathematical algorithms. Yet polygonal fractals are simpler, usually more symmetric, and often much more beautiful. They follow repeating patterns of simple algorithmic commands, and are essentially geometric shapes repeating on themselves over and over again.

Fractality is an original tool made to create and manipulate almost every aspect of these fractals. In Fractality, you have easy control over basic controls, like the number of iterations or the size of the fractal, and over precise iterative controls, like the angle of rotation per iteration, or the ability to cut off certain fingers. In addition, for beautification purposes, you have control over the color of the fractal, from beginning to end and even how fast the transition is.

For mathematical study or simple delight in not working, Fractality is the tool to use. The application utilizes easy-to-use controls in manipulating the fractals, and a templates menu for a place to start. Send us a copy of your favorite fractal!


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