quadrium | flame
quadrium | flame
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quadrium | flame for Mac1.3

02 December 2007

Create and animate flame fractals.

What is quadrium | flame for Mac

quadrium | flame is an application allows you to create and animate "flame fractals". It combines a wide variety of mathematic transformations (going well beyond traditional techniques to include such things as strange attractors) with an interface designed to let you easily explore the vast realm of possible images, allowing you to literally "grow" you image. You don't need an advanced degree in math to be able to create rich and fascinating images, suitable for websites, presentation backgrounds, cards, CD covers, brochures, or fine art prints. You can even create animations, bringing your creations to life.

Features:

  • Interactvely build your image
  • Compose your images by combining 24 different transformations and attractors, including support for 3D transformations
  • Live feedback as you directly manipulate the flames
  • Warp your image with 37 different topologies, applied either globally or on a per flame basis
  • Color both based on per flame color as well as gradient (and any combination of the two), with five different coloring schemes
  • Full featured gradient editor
  • Multiple 'layers' allows you to control what flame influences what other flames
  • 'Traps' to add unique new special effects to your images
  • Special 'fake 3D' effects to add depth to even your plain 2D images
  • Mutate your image to explore countless variations
  • "Breed" your images together to combine their features creating a new images.
  • Fine tune your images by explicitly adjusting their various settings, or use the "tweener" to adjust large numbers of settings all at once
  • Animate your creations, generating QuickTime movies (including high resolution movies)
  • Render high resolution versions of your creations (up to 600 dpi with 4:1 anti-aliasing)
  • Create AppleScript scripts to directly manipulate your image, allowing you to automate common effects
  • Share your images locally via Bonjour, or globally via your .Mac account
  • Create image workflows by post-processing your images with AppleScript or Automator (such as automatically adding to an iPhoto gallery, for example).
  • Extensive documentation, including a 60+ page tutorial (over 150 pages of PDF documentation), and online help.
  • Interface driven via "drag & drop", with unlimited undo and live feedback.

What's new in quadrium | flame

Version 1.3:

This release of quadrium | flame is designed to address several minor Leopard issues, but does not provide any Leopard specific features. It does fix several bugs:

  • Crashing when navigating through view or mutation history
  • Improper exporting of "with alpha" files (though it doesn't help when different apps treat alpha in TIFF files in different ways, so this may still have some tweaking to go)
  • It also enhances the "transfer mode" for HDR1 files (so you can better compose images on the colored background).
  • There is one major new feature - a new gradient editor which includes the ability to manipulate multiple colors stops, drag & drop to rearrange them (as well as drag & drop to insert a second gradient into the middle of one, or to drag and drop a color from the color panel to add a new color stop), more controls to change and adjust the gradient, including blending/tinting of a secondary color.
This version is just the application - you can download the documentation separately (though the documentation hasn't been updated for this version)

Note that this is still a beta, and there may be problems - use at your own risk.

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Corpsecorps
Corpsecorps
Sep 23 2011
1.3
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Sep 23 2011
0.0
Version: 1.3
Download link is broken.
bleepnik
bleepnik
Sep 7 2007
1.2
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Sep 7 2007
0.0
Version: 1.2
Well, I didn't get much time to demo it, but I don't want to miss this opportunity. The application is *slow*, extremely slow on my Mac Pro with 2GB RAM (compared to the aforementioned Apophysis, which I ran without a problem on an XP box with 512MB RAM), but it didn't crash in the time that I spent playing with it. Also, to be fair, it appears to be far more robust than Apo. With a new, 64-bit version in the works, I'm eager to see what's in store for this app. Purchased.
Yrm
Yrm
Sep 7 2007
1.2
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Sep 7 2007
0.0
Version: 1.2
buggy bone software? hmmm, should i try it? do i have time?
Sdwgraphics
Sdwgraphics
Sep 6 2007
1.2
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Sep 6 2007
0.0
Version: 1.2
couldn't get it to work. kept quitting on my PB G4
Jimbuckner
Jimbuckner
Sep 6 2007
1.2
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Sep 6 2007
0.0
Version: 1.2
Is Q|F iPhoto compatible?
Pablo2k
Pablo2k
Sep 6 2007
1.2
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Sep 6 2007
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Version: 1.2
From the authors site it looks like it could produce some awesome graphics. I´m not a "graphics" guy but maybe I should give this a spin.
Unin5pired
Unin5pired
Sep 6 2007
1.2
0.0
Sep 6 2007
0.0
Version: 1.2
I don't get how strange attractors are "well beyond traditional techniques." A strange attractor is any attractor with non-integer order. While interesting it's not as if they are universally difficult to simulate numerically, and this is far from the only app to utilize them in fluid-dynamics simulations. "You don't need an advanced degree in math to be able to create rich and fascinating images," so why infer that this software is so mathematically sophisticated by invoking terms you'd need a strong math background to understand? Shenanigans!!!!
maolsenspam-1
maolsenspam-1
Sep 6 2007
1.2
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Sep 6 2007
0.0
Version: 1.2
Sounds like a one-trick pony. I guess if you really need to "draw" flames...
Justorb
Justorb
Sep 6 2007
1.2
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Sep 6 2007
0.0
Version: 1.2
I have been lusting after this program since switching to a Mac and not having a Windows computer to run any of my fractal flame programs on anymore. I think this is one I will have to splurge and buy!
Syntiq
Syntiq
Sep 6 2007
1.2
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Sep 6 2007
0.0
Version: 1.2
Looks like something I´ve seached for.
Josh2000
Josh2000
Sep 6 2007
1.2
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Sep 6 2007
0.0
Version: 1.2
Like an etch-a-sketch for fractals. Fun for awhile, impossible to get what you want out of it.
Geopick
Geopick
Sep 6 2007
1.2
0.0
Sep 6 2007
0.0
Version: 1.2
For this particular kind of fractal image, this is about the best program for Macs. One writer mentioned Apophysis for Windows. That has more features but unless you have an Intel Mac it is useless.
Marius-Van-Zyl
Marius-Van-Zyl
Sep 6 2007
1.2
0.0
Sep 6 2007
0.0
Version: 1.2
wow... looks like a nice app. almost like mandelbrot. will try the demo for sure!
algonquin567
algonquin567
Sep 6 2007
1.2
0.0
Sep 6 2007
0.0
Version: 1.2
Looks great....and lots of fun!
Cowturtle
Cowturtle
Sep 6 2007
1.2
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Sep 6 2007
0.0
Version: 1.2
Looks interesting, but not sure I would use to justify the cost relative to current budget constraints.
Chris-Bremer
Chris-Bremer
Sep 6 2007
1.2
0.0
Sep 6 2007
0.0
Version: 1.2
Kind of an interesting app. I does remind me of Electric Sheep screen saver. With practice, some interesting FX's could be created.
Coronaminer
Coronaminer
Sep 6 2007
1.2
0.0
Sep 6 2007
0.0
Version: 1.2
I don't think I need something like this, but it does look cool.
Britonius
Britonius
Sep 6 2007
1.2
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Sep 6 2007
0.0
Version: 1.2
I don't see any real need for this software.
Masterofmac
Masterofmac
Sep 6 2007
1.2
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Sep 6 2007
0.0
Version: 1.2
this app is really bugged for me: 3 tests, 3 self quits.
Richard-Hallas
Richard-Hallas
Sep 6 2007
1.2
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Sep 6 2007
0.0
Version: 1.2
Good grief! How much?! I'm sure this is very interesting, and I'd love to play around with it, but even the special offer price is ridiculously expensive for a program of this nature.
Frequency
Frequency
Sep 6 2007
1.2
0.0
Sep 6 2007
0.0
Version: 1.2
Looks really interesting but the interface is strange and the performance quite sluggish. If this was under $10 it might be a runner but not at $20 and definitely not at $40. I'd be interested in version 3 or 4 if interface improvements are made and more realistic pricing applied.
Haineux
Haineux
Sep 6 2007
1.2
0.0
Sep 6 2007
0.0
Version: 1.2
Electric Sheep, anyone? This kind of fractal is used in the screen saver Electric Sheep, which is free, and produces seriously cool animations. http://electricsheep.org/
Billcreate
Billcreate
Sep 6 2007
1.2
0.0
Sep 6 2007
0.0
Version: 1.2
Looks interesting...
Jack-Sparrow
Jack-Sparrow
Sep 6 2007
1.2
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Sep 6 2007
0.0
Version: 1.2
I've just seen some samples on a developers' site and they look really good. Who knows, maybe this app can be very useful?
hnsstrk
hnsstrk
Sep 6 2007
1.2
0.0
Sep 6 2007
0.0
Version: 1.2
Just a nice to have...
Cjguitar
Cjguitar
Sep 6 2007
1.2
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Sep 6 2007
0.0
Version: 1.2
Interesting... I'll check it out. Don't know if I'll have any use for it, but you never know.
Modops
Modops
Sep 6 2007
1.2
0.0
Sep 6 2007
0.0
Version: 1.2
I love fractals, but all the software I've ever tried has been unintuitive and sluggish. Here's hoping this one's different.
Simo2409
Simo2409
Sep 6 2007
1.2
0.0
Sep 6 2007
0.0
Version: 1.2
It looks great!!!
Dan-tinianow
Dan-tinianow
Sep 6 2007
1.2
0.0
Sep 6 2007
0.0
Version: 1.2
I find fractal strangely attractive. Get it? Then get Quadrium! :D
Sebehk
Sebehk
Sep 6 2007
1.2
0.0
Sep 6 2007
0.0
Version: 1.2
I love fractals. I'm giving this app a try.
Vvarp
Vvarp
Sep 6 2007
1.2
0.0
Sep 6 2007
0.0
Version: 1.2
Strange selection for today... But well, let's see what it can do...
Kenny-garlic
Kenny-garlic
Sep 6 2007
1.2
0.0
Sep 6 2007
0.0
Version: 1.2
Holy crap! I wonder whether any of Gandreas´ art on his deviantart-site has been created with this app? If this is the case, it is a MUST-have :-o
Guest
Guest
Sep 6 2007
1.2
0.0
Sep 6 2007
0.0
Version: 1.2
Gadzooks! This app solves the mystery of why I no longer see any rockers hanging out, blasting the Crue
Granddan
Granddan
Sep 6 2007
1.2
0.0
Sep 6 2007
0.0
Version: 1.2
Well, it looks interesting enough... though not sure about when I'd use it.
Indy2000
Indy2000
Sep 6 2007
1.2
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Sep 6 2007
0.0
Version: 1.2
Yum, fractals
Syliconslycer
Syliconslycer
Sep 6 2007
1.2
0.0
Sep 6 2007
0.0
Version: 1.2
I'm going to give it a shot and see what I can make. I have tried out a program that makes fractals for a screensaver and you can change them as it draws them without the screen saver coming off.
Mpb
Mpb
Sep 6 2007
1.2
0.0
Sep 6 2007
0.0
Version: 1.2
Very amazing
bleepnik
bleepnik
Sep 6 2007
1.2
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Sep 6 2007
0.0
Version: 1.2
There is an absolutely free application I've been using for ages on Windows, called Apophysis. It's a brilliant flame generator. I've been looking for something comparable to it since I switched to the Mac a year ago, and this is the only really viable option I've found. Unfortunately, there's a big difference between "free" and USD$40, especially for a hobby, so I never bothered with it. Today's promo has at least motivated me to demo the app; if it's any good, 50% off is a great deal. (It's still USD$20 more than free, but it's also 50% off!)
Rtsub
Rtsub
Sep 6 2007
1.2
0.0
Sep 6 2007
0.0
Version: 1.2
Uhhh... $20 for this? Is it a productivity app? Just a glorified toy?
Breilly
Breilly
Sep 6 2007
1.2
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Sep 6 2007
0.0
Version: 1.2
A very unique, non-Mac, interface. Crashed on me after a couple of minutes.
Artroom
Artroom
Sep 6 2007
1.2
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Sep 6 2007
0.0
Version: 1.2
just had a quick play, but found it very hard to use - at least very hard to make anything that looked good! not as much fun to use as i hoped...
Glenbo
Glenbo
Sep 6 2007
1.2
0.0
Sep 6 2007
0.0
Version: 1.2
Wow this looks amazing, makes me wish I'd tried harder in maths. Very cool!
Daguibear
Daguibear
Sep 6 2007
1.2
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Sep 6 2007
0.0
Version: 1.2
unique kind of program.
Neox
Neox
Sep 6 2007
1.2
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Sep 6 2007
0.0
Version: 1.2
Looks Way cool
Erichd
Erichd
Sep 6 2007
1.2
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Sep 6 2007
0.0
Version: 1.2
I'm not exactly sure this is for me, but I am lloking for a great, easy way to create an usual corporate image. I'll have to look into it. I am , of course, assuming it can also work as an iTunes screensaver?
Artroom
Artroom
Sep 6 2007
1.2
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Sep 6 2007
0.0
Version: 1.2
looks like something worth playing around with
Madcran
Madcran
Sep 6 2007
1.2
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Sep 6 2007
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Version: 1.2
Really interesting. Unfortunately I just don't think I'd use it. Of course if I got it free, I would use it. ;-)
Grfx-Guru
Grfx-Guru
Sep 6 2007
1.2
0.0
Sep 6 2007
0.0
Version: 1.2
Oh now this looks like a lotta fun, love doing graphics and fractal work. Will have to take a look at this.
Amethyst15
Amethyst15
Sep 6 2007
1.2
0.0
Sep 6 2007
0.0
Version: 1.2
This is a visually interesting app, but I don't have a reason to make fractals. I'll download it anyway and see what I think.
Fonix
Fonix
Sep 6 2007
1.2
0.0
Sep 6 2007
0.0
Version: 1.2
I'm not sure if I'd use this or not, but it's got fire. :-)
Sushi-Macc
Sushi-Macc
Sep 6 2007
1.2
0.0
Sep 6 2007
0.0
Version: 1.2
i like the possibilities with this one
Rune-miner
Rune-miner
Sep 6 2007
1.2
0.0
Sep 6 2007
0.0
Version: 1.2
This is like the screensaver Electric Sheep. Does anyone know if the things you make with this can be used with Electric sheep?
Toni23
Toni23
Feb 8 2007
1.1
5.0
Feb 8 2007
5.0
Version: 1.1
I lost my job, my girlfriend and part of my eyesight to quadrium | flame. It was so worth it!
$39.96
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App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later
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