Ephemeral
Ephemeral
1.1.2

3.8

Ephemeral free download for Mac

Ephemeral

1.1.2
12 August 2012

Screensaver that draws animated IFS fractals.

Overview

Ephemeral is a screen saver that draws animated IFS fractals, giving an ever-changing display of complex, natural shapes. It uses OpenCL (a new feature of OS X introduced with Snow Leopard) to harness the power of your GPU to efficiently perform the IFS calculations.

What's new in Ephemeral

Version 1.1.2:
  • This release of Ephemeral contains a single fix for a crash on exit problem when running on OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion.

8 Ephemeral Reviews

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Scottyo
01 May 2011

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Nice-looking screen saver, runs smoothly on my MacBook1,1 (original Core Duo, GMA 950, 10.6.7), but crashed in 2 circumstances: - after using Test button, rather than returning to System Preferences, it crashed when I moved mouse - crashed when I tried Options button
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Version 1.1.0
Jerryb
12 August 2012
Just tried this. It's very nice. However, on my two monitor setup, it only appeared on one monitor. I hope I'm missing something and that two monitors are supported.
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Version 1.1.2
S/ash
12 August 2012
Beautiful. One of the reasons I keep away from complex screensavers is because they eat the CPU and heat the computer. But this will barely uses CPU.
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Version 1.1.2
piquadratpi2
12 August 2012
It works brillant with OS 10.8. And its grafik is very good. I love it meanwhile. No conflict with the system and on my iMac the CPU use is very low. A big thanks to the developer!
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Version 1.1.2
Ashka
03 August 2011
Has been my favourite screen saver for ages. Very happy that v1.1.1. works with OSX 10.7 Lion.
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Version 1.1.1
Ashka
25 July 2011
Love this screen saver in Snow Leopard OSX 10.6 but please remove it before you update to Lion. OSX 10.7 :( It locks up System Prefs and really upsets the new cat.. Sad..
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Version 1.1.0
2 answer(s)
Muryan
Muryan
03 August 2011
Would you be able to re-test with the latest Ephemeral (v1.1.1)? I know that it works on OS X 10.7.
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Ashka
Ashka
03 August 2011
Hi Muryan, Thank you very much, v1.1.1. works well with OSX 10.7 Very happy to have my favourite screen saver back
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Scottyo
01 May 2011
Nice-looking screen saver, runs smoothly on my MacBook1,1 (original Core Duo, GMA 950, 10.6.7), but crashed in 2 circumstances: - after using Test button, rather than returning to System Preferences, it crashed when I moved mouse - crashed when I tried Options button
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Version 1.1.0
Thresher-the-Shark
21 January 2010
Whoops, sorry about the below post please ignore.
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Version 1.0.4
Marsviolet
20 December 2009
Got a bright red error screen complaining about an inability to initialize OpenCL. I guess my barely 1-year-old iMac is already hopelessly obsolete.
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Version 1.0.1
2 answer(s)
Aliendude
Aliendude
20 December 2009
I get the same message. My 27" iMac is 2 weeks old and I'm on 10.6.2. The screensaver needs to be re-written.
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Version 1.0.1
Muryan
Muryan
20 December 2009
If you're seeing an error from Ephemeral I'd appreciate it if you could mail me the error code from the message. Also, when Ephemeral gets an error it writes some diagnostics into the system log. So if possible run up Console.app, select "All Messages" on the side, filter by "Ephemeral" and copy and paste the messages into a mail. You can reach me at: support (at) muryan.com. Thanks.
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Version 1.0.1
Free

3.8

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later
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