Ephemeral
Ephemeral 1.1.2
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Screensaver that draws animated IFS fractals.   Free
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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
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.
Requirements
  • Intel
  • Mac OS X 10.6 or later



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Jerryb commented on 12 Aug 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.
[Version 1.1.2]


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S/ash reviewed on 12 Aug 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.
[Version 1.1.2]


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+80

piquadratpi2 reviewed on 12 Aug 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!
[Version 1.1.2]


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Ashka reviewed on 03 Aug 2011
Has been my favourite screen saver for ages.
Very happy that v1.1.1. works with OSX 10.7 Lion.
[Version 1.1.1]


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Ashka reviewed on 25 Jul 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..
[Version 1.1.0]

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Muryan (developer) replied on 03 Aug 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 replied on 03 Aug 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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+17

Scottyo reviewed on 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
[Version 1.1.0]


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Thresher-The-Shark commented on 21 Jan 2010
Whoops, sorry about the below post please ignore.
[Version 1.0.4]


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Thresher-The-Shark tipped on 21 Jan 2010
To help people out with compatibility issues, here is a list of the graphics chips/cards that currently support OpenCL under Mac OS X.

ATI:
Radeon HD 4670
Radeon HD 4850
Radeon HD 4870

NVIDIA:
GeForce 9400M
GeForce 9600M GT
GeForce 8600M GT
GeForce GT 120
GeForce GT 130
GeForce GTX 285
GeForce 8800 GT
GeForce 8800 GS
Quadro FX 4800
Quadro FX5600
[Version 1.0.4]


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+12
Marsviolet commented on 19 Dec 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.
[Version 1.0.1]

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Aliendude commented on 19 Dec 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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Jayhawkbabe commented on 20 Dec 2009
Perhaps you two should try checking the website http://www.muryan.com/ephemeral/index.html. Your iMacs don't support OpenCL.

"Requirements: OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) and a GPU compatible with OpenCL (Ephemeral will tell you if it isn't)."
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Muryan (developer) replied on 20 Dec 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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Prokos_j replied on 20 Dec 2009
I have an iMac with an ATI Radeon HD 4800 GPU and it's 100% Snow Leopard Compatible as well as OpenCL compatible according to this link, http://tiny.cc/LINK794. But I get the red screen and error as well. I have sent the developer an email, everyone else who wishes to run his screensaver should do so as well.
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Downloads:3,562
Version Downloads:770
Type:Utilities : Screen Savers
License:Free
Date:12 Aug 2012
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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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.


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