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Have you ever wonder how to create a fractal like this:
Well, those fractals are from two different fractal style, joined togehter into one single apo flame via xaos. a flame become the filler for the plastic bubble style. The first one is juliaN fractal joined with plastic bubble. The second one is mobius gasket inside plastic bubbles. The third one is plastic bubbles inside plastic bubbles.
And the last one is julian/ring2 flame inside palstic bubbles.
Worry not. I'm here to tell you the secret
The secret is xaos.
So, on this journal, i'll write about how to create it. At first, i want to make this explanation as a tutorial. you know, jpeg based tutorial like i ussually do. But after some consideration, i think it's better to just explain it here. The reason is because this trick need some "advance" knowledge in Apo. Fear not. "advance" here means that you know how to use xaos, change your flame's weight using xaos, and other basic xaos knowledge.
ennuff talking. straight to the point. To succes creating this style, you need to follow this three simple step:
1. Check whether your fractal can be made as a filler of the bubbles or not. 2. Rebuild the weight of your fractal via xaos. 3. link your flame to the plastic bubbles.
Simple isn't it?
1. Check whether your fractal can be made as a filler of the bubbles or not.
To check whether your fractal can be made as a filler of the bubbles or not, simply add a new transform to your fractal with linear = 1. The move the color speed to = 1. If the shapes and the colors of your fractal didn't change, it means that it can be made as a filler for the plastic bubbles. If it changes, then it can't.
2. Rebuild the weight of your fractal via xaos.
To succes on this joined style you have to rebuild the weighthing of your flame via xaos. As you might already know, xaos is just another way to call weight. So, if your fractal has some transform wich the weight is not = 0.5 (default value) e.g: julian/ring2 need to have a higher weight on the ring2 Transform, you need to adjust the weight via xaos. Simply make all transforms have weight = 0.5, and then rebuild the weight via xaos.
3. link your flame to the plastic bubbles.
The next step is to create the plastic bubble fractal and then joined it with your flame. So, let say that you have a julian/ring2 flame, means you have 2 Tx. You have to check whether can be made as a filler of the bubbles or not, so, according to step number 1 you should add another Tx with linear = 1. It means, so far we already have 3 Tx. you still with me? Alright, the nex step is to create the plastic bubble. this is how:
- add another Tx so that we now have 4 Tx. take off all the variations and set bubble = 0.8.
- add another Tx so that now we have 5 Tx. on this Tx, set the variations to linear = 1 and spherical = 0.6. scale it down to a very little triangle, and then flip it (horizontal or vertical doesn't matter). Don't forget to set the color speed on Tx-4 and Tx-5 to = 1. This is needed to make sure your flame's color didn't change because this added Tx.
- Now about how to link it:
- go to xaos tab. let say we still working on the julian/ring2. set the xaos value to become like this:
Tx-1: 1 1 1 0 0
Tx-2: 1 1 1 0 0
Tx-3: 1 1 1 1 0
Tx-4: 0 0 0 0 1
Tx-5: 0 0 1 0 30
- now go to the color tab and set the opacity on all transform = 0 except for the last two transform (the plastic bubble transform)
- Now play around with the last Transfom (the linear-spherical Tx) on the fourth quadran of axis to get a spiraling bubble. And voila! there you have it your plastic bubble filled your flame.
since this trick can be applied to any kind of fractals, it's your part to experiment. proof of the flexibility of this tricks:
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This might sound a little bit odd to you. Maybe you'll become more confused after reading this explanation. or maybe you'll understand xaos better after reading this journal. It's up to you, it's your choice. you want to understand xaos better, then read on. if you don't, just ignore this random journal
PS: why i wrote this journal is because i want to get out from my comfort zone in abstract fractal. So, i'm learning about the technical side of apo. sometimes, being on the mainstream is the only way to get away from your comfort zone. At least i think that's me