Buddhabrot is an extremely powerful fractal exploration filter for Adobe Photoshop based on the unique Mandelbrot set rendering technique developed by Melinda Green. Instead of plotting pixels based on the number of iterations used, they are colored according to density counts – in other words, how many times a sample hits the same spot. In addition, if each color channel is iterated a different number of times, the rendered image appears to have a multi-colored, nebula-like effect much like modern NASA galaxy renders. The single color channel rendering technique has been termed the Buddhabrot by Lori Gardi due to its similarity to the Hindu God Ganesha, while the multi-channel rendering technique has been termed the Nebulabrot due to its similarity to colorful nebulas.
This Buddhabrot implementation is a sophisticated one capable of plotting various Buddhabrot / Nebulabrot versions of the Mandelbrot, Tricorn, Burning Ship and Diamond fractals along with their inverse counterparts, negative equivalents, and alternate 4D projection planes. Buddhabrot’s coloring algorithms generate vibrant fractal images using traditional Buddhabrot and Nebulabrot rendering techniques with complete control over red, green and blue multipliers and gamma.
Buddhabrot features controls for plotting on various different planes and provides 4D projection technology. Both the Buddhabrot and Anti-Buddhabrot can be selected. Any fractal can be saved for future recall.
Buddhabrot features a unique time-based rendering system. A length of time in days, hours, minutes and seconds can be specified to determine how long Buddhabrot should spend calculating a fractal.
Buddhabrot supports multiple combined fractal rendering, independent color-channel brightness / gamma control, and numerous variable mutation options. Finally, Buddhabrot is capable of generating extremely high resolution fractals, in excess of 900 megapixels.
The Buddhabrot plugin is capable of very complex Buddhabrot shapes making it an ideal solution for creating generative art for various means including graphic design, motion graphics and illustration.