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Fractus

Version: 1.2
License: Freeware
Price: FREE
OS: Windows
Product URL: Link
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Fractus is the ultimate fractal exploration plugin for Adobe Photoshop. It is capable of exploring the Mandelbrot and Julia set fractals along with their inverse counterparts and exponential powers. Fractus’ coloring algorithms generate beautiful fractal images with advanced smooth-shading techniques and full anti-aliasing support. The filter is 100% multi-threaded for multi-core workstations and offers 48 bit color capabilities. Fractus supports numerous unique features including fractal-space image mapping (orbit traps), image color palette generation, variable bailout function types and advanced procedural coloring algorithms. Finally, Fractus is capable of generating extremely high resolution fractals, in excess of 900 megapixels.

Fractus can be used for a wide variety of purposes but it is an especially useful tool for the creation of generative art for various creative industries including graphic design, motion graphics and illustration.

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Fractus allows the exploration of all the common Mandelbrot and Julia set fractals including the Mandelbrot Set, Julia Set, Burning Ship and Tricorn, complete with their inverse counterparts including the Inverse Mandelbrot, Inverse Burning Ship and Inverse Tricorn.

Fractus features an intuitive, easy-to-use navigation system with interactive zooming in the preview or manual coordinate entry. Aspect ratio lock can be toggled on and off and the fractal co-ordinates can be saved and loaded independently of plugin state saving and loading.

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Fractus has an extremely sophisticated coloring engine capable of shading fractals using numerous techniques. Fractals can be colored by single color, double color, triple color, image color or custom MAP files. Palettes can be cycled, looped, scaled, reversed, inverted or randomized for ultimate control.

Fractus features all the known shading modes including normalized iteration count, escape time algorithm, shelf mapping mode, binary decomposition, level set method and absolute Z.

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Fractus supports up to 9X supersampling for absolutely gorgeous, cutting-edge antialiased output. The supersampling can be applied to just the preview, just the final render, or both.

Taking full advantage of Adobe Photoshop’s integration, Fractus features the unique fractal-space image mapping technology (orbit traps) where images can be mapped into fractal space producing fantastic results. Fractal-space image mapping is as easy to use as pressing a button.

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http://richardrosenman.com/

Richard Rosenman is a digital creative director working in the 3D computer graphics and animation industry. He also develops a collection of professional software tools used throughout the digital art industry.

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