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From: waggy
Subject: Superpowers of the Mandelbulb [WIP]
Date: 24 Dec 2009 19:40:01
Message: <web.4b33c317e2f64bcbf99d05c80@news.povray.org>
Well, it was bound to happen eventually; I borked an animation render after 3.5
days rendering on the cluster, a bit past halfway through, by updating an
included file.  Ah, well.  It was meant as a test render anyway.  I posted a
lower-quality work-in-progress on youtube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTkadMdQu-I

I could use some suggestions for an appropriate setting.

Please keep in mind it's intended as a demonstration, not a feature film, so
simpler is probably better.  (After leaving it playing at full screen while I
was out, a dude in the lab thought my latest media animation was a screensaver I
had downloaded.  I took that as a complement.)

I already made a better "plasma display", and can see I need to do some
tinkering with the color map to make it smoother and more varied at times.  I
also need to adjust the iteration count formula to try to keep the smallest
feature size similar across the animation.

Any additional suggestions for improvement are welcome.

The second half of the animation continues through power combinations more
dramatically than in the first until it returns to the starting values of
8,8,8..  (You can see the start of the second half toward the end of the video,
when theta begins cycling faster than phi.)

~David


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