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# Newton Fractal texture (ymd 170915)

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Newton Fractal texture

What's this?

This effect was a bonus in the bottom list of my pack of plugins without its post till now.

My first version of this plugin was really basic compared to the possibilities of the formula and its parameters. This last version offers much more things to play with.

This texture effect fills the image (replace the original).

Trying to explain how it works (I admit I have some lacks in math), the formula uses squares, cubes, powers till 9 on a matrix.

Parameters A, B, C and D are placed in the formula depending on each other.

If a parameter doesn’t seem to work, it should be because another is set to zero (zero x whatever = 0, change any zero to 1 to test more parameters).

Download it!

Plugin NewtonFractal.dll

Here is the DLL http://jcljay.free.fr/pdn/NewtonFractal.zip

The MadJik's All plugins package is available!

How to install

Close Paint.net

Classic version of Paint.net

Unzip and (re)place the DLL in your Effect folder usually: C:/Program Files/Paint.NET/Effects

Microsoft Store version of Paint.net

Unzip and (re)place the DLL in your Effect folder usually: /My Documents/paint.net App Files/Effects/

You have to adapt for your language My Documents

The User interface

This plugin is added to the menu Effects, submenu Texture.

Zoom

The range is width to allow to zoom in detail. If your result is empty, you should be outside the object, try to zoom out and aim a part of the fractal, with horizontal/vertical pans.

Horizontal / Vertical pans

Move the focus point on the center of the canvas.

Range of color

Change the range of colors to use to draw the fractal.

Factors A/B/C/D

This is the tricky part to explain. Just play with the sliders…

Exponent

This is the main slider. Try low values 0 or 1 to have more regular angles. High values will give more torn angles.

Depth

This is to set the depth of details around the fractal.

Background frequency

The background is made with rainbow colored concentric circles. This is to set the frequency of these circles.

Color angle

Set your overall colors choice playing with this angle chooser.

Alternate color function

Use another formula for the color calculation. This could need higher values for factors A/B/C/D to give interesting results.

Symmetry

If checked the fractal is symmetrically drawn on a vertical centered axe.

The Examples:

Spoiler

The Examples with animation:

Spoiler

Voilà! Enjoy!

Let me see what you could do with it!

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The first two animations are hypnoticing.   Thank you MadJiK!

Edited by Eli
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WOW!  @MadJik.....my eyes hurt!

"Never, ever lose your sense of humor - you'll live longer"

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New fractal toy! *pounce* Thank you!

Oof...that second animation, accompanied by "Incense and Peppermints," is what I saw when the dentist gave me laughing gas..... O.o

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@MadJik!   Thank you for the new version.

Edited by Seerose

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Gandhi

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@Seerose You are always on the go to test (new) things with impressive results (and a lot of   ). Many thanks to you.

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Fabulous Plugin @MadJik - this is my first attempt.

How I made Jennifer & Halle in Paint.net

"Rescuing one animal may not change the world, but for that animal their world is changed forever!" anon.

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