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Macro Galaxy by zy0rg Macro Galaxy by zy0rg
Made in Apophysis7x 15c using techniques similar to "City Lights":

The result of "pong" with ~tatasz in #Aposhack

Musical background: Pretty Lights
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Given 2013-12-06
Macro Galaxy by *zy0rg ( Featured by tatasz )
FilmmakerJ Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2015  Student Filmographer
I just found out that Apophysis and Chaotica exist, despite seeing tons of beautiful fractals on Deviantart for years. I'm wondering, have you used Chaotica alongside Apophysis? And if so, what might be the benefits or drawbacks of using one over the other, foregoing their difference in price?
zy0rg Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've mostly used Apophysis rather than Chaotica. But that's probably just a personal preference.
Chaotica is good for rendering fractals. It uses all processor cores and thus the rendering takes much less time.
Apophisis is a bit more user-friendly in term of creating (programming, drawing) fractals.
Chaotica is under active commercial development right now, and Apophysis didn't change much since version 2.09 (September 2009).

You should visit the Aposhack chatroom and ask people there.
I haven't used made fractals for quite a while, so I'm not aware of current situation with Chaotica and if it is already more user-friendly than Apophysis.

Cheers and have fun making fractals! :)
FilmmakerJ Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015  Student Filmographer
Thanks so much.
lucaciavatta Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing! ;-)
zy0rg Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
lucaciavatta Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! Your works are georgeous! ;-)
Daveezgraphics Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015  New Deviant Professional Digital Artist
Hey m8 Awesome works! Im graphic designer and Im wondering if I can use your picture, modify the colors and use it as a background of one of my customer cards. I will donate . Thanks 
zy0rg Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi and thanks :)

If you need the picture for personal non-commercial use then feel free to use it without any payment.
If you intend to post it publicly then add a link to this page in your post.
If you need it for commercial use then some symbolic payment would be enough.
If you need higher resolution picture (7680x4320px or higher) then contact me in a note and we'll discuss the price personally.
ARCANICK17 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thats awesome !!!

*stares mystified*
zy0rg Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
SpartasBrony Featured By Owner Edited Jul 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Macro Galaxy. Quite unique style for making this kind of art. Only downside is the larger "lights" tend to make this look odd.
zy0rg Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"odd" doesn't mean "bad" when you speak about art, eh? :)
These larger lights are controlled by the same mathematical formula that controls smaller lights, so they are a natural addition to the overall picture.

Thanks for the comment :)
SpartasBrony Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Odd is just odd.

Okay, no prob.
iPhoneguy2 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015
So this is a pretty late request actually but may I use this as background in my Podcasts?
KraeHi Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I really hope you don't mind, I used this as a background to my art for my personal use.  It is so beautiful!  I tagged you in the info so that people can come see it in its entirety.…
D-GodKnows Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing piece
Khaleesi08 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014
magnifique :)
kurisutaru Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Please note your work as well as the works of many other artists are being illegaly taken from DA and having nonsense and water marks platered all over them.…
Please help us by reporting copyright infringement.
zy0rg Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi. Thanks for the information. :thanks:

But sorry. I guess in order to report copyright infringement I need to be registered on facebook (and I'm not registered).

Also, I usually don't care about people stealing my artwork. I don't aim to make money with my art so it's not a huge problem for me if someone uses it without my notice.
Khronos85 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I already have my work copyrighted through here:
Beautiful work btw. :)
Psyolopher Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing DOF!
The value must be pretty high, around 1 I assume?
zy0rg Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's not a native "depth" from Apophysis but "post_depth" plugin (I've mentioned it in another comment :)).
Thanks! :)
wispy84 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
wow, this is amazing. Nice work :) (Smile) 
katdesignstudio Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Student Interface Designer
Thank you for the example of post-depth :hug:
katdesignstudio Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Student Interface Designer
I see a Galaxy; I see bokeh - something ethereal; something barely inside the quasars. Waves inside Pythagoras inside the golden spiral. Sacred. Thank you for creating this. It is beautiful.
Magugu2 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014
Can I please have your permission to use this image in a picture book I am hoping to get published? It works perfectly and is beautiful. When staring at it, the lights seem to move around? Never seen anything like it!
Silverdragon04 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014
Wow, lovely.
Divaklark Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014
May I use on labels for a line of candles I am making? I will donate.
Morphebleu Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014
May I use your photo "Macro Galaxy" for my products? It perfectly matches with it. However, I have limited budget to start the brand. Can I just donate some for using it for commercial purpose? I won't print it for resale. Kindly advise.
TheRealGal Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014
Can I use this for digital media?
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:

Zerna Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Student General Artist
just purchased a print of this! :) Definitely going to hang it up on my wall over my bed.
Saploerex Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014
This is cool, I don't think I've ever seen a galaxy like that before.
Starblazeponyartist Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can i use this please? for a background for 1 of my OC's ill credit you
DolphinCry Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014   Digital Artist
this is so fantastic :clap:
timemit Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Student Digital Artist perfectly
LoByteSo Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your fantastic work is featured in my journal! :D
My first Journal
CupcakeyKitten Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014
Featured +favlove
Your deviation has been added to the Featured folder of :iconcutecuteart:Aww
infinitystar2525 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Soooo... mesmerizing. I love the universe and just space in general. :D so peaceful....
MarianaErwin555 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013
I love this fractal! :)
numb1 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Student Photographer
very cool work
Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013
pegasus212 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013
so cool
Corrupted-Mirror Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013
So awesome!
CMWVisualArts Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Knowing my luck, I've probably already asked and gotten an answer, but do you still have the params available, and would I be able to fool around with them?
TimberClipse Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Professional Filmographer
siesta9999 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is the best digital artwork that I have seen in a while. Congratulations, you really deserved it!
CookiePhantom Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Student Filmographer
Woooow, I love this so much!  Instant +fav!
eklojoe Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013
You guys and your fractals completely amaze me.  I would love to be able to do stuff like that.
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