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Yeah, I've been idle for a whole year and haven't made any submissions to DA (in case you haven't noticed :)).

But after a year of TV shows, computer games, parties, booze and just doing nothing I thought it would be a good idea to get back to my mission. :D
And it looks like it really was not a bad idea... :)
Now, after my third new submission I feel like I'm back on a track, spilling evil xaos magic on fractal community. :mwahaha:

Thank you all for support! :hug:

Also, small side note:
It looks like my premium membership is running out (spoiled a whole year idling :|).
Anyone generous enough to extend my PM will get art gift (fractal), small feature in my journal and my eternal gratitude. :)

Yours sincerely,
z
  • Listening to: edIT

Failure

Journal Entry: Sun May 5, 2013, 3:18 AM


So "Fractalistic Month" is officially over (unofficially it was over long ago lol).

Due to certain unforeseen circumstances I managed to submit only 16 out of planned 30 fractals (deja vu).
...Which is a success of some sort too, 'cause it might have been much less than 16. :)

These are the notable submissions:

#2   Oblivion by zy0rg
#3   Octopus by zy0rg
#26 Origin of Symmetry by zy0rg

Have a good time!

Yours sincerely,

z

  • Listening to: Biffy Clyro

Fractalistic Month

Journal Entry: Sun Mar 31, 2013, 11:30 AM


So now when the Polled Flamepack is out, I think it's a good time for a new "project".

And now my choice fell on "Fractalistic Month*".
The idea is as simple as possible: one day - one fractal submission.
First submission is coming on April 1st (tomorrow), thus the deadline is April 30th. :dummy:

Not much participation needed from you this time. Just share your opinions, critics and love. :hug:

Thank you for reading,
yours sincerely,

z

*You might have seen similar project "Daily Fractal" if you know me long enough.

  • Listening to: Bonobo

Polled flamepack v2

Journal Entry: Fri Mar 22, 2013, 4:03 PM


So I'm getting social again! :dummy:

Yup. I've been idling for some while by now. Time to get back on the track.

And here's some small project to start with.
It's called "Polled flamepack v2" because it's a sequel to the project I've held few years ago. The previous one resulted in this - Polled flamepack.

The point of this project is to share the knowledge (params) I have and to find the right direction for the future works.

So I'll add a poll to choose 5 my best works.
A week after that these 5 works will be packed up and released along with their sources so that everyone can study and tweak them.

EDIT:
It seems like I can't use "poll" widget without premium. :roll:

So it'll happen in a bit different way then.
If you're interested in participating - follow the link to my gallery and post the links to 2-3 works into this journal entry comments.
I'll be really grateful. :thanks:

Free cookies to everyone who participates!* :dummy:

EDIT 2:
Yay! I can use polls now! :party:
Huge thanks to lindelokse! :hug:

All the votes in this journal comments still count. They will be summarized with the votes from the poll.
Top five will be selected based on the resulting sum.

EDIT 3:

...and it's done!
Polled flamepack v2 by zy0rg
Thanks everyone for participating! :thanks:


Thanks for reading. Yours sincerely,

z

*you'll have to visit Ukraine to collect the cookies

  • Listening to: Deftones

Inspiration Station

Journal Entry: Wed Nov 2, 2011, 3:55 AM


This week's feature is dedicated to the Supreme Commander of fractal army - SuicideBySafetyPin.
So I'm proud to present you few fractals from her beautiful gallery. You should check out her full gallery for more stuff (there are a few... ahem... thousands more fractals there :))

The feature itself:
Polished Satin by SuicideBySafetyPin 09 05 28 apo10 by SuicideBySafetyPin Twist and Turn by SuicideBySafetyPin Coral Crackle by SuicideBySafetyPin :thumb122140095: Incidental Echo by SuicideBySafetyPin

  • Listening to: Bungle

TweakMePlz results

Journal Entry: Tue Oct 18, 2011, 4:51 PM


So this project is finally over. And all the entries have been tweaked. Hope I haven't forgot anyone. :D

1. piethein21
[not submitted] -> Stained by zy0rg
2. ChaosFissure
Threaded Darkness by ChaosFissure -> Darkened Thread by zy0rg
3. MusikFreak13
Controller2 by MusikFreak13 -> Evil Twin by zy0rg
4. MeddlerInc
Antipode by MeddlerInc -> icantdognarls by zy0rg
5. Linuron
GALACTIC by Linuron -> EXile by zy0rg
6. Astrantia01
Untitled but tiled by Astrantia01 -> Don't Eat The Blue Shrooms by zy0rg
7. kimsmile
fly over mountains by kimsmile -> The Blaze by zy0rg
8. Deceneace
Mahagona by Deceneace -> Predator by zy0rg
9. Encoder6
.:K.N.S:. by Encoder6 -> Orbia by zy0rg
10. AsaLegault
Imperial Treasure by AsaLegault -> The End Is Close by zy0rg
11. Magnebula
Spider Rail by Magnebula -> The Day I Died by zy0rg

The next project "Dirty thief" starts in a few days. I'll post some more details on it soon.

Thanks for reading,
Yours sincerely,

z

  • Listening to: Yonderboi

Inspiration Station

Journal Entry: Mon Oct 3, 2011, 6:31 PM


If you like fractals then there's no way you could miss lindelokse's beautiful garden.
But if you did, don't waste time reading this stuff and follow the links below to face the fractal awesomeness.



23

Journal Entry: Mon Oct 3, 2011, 2:34 AM


23. Yet another milestone on my road of pain and suffering...

  • Listening to: echoes

Help me choose

Journal Entry: Thu Sep 29, 2011, 12:32 PM


Today, on September 30th, the submissions for "TweakMePlz" project are officially closed. I'm really grateful to all 12 deviants who supported my idea and took part in that "project".
The rest of my tweaks will be submitted by October 10th, the date when my new project is deployed.

And... This is the part when I ask for your help. I'm weak on making decisions so I need some help in choosing my next "project".
Here are the options:

"1+1": xaos is fun. And it's always fun to combine two fractals into one. So the idea of this project is to "meld" multiple fractals into one. You will choose any two fractals from my gallery (or one of mine and one of yours) and I'll make some satanic xaos concoction of these. :D

"Dirty thief": stealing is fun. You might have seen one of my "stolen" fractals some while ago (fav.me/d3k9a6v). The "Grand Theft" is upcoming. Point me some of your favorite Apo fractalists and see his (her) flame stolen. :)

"Plugged in": If you like experimenting with new Apo plugins then you may like my new ones. My "unreleased plugins" folder now contains 16 dlls waiting for the day of glory. So if you choose that "project" you'll see these plugins submitted with a few open-source example flames.

"Contest week": It seems that I'll not be able to finish my Apo tutorial in near future. So I need to spend the DApoints collected in support of that tutorial.
My best idea on that account is to carry through four mini-contests (challenges) and give these points to the winners. I don't have much points collected so there'll be the prize of 70 points on each challenge (plus I'll make one fractal specially for the winner per challenge).

Thanks for reading. I'm looking forward for your votes.

Yours sincerely,

z

  • Listening to: random dnb tunes

Inspiration Station

Journal Entry: Mon Sep 12, 2011, 3:12 PM


...When the word "abstract" isn't descriptive enough.

Small feature of s31415's fractals:



  • Listening to: The Glitch Mob

TweakMePlz (updated)

Journal Entry: Fri Sep 9, 2011, 1:58 AM


The point of "TweakMePlz" project is to make as many tweaks of other people's fractals as possible.

Any Apo fractalist is welcome to participate. All you need to do is to send me a note with the params of your fractal. After that I'll make some remix of that fractal and submit it to DA featuring some works of original author in deviation's description.

Requirements for the entry fractal:
1. Made in Apophysis. (I'm not very good with other fractal applications)
2. 4 xForms min. (Tweaking params under 4 xForms is not fun)
3. Submitted to DA. (I'd prefer to add a thumb of original picture in "artist's comments")

All these requirements are not obligatory and I'll accept all entries but I hope you understand my reasoning.

Participants so far:
1. piethein21
[not submitted] -> Stained by zy0rg
2. ChaosFissure
Threaded Darkness by ChaosFissure -> Darkened Thread by zy0rg
3. MusikFreak13
Controller2 by MusikFreak13 -> Evil Twin by zy0rg
4. MeddlerInc
Antipode by MeddlerInc -> icantdognarls by zy0rg
5. Linuron
GALACTIC by Linuron -> EXile by zy0rg
6. Astrantia01
7. kimsmile
8. Deceneace
9. Encoder6

Thanks for reading. I'll be waiting for your params.

Yours sincerely,

z

  • Listening to: Vessels

Inspiration Station

Journal Entry: Tue Sep 6, 2011, 12:48 PM


Today I'm proud to present a feature of one of my all-time favorite fractalists. Say hello to Zueuk!



  • Listening to: Vessels
I've mentioned that "project" some wile ago... Here's some details about it.

The point of "TweakMePlz" is to make as many tweaks of other people's fractals as possible.

Any Apo fractalist is welcome to participate. All you need to do is to send me a note with the params of your fractal. After that I'll make some remix of these params and submit it to DA featuring some works of original author in deviation's description.

Requirements for the entry fractal:
1. Made in Apophysis. (I'm not very good with other fractal applications)
2. 4 xForms min. (Tweaking params under 4 xForms is not fun)
3. Submitted to DA. (I'd prefer to add a thumb of original picture in "artist's comments")

All these requirements are not obligatory and I'll accept all entries but I hope you understand my reasoning.

Participants so far:
1. piethein21
2. ChaosFissure
3. MusikFreak13
4. MeddlerInc
5. Linuron
6. Astrantia01

Thanks for reading. I'll be waiting for your params.

Yours sincerely,

z

PS: If you read my previous journal entry you might be wondering about the "daily fractal #31"... Yep, it's still being rendered. I've spent 18 + 31 hours to render it already... only to see the error message the first time and blank png in the second. (argh! the bugs of 3d Apo!). Hopefully the rendition will be successful from 3rd attempt.
  • Listening to: Bonobo

Daily Fractal Results

Journal Entry: Thu Sep 1, 2011, 2:05 AM


It's September 1st today... So I announce my "Daily Fractal" project closed. Last submission (for August 31st) is being rendered now.
The project didn't work out as well as I expected (I've made only 17 pictures instead of 31); but still I'm going to mark it as "success" (hope you will too :)).

Here's the list of my "dailies":

1. The One Who Ate the Princess by zy0rg Let's get into it!
2. Of Diamonds And Dust by zy0rg Time for some 3d stuff.
3. Arcania by zy0rg Feeling magic in the air.
4. Lumia by zy0rg OMG! A DD!
5. Nocturnia by zy0rg 4 AM
6. Hyperia by zy0rg Tentacles!
7. Triangulated by zy0rg 3>5
8. Condensed Madness by zy0rg I don't wanna see anyone.
9-20. Blackout
21. Fake by zy0rg No, it's not Photoshop.
22. Immersion by zy0rg ~5 minutes.
23. Bokeh by zy0rg It's so quiet today...
24. Sublime by zy0rg These funny linears.
25. Umbrella by zy0rg Been working on this pic for a month.
26. Ellia by zy0rg Too tired to make something complex.
27. Cubia by zy0rg Art gift to SuicideBySafetyPin.
28 - 29. Work. :work:
30. Frozen Lightning by zy0rg Oblivious.
31. Being rendered

Thanks for reading. Journal with info on my next project is coming soon.
Yours sincerely,

z

  • Playing: C#

Inspiration Station

Journal Entry: Tue Aug 30, 2011, 3:06 AM


A small feature of Xyrus-02's works. Check his gallery for more awesome fractals.

:thumb216411033: :thumb255123011: :thumb209133676: :thumb92243416: :thumb214781646: :thumb211730027: :thumb211680166: :thumb210589424: :thumb253177219:


  • Playing: drums

Noes! *TweakMePlz

Journal Entry: Thu Aug 25, 2011, 4:51 AM


My premium membership is running out... :(
...Just when I was going to start a new project "TweakMePlz".

The idea is to make as many tweaks of other people's fractals as possible.
Any Apo fractalist willing to participate may send me the params of his (her) work. I'll then make some tweak of it (most likely combining it with some other pattern) and submit it featuring original author's fractal(s).

I'll give you some more details about that project closer to its deployment date - September 1st (when "Daily Fractal" project ends).

If anyone is kind enough to give me premium membership I'll be very grateful... And make a fractal dedicated to that person. :)

Thanks for reading.
Yours sincerely,

z

  • Playing: LIMBO

I'm back

Journal Entry: Sun Aug 14, 2011, 3:23 PM


It looks that I'm failing my "daily fractal" project... :(

After moving to a new house I had some problems with internet connection. So the initial idea of one fractal per day turned into "3 fractals in 3 days" (which I submitted using wi-fi in coffee houses :)).

Anyway, now I'm planning to catch up my schedule. Massive fractal packs upcoming. :)

Thanks for reading.
Yours sincerely,

z

Freedom

Journal Entry: Thu Jun 23, 2011, 4:17 PM


I've finally graduated from university (law academy) few days ago... :w00t:
So now I have a plenty of time to do whatever I want. FREEDOM!

Last few months I've barely had time to go out with my girlfriend or friends... Not telling about making fractals or checking DA profile for messages. Sorry if I left your comments without replies, and thanks for each and every :+fav: given.

Anyway, I'm here now, ready to draw some more pictures and submit to DA. Hopefully there are still people willing to see them.

Sincerely yours,

z

DA birthday

Journal Entry: Fri May 27, 2011, 2:46 PM


It's my first DA birthday today! The first milestone on my deviant path.

That was quite an intense year. I've submitted 153 deviations, got 3 DDs and found a lot of friends and fellow deviants here.
Thank you all for support, for every :+fav: and :+devwatch:.

I'm going to have a party and eat some cake now. See you soon.

PS: I know I'm quite passive lately. My last deviation was submitted about a month ago. But I can assure you: I'm still here and more of my fractals are upcoming.

  • Listening to: echoes
Hello there!

There is actually nothing specific that I wanted to say... Just it was strange to see my previous journal entry telling that "I've stopped making fractals", thus reminding me that I've failed to do so.

Anyway, I'm still working on tutorial I mentioned. It takes a bit more time than I originally expected, but first part is finished (and only needs some cosmetic changes before submission).

Here are the names of all four parts of my Apophysis tutorial:
1. Interface. Random batch fractals.
2. XForms. Types of XForms: pattern and filling.
3. Xaos.
4. Examples.

Don't be confused by these titles. I'm planning to describe all fractal-making techniques I've found so far.

If you would like to support this tutorial, please donate few points into "mini-contest" donation pool. All the collected DApoints will be given to the winner of that "mini-contest".

Thanks for reading. Have a good day. :)

z
  • Listening to: silence