Borromean Rings 

Borromean Rings ExamplesThe Borromean Rings examples apply a Borromean Rings Orbit Trap to fractals based on various Fractal Equations. Note the following:
In the remaining sections, when I refer to the equation, I will use Newton 7, but you should use the equation for the example you are working with. Zoom In/OutZoom In or Zoom Out to examine different parts of the fractal. Execute the Home command on the View menu of the Fractal Window to reset the fractal to the default position/magnification, and then Zoom In to other areas. Remember that as you Zoom In, you may need to increase the Max Dwell property found in the Orbit Trap Orbit Generation section of the General page. Play with the Fractal Equation's PropertiesNote: This section applies only to the examples based on the equation Newton 7. You can change the equation's properties for more variations. Select the equation's properties page:
General Play with the equation's properties. Explore the Julia FractalsFor the Mandelbrot Fractal examples, you can use the Preview Julia command to explore the Mandelbrot's many different Julia Fractals. This is a common technique that can be used to generate lots of different Julia fractals from a single Mandelbrot image. Execute the Home command on the View menu of the Fractal Window to reset the Mandelbrot fractal to the default position/magnification, and use the Preview Julia command to explore the Mandelbrot's many different Julia Fractals. See Working with Julia Fractals for details. Change the Julia ConstantFor the Julia Fractal examples, you can generate other Julia Fractals based on the same equation. Select the Fractal Equation:
General Uncheck the Julia checkbox, execute the Home command on the View menu of the Fractal Window to reset the Mandelbrot fractal to the default position/magnification, and use the Preview Julia command to explore the Mandelbrot's many different Julia Fractals. See Working with Julia Fractals for details. Alternatively, you can change the Julia Constant property on the Fractal Equation page, and then click the Preview Fractal toolbar button on the Properties Window to generate a preview of your change in the Preview Window. Change the Fractal EquationYou can change the Fractal Equation used to generate the fractal. For the examples based on the Mandelbrot equation, select the Fractal Equation:
General Change the equation's Based On property to any of the other equations. For the examples based on the Newton 7 equation, select the Fractal Equation:
General Change the Based On property to one of the following Fractal Equations:
Then execute the Home command on the View menu of the Fractal Window to reset the Mandelbrot fractal to the default position/magnification, and use the Preview Julia command to explore the Mandelbrot's many different Julia Fractals. See Preview Julia Support for details. Remember to navigate to the properties page for the equation (found under the equation in the page hierarchy) and play with the different properties found there. Many of the equations support properties that can be used to generate lots of different variations. Change the Orbit TrapYou can try out different Orbit Traps. Select Instructions: Borromean Rings:
General Change the Based On property to one of the following Orbit Traps:
Each of these programs have properties (on the properties page found under the orbit trap) to manipulate the trap and thereby change the resulting fractal. There are several orbit traps not given in the above list since they are standalone fractals or are too complex to display in this context. You can also try out the different optimized orbit traps. To do this, select Orbit Trap Map:
General Change the Type property to one of the following:
Each of these orbit traps have properties (on the page found under the Orbit Trap Map page) to manipulate the trap and thereby change the resulting fractal. Change the TransformationYou can apply a transformation to the initial orbit point, or to each orbit point prior to passing it to the orbit trap. Execute the Home command on the View menu of the Fractal Window to reset the fractal to the default position/magnification before you adjust the transformation. Then change the transformation and Zoom In to interesting areas of the transformed image. Note the following:
In the following discussion, when I refer to the transformation, I will use Identity, but you should use the transformation for the example you are working with. To apply a transformation to the initial orbit point, select the Identity transformation:
General Change the Based On property to select a transformation and then open the transformation's properties page (found under the transformation in the page hierarchy), and play with the transformation's properties. See Transformation Support for details. To apply a transformation to each orbit point prior to passing it to the orbit trap, select the Identity transformation:
General Change the Based On property to select a transformation and then open the transformation's properties page (found under the transformation in the page hierarchy), and play with the transformation's properties. See Transformation Support for details. 
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