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Circumcenter Examples

Fractal: Circumcenter

Shield of Complexity
Circumcenter 04

Fractal: Circumcenter

Regal Cross
Circumcenter 05

Fractal: Circumcenter

Golden Spiral
Circumcenter 06

Fractal: Circumcenter

Ice Blossom
Circumcenter 07

Fractal: Circumcenter

Sapphire Satellite
Circumcenter 08

 

The Circumcenter examples are based on a Triangle Metric called Circumcenter.

For each iteration in the orbit, I form a triangle from the last 3 orbit points and compute the Circumcenter of the triangle. I keep track of the Circumcenter with the Minimum Value over the entire orbit, and use this point to color the sample point.

Note the following:

Example Fractal Type Fractal Equation
Circumcenter 04 Mandelbrot Fractal Mandelbrot
Circumcenter 05 Mandelbrot Fractal Mandelbrot
Circumcenter 06 Mandelbrot Fractal Mandelbrot
Circumcenter 07 Julia Fractal Mandelbrot
Circumcenter 08 Julia Fractal Mandelbrot

Zoom In/Out

Zoom 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 Generation section of the General page.

Explore the Julia Fractals

For 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 Constant

For the Julia Fractal examples, you can generate other Julia Fractals based on the same equation.

Select the Fractal Equation:

General
    Mandelbrot / Julia / Newton
        Fractal Equation: Mandelbrot

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 Equation

You can change the Fractal Equation used to generate the fractal.

Select the Fractal Equation:

General
    Mandelbrot / Julia / Newton
        Fractal Equation: Mandelbrot

Change the Based On property to one of the other 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, Zoom In or Zoom Out to examine different parts of the fractal, and use the Preview Julia command to explore the Mandelbrot's many different Julia Fractals. See Working with Julia Fractals 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 Triangle Metric

You can change the Triangle Metric on which the fractal is based.

Select the Triangle Metric page:

General
    Triangle Metric

Change the Triangle Metric property in the p1 section. You can change the other properties on this page too. See Triangle Metric for details.

Change the Transformation

You can apply a transformation to the fractal.

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.

To apply a transformation to the fractal, select the Identity transformation's page:

General
    Mandelbrot / Julia / Newton
        Transformation
            Identity

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 add additional transformations, select Transformation:

General
    Mandelbrot / Julia / Newton
        Transformation

Click the New toolbar button to add a new Identity transformation to the bottom of the list, and then click the Move Up toolbar button to move the new transformation to the desired position in the list. Normally, I move the new transformation to the top of the list, but it can be placed anywhere. See Transformation Array for details.

Then select the Identity transformation:

General
    Mandelbrot / Julia / Newton
        Transformation
            Identity

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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