# Tangent Circles Examples

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The Tangent Circles examples apply a Tangent Circles Orbit Trap to a Julia Fractal based on the Phoenix equation.

## 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 Trap Orbit Generation section of the General page.

## Change the Tangent Circle Properties

Change the orbit trap's properties.

Select the orbit trap's properties page:

General
Mandelbrot / Julia / Newton
Orbit Trap
Orbit Trap Map
Instructions: Tangent Circles
Properties

Change the N, Center, Angle, and Radius properties.

## 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: Phoenix

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 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:

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.

## Play with Color

To play with color, select the color controller's properties page:

General
Mandelbrot / Julia / Newton
Orbit Trap
Controllers