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Group dedicated to fractal art created with the Mandelbulb 3D, Mandelbulber and Fragmentarium programs.
Please submit new pieces to the 'Mandelbulb 2014', 'Animations' or 'Tutorials and Resources' folders, as appropriate.
Please remember to submit only your VERY BEST work to the 'Featured' folder; submitted pieces should be of high render quality - no noise or 'jaggies',
and should display some creatively innovative aspect. :nod:
No correspondence will be entered into for declined pieces.
Founded 4 Years ago
Mar 9, 2011


Group Focus
Art Creation

Media Type
3D Fractal Art

495 Members
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Hi folks! :wave:

Although our group is called 'mandelbulb3d', we also include the 3D fractal programs 'Fragmentarium' and of course 'Mandelbulber'. Well, some exciting news concerning Mandelbulber has recently come to our attention; the program's creator Krzysztof Marczak
:iconkrzysztofmarczak: also known as 'Buddhi', has just released the latest test version of this excellent software. Version 2.0 Alpha now has a single window GUI, as opposed to the multi-part interface of previous versions, and this new version seems to operate in quite a similar manner to Mandelbulb 3D!
Although I personally haven't yet had time to have a good play with the software, I will definitely be spending some serious time with it over the coming weeks, until the 'official' release of the final version of Mandelbulber 2.0.
I actually began my 3D fractal explorations using Mandelbulber v0.80 way back in 2010, and loved its lighting and final render quality. But, subsequent releases demanded more and more resources to operate comfortably, and eventually my poor old machine just couldn't cope! Hence my move to the less resource hungry, and more heavily formula equipped Mandelbulb 3D.
I'm hoping that this new release will allow me to use Mandelbulber alongside Mandelbulb 3D for work that can take advantage of its superb lighting setup. 'Yes, but what about Mandelbulb 3D's MC rendering option?' I hear you ask. Well, it does produce fantastically 'photographic' looking results, but on my current machine it's still far too slow!
:pc: :yawn:
Anyway, to try the new Alpha version of Mandelbulber for yourself, goto:… and from the release list click on:
'Mandelbulber v2 - alpha testing' to download. Then open a new folder on your HDD called say 'Mandelbulber v2.0 Alpha'. Unzip the contents of the download to the new folder.
Double-click on 'mandelbulber.exe' in the folder, and you're off! :thumbsup::nod:

Looking forward to seeing what you guys come up with using this potentially brilliant software....:eager:
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brianosaka Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Professional Artist
thx v. much for the image request! Love 
MarkJayBee Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Professional General Artist
You're most welcome Brian - nice render! :thumbsup::nod:
bluartdesign2012 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014
thank,s for accepting me in the group. as i am just a beginer in mb3d i would like to know how to avoid or fix jaggies and noise or fractal dust.
MarkJayBee Featured By Owner Edited Oct 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
Hi, you're very welcome to the group! :thumbsup:
I'm afraid there just isn't room to give you a run-down on noise control in M3D here, as the required settings will vary depending on the formula combos you are using.
Have a look at Hal Tenny's tut though:
He does address some settings for controlling image quality in it. 
As a rule, the larger your final render, the less apparent the 'jaggies' will be. Personally I render at 4000x2000px - I happen to prefer the 2:1 format, but keeping the longest dimension above 2-3000px will usually diminish the visibility of stepping in your final renders.
Hope this helps? :O_o:
bluartdesign2012 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014
thank,s for the cue,hope i will be able  to find out
AnnaKirsten Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014   General Artist
Thank you very much for the request - and for putting it in the Featured gallery! :heart:
MarkJayBee Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Professional General Artist
You're very welcome Anna; hope you enjoy your time with our group! :wave:
bluefish3d Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
...and thanks also for the request for my piece, 'Honey' (something with H-words going on here :) )
MarkJayBee Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Professional General Artist
No prob Jonathan, very tasty looking piece! :thumbsup:;)
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