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Group dedicated to fractal art created with the Mandelbulb 3D, Mandelbulber, Fragmentarium and StructureSynth programs.

Please submit new pieces to the 'Mandelbulb 2016', 'Animations' or 'Tutorials and Resources' folders, as appropriate.

All submissions are welcome, but exceptional pieces are periodically moved from folders to 'Featured', so always try to submit your very best work to the group!

Submissions are limited to 5 per day on all folders.
Founded 5 Years ago
Mar 9, 2011


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Art Creation

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3D Fractal Art

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Hi there folks! :wave:

I'm very pleased to announce that the latest version of Mandelbulb 3D - v1.91 - has been released by Andreas - AKA Thargor6. :iconthargor6:

You can download '' for free from:…

The big news of course - and this is something I know lots of users have been asking for - is the addition of what Andreas has termed the 'BulbTracer'. This will allow the creation of exportable 3D meshes directly from M3D! :wow:

Here's Andreas' own rundown of the new feature:

"Here is the new MB3D release with the first version of a new module called "BulbTracer" to easily create meshes from within MB3D.
Its supports the complete workflow of creating, smoothing and previewing the meshes, so no additional software is required.
It works fully multi-threaded, so it is fast, too.


  - to get started just press the "BTracer"-button to open the new module and press the
    "Import parameters"-button to import the current fractal
  - the sizing/positioning works the same way as in the VoxelStack-module, also
    the preview works very similar, but there are 2 new size settings for faster display
  - to get started quickly hust hit the "Generate Mesh"-button and watch what happens.
    You should get a small preview window showing the mesh if all worked right.

    If not, there is probably some problem with the OpenGL-display. In this rare case
    you can still create the meshes, but not preview them from within MB3D. You may use MeshLab instead.
  - Level of detail: Increase the "volumetric resolution" setting. Usually a value of 100...200 is a good start,
    and can 200...300 gives good results. The higher the value, the more detail, but also the more
    vertices and faces are generated, leading to larger files and more consumption of memory.
  - Smoothing: There are two different smoothing options:
      - oversampling: smoothes the mesh during creation and leads to increased creation time
      - Taubin-smooth: post-processing, usually very fast
    It depends on the fractal which works the best, some fractals work best with a combination
    of both.
  - Cancelling: you can cancel the mesh generation at any time and preview the changes
    which were made so far. This is the default behaviour. If you want just cancel,
    you can change this behaviour by chosing the option "Cancel immediately" from within
    the "Cancel type"-listbox.
  - Saving: Usually also saving is very fast and is done automatically. But if you want to try out many settings,
    you may want to turn saving temporary off. In this case, just choose "Dont save, only preview" from
    the "Save type"-listbox
  - Have fun!"

I'm having a good old rummage around the new prog now! So get downloading, and I look forward to seeing what amazing creations you guys come up with in the coming weeks....
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LukasFractalizator Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello, I misplaced my "Symbiose" fractal. I moved it to Resources. Could it be moved back? Thanks! :wave:
MarkJayBee Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2016  Professional General Artist
Nice piece Lukas! :nod:
BGai Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2016
Thank you for the request!!
MarkJayBee Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2016  Professional General Artist
You're most welcome Bronwyn! :wave: :D
chetje Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
UF_The resurrection of thought with your heart by chetje
MarkJayBee Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016  Professional General Artist
And a - slightly belated!! :ashamed: - Happy New Year to you too Gerda! :wave:
chetje Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much Hi!
Pho3nix94 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much for the add. :)
MarkJayBee Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2015  Professional General Artist
NP - welcome to the group! :wave: :thumbsup::D
AkuraPare Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2015
thank you for the request :)
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