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Just thought I'd let those of you who weren't aware know that the redoubtable
Jesse has released the latest version of Mandelbulb 3D; v1.7.6, and it's
available for free download from: www.fractalforums.com/index.ph…

A brief list of the new features:

  -  Inside plus outside rendering combined method.
  -  Bugfix: color artifacts on cutplanes in inside rendering and using orbit
     trap coloring or diffuse lightmaps.
  -  DEAO works more or less with inside renderings.
  -  Second focus points in DoF for defining a kind of focus line.
  -  Spline interpolation for maps and background images.
  -  Sticky options for formula, lighting and postprocessing panels now
     selectable by rightclicking those buttons on the main window. Less
     problems with slower window updates like in wine emulator.
  -  Voxel output utility to render png slices.
  -  New dIFS formula type, only on machines with SSE2 support (is common). :w00t:
  -  Rightclick on 'Calculate 3D' brings up the option for automatic storing
     the M3I file if done.
  -  Option to save the text parameters as comment in a PNG image file.
  -  Lighting options for diffuse color map relative to object and background
     image added to depth (not blended).
  -  Bugfix in 24bit SSAO calculation, can change the amount of shadows
     compared to older program versions!
  -  Added a navi side-panel for tweaking julia and formula parameters! :)
  -  Some older formulas added that I forgot to include.
  -  Coordinate system can be shown in the navi.
  -  Mid-position can be taken from the image, to rotate around it or so.
  -  Program size and position is remembered for next start.

Quite a few additions - so well worth the getting!! :nod:

And to bring things completely up-to-date, download and add the latest
batch of M3D formula updates from that kind and generous man LucaGN,
or 'DarkBeam' as he's known at FractalForums.com. Goto: www.fractalforums.com/mandelbu… and d/l 'new fmlas.zip'. :thumbsup:

Enjoy!
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nachoriesco Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
exists any Mac version?
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fengda2870 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
great!!!
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Andrea1981G Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A great journal! I like the new version too, it is in the Navi easier to play with formulas and Julias now :)
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LeonieZurakowsky Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012   Digital Artist
Oh yes!!! The new version rocks!!! Params that I found previously unexplorable are breathing new life! YAY! :D
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skyzyk Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great journal. It couldn't be more clear than that for beginners. It's so important that everyone keep checking Luca's, aka DarkBeam, formulas and transforms, The new Amazing Surface formula by Kali is one of my faves. ;)
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MarkJayBee Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks Gary; Luca does come up with new and
fascinating formulas quite regularly, so keeping
up with them adds more options to a brilliant program! :nod:
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dark-beam Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Student Artist
Yessss :iconeagerlaplz::iconeagerlaplz::iconeagerlaplz:
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MarkJayBee Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
You totally deserve a wee plug for your excellent formulas Luca!:thumbsup::thanks:
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dark-beam Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Student Artist
What's a wee plug? :lmao:
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:iconmarkjaybee:
MarkJayBee Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
Could be one of two things I guess Luca!!;) :lol:
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