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May 31, 2012


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Hey folks! :wave:

Jesse has updated the latest Beta version of M3D; v1.7.9.9c testfile.
It's available for free download from at:…

In Jesse's own words, in the Test version:

"Some beta testing is needed because of compiler upgrading,
the changes belong to the intern light model, more options for the diffuse map,
panorama camera mode, stereo options.
Some issues should be solved, many new ones to find!

It is just the executable, you can take all directories with files from the previous
version if you need them, or adjust the ini-dirs to the existing ones.

Notice: the new stereo options must be used from the same starting parameters
to work properly, I will change this for easier handling. For now you have to undo
the parameters or reload default ones.

Notice2: in version I changed it to an absolute behaviour, but there are some
issues with hard shadows and/or reflections that are not properly calculated yet!
This is subject to change, be aware that it is only a beta.

Please report any other issues!

1.797 update: light options now separated with adjustments, some navi changes with
adjustment of iteration count for formulas.

1.798 update: stereo should work now, some other little issues hopefully solved.
Still much to do.  (_FoldingVar formula inside)

1.799 update: transparency support (beta):w00t:, save intern image buffer along with m3i option.

1.799b update: MengerHyper+Navi works (inaccurate DE is based on formula), little fix for transparency
to get less noise (still a small issue), test if W2000 will work...

1.799c update: some issues solved, transparency gets a "Light Scattering" value.:faint:
Animation with positional lights should work again."

Please bear in mind that this is just the executable, so if you are
installing Mandelbulb 3D for the first time, you should download
the complete package - version - from:…

Don't forget to D/L the latest update to Dark-Beam's formula pack - 'new'
- can be downloaded from:… Enjoy!! :thumbsup:
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FracZky Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi guys... Thanks for keeping us up to date! So exited about this software... Maybe the wrong place to ask?
I have been collecting "parameters" and each time manipulated, named and saved them with an image. (m3i)
Is there a "viewer", with which I can view "thumbnails" from *.m3i saved parameter files? Thanks!
MarkJayBee Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
Afraid not yet Pieter, but it would be a very useful feature.:nod:
Maybe Jesse will implement something sometime, but I wouldn't
hold your breath! :shrug:
FracZky Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Such a pitty... sure the JPG information gets captured within the parameter, or is it some other format? Would be great to hace a visual catalogue!! Maybe you can twist some arms, I don't have any clout with the group yet!
MarkJayBee Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
The thing about M3D is Pieter; the program is Jesse,
of's 'baby', and was developed by him
originally just for his own personal use. It was only
released for free general use as a very generous gesture by him!
So, although the feature has been requested by others, it's
really a matter of whether Jesse feels that he needs it. :nod:
We live in hope though....:pray: ;)
FracZky Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed very generous gesture by him, it opens new worlds in my creative artistry. Thanks for your input here. Maybe I can just put this request forward again with "Jesse". Can't hurt, but I don’t want to sound presumptuous.
veldor60 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you !!
stebev Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
Thanks for his :)
Tahyon Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thx Mark !;)
fraterchaos Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
skyzyk Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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