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Apophysis - Linear Triangles by ChaosFissure Apophysis - Linear Triangles by ChaosFissure
A simple tutorial describing how to create some pretty interesting fractals. It's not too hard; the ultimate generalized synopsis is "fill in the reference triangle with other triangles."

Please be sure to show me what you make from this tutorial because I'd love to see it :D The possibilities of shape and color in these fractals is awesome!

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me!




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This tutorial, or modifications of this tutorial, is not to be used, reuploaded, or redistributed in any form without my prior, written permission. ChaosFissure 2012
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:iconrationalparadox:
RationalParadox Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
My first render so far with this tutorial.  I hope you like it!
 Incoherent by RationalParadox  
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ChaosFissure Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I left my synoptic comment on the piece of artwork itself! :3
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RationalParadox Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!  :D
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RationalParadox Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
A brilliant tutorial!  Easy to follow, but it can produce very diverse results.  I'm having a lot of fun with this one.  Thanks!  :D
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AstronomicalMind Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much for this tutorial. Very easy to understand. I created this: astronomicalmind.deviantart.co…, based off of it.

Thank you again. :)
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ChaosFissure Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's pretty cool ;D  Did you try changing the control points you used for the triangle though?  It looks visibly similar to the one in the tutorial.
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AstronomicalMind Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I changed quite a few things and added several new transforms. When I reached the point I liked it, I stopped.

Thanks again. :)
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xtensorsl Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014
Very helpful for a novice like me, and so clearly written. Thanks ChaosFissure!
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Merpalercious Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
Wow! Amazing!
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mindpoet61 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
Amazing!  i'm definitely going to play around with this.  Thanks for sharing! 
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:iconchaosfissure:
ChaosFissure Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If you have any questions or think I could improve anything in this tutorial to make it easier to understand, don't hesitate in letting me know!
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Lupsiberg Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013   General Artist
Thank you very much for sharing :iconasnowmanplz:
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ChaosFissure Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Don't mention it, I'm trying to share some of what I know :)  The fractal community has shaped who I am significantly, and through tutorials and other things, I try to help provide resources to keep it alive and as helpful as I can as well :)
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Sin-nombre Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi there!
Here is my piece done with your great tuto (=
I used DeltaA on a final transform to fill the empty space and nothing more.

I still want to play a lot more.
Cheers!

fav.me/d6lfawb
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Clepsidras Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I got to try this one and this came out:

[link]

Definitly I prefer less triangles. Don't know why. Heheh.
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evjohn13 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014
How did you make some of them curved? and also create such distinct partitions with the colors?
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Clepsidras Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi. Sorry for the time it took me to answer this but I was trying to recover the flame file. As I said in the description

"Somehow I lost the FX information. oO I have the basic triangles I set but I do not have the fx information. I will never be able to render this one again."

And indeed I lost the FX that gives the curve look. I can try to guess that I must have used curl or wave transform somewhere and mess around with the FX triangle.

The distinct partitions with the colors was made by setting each triangle with a different color. You have to experiment several gradient because not all can make a good look.

Hope this helps.
^^;
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evjohn13 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014
Hey, thanks for at least replying :) it should help at least a bit haha
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ChaosFissure Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooh, the colors just rock! I also assume that there's some gamma setting/threshold there causing the darker triangle structures to be displayed. Very nice!

Yes, I prefer less triangles as well; all you need is just one or two large triangles, and the rest can be whatever size you want :P
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Clepsidras Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. To tell you the truth, I didn't mess with the gamma/threshold. I did pulled the brightness in photoshop, but they were already there and visible. It was the position of the FX. I used ngon and bwraps (and another one that I totally forgot and since Apo didn't saved my FX params, I can't repete it! :( :( ) and this part is close to the core, therefore the darker triangles be visible still. :)

To this one I used only 5 triangles. I've one with 12 and I can't find a single final tweak that I like. "Less is more" in this case for me. :)

Thanks for sharing such interesting and challenging tutorial. Tweak this baby isn't easy. But is fun. :)
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ChaosFissure Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, if you're using version D of apo7x, it may not save final xforms. You could always look at the raw file and change it to be compatible with earlier Apophysis versions or pull the values from it onto the FX when redoing it...but it is annoying.


Even though Xyrus has a patch for D, I strongly suggest using A or B for 32-bit; that issue isn't present and there aren't some native plugins that function differently than their .dll versions...
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Clepsidras Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh. I thought it was a problem with win8 but now that I've reinstaled it, I realized it was really the 15XD version. :| Unfortunally, I really lost this one FX changes. But at least I've figured it out it was because of the D version thank to you and I won't install it so. Annoying is being nice. I lost two full flames already thanks to this. :\

But I will let you know of more Linear Triangle results I get. :) Now that I can save them. ;)
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jim88bro Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
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jim88bro Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
Another one: [link]
I think I'm getting the hang of it!
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ChaosFissure Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Funky stuff :D Looks very interesting!
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jim88bro Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
This is one from your tutorial! [link]
I have to say, that it is a hard one to tweak, but very rewarding. Thank you for the great tutorial!

James
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ChaosFissure Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It is hard to tweak! It isn't impossible, nor does it prevent you from doing some crazy abstract stuff from modifying it in funky ways (which I absolutely love doing!).
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rce-ordinary Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013   Digital Artist
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ChaosFissure Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I saw that in my message window last night; it's very nice :D I've added it to the samples on the description; if you would prefer me to remove it, just ask!
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FractalDesire Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Thank you for sharing this great idea! :-)
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ChaosFissure Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not a problem :)
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Fiery-Fire Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, yeah I did played with this before but not based on tuto, I think it was Platinus :nod:
Thanks Sam, good tuto :)
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ChaosFissure Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Definitely some cool results there :D The second one is especially nice! I have added it to the sample results; if you'd prefer not to have it there, I'll take it down. Thank you for trying the tutorial out; I'm glad you like it :D
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C-91 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much, I'm going to try it out! :heart:
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ChaosFissure Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't wait to see what comes from it :D
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IDeviant Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Although I don't post here any more, I just had to say how much I like this technique! (I check regularly for any new resources). I see great potential here - my first dabble: [link]

One simplification: entering the coordinates into the Triangle tab fields removes the problem of relative origins.
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ChaosFissure Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad to hear that you like it! And woah, you made a square as well, that's much easier to frame than a triangle would be. Very nifty!

Ooh, I didn't realize that the triangle tab allowed direct coordinates -- I'll have to add that into the tutorial then because that seems muuuuch easier than what I have presented. Thanks for the tip! :D
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IDeviant Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm still getting some good results! Planning to script a kind of 'fanning from the origin' version, then write another to swap pairs of coordinates. The ultimate would be one that picked random nodes and created a set of triangles around them, but my maths isn't up to that :D
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ChaosFissure Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It'd be easier to script that in another programming language and have it generate parameters, I'd imagine. I was debating writing one myself! XD
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one-tough-one Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Triangulating the triangle.

Way to cool.

Will have to wait until I finish my move to try.
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ChaosFissure Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep, very interesting concepts! It's only a matter of time before someone implements Delaunay triangulation into it now!

Haha, this tutorial will still be around then! I look forward to seeing what you come up with!
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guagapunyaimel Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
This is really nice. :D
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ChaosFissure Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :) I'm glad you like it :D
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Gerda1946 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This one is made following the tutorial. [link]
I included an FX with linear 3d, eyefish and cylinder.
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ChaosFissure Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Seems like all of the nodes you picked are the same as the ones in the tutorial. Did you try using a different placement of points than the ones I used beforehand?

I know I probably didn't explain how to set up the positions perfectly; if my explaination of how to set up the triangles is too vague or confusing, please let me know. The goal I had while making this isn't to get results identical to what I have, but share the mechanics of how you can make these yourself!
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Gerda1946 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I always start making a tutorial by following it exactly so I understand what is happening. English is not my mother language and sometimes it is difficult to understand what is meant.
Now I am working on it to make it my own!
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ChaosFissure Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There's nothing wrong with doing that! I personally deviate from tutorials whenever I can inject in my own artistic expression, and I wanted to illustrate how you could do so by 'picking your own points.'

As the image is identical to the one in the tutorial (minus the fxform), I wasn't sure if you had tried something else and it wasn't working due to a lack of clarity on my part!
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Lady-Compassion Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome!!! This could be the new THING! Can't wait to try this!
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ChaosFissure Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have no idea what will happen to it in the future :o It'd be cool to see it become a big thing, but I'm hoping it's just a useful resource that people can learn something from in the end :)
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