more pixel bender fun

2008-10-01 18:49:57 by mike
Updated

here's another fun thing I've been playing with: rendering fractals! I was inspired by Keith Peters and his Mandelbrot viewer, so I decided to rig up a Julia set viewer in Pixel Bender.

Julia Fractal Viewer (requires Pixel Bender toolkit)

I wish I could rig it up to run in Flash 10, but unfortunately the Flash implementation of Pixel Bender doesn't support loops -- bummer!

edit: Glaiel made a Mandelbrot renderer in PB a few months back -- check it out!

more pixel bender fun


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kiljoy96kiljoy96

2008-10-01 18:56:28

woah, thats, well, cool and disorientating at the same time
1st comment(hopefully)


The-HitmanThe-Hitman

2008-10-01 19:35:14

Aw, I was looking forward to that psychedelic loop.

mike responds:

i was tempted to throw together an animated GIF, but I was too lazy and it would have been too big. :)


AdobeKevinAdobeKevin

2008-10-01 19:52:52

oh, so, so very cool!


speelingspeeling

2008-10-01 20:17:16

That;s sweet!
CAn it do other, SWEETER stuff?


WolfBlitz2WolfBlitz2

2008-10-01 20:25:53

so there is no way to get around and get it into flash?
bugger
they better freaking update flash

mike responds:

I know, it's a little bit of a downer!


iscrulziscrulz

2008-10-01 20:27:43

Damn I miss the little icons under the authors username, where people to fucking stupid to figure out what it was. Tear the icons will be missed.


ShadowChao96ShadowChao96

2008-10-01 20:33:52

looks cool


JakBaronKingJakBaronKing

2008-10-02 00:46:59

Whoa (O_o)

I'm getting DIzzy...


Glaiel-GamerGlaiel-Gamer

2008-10-02 00:54:24

damn it mike :(

http://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic/9 34649

yours looks so much better than mine

(Updated ) mike responds:

haha, you beat me by a couple months, though! :)
cool stuff!


Glaiel-GamerGlaiel-Gamer

2008-10-02 01:00:35

oh and if you wanted it to run in flash it probably wouldn't be too hard to write a program to unfold the loop and replace all the ifs with ?: operators, which you can use in flash compatible filters. Of course, it might run like crap but it would be flash compatible.


RigRig

2008-10-02 02:06:10

Lol, you said my name :3


mikew114mikew114

2008-10-02 20:27:48

I LIKE STUFF...


WillemVandenBroeckWillemVandenBroeck

2008-10-02 21:29:42

I read Joa Ebert has been on the topic of Pixel Bender loops. I haven't really had time to look at it, but here's the link in case you don't know.

http://blog.joa-ebert.com/2008/09/08/
pixelbender-runtime-compilation/


darknessdwellerdarknessdweller

2008-10-03 18:59:29

lol


RuckloRucklo

2008-10-04 06:36:45

Some say looking at fractals is looking at God. There's a very famous one: http://mail.colonial.net/~abeckwith/i mages/mset.gif I think have been mentioned.


TheSwitchTheSwitch

2008-10-07 13:40:28

its similar to Paint.NET... kinda


ShortStackSutinShortStackSutin

2008-10-10 01:03:18

This is so sexy.


AlfieAlfie

2008-10-11 12:48:48

Nice!

Off-topic though, I was wondering, since you created the Audio Portal visualisations, if you could port them to Windows Media Player?


&amp;lt;deleted&amp;gt;<deleted>

2008-10-11 21:48:13

nice work Mike it looks as if its moving or maybe its just my eyes =]


Kde777Kde777

2008-10-12 07:22:49

I'm so high


Kylemccune1Kylemccune1

2008-10-15 16:51:33

cool pic if it was a stained window glass it might sell $


LordZeebmorkLordZeebmork

2008-10-17 14:42:17

I considered writing a Mandelbrot viewer in AS2 once. (I haven't bothered to upgrade from Flash 8.)

I'm going to install Pixel Bender as soon as I either upgrade OS X or get back on my PC.


theta4theta4

2008-10-28 18:43:35

Hey! The mandelbrot set! I was so obsessed with this for a while. I made some wallpapers with it and put it on my website. Wallpapers are the only interesting thing on that site :(


PeglayPeglay

2008-10-31 19:12:58

wow this makes me dizzy.....and my eye starts bleeding....wtf!!??


ZiggyZack99ZiggyZack99

2008-11-02 13:04:46

I used to navigate through a random vector in 3D with some linux app. It rocked.


TheSilverGuitarTheSilverGuitar

2008-11-22 08:49:00

That reminds me of Neave's fractals.


narutoopanarutoopa

2008-11-22 17:34:40

why the fuck did you link me to wiki

mike responds:

sorry :~(


ToiletpaperToiletpaper

2008-11-23 14:07:24

Isn't that paint.net?


6th-sage6th-sage

2008-11-24 10:08:16

Are you going to make Doom episode 2?


SuperperpelSuperperpel

2008-11-24 21:45:49

lol... mike


gleegleepgleegleep

2008-11-25 12:40:25

Nice!! I'm a fractal artist too, and I must say that is great.


ChdongaChdonga

2008-11-25 19:21:53

Win, I can't describe it as anything less than a win!


PsycedelicPsycedelic

2008-11-28 21:24:36

Would be so awesome if a proper mandelbrot-zoomer would be converted to flash.. God, I just love those never ending patterns..


PsycedelicPsycedelic

2008-12-02 03:30:38

Rah, everything goes to hell when I run the script.. HALP!


drag0nflydrag0nfly

2009-02-15 06:15:09

Wow, you have a magnificent coloring scheme! Smooth coloring is a good choice.

Some time ago I experimented with Pixel Bender myself and also chose fractals as a good starting point. I tried to make it fast and have a good coloring scheme. Not bothering with PB's regions, I ended up with image-based coloring. You can see results at http://octets.ru/programmirovanie/fla sh-texnologii/pixel-bender-bystraya-o trisovka-mnozhestv-mandelbrota-i-zhyu lia/