No dialog boxes. No numerical parameters to enter. No programming language to learn. L-Systems reduced to their essence. Also available in a 3D version. Has two basic features: run through the iterations step-by-step or zoom in. The second feature is surprisingly fast at times. LParser Nick Porcino, Nick Porcino I was able to get it to render a few 3D images, but I don't really know how this program works or what it does.
LParser is too specialized for a generalist like myself. Colorful and visually appealing. The author has also written a nice, compact paper on branching systems in nature plants, corals, etc. Fast, but difficult to work with.
No options. No interface for producing your own parameter sets must be coded by hand using a text editor. The author has a home page, but the only way to acquire this program is through an obscure ftp site. Animated colors. Unusual interface with limited options. A basic rendering program for drawing color fractals.
Unregistered versions aren't PPC native and run slowly. EasyFract Alessandro Guzzini, easyfract. Zoom into the Mandelbrot set, play with the colors, but that's all. According to the AltaVista Translator , "Zoom in die Mandelbrotmenge" means "Zoom shot into the almond bread quantity. Floating Fractals Adam Smith, floating-fractals.
Fast and easy to use. Fractal a. Draw the Mandelbrot set. Zoom in a step at a time. Draw the Julia set associated with a point in the Mandelbrot set. Zoom into that a step at a time. An obscure program I found in a Japanese archive of the comp. Rather plain interface with lots of control panels floating around. FracPPC was the original, very compact freeware version.
Halftone grays meant to be viewed on a black and white monitor. Jake Olevsky, Jake Olevsky jakeo.
Includes dynamic zooming and numerous coloring methods with crazy-fast animation as an option. Quite fast despite permanently operating in full screen mode. Registered versions can render movies of Julia set cascades and Mandelbrot zooms. Only one color scheme. Uses quaternions complex-complex numbers of four real parameters. Stretch your visualization muscles as you view two-dimensional slices through the four-dimensional mother of all sets. Oversized interface makes it hard to work with on smaller monitors. A decent job for two days work, but nothing special.
Julia O' Matic, newer. Click on the Mandelbrot set on the right and see the accompanying Julia set on the left.
Then zoom into either set. A minimal program with few options and documentation that's a little hard to find. A version that draws higher order sets, called newer. JOM, appeared one day at xahlee. Julie Mitchell, julia. Not fast or sophisticated. In fact, it's downright slow. Interlaced graphics and minimal options. There are better programs available. Generates real-time images of Julia sets as you roam around the complex plane with your cursor. Julia's Dream was also the name of a pizza: basil pesto, ricotta and mozzarella, topped with garlic, broccoli, and spinach. According to a now defunct web page, anyway.
I have nothing else to say about this program. MandelBrain Danny Brewer, mandelbrain. Comes with more preset color palettes than any other program so far. Over 50 different sets and numerous color schemes. Fast, PPC native code. Mandella is an older 68k version that also draws strange attractors.
MicroMandella is a stripped-down version that requires an FPU. Mandella was once sold with a book now out of print called Fractals for the Macintosh published by Waite Group Press now a part of Macmillan Computer Publishing.
Available in Japanese and English. Haven't used it since, so I can't comment on it. Dynamic Software claims to offer other chaos and fractal programs, but sending them any money seems risky. Crazy backgrounds render some pages unreadable. MandelNet Christoph Pfisterer, mandelnet.
Set up master and slave applications on your network. Link the master to the slaves and away you go. Very simple to set up and use, but completely unnecessary. Can only draw one simple, small Mandelbrot set that does not require massive parallel processing power. Still, it's a pretty neat idea.
I have been using it since so I'm used to it. Apparently, a commercial version called FractalMagic is also available from Sintar Software, but I can't confirm any of this. Comes with extensions for drawing Lyapunov space images that I can't get to work. Way cool, but useless for those interested in mathematics.
No theory behind what you're looking at. Version 2. I really like this program, but it should be spelled "MandelAcid". Fantastically fast with dynamic zooming. Hold down the mouse and zoom away. Keep zooming until you reach the limits of your computer's numeric resolution. Generates a preset image of the Mandelbrot set, then tells you the speed of your parallel processor network in megaflops. A test program with no options. Phoenix Adrian Platts.
No interface, no documentation, no options.