pena © 2014 by David Cook
The Fractal Newton Effect lets you create fractal patterns based on the Newton Set function. Fractals are self-repetitive surfaces. The Newton Set is a visually stunning fractal which is highly self-similar at various scales.|
Fractal Newton generates its own colors as part of the Effect.
The Fractal Newton Effect is time sensitive and can use a Clock or Clock Modifier (available in the Fractal Newton Options) to modify the Effect over time.
If you enable the Fit To Brush Option you will paint with the Fractal Newton Effect sized to your brush.
The Fractal Newton Effect has the following Options Pane:|
|Clock:||This Effect can change over time. This control lets you select which of the four Clocks to use (Clocks are assigned in the Brush Pane). Any Green Colored Clock is the one currently in use. Tap the reset button and a Pop Up will appear that lets you reset any of the four Clocks to their initial value. Yellow colored clocks are not in use. Note that you can turn Clocks off by tapping a Green Clock turning all of them yellow.|
|Clock Modifier:||This value is added to the current Clock. You can use this to change where in time this Effect is, relative to the Clock (this allows different Effects to use the same Clock with different offsets).|
|Complexity:||The Complexity value sets the amount of detail that is imparted to the fractal edges. Since fractals are self-replicating this controls how detailed that process is. Note that of any of the values, setting this to high numbers will significantly slow down painting.|
|X Scale:||This value controls how zoomed in or out of the fractal surface we are in the X (horizontal) direction.|
|Y Scale:||This value controls how zoomed in or out of the fractal surface we are in the Y (vertical) direction.|
|Fit To Brush:||If set to a Red X the Effect spans the screen such that as you paint you reveal the Effect. When set to a Green Check Mark the Effect is sized to the brush such that as you paint the entire Effect is within the brush itself.|
|Output Color 1:||By default this is set to REPLACE which means that the set color will be output to Color 1. You can change this as explained in Options Pane Color Mixers.|
|Output Color 2:||By default this is set to IGNORE which means that the Color 2 will be ignored (the original Color 2 will be kept). You can change this as explained in Options Pane Color Mixers.|
The following image shows the Fractal Newton with its default settings:|
Next we set the Complexity from the default 100 to 25:
And next we set the Complexity to 10:
And next we set the Complexity to the minimum value of 3:
Here we have zoomed in and out by setting X Scale to 1.8 and Y Scale to -1.7:
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