|The Cutting Tab|
Allow me to demonstrate. Here is the very strange looking 3D version of the Mandelbrot set:
|3D Mandelbrot Set|
|3D Mandelbrot Set cut along z Axis at 0.00|
Well, it's only a little better, but you get the idea :) ... From here you can choose a spot, zoom in, zoom back out again, choose a different spot and try again, etc... With different formulas even the most experienced 3D fractalnauts would be able to find new and interesting areas had they never used cutting before.
Ok, now I'll load the original Mandelbulb (power 8) to demonstrate further. Here she is, cut in exactly the same way as above:
|Mandelbulb cut along Z-axis at 0.00|
Now, what happens if we change the value "0.00" ? It gets cut through either higher or lower, depending on, of course, whether you put in a positive or negative value. Here is a series of screenshots to demonstrate:
|Mandelbulb cut along Z-axis at -0.8|
|Mandelbulb cut along Z-axis at -0.4|
|Mandelbulb cut along Z-axis at -0.2|
|Mandelbulb cut along Z-axis at 0.3|
|Mandelbulb cut along Z-axis at 0.6|
And that concludes my 5th Tutorial page about the wonderful Mandelbulb 3D program. Thanks for watching! :)
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