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Apophysis NEWS !! .. 2.03a

KEIFER
10/09/05 9:58 AM GMT
UPDATE .. Oct-24-05 ..

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Version 203a has been released .. (scroll down to 10-24-05)

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OLDE-TYME POST

Just a heads up for those interested:

Quote from the apophysis club at DA

~utak3r reports that in 1-2 weeks Apophysis 2.03a will be released! This should be good news for those of you who love 2.02z now that it is no more. The new Apophysis will be able to render transparent PNG files, it will support multiproccessors, and it will be even faster! Stay tuned for more information! Until then, you can visit *zueuk to grab Apophysis 2.02z FINAL which should get you by for a while.

Direct Download Link = apophysis202z-final.zip

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*Note .. what this is .. is .. a zip containing a self extracting zip .. which contains a single executable file (no folders or install mumbo jumbo) .. just make a folder in your apop folder called apo_v2.02z (or something) and throw it in there and create a shortcut for it

*Note (part deux) ... It would be WISE to save your favorites from this to their OWN file .. the reason I say this is because this version has some NEW variations and the old Apop might not cope with them (these variations are OFF by default)

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I've messed around with it for an hour or more and it has not impregnated my dog .. so .. your dog might, very well, be safe too

ie .. it hasn't crashed my computer

It does some things differently and it takes some getting used to

Also ... there is some references made to the program "expiring" when the new version 2.03a is released .. but the 'about' screen does not mention this .. so figure it stops working about the 15th of October, maybe

toodles

*OH .. and one more thing worth pointing out ... You're all probably using a version written by Mark Townsend (apophysis.org... the above link and the upcoming 203a are written by the two names mentioned up there .. (Utak3r and Zueuk .. yes their mothers named them such .. O_o ) ... apophysis is open source software and can be diddled with by any code-warrior .... but Mark townsend hasn't done much with it lately
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::kodo34
10/09/05 12:07 AM GMT
thats good news , thx for the heads up.
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have a nice day and read more fantasy.
KEIFER
10/09/05 2:41 PM GMT
LOL ... I just ran "spiralize" script on a three triangle flame ... and it now has 256 triangles ... the editor window, itself, is worth posting .. it's all colorful

apop of old was limited to 12 triangles ... LOL ... I'm not saying 256 is better .. If I felt the need to move the 164th triangle over a smidge ... good luck
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MorpheusZero
10/09/05 7:36 PM GMT
OH SHNAP!
Thanks for the news and the entertaining post.
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MorpheusZero
10/09/05 7:56 PM GMT
Just tried, and it's really cool. More variations/mutations, significantly faster (especially noticeable in the editing preview box), and the editor has more options, including a very helpful tool that can resize the triangle without changing the proportions of the traingle's sides. Another cool thing is the way you can rotate the fractal before rendering. A ton more gradients too.
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J_272004
10/09/05 10:58 PM GMT
I like it... but all those triangles... arrrrrgggggg which one do i move... lol... seriously i think its better... =)
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"Life's like chocolate left in the sun... once it melts its gone"
::Radjehuty
10/19/05 3:29 AM GMT
lol the old version also made transparent PNG files...wonder why they noted it as a "new" feature >_<
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"The person who says it cannot be done, should not interrupt the person doing it." -Chinese Proverb
KEIFER
10/19/05 7:06 PM GMT
The old one made transparent PNG's with the HQI exporter only (i believe) .. this will do them with the "render to disk" built in jobber (i believe)

I, too, thought it was an odd listing ..

I wonder what became of 203a .. seems a few days overdue .. they proclaim major speed enhancements with the built-in renderer .. faster than the Flam3 exporter
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Build a better Bunny and the world will beat a path to your door ---> (\ /)+( . .)+c('')('')
MorpheusZero
10/20/05 11:53 PM GMT
This new version really helps, especially in the editor, where you can rotate or scale any triangle from it vertexes or center. Also, it is more precise with the variations, so you can have a variation of 0.001 (more helpful than it sounds). I am really liking this.
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KEIFER
10/24/05 10:29 AM GMT
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Per Utak3r's Journal The new version has been released on sourceforge.net

blurb: .. Apophysis 2.03a release
Be happy! =D ;)
There's a new Apophysis release - 2.03a. You can get it as always at SF.net. Lots of changes and new features, just to name a few: transparent background, parameterized variations, multithreading support, huge UI rebuild... and more. .. Just go and try it

note: .. there are other mirror sites for this scattered around the global village ... but .. I give you Southwest USA for free

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(you'll have to do some hoop jumping if you want the UK or Aussieland)

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Note .. Once again, it appears to be a single executable file .. follow the advice mentioned above .. create a folder and chuck it in .. AND .. save your flames to a new file so that you don't RISK any previous works

(you could probably continue using your 202z file)

Oh !!! .. and another thing .. checkout the Apo scripts available on his journal page .. pbKaleidoscope .. is particularly 'different'

(although, with the new 256 triangle limit some scripts will probably be re-written to ask how many to use rather than "use MAX")


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Questions ? .. just ASCII
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Build a better Bunny and the world will beat a path to your door ---> (\ /)+( . .)+c('')('')
KEIFER
10/24/05 11:38 AM GMT
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Poked around a bit with it .. they seem to have "toned" down the 256 triangles to 100

(all those polygons .. out of work .. and just before the holidays)

Don't know what it'll do if you load a previous save from 202z that uses 256 .. but .. 256 just gave you a galaxy, starfield, infinite space kinda thing anyhow

I placed 30 as the max triangles to use and it gave me 12 .. so this is possibly an acknowledgement on their part that too many deltas were sloughing off when the boss wasn't looking .. so they downsized before the tri-deltas could unionize

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Also .. You can, once again, double-click the gradient window to get a new random color scheme (not so in 202z) .. but NOW .. the gradient slider becomes attached to your mouse pointer and you can move it back and forth to change palette rotation (move it back to ZERO if you don't like change in your life .. and who does, really?)
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Build a better Bunny and the world will beat a path to your door ---> (\ /)+( . .)+c('')('')
J_272004
10/24/05 12:21 AM GMT
Damn it Keith.. you beat me to the new one again.... lol... it seems interesting....
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"Life's like chocolate left in the sun... once it melts its gone"
MoeAction
10/24/05 1:29 PM GMT
Hey Keith, Thank man for keeping us updated and thanks to Jacqueline for giving me the pointer to your thread update.
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purmusic
10/28/05 5:43 AM GMT
1.24 mg in 5 seconds.

I just knew I needed a true T1 connection.

Thanks for the updates, I appreciate it. As I am new to this, I thank the supreme being(s) that I didn't get 256 triangles. Now, if you will excuse me, I have a few polygon telemarketers on the line ... wonder where that particular influx of employees came from.

Cheers, and thanks again.

p.s. Here's the best I can do ...
d( ^_^ )b <----- me, blissfully listening to some tunes.
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The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. - Marcel Proust
.angeleyes
12/14/05 2:41 PM GMT
just downloaded the new version. there are so many new gradients and variations.....now if i could only figure out how to make it not so grainy
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.KEIFER
12/14/05 6:39 PM GMT
Well .. maybe you could check out neatimage .. The trial is FREE and continues to work like elves at christmas ... works great for digital photos (skies, for example) ... but will "do a number" on your fractals as well

example

Children of the Thistle-Thatch

Children of the Thistle - Filtered

Other "Noise-Reduction" filters provide different results .. the KODAK filter, for example, produced an output in the middle of these .. as goldilocks would say "Just Right" .. (but I never posted that one because nobody seems to like the image as much as I did)

But .. judge the results critically .. some sharpness, and therefore grain, will be necessary for feeble humans to grasp the meaning

(forget the name of the KODAK filter since they insist on naming their products in Klingon)
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