The Mandelbrot set – the mythical King of fractals. The one that started the whole fractal craze in the 80s and 90s. In this video we’ll implement not only a classic Mandelbrot set that will yield the omnipresent image of that weirdish ridged shape, but we’re also gonna build a setup that will allow us to generate a 3-dimensional realtive of it: The Mandelbulb.

00:00 - Introduction
00:50 - Mandelbrot Algorithm
02:07 - Building the Mandelbrot Setup
13:05 - Mandelbulb Formula
13:48 - Building the Mandelbulb Setup
21:56 - Rendering Volumes
25:24 - Optimizing the Setup



Still thinks “Space: 1999” is the coolest thing that ever happened on german TV. Be it pixels, hardware, code or cameras – if it’s interesting, Moritz is gonna take it apart. And sometimes even reassemble it. In his spare time he likes to dabble with code and create generative artwork. He claims his early exposure to QBasic is no help at all when working in Houdini, Cinema 4D, Processing or Arduino. But it might have been what started his fascination for the boundaries of code and art. When not wreaking havoc to any intriguing devices around him, he works as a freelance Art Director / Technical Director.

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  • caesar 5 years, 2 months ago  | 

    Awesome. Thank you!

  • Michael Schmidt 4 years, 12 months ago  | 

    Great tutorial about Mandel(brot|bulb) Set.

  • fgillis 4 years, 10 months ago  | 

    Great stuff. Thank you!

  • felipunkerito 4 years, 10 months ago  | 

    Thank you mate! I was doing this in Maya but fucking Python is literally 10X slower.

  • petertimberlake 4 years, 9 months ago  | 

    Hey, awesome tutorial! I'm new and couldn't find this online - how do you expand your text editor to its own window? thanks <3

    • TimLG 4 years, 4 months ago  | 

      Alt + E

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