Fractal eXtreme is a fractal exploration program that draws pictures of the Mandelbrot set and other fractals on your PC and allows you to explore these fractals by zooming and panning towards interesting areas with your mouse or keyboard.
In Fractal eXtreme, we have attempted to combine speed, power, and simplicity with a few unique features -- all designed to make it easy for you to discover uncharted regions of the Mandelbrot set and many other fractals.
You simply need to point and click to start the animated zoom that will help you explore all the fractals. It's as easy as using a magnifying glass.
Fractal eXtreme's multi-pass drawing means that even slower PCs can easily explore fractals.
It lets you see an approximation of the final picture in just a fraction of a second. Even for pictures that will take several minutes to complete, you can get a good idea of what your picture will look like almost immediately. This allows you to decide quickly whether to keep zooming, or wait for the completed picture.
Fractal eXtreme has a multi-window, multi-dialog design. You can adjust parameters and see the changes in real time as Fractal eXtreme continues calculating. Leave as many dialogs and fractal windows open as you want.
Here we see three antialiased fractal windows, the status window, the Julia seed control window, and the bottom right fractal window is displaying the Julia seed location, the location of the other two windows, and a grid.
Fractal eXtreme lets you calculate fractal zoom movies quickly, by calculating key frames and letting Fractal eXtreme's Movie Player create the intermediate frames at playback time. Zooom movies are very easy to create -- just choose your area, specify a file name for your zoom movie, and go!
The results, crudely simulated here with this animated GIF, can be quite spectacular. And, by using the zoom movie plugin you can put spectacular zoom movies in web pages.
Users will have the possibility of using the zoom movies in other applications or presentations just by exporting it as an AVI video.
· 15 days trial period
· Nag screen
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· A fix was made to correct a bug that prevented Fractal eXtreme from running under Wine.