The following four fractals were generated on a Mac using the free fractal software, Xaos. Can you imagine all the possibilties creating beautiful greeting cards or social media images using fractals?!
Fractal art is a form of algorithmic art created by calculating fractal objects and representing the calculation results as still images, animations, and media. ... The mathematical beauty of fractals lies at the intersection of generative art and computer art. They combine to produce a type of abstract art.
Click to display four fractals that this software created on a Mac
FRAX (99 cents) This is an app for iPhones and iPads, and it is the best touch screen fractal explorer EVER made. It’s simply wonderful! You can pinch to zoom or spin and steer by tilting. Incredible fun, and so beautiful.
JWildfire Wildfire is a free and user-friendly image-processing software, mostly known for its sophisticated flame fractal generator. It is Java-based, open-source and runs on any major computer platform. There is also a special Android-version for mobile devices. Go to the downloads page to get this free program for Windows, Linux or Mac machines.
Fractal Simulations Create different versions of the Koch Curve and play with the Mandelbrot set and the Sierpinski Gasket.
Fractal Map If you have Windows 10 or Windows 10 mobile, download this free program to create your own fractals!
Mandelbulber | Mandelbulb3D If you’re ready to explore 3D fractals like the Mandelbulb and Mandelbox, here are two great free programs that will open up infinite worlds. The first one may be a little more powerful and possibly a bit faster, but the second one is a little easier to use. I love them both! And they’re both Free!
Apophysis Freeware fractal flame editor for Windows – creates super cool fractal images!
Ultra Fractal When you are ready for more power, Ultra Fractal is an awesome, professional package that supports animation, arbitrarily deep fractals, and extremely high resolution.
XenoDream This is a complex and powerful 3D modeling program that makes fractals really well. A professional program, it supports animation as well as high resolution rendering.
Electric Sheep This is an incredible evolving collaborative fractal screen saver project. Download the screensaver (for Mac, PC or linux) and let your computer help create some of the most beautiful fractal animations anywhere. Interact with it by voting on your favorite sheep, and help contribute to the fractal evolution! Free!
Videator This incredible realtime video manipulation software allows the user to do all sorts of fun and beautiful live video effects, and best of all it is integrated with XaoS, the fractal zoomer, so you can blend yourself and your friends into the infinite fractal landscapes…
Fractal Grower An interactive Java applet by UNM professor Joel Castellanos, that allows you to virtually grow ‘plants’ and other similar fractal shapes, by repeating a simple geometric operation. Lots of fun. Free!
Google Earth The magnificent free program that allows you to explore anywhere on Earth. Zoom in to discover natural fractals such as mountains, rivers and coastlines. (Coming soon: custom KMZ layers showing a special collection of natural fractals on the Earth.) Free!