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Fractals in Art

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.

Fractal Art (Wikipedia):

Software to Make Fractals:

We believe that the best way to learn about fractals is to explore them yourself! Please download the fractal software below and begin to explore the infinite realm of fractals.

XaoS for Windows | XaoS for Mac OS X | Instructions for XaoS | XaoS Open Source Project | If you have problems downloading for a Mac using the above link, click HERE for another option
This is the dazzling Real-Time Zoomer featured in our presentations. Explore the Mandelbrot set and 23 other fractals. Used by children everywhere, it’s even simple enough for adults. Free!

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.

FRAX Lite – a taste of FRAX
A taste of FRAX for free!

Fractal to Desktop
Live-render fractals to your desktop! Windows machines only at this time.

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 Landscapes
Make your own fractal landscapes

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!

MyNameIsLawrence
Multibrot fractal explorer

Fractal Fr0st
Lots of ways to play with fractals

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!

Amazing Seattle Programs
More fractal programs!