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The passenger by Xyrus-02 The passenger by Xyrus-02
I put myself under a challenge. How much can you do with a linear-only flame from a random batch without mutations and any sort of changing the basic structure and without post-working afterwards?

This is the result.

The first thing I did is changing the color map but making it so that I have some extra colors in unused areas and that I don't change the colors of the original structure. These I used with the falloff2 background lighting. Very subtile uses of gaussian blur refined the result and I considered it ready for being sent to the queue.

I had to render multiple times because for some reason, I had very big problems with gradient quantisation ("steepy" color flows) - my solution was a trick you use when reducing the color depth: dithering. You know what's perfect for that? Undersampling (usually unwanted "grain")!

It is not the most magnificient example of a fractal ever seen on the planet but certainly interesting if you know the context of creation :)

Here you can find the original fractal which has been spit out by the randomizer: [link]
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The construction of the flame is very well done, spikes are similar to a grass field or an intricated way, maybe the colors are not so relevant as you want show. Depending of your result of this work, you think to change some colors, maybe the greens have a too "soft" vision. You can consider to change these colors with some "greeny" or brown-yellow colors? Black color is good to put on evidence flames and rest of the colors. Horizontal flames give to work an sensation of extension of the whole work. So hope you like this type of critique...
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It has a very simple feel to it, but there is a cunning elegance to it. The movement in the picture gives a very passionate feel that simply cannot be ignored and as a viewer I find that I am awestruck by this piece of arts hidden beauty. I don't know much about how you do this kind of art, but I always see the effort and work that you put into it. I can tell that you do not make simple little pictures, you make art that has feeling to it. It is truly an amazing piece of work and I look forward to seeing more from you.
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lyc Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012
linear only, with falloff2? ;)
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CMWVisualArts Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Huh. Good idea.
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