Hi there everybody!
It seems my looming project is on hold until I can get nursing problems solved. So I was finally able to purchase Ultra Fractal a few months ago and I have been having loads of fun with it. It took me a while to get orientated to it. It all looked like Greek to me but with the help of tutorials both built into the program and from generous artists like Fractaholic here on dA I was able to understand the general run of things. I really, really, REALLY LOVE the program and I am so glad I was able to purchase it. I am personally an extremist and this program plays right into that. At first I figured I would probably learn how to do spirals and flowers but my curiosity and sense of adventure took me in a completely different direction. The Gradient tool is extremely user friendly and I've created several of my own gradients and have imported all of my APO gradients that actually originated in Mind Boggling Fractals as well. If you've ever looked at my work you know I am a vibrant color nut to say the least. I still want to keep posting Mind Boggling Fractals resources here so that you can make full use of them.
Mind Boggling Fractal Full version and Lite version free downloads.
Beginning Tutorial by 16Stepper.
Layering Tutorial also by 16Stepper.
DLO Colormaps by an unknown source.
DS Colormaps by an unknown source.
JT Colormap by an unknown source.
Here are the instructions as they were given to me on how to use MBF gradients in Apophysis;
I'm not sure if I actually wrote something about how to use MBF Colormaps in Apo. What I do is I use the "Smooth Palette" options on the Gradient Tab (part of the Adjustment dialog box) while I'm in Apo. The "Smooth Palette" is the icon that looks like a black gray white gradient. If you hover your cursor over that icon you will see the words "Smooth Palette" pop up. Click on that. You then browse to an image you rendered out of MBF and the click on that one. Apo will then create a gradient out of the colors of the MBF image you select. The Smooth Palette option will work with any jpg or bmp. When the gradient is loaded in the gradient window, you can right-click on the gradient color bar and click on "Save Gradient", give it a name and then save it in one of your gradient files/packs.
I've also noticed that if you do "Smooth Palette" again on the same image, the gradient does not always look the same. So, if you're not happy with the first result of "Smooth Palette", you can choose the same image again with "Smooth Palette" and it will come out slightly different. I've done this with several UF images. One image in particular, I have 3 different gradient ugrs that I made from "Smooth Palette". Each one is slightly different arrangement of the colors."
Love to everyone!
Rose Mary Abbott