I haven't posted in quite a while because my life was trying to overwhelm me a bit but it failed to do so, and I've been preparing my images for converting into bead patterns. My fractals are geared towards this goal now instead of exploring new and more exciting techniques. Monday I have an appointment at TIRR the rehab hospital and I will apply for Occupational Therapy on using a heddle loom for exercise on using my fine motor skills in my hands which will make me eligible to receive funding from the insurance company to buy my beads to work with. My dream is coming into reality. When I started converting my fractals into patterns I was very surprised to find that Apophysis images work better for patterns than Mind Boggling Fractals. The colors just work better for some reason. I converted my MBF colors into Apo gradients. Those are the colors I use for the most part.
I found a technique for making hearts from using the "Making Spirals In Apophysis Tutorial" by Moonhigh [link] and taking a trick or two from Epogh's Script "Smoscruples Apo Overlay Script" [link] . I will post one or two of those so you can get an idea of what I've been up to.
By the way, did anybody ever come up with a fix for 7X15D dropping the Final transform when saving? I downloaded something about two weeks ago that I thought was supposed to be a fix for it but after I did I started having a "List Out Of Bounds" problem and had to get rid of and re-download 7X15D.
Each time I post a journal I re-post all the links I have for Mind Boggling Fractals resources. Mind Boggling Fractals colormaps can be converted to gradients and colormaps that work in Apophysis. Apophysis 7XC and D can create and use gradients from MBF images where Apo7X15 can only use the colormaps saved by 7X15Cand D from those gradients. The awesome thing is that when you pick on these images from MBF in versions 7X15C and D the gradient configuration is changed some so that you have the same colors but in different orders and different percentages making an infinite array of gradients and colormaps available for you to save and use. Add this to the easy access to color creation available in the MBF program itself and the color possibilities are beyond bounds for both programs. Here are the links.
Mind Boggling Fractal Full version and Lite version free downloads. [link]
Beginning Tutorial by 16Stepper. [link]
Layering Tutorial also by 16Stepper. [link]
DLO Colormaps by an unknown source. [link]
DS Colormaps by an unknown source. [link]
JT Colormap by an unknown source. [link]
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