Saturday, November 21, 2009

Painting fractals

Even if it is often too complicated for my neurons, I think Mathematics is one of the most beautiful creations of the human mind. And, among of the most beautiful visual representations of Mathematics, fractals are surely the most intriguing, at least for me.

The good news is that you don't need to be a Mathematician or a skilled Artist to paint wonderful fractals. A couple of years ago I discovered the free program Chaospro, a German production, which can be downloaded here. You just choose the function, modify its parameters, look at the result and then zoom in the detail you like. Another feature in the programs helps you with colouring and other effects. Some fractals can take long time to be calculated and somewhere there are some bugs, but possibilities are endless.

It is this program I've used to make the logo of this blog. Here follow other examples of what I did in my evenings. It is sometimes very surprising to find familiar shapes in these creations, as a broccoli or bacteria.

1 comment:

orma said...

I frattali sono una bella scoperta, mi piacciono molto anche se ancora non ho approfondito.