Buddhabrot is an extremely powerful fractal exploration filter for Adobe Photoshop based on the unique Mandelbrot set rendering technique developed by Melinda Green. Instead of plotting pixels based on the number of iterations used, they are colored according to density counts – in other words, how many times a sample hits the same spot. In addition, if each color channel is iterated a different number of times, the rendered image appears to have a multi-colored, nebula-like effect much like modern NASA galaxy renders. The single color channel rendering technique has been termed the Buddhabrot by Lori Gardi due to its similarity to the Hindu God Ganesha, while the multi-channel rendering technique has been termed the Nebulabrot due to its similarity to colorful nebulas.
This Buddhabrot implementation is a sophisticated one capable of plotting various Buddhabrot / Nebulabrot versions of the Mandelbrot, Tricorn, Burning Ship and Diamond fractals along with their inverse counterparts, negative equivalents, and alternate 4D projection planes. Buddhabrot’s coloring algorithms generate vibrant fractal images using traditional Buddhabrot and Nebulabrot rendering techniques with complete control over red, green and blue multipliers and gamma.Check out the gallery to see killer examples of Buddhabrot in action!
Buddhabrot supports independent color channel iteration counts for Nebulabrot fractal types.
The traditional Buddhabrot algorithm traces points that escape but if points that do not escape are traced instead, the Anti-Buddhabrot is produced. Once again, combining this algorithm with many of the other features produces fascinating images.
Buddhabrot features 4D projection technology. Any fractal can be saved for future recall.Check out the experimental gallery to see unique examples of Buddhabrot in action!
Buddhabrot features controls for plotting on various different planes that can result in much higher levels of detail.
Buddhabrot features a unique time-based rendering system. A length of time in days, hours, minutes and seconds can be specified to determine how long Buddhabrot should spend calculating a fractal.
Buddhabrot supports multiple combined fractal rendering, independent color-channel brightness / gamma control, and numerous variable mutation options. Finally, Buddhabrot is capable of generating extremely high resolution fractals, in excess of 900 megapixels.
Buddhabrot can render both Buddhabrot style fractals and the more colorful Nebulabrot fractals.
The Buddhabrot plugin is capable of very complex Buddhabrot shapes making it an ideal solution for creating generative art for various means including graphic design, motion graphics and illustration.
Buddhabrot is 100% multi-threaded capable of using an unlimited number of cores for ultimate speed.
Buddhabrot supports both 8 bits / channel and 16 bits / channel color modes for professional workflows.