Fractus is the ultimate fractal exploration plugin for Adobe Photoshop. It is capable of exploring the Mandelbrot and Julia set fractals along with their inverse counterparts and exponential powers. Fractus’ coloring algorithms generate beautiful fractal images with advanced smooth-shading techniques and full anti-aliasing support. The filter is 100% multi-threaded for multi-core workstations and offers 48 bit color capabilities. Fractus supports numerous unique features including fractal-space image mapping (orbit traps), image color palette generation, variable bailout function types and advanced procedural coloring algorithms. Finally, Fractus is capable of generating extremely high resolution fractals, in excess of 900 megapixels.
Fractus can be used for a wide variety of purposes but it is an especially useful tool for the creation of generative art for various creative industries including graphic design, motion graphics and illustration. Best of all, Fractus is 100% free.
Fractus features an intuitive, easy-to-use navigation system with interactive zooming in the preview or manual coordinate entry. Aspect ratio lock can be toggled on and off and the fractal co-ordinates can be saved and loaded independently of plugin state saving and loading.Check out the gallery to see killer examples of Fractus in action!
Fractus supports all the common fractal types including the Mandelbrot, Julia, Burning Ship, Tricorn, Inverse Mandelbrot, Inverse Burning Ship and Inverse Tricorn fractals.
Fractus has an extremely sophisticated coloring engine capable of shading fractals using numerous techniques. Fractals can be colored by single color, double color, triple color, image color or custom MAP files. Palettes can be cycled, looped, scaled, reversed, inverted or randomized for ultimate control.
Fractus provides many bail-out options, some common and some experimental, resulting in truly unique fractal designs.
Fractus supports up to 9X supersampling for absolutely gorgeous, cutting-edge antialiased output. The supersampling can be applied to just the preview, just the final render, or both.
Fractus supports all the known shading modes including normalized iteration count, escape time algorithm, shelf mapping mode, binary decomposition, level set method and absolute Z.
Taking full advantage of Adobe Photoshop’s integration, Fractus features the unique fractal-space image mapping technology (orbit traps) where images can be mapped into fractal space producing fantastic results. Fractal-space image mapping is as easy to use as pressing a button.
Fractus offers unlimited coloring options to produce absolutely gorgeous output. .MAP files can be even loaded and used as color palettes!
Fractus can even use the source image color palette to shade the fractal with!
Fractus is 100% multi-threaded capable of using an unlimited number of cores for ultimate speed.
Fractus supports both 8 bits / channel and 16 bits / channel color modes for professional workflows.