Fraqtive – Fractal generator

Fraqtive is an open-source, multi-platform generator of the Mandelbrot family fractals. It uses very fast algorithms supporting SSE2 and multi-core processors. It generates high quality anti-aliased images and renders 3D scenes using OpenGL. It allows real-time navigation and dynamic generation of the Julia fractal preview.

 

Very fast algorithms.

  • Maximum speed is the main objective of Fraqtive. It has built-in, highly optimized procedures for performing calculations. Whenever possible, it takes advantage of the SSE2 extension (available in most modern CPUs) for maximum performance. It can also perform parallel computation on multi-core processors (or multi-processor systems). A special optimization algorithm skips regions containing few details to speed up calculations up to nine times without visible loss of quality.

 

Real-time navigation.

  • You can zoom in and out, move and rotate the fractal in real-time, and the details are automatically updated. Fraqtive has many modes of navigation using the mouse and also supports the mouse wheel and keyboard. As you move the mouse over the fractal surface, an animated preview of the Julia fractal corresponding to the point under the cursor is drawn.

 

High quality images.

  • Another goal of Fraqtive is to ensure good quality of the produced images. A color smoothing algorithm is used make transitions between colors invisible. The gradient used to draw the fractal can be freely and easily edited. In addition the image can be post-processes to improve quality of regions containing lots of details.

 

Rendering 3D scenes.

  • Fraqtive can render the surface of the fractal as a 3D scene for even better visualization of the fractal structure. The OpenGL library is used for hardware accelerated rendering and best performance even for high resolution meshes.

 

Category: Graphics, Fractal generator
Platform: Ubuntu / Mint, Debian, ElementaryOS, ArchLinux, FreeBSD, Slackware, +source
LinuxProgs rating: 9/10
Source / download:
fraqtive.mimec.org

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