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Ultra Fractal 5 Creative EditionDiscount

Ultra Fractal 5 Creative Edition

Roll Your Own ... Beautiful, Hypnotic Art

$69
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Platforms: Windows 98, 2000, 2003, XP, Vista (32 and 64 bit), 7 (32 and 64 bit)
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We've all heard the expression "Art is in the eye of the beholder". This usually comes to mind when you're in the middle of some boring art museum tour and calculating how many hot dogs you could have bought with the admission price you just paid.

If this describes you, I'm here to tell you about something that isn't nearly so hard to appreciate. I'm talking about fractal art.

In technical terms, fractal art is derived from visual interpretations of repeating, self-similar, geometric, mathematical algorithms.

In layman's terms... well, just take a second to look at the pictures below.

Pretty spectacular, no? Get this -- you can draw it yourself!

Ultra Fractal is the digital brush and canvas that facilitates fractal art creation. You'll be blown away at how easy it is to make beautiful patterns and images! Built-in tutorials guide you as you learn to create your own fractals, change colors, add layers, and even use masks. You'll never leave the house ever again.

With Ultra Fractal, you can start with the basics, but the possibilities are limitless. Ultra Fractal lets you explore thousands of fractal types from an online database of formulae, then lets you tweak parameters to create your own unique combinations. Eventually, you can move from student to master and start writing and submitting your own fractal formulae to the online database!

Ultra Fractal gives you the power to become an artist in true 21st century fashion!

Here are just a few examples of what users have done with Ultra Fractal. Check out the showcase galleries for many, many more!

This promotion includes the following:
Ultra Fractal 5 Creative Edition for Windows ($69)
Ultra Fractal 5 Creative Edition for Mac ($69)
Review Written by Derek Lee
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Louis H The last Windows version was released back in August 11, 2010. The last Mac version was released August 14, 2013. I see, on the vendor's FB page, where version 6 is being worked on, with a tentative release sometime in 2015.

Question to the vendor...

Are you still on track for 2015? Any chance of hearing what you are working on for V6?

It's a wonderful program and I recommend folks give it a trial run and if interested, this is a very nice, and rare chance, to pick it up with a discount.
Jul 27 at 1:35pm Copy Link
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Lupke Brother @BDJ admin

Hope this deal can be extended to the 'Extended Edition' too!
Jul 27 at 11:30pm Copy Link
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Frederik Slijkerman Hi Louis,

I'm still working on version 6 which will be released for Mac and Windows at the same time. I'm planning 64-bit support, OpenGL graphics acceleration (no GPU calculations), much faster deep zooming, and lots of other nice additions. Currently aiming for a 2015 release.

Best regards,
Frederik Slijkerman
Frederik Slijkerman - Jul 29 at 12:37pm Copy Link
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Louis H Thank you, Frederik!

Something to look forward to.
Jul 29 at 2:54pm Copy Link
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Ben Paturzo Guys, this is a great chance to get a VERY nice program for very little money!
Jul 30 at 1:56am Copy Link
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Mark Johnson The video above on this page gives the error, "This video is private".
Jul 30 at 2:31am Copy Link
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Mark Schafer If & when Version 6 comes out how much will it cost to upgrade to version 6 from this version or how much of a discount will be given?
Jul 30 at 9:11am Copy Link
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Lupke Brother @Mark,

Here you can find the upgrade page:
http://www.ultrafractal.c...&p=windows

I assume this will be the price.
Jul 30 at 9:16am Copy Link
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lynxdor What about YouTube blocking the video as 'private' ?
Jul 30 at 9:43am Copy Link
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Gde Swart Very nice. Thanks for the special price.
Jul 30 at 11:58am Copy Link
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Louis H I can't speak to the video above not being available, but if you go to Youtube and search for Ultra Fractal, there are quite a few other videos to get an idea of what it does.
Jul 30 at 2:26pm Copy Link
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Mark Johnson @Louis H -- Thanks; I looked at some other videos on youtube. I just posted the above thinking it would be something BDJ or the vendor would want to fix. Guess not!
Jul 30 at 10:03pm Copy Link
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Frederik Slijkerman Hi Mark, I unfortunately don't control the YouTube channel. However there are many more images and some animations here:
http://ultrafractal.com/showcase.html
Frederik Slijkerman - Jul 31 at 2:48am Copy Link
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Richard Andersen The link to the Showcase gallery on your site is broken...
Jul 31 at 3:02am Copy Link
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Mark Johnson The examples in the showcase gallery are mind-blowing. Those are some talented people with in-depth knowledge of this extremely powerful software.

I do have a recommendation about the gallery...

When you go to the showcase either from a link on your website or one of the links above, it takes you to the sub-gallery for a specific 'featured' artist.
It is very easy for the visitor to think that is all the examples there are in the gallery. When the gallery first opens, the eyes naturally drift to the beautiful images. The tendency is to then follow the images from top to bottom, and by the time the visitors get to the bottom image it is very likely they will not realize that there is a link at the top of the page to see images by more artists.

Here are two ways to present the images that might work better for making a visitor realize all that's there:

1 - Instead of defaulting to 'Featured Artist', default to 'All Artists', and in the listing of artists show who is the featured artist, and perhaps give the featured artist top billing in the listing of thumbnails.

or

2 - Combine the views for 'Featured Artist' and 'All Artists' into a single page with two sections. The view could default to the top section having the 'Featured Artist' thumbnails, but below the info and images for the single artist is another section for 'Other artists', where you show the teaser thumbnails for each of the other artists. The beauty of doing it this way is it works the same no matter which artist the visitor is viewing (artist at top, listing of artists at bottom).

I personally think #2 would work best. Since the thumbnails for 'All artists' would load when you first went into the gallery, there is no added wait time for the visitor when going to the page for an individual artist.

Anyway, great product. I hope you don't take offense at the recommendations above; I just think the way the visitor's eye is drawn when visiting the gallery a slightly different presentation would work better.
Jul 31 at 3:11pm Copy Link
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Frederik Slijkerman Great suggestion, thanks!
Frederik Slijkerman - Jul 31 at 10:55pm Copy Link
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