### HyperNova Click here or on the image This is a new fractal formula that I don't think has ever been used before. It is based on the Nova fractal formula but uses a more complicated polynomial than what is usually used. There's a huge amount of beautiful structure here, and I have set it up so that two complex numbers control the shape of the fractal. That gives a lot of freedom to explore different variations. The video published here is just a small taste of what this formula can do. Both morphing and deep-zooming give really good results with this formula, and much more will be coming from this. A tiny clip using the HyperNova fractal appeared in a test video I made a couple of years ago for people having trouble downloading video files. I also made a banner image for FractalForums.com using this formula. ## PanTest2-HD Click here or on the image PanTest2 was a small project I made long ago for testing out the first incarnation of the panning/zooming component of the fractal animation software. The motion software has been revised a few times, and in November I found a bug in it when used in combination with the frame interpolation system. This little clip was just a test run I made to show that the bug is fixed, but it looks nice enough to be worth putting up on the site alongside the older version. The motion in this version is much more complicated than in the earlier version. This video also demonstrates some true high-definition video. Its resolution is 1280x720 and it is encoded at 20 Mbps for nearly perfect detail. The colors are nice and the HD quality is impressive, but, this particular video is really just a technical exercise, not particularly artistic. |