I think I went off on a tangent…
…but I suppose that’s part of the creative process. So here’s a new variation I came up with after a bit of experimenting with the type of fractal I am interested in using. Eitan and I talked about how the Mandelbrot Set (the original fractal I was using) is very well-known, and how it might be nice to experiment with creating one of my own.
Well, try as I might, I couldn’t come up with one that did anything for me visually, so I found a happy medium. I’ve started toying with a new set called the Julia Set, which is actually constructed in a very similar manner as the Mandelbrot Set, but which churns out wildly different results depending on what you use for your parameters. Below are a few examples:
So now I’m struggling: do I stick to my original intention and show the progression of a single variation as the algorithm iterates (along the lines of gestation), or do I vary the constant and examine how a single process, when varied ever-so-slightly, can produce really different creatures (more closely related to an evolutionary idea)?