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This group is for work carried out in Ultra Fractal only. We do not accept work created in any other fractal program.

:iconcolorfulsparklesplz: OUR CURRENT CHALLENGES:iconcolorfulsparklesplz:
BLACK, WHITE AND RED CHALLENGE EVENTBlack, White and Red Showcase Challenge
We are taking a break this month from normal contests and challenges, but have opened up a gallery folder for you to submit your black, white and red fractal art into.  This folder will be featured on the Home Page of the group, and the concept will run from today (10th August 2014) until some time in the future, possibly middle of September, or middle of October, depending on how many submissions we receive.  A special journal featuring a sampling of the styles will follow.
Here are some examples of black, white and red images created in UF
         
RULES
Please read these carefully!
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:bulletred: September 2014 Trap the Light Fantastic Challenge:spotlight-left: September 2014 Trap the Light Fantastic Challenge :spotlight-right:
This month we already have an ongoing Black and White and Red Challenge Link which is coming along nicely... have a look at the entries so far in our gallery here: Link
In addition to this we would like to throw down a challenge to all members to create something using the Outside Colouring Trap the Light Fantastic which can be found in tma.ucl.
This colouring by Toby Marshall has a great many parameters to play with but don't be put off by the complexity, exploring what's on offer is half the fun! Most parameters alter the trap shape but there is a comprehensive choice of texture parameters too so we would encourage you all to have a good look around and play with whatever parameter sections take your fancy. Some cool effects ca


A NOTE ABOUT CHALLENGES

We will be running challenges and/or contests each month plus some other things of interest on a regular basis. Watch our journals for information!

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Would you like to suggest a DD from the UF Community?

:icontatasz: is our current CV. Go and make your suggestions and keep Ultra Fractal Art in the public eye!

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:iconuf-artists:
This is our brother site to look at if you would like another group dedicated to Ultra Fractal, which offers weekly awards for best submissios!

:iconfractals-in-mono:
Our Sister Site for all fractal artists (any program) who enjoy a limited colour palette.

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You don't yet have Ultra Fractal but you'd love to learn it? HERE is where you can obtain it! Come and join the group; any questions, just ask!

Also HERE is the link to Janet Parke's courses, all three of which can be downloaded to your pc for $50 (£30). Highly recommended for newbies as well as those who know the workings of Ultra Fractal.


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This group is financially supported by the following wonderful people:

:iconlupsiberg: :iconlapurr: :iconbeautifulchaos1: :iconpinkal09: :iconcoppercolour: :iconvelvet--glove: :iconmiincdesign: :iconvalhallia: :iconjoe-maccer:



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Which aspect of Ultra-Fractal do you want to learn about this month? 

29%
9 deviants said Dropping shadows (giving pictures depth, making cutouts)
29%
9 deviants said Making the most of gradients (transparency, outlining)
19%
6 deviants said Using textures (how to make 'em, how to apply 'em)
16%
5 deviants said Exploring the Mandelbrot set (how to hunt for minibrots)
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1 deviant said General UF functionality (keyboard shortcuts, useful functions)
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1 deviant said I already know everything about UF!
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September 2014 Trap the Light Fantastic Challenge

Journal Entry: Mon Sep 1, 2014, 4:56 AM

:spotlight-left: September 2014 Trap the Light Fantastic Challenge :spotlight-right:



This month we already have an ongoing Black and White and Red Challenge Link which is coming along nicely... have a look at the entries so far in our gallery here: Link

In addition to this we would like to throw down a challenge to all members to create something using the Outside Colouring Trap the Light Fantastic which can be found in tma.ucl.

This colouring by Toby Marshall has a great many parameters to play with but don't be put off by the complexity, exploring what's on offer is half the fun! Most parameters alter the trap shape but there is a comprehensive choice of texture parameters too so we would encourage you all to have a good look around and play with whatever parameter sections take your fancy. Some cool effects can be found with just a few changes but if you take your time and explore in more depth you could find some highly unusual things in there!


To get your creative juices flowing here are some examples of the use of Trap the Light Fantastic from DA's fractal gallery:

Chlorophyll by timemit
Trap the Lights Tweak by AntiCollegiality :bulletblack: Trap the Memories by AntiCollegiality
Spiral Power by desmo100 :bulletblack: Light 's trapped by Jimpan1973 :bulletblack: Andromeda by CorneliaYoder
Mono Mania III by Velvet--Glove :bulletblack: Stonehaven by deloulark :bulletblack: Undersea Pods by Velvet--Glove
Tanglewood Tales by Velvet--Glove


What we are looking for in this challenge is for you to play with this colouring and to explore the parameters. To this end we are restricting the formula to a plain Julia (from standard.ufm) and the colouring to Trap the Light Fantastic on all layers (so be careful!... no pixel formulas allowed!). You may use multiple layers and masks if you wish but you must not use any transforms (mappings).

You have one month to create up to two new images for this challenge. We strongly encourage all of you to generously share your work by publishing your parameters for all to learn from but this is not compulsory. If the parameters are not publicly available then you will need to send them in to the group privately by note before your entry is approved for the gallery.

Please read the full rules lower down carefully - they should answer any questions you may have, if not then do please ask!


Tips and help


:bulletgreen: We have provided a starter .upr with a few layers for you to look at. Feel free to change or tweak any of these as you wish. Or start your own image from scratch, the choice is yours!
Sept 2014 Trap the Light Fantastic Starter Layers by Velvet--Glove

:bulletgreen: An extensive text Help file for this colouring can be found in your UF folder here:
UF folder Arrow Bullet (Gray) - F2U!  Formulas Arrow Bullet (Gray) - F2U! Public Arrow Bullet (Gray) - F2U! tma.txt

:bulletgreen:  If you get unwanted lines in your image try reducing the Bailout value on the formula tab.

:bulletgreen: This colouring includes a large texturing section. To get something out of this don't forget to enter a value in "Random Tx Amount" at the top and/or in the "Amount" parameter in whichever texture section you are interested in. You will see the word "active" against any area where you have done this to show where UF is calculating texture details.


Trap The Light Fantastic Challenge Rules


:bulletred: Outside Colouring: All layers and masks MUST use Trap the Light Fantastic outside colouring (tma.ucl).
You MUST make some changes to the colouring parameters on all layers, default settings will NOT be accepted.

:bulletred: Formula: All layers MUST use a plain Julia formula (standard.ufm). Any other formula will disqualify the image.

:bulletred: NO mappings/transforms. NO huge/ugly watermarks (that includes the DA watermark).

:bulletred: You MUST be a member of Ultra-Fractal-Redux to participate and may enter up to TWO different images into the challenge folder over the month. Images must have been created on or after Sept 1st 2014. One entry may be exchanged if you think you have produced something better than something you already entered. Note us to arrange this. Please do not send notes to the admins.

:bulletred: The challenge starts on the 1st and runs through to the end of the month.

:bulletred: Post your image into our Sept 2014 Trap the Light Fantastic Challenge folder in the gallery: Link

:bulletred: You MUST note this group with your Parameter set for checking OR make the parameters publicly available in your artist comments or Sta.sh. This is compulsory as we need to check your work abides by the challenge rules.

:bulletred: A link to this journal or at least the name of the group MUST be included in your artists comments, i.e.

"My entry for the :iconultra-fractal-redux: Sept 2014 Trap the Light Fantastic  Challenge"  [Add link to this journal if you can]
You may if you wish, add the thumb of the journal itself. This would be much appreciated!


We hope you will all enjoy this challenge and look forward to seeing your entries. Have fun!! :wave:

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roup14 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014   Digital Artist
Thank you so much for requesting City Skyline At Night  ,I m feeling glad :D (Big Grin) 
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miincdesign Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014
You are so very welcome!  It is a great piece!
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fraxialmadness3 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014
Many Thanks for your request! Always a pleasure to be featured here! Have a nice Summer! :happybounce: Hug 
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AnnaKirsten Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014   General Artist
It's a great pleasure! :hug:
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Lupsiberg Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014   General Artist
Thank you for the request :iconflowerheartplz:
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Velvet--Glove Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014
You're most welcome, Karin! :heart:
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ChasMandala Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the acceptance! Much appreciated. :)
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AnnaKirsten Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014   General Artist
We don't vet people's galleries, so it was automatic.  However, do be aware that we only accept deviations that have been created inside Ultra Fractal in this group :heart:
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ChasMandala Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, thank you so much for the understanding, I appreciate that. I believe this gives me an incentive to learn Ultra Fractal as well! :nod:
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AnnaKirsten Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014   General Artist
 I hope you will enjoy doing so.  If you want any help at all with it, do let us know and we will gladly come alongside you :heart:
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