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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.

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


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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!

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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.

For some interesting parameters for practice with Mandies and Midgets go HERE to Toby Marshall's article!


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Colours of Summer 2015 Challenge Feature

Journal Entry: Thu Sep 10, 2015, 10:42 AM

The Results

We had a fairly good turn-out for this challenge with more than 24 entries.  Unfortunately when sorting through them for picking out those we thought were the best, we had to eliminate some from the challenge due to there being no reference made to the challenge or the group in the artists comments - a mandatory rule in all our challenges, and such a shame when ignored!  The other thing to say is that some of our Admins are currently either away or so inundated by "real-life" work that they were unable to take part in making choices.  Please visit the gallery folder to see all the entries ultra-fractal-redux.deviantart… - they are all excellent and thank you so much for taking part.

Please use this badge in your artists comments if you have been featured here.

Gem Badge for UFR Featured Images. by AnnaKirsten

The clear top choice was by unanimous vote! Congratulations to GrannyOgg :clap:

Summer by GrannyOgg

"I feel this was cleverly done with a lot of thought about how to make an image truly depict a nice hot warm summer (which the UK somehow missed??). This would probably make a very inviting poster or brochure cover for a holiday advert at a seaside resort."
"The amount of details and color makes me yearn for the beach.  Nicely done, and well put together."
"A cleverly constructed poster-like image that suggests warm sand, fun in the sun and relaxation. It makes me want to get away from all my cares at home!"

Runners up:

(We didn't have any clear second or third places.)

Magical Molluscs by StottyK

"imagine after a hot sweaty day, relieved by lots of dipping in the sea interspersed with sun-bathing; you have now got a rather hot looking tan which you hope will settle in the next few hours.  You need refreshment.  So here we have a lovely cool dish for a starter before our main meal."

Mosaic Table by aartika-fractal-art

"A most unusual way to depict the colours of summer as an image.  However, I see this as either a bright table cloth at a holiday restaurant, or even better, perhaps a parasol shading us from the balmy evening sun whilst indulging in our evening meal."

surf by Lauredin

"I can feel the waves hitting my feet and the sun on my face."

Plouf. by CopperColour

"A bright sunny picture, very fitting for the perfect summer day relaxing at the pool or the perfect sunny ocean spot. "

Summer sunset by Klytia70

"This image really does evoke a sense of a summer holiday for me - warm sun, rippling cool seas. Lovely!"

Here Comes Summer by aartika-fractal-art

"This image reminds me of cool, refreshing swimming pools. This one would be beautifully tiled with small mosaic pieces, the rippling water inviting me to dive in and immerse myself in a cool, watery world. A very attractive piece."

Please Note

We are not running a challenge during September, but hope to have one ready for the following couple of months.

Other News

You may have noticed a that Chris Martin Velvet--Glove is now our Founder.  This is because my health is not good at the moment, and so we agreed on this change to ensure the smooth running of the group until, hopefully better times.

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Xantipa2 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015
But The Image is Apophysis Apo2015-62 by Xantipa2
AnnaKirsten Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015   General Artist
Ooops - thank you for pointing that out!!  I didn't think to look at that detail but made an assumption that it was UF!  I've removed it from the group now and I'm sorry for the inconvenience :hug:
Xantipa2 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015
Yes, OK :hug: :wave:
3xternalResourc3 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for request. It was quite surprise :hug:
AnnaKirsten Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015   General Artist
It was a pleasure! :hug:
WorlockMolly Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015
~:wave:~Thank you so much for the request!
AnnaKirsten Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015   General Artist
It was a great pleasure! :)
Judson-Cottrell Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2015  Professional Digital Artist

Greetings everyone,

I'm working on a fractal that's using Semi Regular Tesselation VII in Mapping and it's causing me headaches. I'm trying to give the piece depth and perspective around it's 12 edges in the center but everything I've tried to blend with it has failed. It just appears as flat lines around the image in it's center. I tried using one mask but it didn't work either. Can you give any advice on this please?


Unfortunately I don't think you can do what you are hoping for with this mapping. Like most of this type of transform the results are always hard edged. They are also referred to as "clipping (transforms)" by some people as the process is rather like cutting out parts of the image with scissors and/or moving them around to get a special effect. See the Help file for more information on different mappings/clippings/transforms.

You can introduce some more gentle shading or texturing of the shapes or holes in the design by using the transform as a mask on a gradient or texture layer, perhaps, but you can't soften up the edges themselves, as far as I know. You will just be cutting out hexagons or squares or whatever from the texture layer. These clippings are either solid or transparent, there's no in-between gradient that you can use to soften edges.

Hope this helps.
Judson-Cottrell Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you kindly for explaining what this is and how it works. This is one of the trickiest pieces I've worked with using everything I've learned over the past year. I'm adding more masks to it today but if I can't get it to look how I want, I'll just go back to the first saved file then take it in another direction. I released another fractal recently that used this mapping but it was easier with using black, white and shading. This one has a lot of colors and that made it harder with those hard edges. I appreciate your help.
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