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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 CHALLENGE:iconcolorfulsparklesplz:
April 2014 Contest and ChallengeHello everyone! It's been a few months since we had a contest, so the group staff have put a lot of work into designing one with a lot of possibilities for artistic directions and technical learning... and as if that wasn't enough work, we've decided to run a theme challenge simultaneously! :faint: 
Contest: Inside Job
The purpose of this challenge is to focus on a relatively underused part of Ultra Fractal—the Inside tab. Inside coloring algorithms open up a whole new world of artistic possibilities, but using them is actually very similar to using the more common Outside tab—so no need to feel apprehensive if you've never done this before!
Because the focus of the contest is the inside tab, all entries must use the standard Mandelbrot formula, and may not use mapping. On the outside tab, you are limited to the simple coloring algorithms None, Basic, and Smooth (Mandelbrot), all in the standard.ucl file. But on the inside tab, you may go wild and do whatever yo


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!


This is our brother site to look at if you would like another group dedicated to Ultra Fractal to display your works, or are interested in Seasonal challenges or in being a winner of a Weekly Award!


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.

Our Sister Site for all fractal artists who enjoy a limited colour palette.


This group is financially supported by the following wonderful people:

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Which Aspect of using Ultra-Fractal do you think would be most useful for you to learn about? 

8 deviants said Using masks.
3 deviants said Using textures.
3 deviants said Casting shadows.
2 deviants said Making the most of gradients.
2 deviants said Creating pretty flowers.
2 deviants said I know everything about UF!
1 deviant said Something else (explain in comments)

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Which version of Ultra Fractal do you use? 

91 deviants said Ultra Fractal v.5
6 deviants said I don't use UF but want to see the poll results!
3 deviants said Ultra Fractal v.4
1 deviant said Ultra Fractal v.3

New Feature for Knowledge Sharing

Journal Entry: Tue Apr 15, 2014, 11:29 AM

Hello Everybody,

We’re trying out a new way of sharing and exchanging our collective UF knowledge. We thought it might be easier if we just focus on one technique or aspect of the program each month.

Of course we have a huge number of tutorials/starter parameters in our gallery. They cover almost every aspect of UF. But the wealth of information can be a bit of a problem. Sometimes it is hard to know where to start, or how to find that particular tutorial you need!

The Poll

So each month we will hold a poll, asking you what you want to learn about. If the topics in the poll don’t coincide with your needs, then tell us in the comments, and we will use your suggestions in future polls.

Equally if you think that there are some features of UF that are underused, or you have unusual techniques that you would like to share with other members, let us know.

The Journal

Once the ‘topic’ of the month has been chosen, we will be collating information relevant to that technique to publish in a journal. If this is something you are familiar with, please send us a note to any resources, tutorials, tips, starter parameters etc. that you think are useful. Maybe you’ll even be inspired to write your own tutorial, if you don’t think the ones available cover the whole topic? Of course we, the admins, will be gathering resources too. 

The links to all the useful learning tools for a topic will be published in a journal.

The Knowledge Sharing

As you try these out, If you run into any problems with the tutorials, you have some useful observations about them, or you just want to share a fractal you made using something you learned, ask/tell us about it in the comments to the journal.  If you have specific questions about something you’ve been working on, it would be very useful if you could link to the parameters. If you come across questions that you know the answer to, or problems that you can solve, this is the place to show off your knowledge.

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kayandjay100 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very many thanks, guys ~ for the three requests ~ so greatly appreciated! :heart: Coco
AnnaKirsten 2 days ago   General Artist
Thank you for accepting the requests!  Wish you'd submit more to the group! ;)
kayandjay100 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was honoured for the requests, dear!  I submitted a stack of my earlier deviations to Fractal Museum because they asked for archived stuff.  Since I lost my lifetime of parameters a couple of years ago, the heart went out of me ~ having to start from scratch, but I kind of picked up.  I still think my earlier work was the best of me somehow. But if you think 2010/2011/2012 stuff is OK, I would be happy to submit some of what I consider my better pieces.  :heart::iconappleblossomplz::heart: Cheers, Coco  
AnnaKirsten 1 day ago   General Artist
I'd be very happy for you to submit any of those too!!  Sometimes I think my earlier works are some of the better ones too!  This is absolutely fine dear Coco! :hug:
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Ampelosa Apr 5, 2014  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for featuring my UF set of gradients.Lily's Rainbow Box 
AnnaKirsten Apr 6, 2014   General Artist
It's our pleasure! :heart:
lady-AquaLena Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Thank you so much for invitation me to this wonderful group!!! :heart: :sun:

AnnaKirsten Apr 6, 2014   General Artist
A warm welcome - it's good to have you with us! :heart:
crazykosters Apr 1, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the request. I look forward to being a member of this group.
AnnaKirsten Apr 1, 2014   General Artist
It's a pleasure and welcome to the group.  We would appreciate if you would state in your artists comments that a work you submit has been created in UF, as from your gallery, it looks as though you also use other fractal programs.  I hope you will enjoy being part of this group :heart:
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