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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:
Feb 2016 UF Challenge - Hearts for Anna 
Heart Peach Dot Bullet - F2U! Heart Peach Dot Bullet - F2U! Heart  Feb 2016 Challenge - Hearts for Anna Heart Peach Dot Bullet - F2U! Heart Peach Dot Bullet - F2U! Heart 

As most of you will know the original founder of this group, :iconannakirsten: AnnaKirsten, sadly passed away on January 5th this year. She very much enjoyed bringing this group to life and put much of her time and energies into making it a place where Ultra Fractal artists could come together and learn from each other. We thought it would nice to merge a heart themed challenge with


A NOTE ABOUT CHALLENGES

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

The Fractal Art Community Volunteer is :iconc-91:

You can also go to FAQ #18: Who selects Daily Deviations and how are they chosen? and make your suggestions to one of the overall gallery supervisors in order to 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!
Official UF Forum

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. Be aware though, it was written for earlier versions of UF, but is still useful for later versions.

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


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We have been able to extend Supergroup status until February 2017 due to the generosity of the following people:

:iconmarijeberting: :icongerda1946: :iconfractaleyes: :iconwolfepaw: :iconfractalfiend: :iconloony-lucy: :iconmiincdesign: :iconbeautifulchaos1: :icondavebold370: :iconvelvet--glove:

Thank you so much for your support! :heart:

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Feb 2016 UF Challenge - Hearts for Anna

Journal Entry: Mon Feb 1, 2016, 4:18 AM
 

Heart Peach Dot Bullet - F2U! Heart Peach Dot Bullet - F2U! Heart  Feb 2016 Challenge - Hearts for Anna Heart Peach Dot Bullet - F2U! Heart Peach Dot Bullet - F2U! Heart 


As most of you will know the original founder of this group, :iconannakirsten: AnnaKirsten, sadly passed away on January 5th this year. She very much enjoyed bringing this group to life and put much of her time and energies into making it a place where Ultra Fractal artists could come together and learn from each other. We thought it would nice to merge a heart themed challenge with a special event for this month, to remember and celebrate the life of our founder and friend. With that aim our challenge for February will be to create some "Hearts for Anna". :heart:

C'est Moi! by AnnaKirsten
Heart Anna Kirsten Heart
1945-2016
The rules are fairly straight forward:
Heart  All entries MUST feature one or more heart shapes. This can be a repeating trap shape, a single prominent heart or a heart shaped frame, whatever you are inspired to do or can find!
Note: Submissions with no visible heart-like structure will be declined.
Heart  In your comments you MUST include a link to this journal or  to Ultra-Fractal-Redux.
If you wish to add a few personal words about what Anna meant to you or a short tribute then please do so.
If you did not know Anna very well or do not wish to do this then that is fine too, just submit a heart themed image as normal.
Heart  A few other standard rules apply - these are listed below and are also important. Please read them before submitting to check that your image qualifies!

Tips for this challenge:

Heart shapes can be made in a number of ways in UF:
Peach Dot Bullet - F2U!   Orbit Traps (UF3) Outside colouring (dmj3.ucl) - heart 2 trap shape
Pink Dot Bullet - F2U!   Trapestry Outside colouring (jam2.ucl) - Coordinate Type: Parametric + function1: log(sin+cos)
Pink Dot Bullet - F2U!   Orbit Traps Gradient (UF5) Outside colouring (dmj5.ucl) with any of the following trap shape plugins:
- Burnside Curve from reb.ulb
- Hoerl Function from reb.ulb
- Klein Quartic from reb.ulb
- Stirrup Curve from reb.ulb
- Weibull Curve from reb.ulb
- SSG (Shape #39) from rkb.ulb

There probably other colourings or function combinations that also produce heart-like shapes. If so, why not share your method so we can all learn! We encourage parameter sharing for our challenges so do please consider this, or perhaps share a simple layer showing your method if you think this might help others. Put your params in your artist comments or link to them in your Sta.sh. A tutorial on how to do this can be found here: LINK. :)

If, after all this you are still having trouble getting started then do check out our Hearts with parameters gallery here: LINK.
There are plenty of examples there to examine and learn from... this is why sharing parameters is a Good Thing, folks! :thumbsup:
Be sure to credit your sources if you use someone else's parameters as a starting point, the artists concerned usually love to see what others make from their params!

Heart Heart INSPIRATIONAL EXAMPLES Heart Heart

  • Some heart themed fractals with varying number and styles of hearts:

    Heart Heart of gold by Fiery-Fire Heart Annelda's Heart by afugatt Heart


    Heart Red Heart by Jimpan1973 Heart Heart of Stone by FractalEyes Heart 


    Heart  Sacred Heart by jim373 Heart Be My Valentine by Mookiezoolook Heart


  •  Some heart themed fractals with parameters for you to study and perhaps use as a starting point:

    Heart  Replacement Hearts... to Lulu with love by FractalEyes Heart Love Me Do +parameters by Velvet--Glove  Heart

    Heart  Pong 024 ~ Twisted Heart by miincdesign Heart  UF Chain Pong 141 - Cold Heart by miincdesign Heart


At the end of the challenge we will ask the group members to vote on their favourite pieces and from that we will compile a special feature.
Those entries featuring a tribute to Anna will be added to our special remembrance gallery.

Entries from artists at all levels of ability are welcome and stand an equal chance of being highlighted so please don't be shy... join us!
Above all enjoy the challenge, push yourself, twiddle those parameters, learn and have fun!!


Challenge Rules - Please read these carefully.


Bullet; Green Submissions must have one or more heart shapes within the image. This can be the main subject or a background or frame suggestive of a heart.
Bullet; Green Include a few words in your comments as a tribute to @AnnKirsten if you wish but this is purely optional.
Bullet; Green Images must be made using Ultra Fractal and uploaded to DA on or after:  1st February 2016. The challenge ends on 29th February 2016.
Bullet; Green Please mention this challenge and add a link to this journal -OR- our group icon in your comments: :iconultra-fractal-redux:
Bullet; Green You may enter up to THREE images. Upload them to to the Challenge Folder here: LINK
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 individual admins.

Bullet; Red  NO huge/ugly watermarks (that includes the DA watermark).
Bullet; Red  Frames should generally be simple and unobtrusive (exceptions will be made, however, for a special Heart frame this month).
Bullet; Red  NO Fractal Manipulations are allowed.
Bullet; Red  Minimal post-work only allowed (such as enhancing colours, sharpening, adding a simple frame and adding a signature).

Bullet; Green We encourage you to share your parameters publicly if you can, as part of the ethos of this group.
As always, only formulas from the Public database are acceptable if you intend to share your parameters.

Sea Green Bullet - F2U! Questions or unsure of something? Please ask first as we do not wish to offend or upset anyone (and ourselves) by refusing an entry.


We look forward to seeing your entries. Have fun and good luck!

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OttoMagusDigitalArt Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2015   Digital Artist
Ultra Fractal users please note: There is now a forum on the UF site
www.ultrafractal.com/forum/

All are welcome to sign up and join the discussion!
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AnnaKirsten Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2015   General Artist
Thank you so much for this information.  I'll give it a permanent link in our Information widget here on the home page :D
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Xantipa2 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015
But The Image is Apophysis Apo2015-62 by Xantipa2
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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:
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Xantipa2 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015
Yes, OK :hug: :wave:
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3xternalResourc3 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for request. It was quite surprise :hug:
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AnnaKirsten Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015   General Artist
It was a pleasure! :hug:
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WorlockMolly Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015
~:wave:~Thank you so much for the request!
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AnnaKirsten Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015   General Artist
It was a great pleasure! :)
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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?

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