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A Basic Incendia Tutorial

March 26, 2010

Gold Floral OrnamentSince I’ve been playing around with Incendia, a 3D fractal program, I’ve produced several nice abstract art pieces. The one at left is Gold Floral Ornament, and I may save this for a Christmas Holiday card. Don’t know what I’m going to do with the rest of the new art pieces yet, but there’s always room for more 😉

I got an email from a friend of mine who’s having a really hard time getting started with the program for some reason. I have to get over here and help him out. But in the meantime, I sent him the link to this nice little Incendia tutorial by Literary Spring Designs. I’m not much of a tutorial writer so I’m grateful that others do post them on the web.

  1. Michael Brown permalink
    March 29, 2010 6:01 pm

    Incendia looks interesting and I like the results you are getting. I haven’t done any fractals in literally years. What is the maximum render size? Does it do renders large enough to submit to microstock?

  2. March 29, 2010 6:35 pm

    With the free download, you can render up to 3072×3072. A donation to
    the author will open up to a larger size plus better anti-aliasing.
    3072×3072 is sufficient for micro and will even allow some cropping.
    All output is square, you can specify pixels dimensions other than
    some basic squares.

    As far as the anti-aliasing, it all depends on the file. On a few
    renders, there were some jaggies but easily fixed in PS. Other files
    very clean without the extra AA feature. The render function is a
    little odd. The render process is n essence “infinite”, meaning no
    “time progress bar”. The author’s support just says something like
    “let it go until you think it’s done” 😉 On a few pieces, I just
    threw the file together, then set to render and let it go for an hour.
    Some pieces were less time.

    It took me about 8 hours of playing to get semi confident with the
    program, mostly because the support s a bit dodgey. But, the program
    is really unique, can be very surprising as far as results, and is fun
    to use. I like it a LOT better than Apophysis. I just never quite got APO.

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