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Hello, fellow bulbers!  I'm sure most of you are aware of it by now, but just in case you missed it, Jesse has uploaded a newer version of Mandelbulb 3D.  Here's the link to the page, just click on the Mandelbulb hyperlink to start the download:…

Also, there's a topic on Fractal Forums called Parameters List.  So, you can either go grab some or post some.…

I find Fractal Forums a wonderful source of info and parameters and some really inspiring bulbs.

I am always on the lookout for great params and helpful tips.  A lot of the time I can find help here through my dA friends, but if I still need more info, I can often find it on Fractal Forums.  Here's the link to the site:…

Also, here's a little explanation on how to use Pre-Transforms in Mandelbulb 3D.  (They are the formulas that start with an underline).…

Sorry it's been awhile since I have done a blog entry, but school has cranked up again and we have been busier than a one-legged man in a butt-kicking contest!
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cheynectar Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've been using Mandelbulb 3D to create fractal exploration animations and am beginning to get more serious with it. The laptop I have now has gotten me this far but is already struggling and beginning to frustrate me. I'm looking into investing in a new computer but am not very tech savvy, so I'm wondering if anyone can give me some advice as to what kind of specs I should look for? Processors, memory, etc. What is the important stuff when it comes to rendering these animations? Also, any recommendations between Mac and PC? I hear Mac's are low maintenance but at a cost? Is that statement overrated? Thank you in advance!
PhotoComix2 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
this journal may need a update, new version of M3D were released with quite cool new features
CMWVisualArts Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I've been wanting to try out Mandelbulb, since I already use Apophysis and Chaoscope, but I can't find a download. Also, the link you gave brought me to a page that said "no such download exists."
flytier Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011
I saw the new version. What are the differences?
skyzyk Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very good journal entry. I regularly check to see if there is anything new or interesting threads in the forums. ALso in the download section for MB3D1.74 is a set of maps, to compliment the ones it comes with. They are already numbered. Terrific idea for informing everyone. :handshake:
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