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Steering through Time -ApoChal154-Epispiral by marthig Steering through Time -ApoChal154-Epispiral by marthig

This is NOT STOCK


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As mentioned in my Journal [link]
I thank you in advance for any :+fav: you would be kind to give me but I may not be able to respond.

Artwork Copyright
My artwork may not be edited, reproduced or modified in any way without my express written permission. Downloading or modifying my images for re-distribution as resources on dA or off site is not permitted, and will be considered a breach of my copyright.
My work is not and should not be considered Public Domain.

PARAMETERS
The parameters added below are for educational and practice purposes, use them but don’t post as is and claim it to be your own work, you have to tweak the transforms and positions and any other detail to claim it as your own, otherwise it would be considered a copyright infringement.


Made using :iconxyrus02:’s Apophysis 7X v.15b (Get the latest version at his site)
to submit to the Apo Challenge #154-- hosted by `f--l--A--r--k

A few words about the quality of my submission, I tried to use 15C and it didn’t work properly so I removed it and re-installed 15B but since then something is very wrong with how Apo7X is responding, can’t see properly the “disc” variation and many other quirks, now I have noticed something really worrysome, the renders look blurry, below there is a thumb of a screen shot showing how I see this submission on my screen :cries::sniff:
Whereas the true submission took 11 hours to render and as you can see it looks really blurred. Help please!! ?

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Challenge #154 - Epispiral
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The rules for this week's challenge are very simple.

In three (3) transforms or less, create a stunning fractal using the Epispiral variation on at least one transform.

As always, have fun and stay thirsty my friends!
Deadline: Monday, October 29 11:59pm (EST)


I hereby authorize to :iconf--l--a--r--k: and any Group or Club I am a member of, or deviantART member who would wish to post it in their Journals in dA only other sites please ask. Thank you :thanks:

Edit for Features

[link] - :heart: Thank you Gabrielle :iconvampirekingdom: :thanks:

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<xform weight="0.3" color="1" Epispiral="1" coefs="1 0 0 1 0 0" Epispiral_n="6" Epispiral_thickness="0.13" Epispiral_holes="-0.12" opacity="1" ></xform>
<xform weight="0.5" color="0" julian="1" coefs="0.819152 -0.573576 0.573576 0.819152 0 0" julian_power="6" julian_dist="2" opacity="1" ></xform>
<xform weight="0.2" color="0" linear3D="0.5" coefs="0.965926 -0.258819 -0.258819 -0.965926 2.25 2" opacity="1" ></xform>
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</palette>
</flame>

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:iconvampirekingdom:
vampirekingdom Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012   Digital Artist
Feature here [link] :heart:
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:iconmarthig:
marthig Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much dear friend :glomp::iconttaatts:
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:iconvampirekingdom:
vampirekingdom Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012   Digital Artist
very welcome!!!:iconblack-heartplz:
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:iconmarthig:
marthig Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:icongiveroseplz:
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:iconjulianasgrandma:
JulianasGrandma Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
Very, very nice Martha:hug:
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:iconmarthig:
marthig Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you Allie ! :icongiantlovehug:
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:iconjulianasgrandma:
JulianasGrandma Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
You are very welcome Martha:iconmeowthdanceplz:
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:iconmarthig:
marthig Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:aww: :heart:
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:iconvampirekingdom:
vampirekingdom Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012   Digital Artist
Excelente!!!!:clap:
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:iconmarthig:
marthig Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:bow: Gracias !! :D :iconttaasst:
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:iconvampirekingdom:
vampirekingdom Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012   Digital Artist
Lo mereces amiga!!!!:iconflowerthnxplz:
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:iconmargot1942:
Margot1942 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
Nice, nice. Good luck. :-)
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:iconmarthig:
marthig Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much Margot :iconheartglompplz: :iconlovelyheartsplz:
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:iconauntdevi:
auntDevi Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
Very nice.. Gook luck! :clap:
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:iconmarthig:
marthig Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :iconheartglompplz: :iconttaasst:
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:iconallthenightlong:
allthenightlong Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful, like clocks!
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:iconmarthig:
marthig Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you ! and yes like clocks and/or helms of a ship :D :nod: thanks also for the :+fav: :icongrouphugplz:
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:iconaltergromit:
altergromit Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
...So beautiful and cool!! :D :hug:
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:iconmarthig:
marthig Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you Anna :icongiantlovehug::iconttaasst:
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:iconaltergromit:
altergromit Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome!!... :aww: :hug:
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:iconmarthig:
marthig Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:heart:
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:iconbaba49:
baba49 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice Martha! Good luck!
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:iconmarthig:
marthig Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you Baba same to you if you submitted/will submit anything ? :iconthumbsup2plz:
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:iconrsidwell:
rsidwell Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist
I actually like the blurriness on this render! Especially with your title. The past is fuzzy since memories tend to fade, and the future is always unclear. A tack sharp render would give the impression that time is standing still.

Of course, maybe that is your intent, and you certainly do need to be able to control your renders. What Quality parameters did you use for this (Density, Filter Radius, Oversample)?
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:iconmarthig:
marthig Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww Rick :heart: I greatly appreciate your view on how the blurriness helps to stress the meaning of the title.
I always want the renders to look sharp, except if I use the Depth Of Field option.
About quality of the render I am confused, because when I copy the parameters I get one reading, and when I actually render I usually tend to select Density 60000 (sometimes 100000, but then I would use a smaller sized image) Filter Radius 4, oversample 4 or 3.
In this case I used density 40000, FR 4, oversample 4 the size was 1152x864 - but I don't know, maybe the inner parameters override what I select in the render screen ? :shrug:
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:iconrsidwell:
rsidwell Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist
The blurry render is almost certainly caused by the large Filter Radius. I tend to shoot for about 0.5, making it a bit smaller (0.3 or 0.4) if I want a really sharp image, and a bit larger (0.6 or 0.7) to remove "jaggies" from a lot of straight diagonal lines. The larger the Filter Radius, the blurrier the render.

Oversampling can also help with jaggies, but it also increases the memory and render time, so there is a tradeoff.

Density of 40,000 is probably a bit overkill for this particular fractal, and is probably why the render took so long. A density that high is needed for some fractals, but probably not for this one. I may be wrong, but try rendering it with density 1000 and see how it looks. Watch for speckled areas, especially in the "distant" areas (like the smallest gears and the ends of the epispiral arms in this one). Compare it with a render with much higher density and see what differences you can see.
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:iconmarthig:
marthig Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't find words really to tell you how grateful I am for that most clear and useful explanation. I could never understand those relations (filter radius/density and oversample) This is gold for me thank you :worship: :D :glomp:
I will try rendering it as you suggest and see what happens. :dance:
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:iconapomaker:
apomaker Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like the soft outline to this design, well done!
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:iconmarthig:
marthig Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :hug: also for the :+fav: I wish the soft outline could have been intentional :( :no: :sniff:
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:iconhippievan57:
HippieVan57 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
amazing work!
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:iconmarthig:
marthig Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much Jeff, and for the :+fav: too :icongiantlovehug:
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:icongerda1946:
Gerda1946 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very very nice one Martha! Good luck!
And thanks for putting my entry in your comments :hug:
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:iconmarthig:
marthig Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you Gerda, also for the :+fav: :iconheartglompplz: :whisper: (let's hope that if it gets a DD you will also get more views as it happened last time :icongigglesplz: )
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:icongerda1946:
Gerda1946 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OK lets go for it Martha! :hug:
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:iconmarthig:
marthig Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OK let's try it :giggle: --too soon for another though :D :nod:
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:icongerda1946:
Gerda1946 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
When mine get a DD you will be in the comments :D
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:iconmarthig:
marthig Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OK then :highfive::iconhugfiveplz:
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:iconcrazygardener:
crazygardener Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
Cool!!
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:iconmarthig:
marthig Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :iconttaatts:
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:iconcrazygardener:
crazygardener Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
your welcome
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:icondavincipoppalag:
davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
outstanding!
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:iconmarthig:
marthig Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you Dave :iconheartglompplz:
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:icondavincipoppalag:
davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug:
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:iconfraterchaos:
fraterchaos Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow, very beautiful work :)
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:iconmarthig:
marthig Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you my friend :hug: :hear:
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:iconfraterchaos:
fraterchaos Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very welcome :)

:huggle:
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:iconmarthig:
marthig Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:heart: <-- was missing a "t" in my previous comment :giggle:
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:iconfraterchaos:
fraterchaos Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ah, ok, I wondered about that :)
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:iconmarthig:
marthig Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconeufrosis: :D
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:iconfraterchaos:
fraterchaos Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:)
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