[fern fractal is an example from www.dangries.com]

Judging by the avatar photos I see around Brilliant, there must be other people on here that share my fascination with with recursive self-similarity, so I thought I would show off this online fractal maker I just found.

What I like about this applet in particular is the extremely tasteful subdued tones that it plots my fractals in. I think it's the graphic design that really makes this fractal maker gratifying.

Read the instructions if you get lost. The easiest way to start out is to view the "examples" and start experimenting with how tweaking little things about the examples results in crazy changes.

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This looks like a crown! – Mohamed Abdelaaty · 2 years, 10 months ago

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– Calvin Lin Staff · 2 years, 10 months ago

It looks like a mountain of Christmas trees to me :)Log in to reply

– Peter Taylor Staff · 2 years, 10 months ago

It's lovely!Log in to reply

I made this one:

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I don't know what it is...but my brain sort of wants it be a crazy wig. – Peter Taylor Staff · 2 years, 10 months ago

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What a wonderful tool! Thanks for sharing! – Mira B · 2 years, 10 months ago

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How do you get the photo to be in the post? I can't see how to do it in the formatting guide. – Cole Coupland · 2 years, 10 months ago

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For instance in this note

The code behind the image looks like this

Also, it always seems to work out better if you use https in the link instead of http. Simply edit the link after you paste it over from imgur. – Peter Taylor Staff · 2 years, 10 months ago

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– Peter Taylor Staff · 2 years, 10 months ago

Woohoo! I'd put that on my wall.Log in to reply

– Cole Coupland · 2 years, 10 months ago

Good idea! Thanks for the technical help.Log in to reply

– Peter Taylor Staff · 2 years, 10 months ago

No problem. We'll either make putting images in easier or put better directions in the formatting guide soon.Log in to reply

In addition, if anyone is looking for a simpler, albeit less powerful, fractal maker, I'd highly recommend Fractalina. Very easy to learn and fun to use, and can ease someone into how fractal-makers work. – Sotiri Komissopoulos · 2 years, 10 months ago

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– Peter Taylor Staff · 2 years, 10 months ago

That one is definitely easier!Log in to reply