EDIT 07/24/13: OMG, THANKS A LOT TO ^Elandria FOR THE DD!!!
REMEMBER: IT'S A GOOD HABIT TO CREDIT YOUR SOURCES. STATE CLEARLY WHOSE RESOURCE YOU'RE USING. IT'S CORRECT, POLITE AND GRATIFYING.
Tutorial for Apophysis. Minimum knowledge of the software required. Crackle plugin can be found inside The Aposhack Plugin Pack.
In 4 days it'll be a year since I posted my first fractal! What's better than a resource to celebrate it? I got *tatasz's seal of approval. She and ~Tahyon checked it before the release. Thank you!
I had not enough time to make a spellcheck, so if you notice any mistake, you'd be very kind to report it to me (so I can fix it).
If you notice anything wrong and/or want to suggest something, please send me a note and I'll try to fix as long as I can. EDIT: Instead of using pre_rotate_y on xform 2, you can add a linked xform to xform 2 (Xaos tab>Right Click>Add linked transform) with linear and then rotate it freely!
It doesn't work for me. I am using Apophysis 7x ver 14. I get as far as you saying you can see what it's beginning to look like in the preview. All I see are a few little tiny dots. I don't understand why it's not working.
How long do you expect the render time to be? I've had this problem where the time left runs out, but it keeps rendering. I've had it open for about 2 hours now trying not to cancel it incase it really is rendering.
Also another question, how do you get rid of those little white specs in your final renders?
I would estimate the render time to be around an hour with singlethreading and a regular render setup (4 megapixel, oversampling = 2) The white specks can be come by with a higher oversampling setting. Don't forget to set the filter radius too. I suggest OS=2 / FR=1 or OS=4 / FR = 1.5
Please keep in mind that the render time increases when you set higher oversampling. You can counter this with a higher multithreading setting. But keep the amount of CPU cores in your eyesight. If you have a dual-core CPU like Core2Duo (or even an old single core one like Pentium 4), multithreading is not recommended. If you have a quad core like the Core2Quad processor, set it to 2 or 3. If the quad core has hyperthreading (i7) then you can set it to 6 ot 7. Always leave one core free for other stuff like browsing the internet or other programs.
For the first, it always depends on which version you're using, multithreading, variations you chose (aside from the spherical), computer you work on etc... Other questions should be redirected to Xyrus-02, which is more keen than me on technical matters.