I'm very pleased to announce the release of Ultra Fractal 6.03 for Windows and macOS today. In addition to bug fixes and small improvements, this update adds full support for Dark Mode on macOS 10.14 (Mojave) and beyond. The update is free for existing version 6 users.

Download here:
https://www.ultrafractal.com/download/

Here are the release notes with a full list of changes:
https
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recent by rsidwell  ·  Sep 19 '20 at 7:35 pm
Hello,

I'm pretty sure this isn't intentional. The anti-aliasing in the working window has become noticeably worse in the latest version, to the point that I had to double check whether it was active at all. Here's an example comparison:
It's even more obvious with the default image, but i haven't saved a copy of that from the older version.

Best regards,
Phillip


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Phillip posted Sep 1 '20 at 12:02 pm
Hello,

I was about to explore the Mandelbrot set when I ran into a glitch while rendering. It looks exactly like the kind of artifact I get when periodicity checking fails. I can usually just turn it of, but this was using perturbation (precise).

Here's an image:


The problem occurs only in one of the two layers (the one that uses Triangle Inequality Average)

Parameters:

gl
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recent by Frederik Slijkerman  ·  Sep 4 '20 at 7:53 pm
Hello,

I recently worked on a few relatively slow rendering fractals and I frequently run into previews that take serveral minutes to render. However, I can already see what I want and I would like to use the explorer to change parameters. I know I can turn off AA and/or change the size of the image too.

It would be awesome if we had a button to pause the automatic rendering of the previe
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recent by Phillip  ·  Sep 4 '20 at 7:09 pm
physicist posted Aug 31 '20 at 5:22 pm
It turns out that some combinations of formulas don't render properly unless Periodicity Checking is Off.

A word to the wise ...

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JVYV posted Aug 31 '20 at 5:09 pm
Hi All,

There were six fractals last month.

You can find them and the older collections at the cloud of Microsoft:
https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=2AB35EAF574CA6CE!1034&authkey=!ALIZio6ZmgV1aAo&ithint=folder%2ctxt

Greetings from Belgium,

Jan Vyvey

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physicist posted Aug 29 '20 at 7:33 pm
Example 2 also uses Power as the Initial Formula, but Two Formulas as the Main Formula. Formula #1 is a J-type Lambda, and Formula #2 is an M-type Lambda. Bailout is Divergence. Different bailout types give different results.
SwitchComboExample2 {
::hBTayin2ti1SPOqRQ47j08fAxpkD2muA6G2IuszOZlWtRKSTOlLWthG7eDvE0emx7v+U8GM4
xGncymqqv6V3fFdTYO3Xxj+0jPoppkqIhn+LvJV+HeKNeX6zvzjziEgu2b
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recent by physicist  ·  Aug 30 '20 at 5:06 pm
physicist posted Aug 24 '20 at 3:30 pm
My default upr uses SwitchComboFormula in jlb.ufm plus JLB_SwitchFormula, JLB_SwitchCombo, and JLB_MandelbrotSFormula in jlb.ulb. I had a typo in the Mandelbrot,
default = 1"
in a parameter block. When starting up UF, I got a large number of confusing and not helpful error messages, as in the screen shot below.

When the (blank) fractal loaded, I clicked on the top line, SwitchCombo
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recent by Frederik Slijkerman  ·  Aug 26 '20 at 7:28 pm
I've been a longtime user of Photoshop and other graphics applications, but not spent much time creating fractals. I've looked at hundreds of fractals and there is one style in particular I really like and would be happy to create in a variety of ways. I think it's referred to as chaotic bundle or chaotic thread, but I may be mistaken regarding this. What I need help with is the steps in UF to cr
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recent by Eduardo_B  ·  Aug 18 '20 at 5:19 pm
gerrit posted Aug 2 '20 at 7:26 pm
This .upr runs in a few seconds at 640X360.
On 6.02 it takes about 3 hours at 19200X10800 (no AA).
On 4.03 it takes about 10 mins at 19200X10800 (no AA).

dot25 {
fractal:
title="dot25" width=640 height=360 layers=1
credits=""
layer:
caption="Background" opacity=100 method=multipass
mapping:
center=0/0 magn=1.3
formula:
maxiter=1000000000 filename="Standard.ufm" entry="FastJuli
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recent by JVYV  ·  Aug 3 '20 at 7:55 pm
JVYV posted Aug 2 '20 at 1:56 pm
Hi All,

There were five fractals last month.

You can find them and the older collections at the cloud of Microsoft:
https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=2AB35EAF574CA6CE!1034&authkey=!ALIZio6ZmgV1aAo&ithint=folder%2ctxt

Greetings from Belgium,

Jan Vyvey

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Phillip posted Jul 25 '20 at 7:44 pm
Hello!

I have been lurking here for quite a while, with only the occasional post, but over the years I have spent lots of hours in UF, and I enjoy it a lot. What got me into UF originally, was the fact that I can write my own formulas, which I have repeatedly done.

Just last week I tried a way of combining the Mandelbrot Set (nice shapes, but nothing new at this point) and the Burning Shi
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recent by JVYV  ·  Jul 27 '20 at 10:42 am
Phillip posted Jul 14 '20 at 1:27 pm
Hello,

This might be a dumb question, but I wasn't able to figure out where I can share parameters or formulas or other stuff, such that they make it into the public collections. Where do I upload or send them?

Best regards,
Phillip

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recent by Phillip  ·  Jul 16 '20 at 8:14 pm
KathyR posted Jun 23 '20 at 10:53 pm
Why do I get this blurred distorted coloring? An inverse julia zoom:

MandelbrotJuliaZoomIncorrectColoring {
fractal:
title="Mandelbrot Julia zoom incorrect coloring" width=800
height=600 layers=1 credits="Kathy;6/23/2020"
layer:
caption="Background" opacity=100
mapping:
center=0.000993846291914812695705/0.000381483804274999567745
magn=1.2142773E10
formula:
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recent by Phillip  ·  Jul 14 '20 at 1:13 pm
JVYV posted Jul 1 '20 at 11:57 am
Hi All,

There was one fractal last month.

You can find him and the older collections at the cloud of Microsoft:
https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=2AB35EAF574CA6CE!1034&authkey=!ALIZio6ZmgV1aAo&ithint=folder%2ctxt

Greetings from Belgium,

Jan Vyvey

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KathyR posted Jun 11 '20 at 11:10 pm
A favorite coloring of mine in XaoS Fractal Zoomer is one called Biomorph. It changes shape depending on the bailout used. A low bailout such as 8 gives a stubby wider shape and a high bailout results in a more pointed, spike shape. See the pics here. Is there anything similar to this in Ultra Fractal? Jam2.ucl has biomorph and Outside Options under Fractint (Compatibility folder) also has bi
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physicist posted May 31 '20 at 1:46 pm
I've wanted to be able to add a vignette (a darkening of the corners and edges) to a fractal as is common in photo editing software, so finally I wrote one. It's Vignette in jlb.ucl.

It's a direct coloring, producing a layer with white at the center and grays to black at the edges. It is meant to be used as a top layer, with Multiply. Here are the parameters:

radius: inside this radius, t
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recent by physicist  ·  Jun 11 '20 at 12:40 am
JVYV posted Jun 2 '20 at 1:00 pm
Hi All,

There was one fractal last month.

You can find him and the older collections at the cloud of Microsoft:
https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=2AB35EAF574CA6CE!1034&authkey=!ALIZio6ZmgV1aAo&ithint=folder%2ctxt

Greetings from Belgium,

Jan Vyvey

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physicist posted May 15 '20 at 7:42 pm
In the default section of a formula, I would like to be able to do the commented line below but the compiler does not allow it:

int param n1
min=1
endparam
int param n2
min=1
max=@n1 ; compiler says invalid setting
endparam

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recent by physicist  ·  May 22 '20 at 4:21 pm
physicist posted May 16 '20 at 6:49 pm
I've added a revised version of QuadMirror to jlb.ulb. QuadMirror2 is a transform that takes a rectangular block from a fractal layer and tiles the fractal evenly with the block, mirroring it both horizontally and vertically.

The user specifies the number of blocks in each direction, the center of the original block, and where the original block goes (unmirrored). Because of the mirroring, t
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recent by Liesbeth Quak  ·  May 20 '20 at 1:48 pm
gerrit posted Jun 18 '19 at 2:01 am
Rendering animations to png image sequence usually has several unfinished images. This also happens often when just editing a fractal. Refreshing zoom then gets rid of it.
Typical example included.


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recent by gerrit  ·  May 7 '20 at 7:21 am
JVYV posted Feb 3 '20 at 5:06 pm
Hi All,

There were two fractals last month.

You can find them and the older collections at the cloud of Microsoft:
https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=2AB35EAF574CA6CE!1034&authkey=!ALIZio6ZmgV1aAo&ithint=folder%2ctxt

Greetings from Belgium,

Jan Vyvey

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recent by JVYV  ·  Mar 18 '20 at 4:27 pm
JVYV posted Mar 1 '20 at 3:57 pm
Hi All,

There were two fractals last month.

You can find them and the older collections at the cloud of Microsoft:
https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=2AB35EAF574CA6CE!1034&authkey=!ALIZio6ZmgV1aAo&ithint=folder%2ctxt

Greetings from Belgium,

Jan Vyvey

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Otto Magus posted Feb 9 '20 at 3:15 pm
I've been having problems with what I believe are artifacts. They seem to have some connection with function settings, particularly exp, and cotan, cotanh, tan, tanh, cos, cosh, sin, sinh.

Here's an example from om.ulb, featuring a transform which maps according to various combinations of functions:
artifact1 {
fractal:
title="artifact1" width=1024 height=768 layers=1
credits="Ot
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recent by Otto Magus  ·  Feb 28 '20 at 3:21 pm
Dint posted Feb 25 '20 at 6:31 pm
I am currently on working on creating some fractals and animating them.

I had a question... I tried doing a fractal animation and it takes about 3-4 days to render and then at the end the log says "Error Saving image (error)

Is there another log where I can figure out what the exact error was?

According to the log it took close to 60 hours to finish so I do not want to go through it
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recent by Velvet--Glove  ·  Feb 26 '20 at 11:37 am
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