Fractal Architect 3D

Developer: Centcom

Current Version: 3.2.5

Last Updated: 3 years ago

Download Size: 53.3 MB - Download


Fractal Architect 3D is the — NEW — 3rd generation Fractal Architect 2D & 3D flame fractal editor.

What it Makes ——————————
2D and 3D Flame fractal images of great beauty, endless unique textures, video animation material.
Great works of art can be easily created. Huge image diversity - all are unique.
Flowing video animations can be easily made that can be incorporated into your own movies.

Powerful, Fast, Easy ——————————
Fractal Architect 3D is the most comprehensive and powerful flame fractal editor on any platform: Mac or PC.
On a recent Mac with a powerful Nvidia or ATI GPU, you will enjoy the huge rendering speed boost from Fractal Architect’s OpenCL rendering engine.

Learn More ——————————
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Support Note:
◆ OpenCL Rendering on the CPU is supported on all Macs that are OpenCL capable.
◆ OpenCL rendering on the GPU requires a discrete ATI or Nvidia GPU in Macs from 2015 to 2011.
◆ GPU rendering on an Intel Iris GPU and certain Macs (2010 and earlier models) are not supported due to known bugs in the OpenCL compiler in Mavericks/Yosemite.

Powerful 2D and 3D Variation Sets ——————————
◆ 330 variation types (up from 98 in FA 2) - 284 2D types, 82 3D types, and 15 Direct color types
◆ Easy to make, easy to switch between
◆ Can render files from any variation set - no need to shut down app and move DLL’s
◆ Variation source repository included - no hunting all over the Internet for Apophysis DLL’s
◆ Full Variation source code include- - licensed under GPL3
◆ Automatic switching between 2D and 3D fractals
◆ Full Xaos and Linked transform support throughout app

Many Tools Included ——————————
◆ Random generation - easy starting point for creating new fractals - lots of Creative control
◆ Variants creator - wow so fast and so unpredictable
◆ Traditional Triangle (Transform) Editor - Hint: check out its Quick-Spin interpolation & video clip animation features
◆ Color Gradient Editor - which colors makes your fractal come alive?
◆ Preview Home Base - point of departure to other editors - adjust the fractal orientation, position, aspect ratio

Render to a Single Image Features ——————————
◆ Render to PNG, JPEG, TIFF, JPEG 2000, BMP, or EXR image file formats
◆ State of the Art seamless tiling makes it possible to create giant images - NO image size limitation
◆ Continuous and/or Incremental Rendering option allowing you to add extra quality to image renders
◆ Rendering state can be saved to a file, so you can pause & resume at any time.
◆ Full OpenCL support for rendering on either CPU and GPU - all rendering features supported on GPU

Create Images, PDF Folios, Image File Sequences, or Quicktime Movies ——————————
◆ Keyframes - create collections of your favorite fractals or use them to create video animations
◆ Video Animation - create looping/morphing video animation from multiple keyframes
◆ Render Direct to Video as well as Image File Batch Rendering
◆ PDF Folio creation from keyframe collections.

Find Your Fractals in the Future ——————————
◆ Finder support - automatic fractal file thumbnails
◆ Finder Quicklook - Quicklook can show either a single large image, a PDF Folio, or a Video animation for a fractal file

Frequent App Updates ——————————
Many more variation types to come.
Fractal Architect 2 has had 4 major updates (with many new features) and 9 bug fix updates.

Complete user documentation (170+ pages with many tutorials).

Note: Fractal Architect 3D is not a free update for prior customers of Fractal Architect 2.


Release Notes:

Fractal Preview window now uses same colorspace as Render to Image File output
Preview window's color saturation should now match rendered Image files
Added ability to read future Fractal Architect 4's file format changes


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 3.1.0
Review by Sigma-I

Simply Beautiful! - Fractal Architect was one of the best fractal apps for Mac … FA3D is even more wonderful. A host of new features and settings yielding breath-taking fractal images. If you like fractals, you MUST get this app. I really enjoy using this FA3D, it's really hard to walk away from it … I just want to "roll the dice" just one more time … again … and again … Great job guys!!! Suggestions: •3D camera settings could be easier to access (since they're used so often) •It would be awesome if Cross Breeder had more than just 2 keyframes •Motion Blur could be off by default and activated when needed. •Pitch, Yaw, etc. were as easily animatable as regular rotation

Found helpful by 3 out of 3 people
Version 3.1.1
Review by Magic Turtle Bird

I can’t use it. - This app crashes on startup. I’m using a 15in macbook pro with a AMD Radeon HD 6750M 1024 MB. Fractal Architect 2 was a great application so I have high hopes for this one, but with a $50 price tag this needs to be fixed. I will change my rating after the fix. Update: the crash happens while compiling for gpu. It works if you use the cpu. The issue persists in 3.1.1

Found helpful by 3 out of 3 people