With Valentine’s Day coming soon, here’s a quick tutorial on how you can create a heart-shaped fractal using the open-source program Apophysis (download it for free here).
1. After opening Apophysis, click on the Transform Editor button:
In the Transform Editor, click on the New Blank Flame button:
The Transform Editor window should look like this:
That red triangle you see is called a transform, and we can create all kinds of different effects by changing the values of the Variations. The window in the upper right lets us see a preview of our fractal.
2. In the Variation pane, set the linear value to 0 and the blur value to 0.5. The color of your fractal in the preview window may be different than the one below, and that is fine:
3. Add another transform on top of Transform 1 by clicking the “Adds a new triangle”…
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