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I didn't think I needed one of these, because I trusted the fractal art community to be a little more decent, and it saddens me that I have to make this post now.

It has come to my attention that some of my parameters have been used by an artist who claims it was all 100% from-scratch Apo work, not based on anyone else's, when it's obvious that it's really a tweak. I know it's naive to feel this way, how I can't believe someone would do that, but I can't help it, and I recognize now that it would be in my favor to actually write up what I am and am not okay with. I thought it was common sense. I was wrong. So now, to be perfectly clear:

I DO want you to use my parameters. Study them, tweak them, make them into something new and unique, and LEARN from them. When I was learning Apophysis, I always found it frustrating that there were so many beautiful styles out there and no instructions on how to do it, and as such, I will always share my parameters on principle, just as I wished so many other Apophysis artists had done when I was new. I want to help other artists grow and the best way to do that in my eyes is to post parameters for everything.

I like credit, and it's the nice thing to do, but I recognize that people can forget and it is NOT the end of the world if you don't directly credit me in your artist's comments on images that contain parameters derived from my work. However, if you are directly asked if something you make is based on my parameters, then for heaven's sake, tell the truth! There is no shame in saying "Yes, this is a tweak" after the fact, and it reflects much better on you as an artist than claiming you figured it all out by yourself when the elements taken have already been recognized. If you kept drawing a character named 'Mona' with long, black hair, black Renaissance clothes, no eyebrows, and a mischievous smile, there's not a person in the world who would believe there's no Da Vinci in there. Fractal elements can be just as recongizable and you will gain no more respect than the Mona-draw-er for claiming it's all you when you tweak and say you didn't. Just tell the truth, that's all I ask.

I like to see tweaks of my work. In fact, I favorite them more often than not. For this reason, and it's not mandatory, tell me if you tweak! A comment on the artwork itself is great. I really want to see what you do, that's all.

DO ask me before using any of my rendered images, or unaltered parameters, for any purpose other than tweaking and creating a whole new image or purely personal use. If you want to use an image as wallpaper for your device/desktop, in its natural state or recolored, that's fine, go ahead, you have my permission. Likewise, you don't need to ask permission to use my parameters for learning or constructive purposes (read: actual tweaking that goes beyond the minimal, as described here by C-91 -… ). Please ask permission for the following:
1. Usage of my fractals as components in photomanipulation or as a texture for a 3D model (I will probably say yes).
2. Uploading an unaltered, recolored, re-rendered, or minimally altered (e.g. changing the fX but nothing else, or cropping for use as a device wallpaper) version of one of my fractals to any part of the Internet. This includes using it as a background for your own personal blog, page, Facebook header, etc.
3. Uploading a script based on one of my fractals.

You do not need to ask if you want to share one of my fractals with your friends on some other site. If I didn't want people to see my art I wouldn't put it on the Internet. However, there is no need to re-upload anywhere, and please don't do it without asking; just share the link.

I don't want to take my parameters down, because I recognize that the majority of people who use them will be good about using them for their intended educational and constructive purpose. Please treat them, and me, with respect, as fractals are not just pictures made by a computer when a user presses a button, and I spent a lot of time and effort getting to the level of skill I am at today.


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I like superheroes.


Laserbloom by plangkye
I'm getting better at this whole 3D bloom thing maybe

Apo, Photoshop

<flame name="Bloom3D1" version="Apophysis 7x" size="1920 1125" center="-0.116793844134251 -0.651712836229608" scale="1045.5584375" cam_pitch="0.523598775598299" oversample="1" filter="0.2" quality="5" background="0.125490196078431 0 0.125490196078431" brightness="20" gamma="4" vibrancy="1.3" gamma_threshold="0.085" estimator_radius="9" estimator_minimum="0" estimator_curve="0.4" enable_de="0" plugins="" new_linear="1" curves="0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0.328125 0.414893617021277 1 0.859375 0.51063829787234 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0.503125 0.25531914893617 1 0.8 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0.490625 0.297872340425532 1 0.7 0.946808510638298 1 1 1 1" >
  <xform weight="0.5" color="0" crackle="0.396" coefs="1 0 0 1 0 0" crackle_cellsize="0.31" crackle_power="0" crackle_distort="0.5" crackle_scale="0.115" crackle_z="0" chaos="0 1 0 0 " opacity="0" />
  <xform weight="0.5" color="0" symmetry="1" linear="1" radial_blur="0.87" coefs="0.260016 -0.670378 0.670378 0.260016 -0.017237 -0.199192" radial_blur_angle="0.747" chaos="1 0 " opacity="0" />
  <xform weight="0.5" color="1" linear="1" coefs="0.171257 0.748061 -0.748061 0.171257 0 0" chaos="1 0 " opacity="1" />
  <xform weight="10" color="0.226" symmetry="0.5" linear="0.76" spherical="0.093" ztranslate="0.465" zcone="0.001" cross="0.009" butterfly="0.325" coefs="-1.05886 0.917355 -0.917355 -1.058865 -0.17083 -0.824438" chaos="1 0 0 " opacity="1" />
  <finalxform color="0" symmetry="1" zscale="0.325" zcone="-0.001" julia3D="1" pre_crop="1" coefs="1 0 0 1 0 0" julia3D_power="-2" pre_crop_left="-500" pre_crop_top="-500" pre_crop_right="500" pre_crop_bottom="500" pre_crop_scatter_area="0.949" pre_crop_zero="0" />
  <palette count="256" format="RGB">
Sky of Blue and Sea of Green by plangkye
Sky of Blue and Sea of Green
Just a gnarl... apo and chaotica

<flame name="SkyBlueSeaGreen1" version="Apophysis 7x" size="1920 1125" center="0.0653390750204546 2.04399471049678" scale="249.6" oversample="1" filter="0.2" quality="25" background="0 0 0.250980392156863" brightness="40" gamma="4.04" gamma_threshold="0.17" estimator_radius="9" estimator_minimum="0" estimator_curve="0.4" enable_de="0" plugins="" new_linear="1" curves="0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1" >
  <xform weight="0.593" color="1" symmetry="0.579" spherical="1" blur="1" coefs="0.015625 0 0 0.015625 0 0" chaos="0 1 0 1 0 " opacity="1" />
  <xform weight="70" color="0" symmetry="0.997" linear="0.983745" flatten="1" eyefish="0.202" pdj="0.292564" coefs="-0.296529 0.923444 -0.907724 -0.310371 -0.330944 5.031156" pdj_a="-1.355" pdj_b="0.368" pdj_c="-0.575" pdj_d="-0.342" opacity="1" />
  <xform weight="0.593" color="0.151" symmetry="0.2" gaussian_blur="1.978" blur_circle="1.318" coefs="0.015625 0 0 0.015625 0 0" chaos="0 1 0 1 0 " opacity="1" />
  <xform weight="0.5" color="1" symmetry="0.9" flatten="1" eyefish="0.202" pdj="0.118564" stripes="1.184" coefs="-0.296529 0.923444 -0.907724 -0.310371 -0.330944 5.031156" pdj_a="-1.355" pdj_b="0.368" pdj_c="-0.575" pdj_d="-0.342" stripes_space="0.14" stripes_warp="0" opacity="1" />
  <xform weight="0.593" color="0.151" symmetry="0.2" crackle="2" coefs="1 0 0 1 0 0" crackle_cellsize="1" crackle_power="0" crackle_distort="1" crackle_scale="0" crackle_z="0" chaos="0 1 0 1 0 " opacity="1" />
  <finalxform color="0" symmetry="1" polar2="4.023" coefs="-0.009638 -0.999954 0.999954 -0.009638 0.464719 -2.153196" />
  <palette count="256" format="RGB">
Cat butt by plangkye
Cat butt
No character is complete until you know what they look like when they woke up seconds ago, so here's Eddie (and Beldam) first thing in the morning.
Runaway Spells by plangkye
Runaway Spells
Things I Wish Happened #34341.

I can't remember if the Night Ward made it out of beta before City of Heroes shut down, but it had some very fun arcs that I'd have loved to run with groups on Edmund. This was one of the new enemy groups, the Animus Arcana, comprising spells that had escaped their casters' bindings and begun to act autonomously. I remember them being very chatty about things relating to their magical nature, e.g. the little healing spells that LOVED EVERYONE AND YAY NEW FRIENDS while spamming Empathy powers on players and enemy critters totally indiscriminately.

I really hope this game can come back someday.

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PJToon75 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Wow. This guy makes my snail characters look like rejects from Harry Potter. But, I digress, It's a neat looking character. Nice job.
plangkye Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Did you mean to put this as a comment on… <--that? If so thanks :D
katdesignstudio Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Student Interface Designer
Love your fractal Spin 3: The Spinnining by plangkye and had to tweak the params as you were so generous as to provide them. I came up with Damascus Steel Weave by katdesignstudio . Thank you so much for your generosity in sharing your params.
cricketumpire Featured By Owner May 27, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer

:lol:    Whilst rules were broken during the filming of "Rebel without a cause..." no pigeons were arrested. However if we obey all the rules - we miss all the fun  :lol:
Happy it made you smile Hilary   :lol:   Please do keep on watching???
Apologies for late reply but it's been an amazing response to this submission :ashamed:

frankiepig2003 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015
I'm throwing a new art contest for my superheroines Fury and Justice Girl!  I'd love you to be a part of it.…
Razor440 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015
Can you do Top Gear stuff again? that was some good stuff.
fanficbug Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, thank you so much for putting up params for people to learn from and tweak! That is very generous of you, and I'm sorry that some people were acting in bad faith. I hope you've been able to enjoy the more honest offerings given by artists who have used your stuff!
plangkye Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I have :) This is why I have continued posting params, and not taken old ones down!
katdesignstudio Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Student Interface Designer
I also created "Through The Eye Of Horus" Through the Eye of Horus by katdesignstudio  from "Featherfest" Featherfest by plangkye.
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