Mandelbulber is a software program created to capture images of the Mandelbulb and other 3D fractals.
The fractalforums.com community members who discovered the Mandelbulb also developed two pieces of software for rendering images of it, and its family of complex, chaotic objects: Mandelbulber (Windows, Mac, Linux) and Mandelbulb 3D (Windows, Linux).
Krzysztof Marczak created Mandelbulber. Most of the images on this site, at time of launch, were created using the Mac version of this application.
For those wishing to explore 3D Fractal forms in greater depth, these programs are invaluable.
What is Mandelbulber?
Mandelbulber is an experimental application that helps to make rendering 3D Mandelbrot fractals much more accessible. A few of the supported 3D fractals: Mandelbulb, Mandelbox, BulbBox, JuliaBulb, Menger Sponge, Quaternion, Trigonometric, Hypercomplex, and Iterated Function Systems (IFS). All of these can be combined into infinite variations with the ability to hybridize different formulas together.
Visit Mandelbulber.com to find out about the application, download it, and see some of the amazing images that fractal artists have created using the software.
Mandelbulber: 3D Fractal Explorer