Hal Tenny is a master Mandelbulb 3D technician with an amazing eye for color and composition. His evocative, sci-fi images push the boundaries of fractal art.
We’ve compiled a selection of Mandelbulb 3D tutorials that will help you get started in MB3D, understand fractal generation and the rendering environment, use effects like image map and volumetric light, and even prepare files for 3D printing. Many thanks to the intrepid artists who have taken the time to put together these instructional materials. If you have a tutorial we should add, please leave a comment below. Web-Based Tutorials INTRO: Using Mandelbulb 3D, MB3D tutorial by Hal Tenny Cutting and Rotation, MB3D tutorial by Hal Tenny The Tuberville Fractal, MB3D tutorial by Hal Tenny Volumetric Lights, MB3D tutorial by Hal Tenny INTRO: Mandelbulb 3D for Beginners, MB3D tutorial by Jody Lawrence
Mandelbulb 3D is a free software application created for 3D fractal imaging. Developed by Jesse and a group of Fractal Forums contributors, based on Daniel White and Paul Nylander’s Mandelbulb work, MB3D formulates dozens of nonlinear equations into an amazing range of fractal objects. The 3D rendering environment includes lighting, color, specularity, depth-of-field, shadow- and glow- effects; allowing the user fine control over the imaging effects. After several years of dormancy, Andreas Maschke has begun updating Mandelbulb3D and releasing new versions. Andreas is the software developer behind the popular flame fractal program JWildfire.
Artist profile and image gallery. Generative art created with Mandelbulb 3D and Mandelbulber, 3D fractal art by Matthew Haggett.