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.
MB3D has a devoted following of users worldwide, with on-line communities on Deviant Art and Facebook, where artists share their creations, as well as fractal formulas and software tips. The software is more user-friendly than most 3D fractal applications, and a number of tutorials are available on line. It is designed for a Windows environment. To use Mandelbulb 3D in a Mac environment, you will need to use a Windows emulator such as Wine (free) or Parallels (purchase)
Download Mandelbulb3D V1.99.33 (Windows) here current as of 4/2020 – Developed by Andreas Maschke
- All recent versions of Mandelbulb3D released by Andreas Maschke as well as features, news, and support can be found here.
Mandelbulb 3D version 1.9.1 (Windows) here originally posted 3/2016
Mandelbulb 3D version 1.8.9 (Windows) here originally posted 5/2014