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Fractal geometry is an intriguing branch of mathematics that is often used to model natural shapes and phenomena. There is much to understand about this field, but one important characteristic of fractals is that they are geometrically self-similar, meaning that they have shapes that look the same close up as they do from further away. Some objects in nature that resemble fractals include mountains, branching blood vessels, and clouds.
This section of the site shows an example of how using a shareware demo of a fractal generator can yield a fractal that appears to be 3D. In other cases, a generated fractal surface can be processed in a raster image editor to warp or bulge it into more of a 3D shape.
post-processed fractal images
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