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Apophysis and Fractal Community News!
New Gallery Director!
Hooray! Our little community now has a gallery director. Let's give a warm welcome to the very busy `lyastri!! First a community member and then an #Apophysis admin, now `lyastri is also choosing our Daily Deviations and cleaning up miscats from our gallery. Please let her know how grateful we are, both with a "Hi" on her page and by suggesting DD's or reporting miscategorizations.
Many of you will have noticed that the new Apophysis 2.06 comes with the plugin function for adding custom variations. This means, if you want to make a brand new variation, you don't have to build a whole new Apophysis to do it! Here are some plugins for general use:
Some old favorites and some new fun!
Pie Plugin at ~utak3r's website.
Variations found in the old Z+ version, and some new things as well.
Mandelbrot Set plugins, for making that traditional Mandelbrot shape.
Finally, everything you need to make your own Plugins to share with the world!
New Fractal Community Chatroom!
A big thank you to lolly and $Moonbeam13 for recognizing a need to bring users of all fractal programs together in one chatroom. Drop by #FantasticallyFractal to speak with members of the fractal community. We're there for fun, to mingle, and to answer questions about just what is fractal art!
New Fractal Resources Gallery!
We've had a Resources-->Tutorials-->Digita lArt-->Fractal
Art category for awhile, now, but we never had a specific place to put non-tutorial resources. Thanks to lolly and $Moonbeam13 for giving us a Resources-->Fractal Resources gallery. This is terrific news for those who make plugins, gradients, scripts and flamepacks...no longer are you relegated to miscellanious! It will also make it easier for us to put links in our resource journal.
Fractal Calendar Contest!
~HLGEM is holding another fractal calendar contest, like her successful contest last year. See her journal or the #Apophysis journal on the subject for more info. She is looking for judges, note her about it if you feel up to judging.
Weekly Theme Challenge Winners!
Hang onto your hats! We've missed quite a few editions of AA and now have tons and tons of WTC's to show off!
Weekly Theme Challenge #C6H2(NO2)3CH3
Weekly Theme Challenge #NoSmellum
Weekly Theme Challenge #Touch Me
Weekly Theme Challenge #1..2..1, 2, 3 4
Weekly Theme Challenge #2440
and :thumb60065199: by ~dana-martinez
Weekly Theme Challenge #No Number