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You can find all this information and more in the Ultra Fractal challenges FAQ
, which is also part of our very first UF challenge, the one for February 2011.
If you already know the rules, then you're good to go - read on for this month's challenge!Previous editions:
You can find all of the previous challenges in this journal. Please keep in mind that the challenge rules changed after the 26th edition!
Links to ALL UF challenges (updated periodically!)Since the UF challenges are growing in number, instead of linking them all in each new one, I thought I'd make a collection journal for all of them. This will contain all challenges held so far, from the newest (top) to the oldest (bottom), all conveniently thumbed for you! It will also be updated each month so that ALL challenges are reachable from here, even the newer ones. And this journal will of course be linked in every challenge, to keep them all connected
Here we go!
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Now we can go on with the last challenge's results, and then I will introduce this month's challenge to you all.
Here is the March 2014 challenge
, and the deviations I've picked as the winners!(Please note: do not feel offended if your fractals haven't been picked. Winners are chosen basing on their way of representing the challenge theme, and I always try to be as impartial as possible while judging.)
The winner of the Formula challenge
with Mrt14 Hidden Orbits 1
Bright and golden, but also very geometric, this fractal doesn't feel like an Orbit Traps fractal at all. The swift downward progression gives it a dynamic flow, heightened by the bold lighting and the strong texturing used.
The winner of the Theme challenge
with Ghosts are Coming
Strikingly dark, this artwork draws a lot of attention to the seemingly face-shaped silhouettes walking in a queue, next to one another. It conveys a sense of mystery and fear to the viewer - much like seeing a ghost would.
The winner of the Other challenge
with Mossy Green ~ Happy St Patty's Day
A very varied fractal in spite of the strict limitations, which embodies the spirit of St. Patrick's Day very well! The clover-shaped flowers and the dark green background both feel very Irish and natural.
All other entrants deserve a feature just the same, so here they are for you to see!
We're done for March. On to April!
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Challenge #39: April 2014
April's Formula challenge
will be the Sierpinski Showdown challenge
All formulas used for this challenge must contain Sierpinski in their name, whether they are fractal formulas, colouring algorithms, or even mappings. You are not forced to actually make the fractal look like a Sierpinski gasket, although similarity with the structure will be appreciated and prized.
April's Theme challenge
will be the All That Glitters is Gold challenge
The requirement is simple: make a fractal that looks golden, either in colour or shape (or both). You may also add jewels and other similar objects if you wish, but it's not required.
April's Style challenge
will be the Cloned Patterns challenge
For this challenge, you will have to produce a fractal that has a great amount of detail, and in which it can be clearly seen that the smaller scale structures closely resemble the overall structure. An example: many gnarl-based fractals are not obviously self-similar, unless they are zoomed out enough; other fractals, such as gaskets and carpets, exhibit a much more obvious self-similarity pattern.
April's Other challenge
will be the Opposites Attract challenge
Any fractal entering this challenge will have to be clearly divided in two parts, whether with the Diptych mapping (or similar ones) or in other ways. The two halves must be coloured in ways that are exactly opposite - like negatives. For example, if you have bright red flowers on one end, you'll have cyan blue flowers on the other. The work MUST be symmetric (origin symmetry is fine).
Remember: to enter each challenge, post your deviation's link and thumb in a comment of this journal, and specify which challenge you are entering the fractal in. ALSO: PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU LINK THIS NEWS ARTICLE IN THE DEVIATION!
Please spread the word by advertising this news article - we definitely want more participants. The more, the merrier!
This challenge's deadline is April 30th, 2014
. Ready, set, GO!!!
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