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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 November 2013 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
The complexity of this fractal is remarkable, and in some ways akin to that of a mandala (although the shape is circular). The details extend well beyond what the naked eye can see, and the multiple symmetries displayed catch the viewer's eye even more.
There was only one entry for the Theme challenge
, which is obviously the winner, and it is by ~adrymeijer
, called Nostalgic Jar
Ancient in both shapes and colour, this jar - it does indeed look a lot like one! - exhibits perfect symmetry and evokes memories and traditions from a distant past.
The winner of the Style challenge
Minimalistic to the bone, sporting only greyscale tones and extremely basic shapes, this artwork almost doesn't seem to be a fractal at all! It captures the spirit of the challenge wonderfully, and even displays a nice play on light and shadow.
The winner of the Other challenge
A delightfully psychedelic mix of colours and shapes: this fractal demonstrates that the unlikely pairing made by classic gnarls and the Laris Julia formula works surprisingly well. The picture is both captivating and hypnotic.
All other entrants deserve a feature just the same, so here they are for you to see!
We're done for November. On to December!
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Challenge #35: December 2013
December's Formula challenge
will be the No Traps challenge
Instead of using a specific formula, this time the challenge rules envision NOT using ANY formula with "Trap" or "Traps" in its name, whether it's a fractal formula or coloring algorithm, or even mapping. You may, however, use any of the other formulas. No other restrictions!
December's Theme challenge
will be the Christmas challenge
As Christmas is approaching, it was but appropriate to dedicate one of our challenges to the festivity in itself. Make a fractal that represents Christmas, whether in a religious way or not: you can represent stockings, presents, mistletoe, or even delicious food if you'd like. Show us your holiday spirit through your own fractal art!
December's Style challenge
will be the Negative challenge
The purpose of this challenge is to produce fractals that look like negatives, such as photographic negatives, in terms of colours and shades. They don't HAVE to be dark, so long as the "negative feeling" is still given. Tip: the Difference and Subtraction layer merging modes may be useful for this challenge, but their usage is not mandatory.
December's Other challenge
will be the Image Import challenge
All works entering this challenge must prominently feature an imported image. A variety of algorithms allows to do this, for example: Image Nibble and Image Fractal in jos.ucl, Image Tiler in mmf5.ucl, Image Traps and Image Tiles in reb5.ucl, just to name a few. If you choose an image that isn't yours, be sure to give credit in the deviation description. Don't forget to make it so that the fractal structure is still recognisable - the picture should be prominent, but not too much!
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 December 31st, 2013
. Ready, set, GO!!!
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