How do challenges work and how can I participate?
Can I help promoting the challenges in some way?
What if I have an idea for a future challenge?
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!
Special thanks to:
- Gerda1946, for featuring the challenges in her journal;
- caffe1neadd1ct, for having promoted the challenges in FractalDreams' blog;
- LithMyathar, for featuring the challenges in her journal and suggesting many challenges to do - which you will soon see;
- All the other users I might have missed: I'm sorry I don't have time to check everyone's journal, but in case you did help me and I have forgotten you, I'm sorry. You have the whole of my gratitude!
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 February 2011 challenge, themed "Flower Power", and the deviations I've picked as the winners!
(Please note: do not feel offended if you're not in the top three. Winners are chosen basing on their way of representing the challenge theme, and I always try to be as impartial as possible while judging.)
First place goes to LithMyathar with:
Bright colours, warm tones, suns and butterflies. What else could a hippy possibly ask for? This fractal has it all: their optimist spirit, their carelessness (in a good way), and also their nowadays-old-fashioned kind of dresses, whose pattern can be seen with the background textures - which is very close to fabric.
Second place goes to George13 with:
The very image of the flower children, with a wonderful Let the sunshine mood! This fractal is gorgeously happy, and shows the optimistic side of the hippy movement perfectly. This deviant also offered his params, so feel free to take a look at his work and don't forget to credit him if you use them!
Third place goes to Drummerboy08 with:
The peculiar colour choice, paired with the distorted, nightmare-like petals, suggest a real cannabis trip. Another side of the hippies has been pictured with great ability here - just look at the picture the deviant linked in the deviation's description, and you'll see just how close he got to a real cannabis leaf's shape.
I must admit it was very difficult to pick the winners. There were so many other entries I'd have loved to feature! Here are all the other entries for this challenge, which I really recommend you to see: each one has its own beauty.
We're done for February. On to March!
Ultra Fractal monthly challenges Redux
Challenge #02: March 2011
March's challenge will be a Formula challenge - its title being Sine-Mod_III!
Our purpose this month is to create a fractal using ONLY the Sine-Mod_III formula, found in tma.ucl, as a colouring formula; you may use any fractal formula and/or mapping formula you wish, as of the rest, but all layers should be coloured with Sine-Mod_III. LithMyathar, this challenge's suggester, kindly offered her example parameters for sharing, and I have uploaded them here. It's up to you whether you use them or not, but remember to credit her if you do.
For this challenge, you can either make a tweak of her parameters or create a fractal on your own, from scratch. What we want to see is your creativity in using the formula. Bring us a brand new way of seeing the modified sine function, originality will be greatly prized in this competition!
Remember: to enter the challenge, post your deviation's link and thumb in a comment of this journal.
This challenge's deadline is March 31st. Ready, set, GO!!!