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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!
Ultra Fractal monthly Challenges Redux - Vol. 24 by =heavenriver
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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 September 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
with Yin and Yang A 13
This simple, yet effective piece fully captures the essence of the yin and yang symbol: with two contrasting colours, red and green, and the two opposing spiral shapes, it evokes the thin balance between the extremes.
The winner of the Theme challenge
with Fly Free
An astoundingly beautifully crafted, soft pastel rainbow unfolds in the silky shapes of Triangle Inequality Average, alternating between the warm yellows and oranges to the less evident, yet powerful green and blue tints.
The winner of the Style challenge
with Sept13 8-bit
Red, blue and white in a pixel-effect style - this image could have well been part of an old style arcade game! The fragmented, pixellated feel of it is strongly vintage and mildly electric.
The winner of the Other challenge
with Reach Out of the Darkness
The wavy flowers were turned into seemingly radioactive oceanic plants, lying on a rough, bubbly, sandy purple surface. The embossing is very well done, almost realistic, and the texture makes the petals stand out even more.
All other entrants deserve a feature just the same, so here they are for you to see!
We're done for September. On to October!
Ultra Fractal monthly challenges Redux
Challenge #33: October 2013
October's Formula challenge
will be the Aperiodic Tiling challenge
EACH LAYER of any and all fractals entering this challenge MUST be mapped with one of the Aperiodic Tiling mappings, found in sam.uxf. You can choose fractal formula and colouring algorithms (both inside and outside) to your liking, and you may use different mappings if you want, so long as you use at least one mapping per layer.
October's Theme challenge
will be the All You Need Is Love challenge
You will have to create a fractal that represents love - be it romantic love, friendly love, familial love, or any other kind of love you may want to express, no matter the means. Feel free to add a description of why the fractal represents love for you, if you feel like it: it will be much appreciated.
October's Style challenge
will be the Fashion Fabric challenge
In this challenge, you will aim to craft a fractal that would look good on a dress. That's right! Make an effort to create a pattern that you'd actually like to wear. There are no specific restrictions, so let your imagination flow free and guide you!
October's Other challenge
will be the Not Quite The Same challenge
You may enter fractals of any number of layers in this challenge; however, only ONE parameter can be different between two adjacent layers
. This means that, if you add a layer on top of another layer, and the algorithm you're using has three parameters, you must change one and only one of them. You can edit the gradients as much as you wish, though.
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 October 31st, 2013
. Ready, set, GO!!!
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