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Fractice is a free, open-source fractal explorer/renderer for XP/Vista.



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Fractice is a free, open-source fractal explorer/renderer for XP/Vista. It supports navigation, history thumbnails, previews, antialiasing, deep zoom, printing, posters, palettes, multicore and distributed processing, movie recording, undo/redo, color cycling, and job control. It also has VJ features, such as mixing, mirroring, origin motion, palette tweening, dual-monitor, and MIDI.

Introduction

Fractice is a free, open-source fractal explorer for Windows. Fractice has a rich set of features, including navigation, deep zoom, movie recording, posters, palettes, multicore and distributed processing, history thumbnails, undo/redo, and job control. The fractal types currently supported are the Mandelbrot set, including higher-exponent variants, and the Newton fractal.

Features

    * Navigate by drawing rectangles, dragging, or wheel zoom
    * Continuous zooming via magnifier tool
    * History bar shows thumbnails of where you've been
    * Low-res preview is displayed before rendering begins
    * Fit to window and actual-size scrolling view modes
    * Antialiasing up to 16x using optimized supersampling
    * Export bitmaps
    * Printing and print preview
    * Multi-threaded, multi-core rendering with CPU auto-detect
    * Movie recording to compressed or uncompressed AVI files
    * No size limit for recorded movies except disk space
    * Distributed processing for both movies and exploring
    * Palette editing via interpolated RGB or HLS gradients
    * Change palette without re-rendering
    * Import Fractint palettes
    * Histogram of escape times
    * Full-screen mode
    * Unlimited undo/redo
    * Cubic and higher exponent Mandelbrot/Mandelbar variants
    * Poster export for images too huge to render otherwise
    * Queue movie/poster renders to Job Control
    * Color cycling
    * DirectX full-screen Exclusive mode for VJing
    * Mix between two images with automated crossfader
    * Effects include mirror, origin motion, palette tweening
    * Dual monitor support
    * MIDI control of all parameters

http://fractice.sourceforge.net/

 

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