The Ultimate Fractal Video Project!

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the   Ultimate   Fractal   Video   Project   !

Official home page of the Mandelbrot Universe Zoom Animations!
Web Site by Lloyd Garrick. Psychedelic Fractal Animations.

All these videos were created with Fractint
using my home-coded Animation Utilities
And you can preview many of them on


fractal animations

But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world
to confound the wise
and God hath chosen the weak things of the world
to confound the things which are mighty

1 Corinthians 1:27

This is the LORD'S doing; it is marvellous in our eyes

Psalms 118:23


fractint animations fractint zooms

The original "Katrina on Acid" viddie,
redone and expanded!
  New! 1/1/2015

A Psychedelic Hurricane,
based on the 8th-Order Julia Set.

WMV 640x480  142 sec.  41 MEG ♦♦♦♦

Spawn of the Cyclone!
The Parent Fractal for the above viddie,
that from which The Cyclone spawned!  
New! 1/1/2015

A full view of the 8th-Order Julia Set.

WMV 640x480  142 sec.  41 MEG ♦♦♦♦

Waltz Of The Pixels
A slow melodic pixel dance

Another "cyclone" type viddie
Awesome with a wall projector

WMV 640x480 3 min 24 sec. 48 MEG ♦♦♦

fractal zooms

Eye Of Hell
A somewhat Gothic looking zoom into the
2nd order Julia set,
for all you "Outer Limits" fans ......

WMV 1280x720 52 sec. 34 MEG ♦♦♦


mandelbrot animations

Mandelbrot zoom to E+19
where we find
Jim Muth's FOTD
for July 14, 2004

WMV   640x480
30 sec.   5.2 MEG
Mandelbrot zoom to E+21
where we find
Jim Muth's FOTD
for Sept 16, 2005

Continues on to the
terminal minibrot
at E+26

WMV   640x480
68 sec.  12.6 MEG ♦♦

MutaBrot #5
Attack of the Flying Killer
Alien Boobs from Hell

WMV  640x480  45 sec.  8 MEG

Zoom into a tweaked Mandelbrot with color
cycling, from a Jim Muth formula

Makes me think of Mayan or ancient South American
Indian art for some reason

(I think it's the peyote and the little smoke
that done it)

WMV  640x480  118 sec.  22 MEG

Black Hole
Another Black Hole found
in an Alien Mandelbrot

WMV  640x480  61 sec.  12 MEG

Mandelbrot zoom to E+58
where we find
Jim Muth's FOTD
for Sep 05, 2003

WMV   640x480
2 min. 15 sec.
20.3 MEG ♦♦

Mandelbrot zoom to E+27
A journey into
East (elephant) valley

WMV   640x480
1 min. 16 sec.
18.5 MEG ♦♦♦

Mandelbrot zoom to E+24
Ascent up into
the North peak

WMV   640x480
1 min. 14 sec.
12.5 MEG ♦♦♦

Complex Mandelbrot zoom.     New! 1/18/2013
In2 The Aether

WMV   640x480
1 min. 27 sec.
25 MEG ♦♦♦

Space Warp !
Here the Mandelbrot parameters are inverted along the X [Real] axis during the ZooM-In; this creates a cool inversion effect which turns the fractal inside-out and reversed as it backs out and returns.

New!   Feb 2015

WMV   1280x720  69 sec.   45 MEG ♦♦

WMV   640x480   69 sec.   20 MEG ♦♦

Wormhole !
To achieve the wormhole effect, the REAL (x-axis) and the IMAGINARY (y-axis) coordinates are inverted simultaneously. Similar to the space-warp, yet ... different.

New!   Mar 2015

WMV   1280x720  1 min 41 sec.   66 MEG ♦♦

WMV   640x480   1 min 41 sec.   29 MEG ♦♦

Wormhole#2 !
Another one.......

WMV   1280x720  1 min 12 sec.   48 MEG ♦♦

WMV   640x480   1 min 12 sec.   21 MEG ♦♦

Mission to Mars
You're a rich space tourist on a mission to Mars. You approach the red planet from deep space, descend into orbit, then make planetfall into one of the large canyons known to exist there. You rocket above and over the surface looking for a smooth place to land among the sand dunes and mountains ...... And you wish you had hired a better pilot ......

WMV   640x480   73 sec.   16 MEG ♦♦

Star-Warp !
You are travelling in your starship to investigate an unexplored region of the galaxy, when a star suddenly goes supernova dead ahead.

As it collapses back in on itself, a tear is created in the space-time fabric, and you get sucked into the dimensional gate !

WMV   640x480   121 sec.   34 MEG ♦♦♦♦

[12/26/2015]: I regard this as one of my very best ; so for a trial, I have also posted the hi-rez 1024x768 version, full AVI format. It is 434Meg download as ZIP file (the unzipped AVI is 564Meg). If my weblog shows it is being downloaded enough to be worth it, I will start doing this with other viddies on the site [OR specifically by request if you email me]. It takes almost an hour to upload, but the download time was only 7 minutes! Fetch it here.

Lamp Of Ages
Derived from { very } complex fractal formulas by Albrecht Niekamp.
The detail and complexity in these is amazing!

Compressed [MPG, WMV etc] videos can not do justice, must use full size
hi-rez AVI to see the detail.

AVI   1024x768   95 sec.   468 MEG ♦♦♦♦

New! [01/07/2016]

I clock the downloads under 10 minutes with a good hi-speed connexion.
They're worth it!

Pearly Gates

AVI   1024x768   102 sec.   396 MEG ♦♦♦♦

New! [01/30/2016]

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Home page of the Mandelbrot Universe Fractal Videos and A Mandelbrot the size of the known universe and larger
The "Universe" viddies are so named because at a zoom depth of E+26 -> E+27, the original Mandelbrot is expanded to approximately the size of the known observable universe, 10-20 billion lightyears.

These take months to render on as many as 4 systems, all running 24/7; a couple took well over a year. They are made without frame interpolation, shortcuts, tricks or cheating, like so many others "out there" now are. Every frame is individually rendered with FRACTINT in DOS using hi-end Pentium-3 systems.

Universe #1 and #2 are not posted; they were early efforts and not so good. Universe #6 (posted on page 2) dives all the way to E+112 !

Universe #3
Mandelbrot ZooM to E+89
The 3rd "Universe" viddie
3 min 40 sec. run time

Hi-bitrate mpeg4 - you want a
good system to handle this

WMV  640x480   46 MEG ♦♦♦♦

Universe #4
This is the original "Universe" viddie
to E+26. Refined and updated.

WMV  640x480  1 min 31 sec
11 MEG ♦♦♦

Universe #5
Mandelbrot ZooM into upper Seahorse Valley
arriving at a tiny mini-brot at E+38

WMV  640x480  1 min 18 sec
18 MEG ♦♦

Universe #X
Inspired by an ancient Jochen Weber
fractal image, this Mandelbrot dive
to E+27 gives a nice illustration of
the "period doubling" phenomenon
characteristic of fractals and chaotic systems

WMV  640x480  90 sec.  16 MEG ♦♦

Mandelbrot Dive to E+40
Descent into The Canyon
of the Mandelbrot

Sequence and coordinates
inspired by Michael Condron

WMV  640x480  3 min 19 sec
44 MEG ♦♦♦

...... where no man
has gone before ......
I guarantee you have never seen this part of the Mandelbrot before - the center point between the 2 main bulbs. Nobody goes there. Images take days to generate, iteration count is too high (2,100,000,000 in this case). Even this short sequence took 4 months on 4 hi-end P3 systems!

This area has long intrigued me; it is very difficult to get there:
( REAL = -0.75000003190208660 , IMAG = +0.00022826353530089 )

Even FRACTINT could not distinguish the lakes from the canyon any further down than this (even at maximum iterations!) - and no other fractal program can come close. If you view it full size on a normal computer monitor, at the midpoint stop the original Mandelbrot is approximately the size of the Earth, the canyon walls are exactly as you see them, and you are  0.35  miles from the center of the Earth.

AVI   640x480   45 sec.   23 MEG ♦♦


AVI   640x480   2 min 44 sec.   424 MEG ♦♦♦

New! [08/18/2016]

CHAOS. A unique animation - complex Mandelbrot.


<--- Anima†ionZ of Jim Muth's
Tessellation formula

WMV  640x480  42 sec.  7.5 MEG ♦♦

Eye Candie
Eye Candie

Another strange
fractint thing ......

WMV  640x480  41 sec.  7.6 MEG ♦♦


I dunno, can't tell if it's comin' or goin' !

loox weird like you zooming in and out
at the same time

WMV  640x480  67 sec.  20 MEG ♦♦

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Varies the Mandelbrot
exponent from -7 to +7
over 1400 frames:

WMV   640x480
94 sec. 14.9 MEG
The Setting Sun
is eclipsed by
a Black Hole !

WMV   640x480
27 sec. 4.6 MEG ♦♦

Fractals are a subset graphical representation of Chaos Theory, which is now usually called Complex Systems Theory, or Nonlinear Dynamics. In addition to trees and plants, seashells, and a host of other natural phenomenon, they can also emulate just about anything if you do the math right, for example, a nuclear explosion or a meteor burning up in the atmosphere.
Can you do this with Fractal Extreme or Ultra Fractal ?

Meteor !
Mandelbrot Meteor
(Slo-Mo perspective
from your Starship

WMV   640x480
48 sec. 6.2 MEG

Crown of Creation
Fractal Nuke

Fractal Weapon of
Mass Destruction

AVI   1024x768
47 sec. 22 MEG ♦♦♦

A new Solar System is born! (then destroyed ...)
"All the Universe's a Fractal, and all the
men and women merely pixels . . .. ... ..... ........ "

A Robert Carr formula with Lee Skinner & Sylvie Gallet
And one of my modified BASIC scripts to animate it

WMV   640x480   27 sec.   4.4 MEG

Nebula 3D
‹‹------ Check it out in 3D !

WMV   640x480   27 sec.   4.6 MEG

fractal videos

Cathedral Of Chaos
Fly across a fractal lake and enter the
Cathedral Of Chaos.

Lake-animation zoom. Fractint formula by
Lee Skinner, Sylvie Gallet, & Jim Muth.
A custom BASIC script animates it.

WMV   640x480   40 sec.   6.8 MEG ♦♦

fractal zoom animations

Another strange formula only
fractint can do, parameters
by Jim Muth and Lee Skinner

WMV  640x480  40 sec.  7 MEG ♦♦

A make-you-dizzie zoom from a formula by
Albrecht Niekamp

WMV   640x480   51 sec.   9.2 MEG

WMV  640x480
49 sec.  8.8 MEG
<---Two more like above from
Linda Allison, Sylvie Gallet,
Dave Fisher--->

WMV  640x480
65 sec.  10.6 MEG

A demonstration of the

Incredible Mandelbrot Directed Energy Weapon !

AVI   1600x1200   30 sec.   5.9 MEG ♦♦

fractal movies

Color Cycling Animation

The Storm

WMV   640x480   34 sec.   6.1 MEG

An alien seed pod sprouts and grows and psychedelic morphs into

a Fire-Baboon face staring back at you !

Embryo:     WMV   640x480   69 sec.   20 MEG ♦♦♦♦

New ! [ > 2/1/2015 ] :

The Prophet
Journey thru a deep dark fractal tunnel to see The Prophet.

WMV   640x480
60 sec. 21 MEG ♦♦

Dimensional Gate
Travelling thru the inky darkness of interstellar space you suddenly encounter ... the ... Dimensional Gate !

WMV   640x480
87 sec. 25 MEG ♦♦♦♦

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