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Mandelbulb 3D Z Start Tutorial by fraterchaos Mandelbulb 3D Z Start Tutorial by fraterchaos
A little tutorial about fixing "cut off" fractals in Mandelbulb 3D

just a little note, in some cases, unlike the tutorial, you may have to use an even smaller number for the Z Start... in my render "cages" I first changed the Z Start as in the tutorial, just a small amount, but that did not move it enough... I doubled the amount that I changed it, and still the tubes were cut off... I ended up going from something typical like -1.5 to something like -40 or -50 to fix it, so you may find you have to use lower and lower numbers until you finally reach the place you need.

Just remember, negative numbers move away, positive number move closer, and never forget -2 is SMALLER than -1 :)
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jost1 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
I don't understand MB3D at all, but that's why I love it! :D I often use the Z function, when the fractal diappears when zooming in, but often it does unexpected things. I don't mind.
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fraterchaos Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol, I know what you mean, not knowing what will happen next is the best part!
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jost1 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
That's it!
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fraterchaos Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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PhotoComix2 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013
oh what a cool tip !
i often had to fight to avoid cutting i didn't know of a similar fix, thans
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fraterchaos Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sometimes you can step backwards in the Navi, but that doesn't always work as well, other times stepping is better and Z Start doesn't work as well, but usually you can find one or the other will


most welcome!
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willclark218 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hah... funny but is one of the few I hadn't read.. but you do explain it well... will definitely utilize on those frustrating fractals that get those flat front facing edges as you zoom... nice job brother... and thanks.. :D
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fraterchaos Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no problem, I hope it helps you out at some point!
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willclark218 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
most definitely will my friend... thank you...
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fraterchaos Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
always welcome :)
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