So, poca2hontas asked me if I'd be interested in writing a journal for the group, and once I got over the initial shock of realising that there are people out there who think I actually know what I'm doing (ha, I fooled you all!), I thought it'd be good to explain the steps I take in tweaking a fractal.
Let's start by finding a fractal you like. There are plenty out there with params included, and I actually have a folder in my faves just for fractal params. It'd be a good idea to build a little cache of your own.
For this demo, I'll just use one I made earlier:
Here's the parameters if you want to follow along (though I would encourage you to not do EXACTLY what I do, as tweaking is all about experimentation). [Params] Just copy that and paste it directly into Apophysis.
Let's go ahead and look at what makes this thing tick.
So, we open the editor window, and as we ca