Get flash to fully experience Pearltrees
Published on 13 December 2009 The search for a true 3D Mandelbrot has been sought unsuccessfully for a number of years. However, recently Daniel White , Paul Nylander and many others on FractalForums found that a slightly different approach yielded a true fractal structure in three dimensions; that is the images continue to reveal finer details the closer you look.
This implementation was written as a Pixel Bender filter then ported over to QuartzComposer as a GLSL patch to enable animation. The scripts run on the GPU which makes real-time interactive exploration possible.
Quartz Composer is an awesome realtime graphics tool, and comes free with OS X 10.4 and up.