3D Mandelbulb Ray Tracer 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.
3D Mandelbulb Fractal Ray Tracer 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. For more information behind the discovery of the Mandelbulb see the accompanying blog post. More images in the gallery and on Flickr. Animation Animations can be created in Adobe After Effects using the .pbk files, but it will be very slow to render as the calculations have to be performed on the CPU rather than the GPU.
Sprite Kit Sprite Kit is a powerful graphics framework for 2D games such as side-scrolling shooters, puzzle games, and platformers. A flexible API lets developers control sprite attributes such as position, size, rotation, gravity, and mass. Sprite Kit’s OpenGL-based renderer efficiently animates 2D scenes. Working with Quartz Composer
How To Install Quartz Composer These instructions are out-of-date! Check out iLoveQC for a better reference on How To Install Quartz Composer Quartz Composer is an awesome realtime graphics tool, and comes free with OS X 10.4 and up. To install, run the XCode Tools installer from your System Install Disc. If you’re not going to be developing applications, then you can do a custom install of just the ‘Developer Tools Software’ package, which requires the BSD Package and the Mac OS X SDK Package (all on your Disc).