Upon suggestion by one of our blog followers (thanks Ben!), I have enhanced the Genetic Fractal Explorer. There are now a lot of interesting other parameters that you can change.
|Relative growth||controls growth between two subsequent generations|
|Branch angle||controls the turning of the branches|
|Zoom||zooms in. Since the image is centered on the root, you’ll probably have to adjust the y-offset.|
|Iterations||how far the fractal evolves. Be warned, when you increase this, the refresh can take a long time because the number of calculations increase exponentially. If it gets stuck, just refresh the page and start again.|
|X-offset||Moves the image horizontally|
|Y-offset||Moves the image vertically|
|Random (!)||Varies the branch angle randomly thus simulating real world fractals as we find them in the natural world.|
|Dragon (!)||This is very neat, if I may say so. In stead of having two symmetric branches at each branch point, this value adds an offset to the left branch.|
The Genetic Fractal Explorer comes in two versions.
- GenFrac_Explorer_1: Slider version for laptops and desktops
- GenFrac_Explorer_2 : Text entry version for tablets (iPad etc) where sliders just don’t work well.
Below are some of the genetic fractals you can make with this. Enjoy!