Here's the latest updated release of Chaotica Studio including both Windows 32-bit and 64-bit versions.
Chaotica is a next-generation fractal art application, designed for both novices and professional artists. Novice users can enjoy editing randomised fractals to produce stunning HD wallpapers and animations. Professional users will particularly value the fast, modern rendering engine. High quality animations and huge images for print are easily produced, with real-time imaging controls that will dramatically accelerate your workflow.
Unrivaled image quality
The whole point of fractal art is to make beautiful images, and Chaotica puts image quality first. Chaotica is the first fractal application to support progressive rendering, and is the only fractal application which supports perfect animation interpolation - no time steps, no approximations.
Powerful editor with animation support
Chaotica comes with a fully-featured editor for creating your fractal art, with flexible and easy to use animation support. Simply move the timeline while editing your fractal, and Chaotica will smoothly blend between the keyframes. Editing the iterator weights allows you to create complex fractal animations, with many transforms appearing and disappearing over time. No other fractal application comes close to Chaotica's animation rendering performance: with anti-aliasing disabled, a dual- or quad-core CPU can easily preview animations in real time.
Modern rendering engine
Often faster than GPU-based engines, and available on all platforms without any special hardware, Chaotica gets the job done fast. Fractal computations are done in double precision, multi-core rendering is always-on and doesn't slow down your computer, 64-bit builds can access huge amounts of memory. The incredible rendering performance is a result of both tight C++ code and new algorithms, which are simply more efficient than the widely-copied flam3 or Apophysis recipes; no amount of brute force can beat Chaotica's convergence speed. Alpha channel export is useful in external compositing applications, providing a great source of detailed textures.
Apophysis / Flam3 compatibility
Chaotica supports all Apophysis / Flam3 features except the "3D hack" and Direct Colouring modifications. DLL plugin support means even exotic Apophysis parameters using custom-made plugins can be rendered faster than ever, and with amazing image quality. Over 100 "variation" transforms are natively supported, re-implemented for higher performance and accuracy. Any transform can be used as pre or post (including DLL plugins) and can be used several times in a flam3 transform with different variables, massively extending Apophysis' fractal creation potential.
Real-time imaging controls
All imaging controls can be edited interactively without restarting the render, saving you many re-renders which would be required with other fractal applications. Chaotica also features built-in High Dynamic Range (HDR) colour curves to accurately control the colour balance in your final image. Jaw-dropping animation frames, ideal for video compression, render very quickly using the specialised Smooth anti-aliasing mode.
What's new in Chaotica Studio 1.5 Release:
Keyframe animation support
Chaotica 1.5 introduces a powerful animation system, which will be very familiar to anyone who's used professional 3D software: timeline-based keyframing. Simply move the timeline while you edit your fractal, and it will smoothly blend between the keyframes. Chaotica rapidly renders stunning motion-blurred animations either for standalone use or further compositing.
Faster rendering, higher quality
The ultra quality rendering mode, important for its very crisp images and low memory usage, has been refined in this release, and you can easily work in production quality in real time on any modern CPU. Chaotica's rendering engine requires no special hardware, and achieves its superior performance through improved algorithms and an efficient C++ implementation. Mac OS Mavericks is fully supported in this release, and Mac users will notice an especially large performance increase, up to 2x in many cases.
Improved Windows builds
One of Chaotica's most important features for Apophysis users is the ability to render high resolution, high quality print images. However, sometimes many Apophysis DLL plugins are required for their works, and some of these are neither implemented natively nor available as a 64bit plugin. In such situations being able to get the best quality image in the smallest memory footprint is crucial, and Chaotica is now compiled to be large address aware for 32bit Windows builds, allowing it to use up to 3GB of memory instead of 2GB. Support for Windows' advanced memory management features can improve overall rendering speed by up to 15%.
Editor improvements, bugfixes
Many usability improvements are included in version 1.5, along with a number of fixes for issues reported by users - thank you to everyone who's helped us improve Chaotica! Node type filters are now available in the editor, to focus on the transforms, shaders or selectors. Parameter fields can now be dragged with the mouse to vary them in real time, and camera parameters are editable in the world editor for convenient and accurate adjustment. Future releases will focus on improving usability and editing capabilities, including a fast image preview and visualisation of transforms in the editor.
1. Install, replace all files from Crack folder to default directory.
2. Use the included license to activate the program.