JWildfire Fractal Generator

Fractal flames are a digital art form created by drawing geometric shapes by adding and manipulating “variations“. Fractals have an infinite level of detail, which makes them a perfect artistic medium for exploring concepts like infinity and self-similarity. Fractals are beautiful, fascinating, and mysterious. They are self-similar patterns that repeat themselves in a never-ending loop. Fractals are found in nature – from the cells of plants, to the shapes of snowflakes, to the design of grains of sand.

About JWildfire

JWildfire is a free open-source Java-based fractal flame editor and generator It is software based, (Windows, Mac and Linux). It was initially released in 2001, and has been in development since 1995.

JWildfire contains a multitude of features, such as the ability to generate fractals, write fractal scripts, perform transformations, and much more.

Sanctuary Website

Learn all about this amazing software, as well as being a repository for a huge amount of resources to get the most out of this amazing fractal software.

It is a big website, so take your time to explore all the areas, I’ve tried to organise it into broad categories of downloads, tutorials and reference material. We have a Facebook group too.

Fractal Flames

This is why we have JWildfire , so you can experiment almost indefinitely to get the art you love, without having to learn the detailed mathematics behind it all. The fractal flame iterated function process originally devised by Scott Draves, is probably too complex for most to get their heads around. It uses variations to create image fractals which can be rendered with unique code. The flames that are created can be tailored with brightness and gamma correction among many parameters and functions set before rendering.

Just released! Version 6.5!!

Read all about it .. extra goodies including a JWildfire manual , variation grouping and so much more!!

Now Available! – Steam JWildfire

Explore the infite beauty of flame-fractals in a playful way! JWildfire in a self contained environment.

New Downloads

JWildfire downloads to cover all your needs, scripts, flame packs, gradients. Click the heading to browse more.
Pixel flow

Pixel flow

By Bezo97 Translated to JWildfire by Brad Stefanov Variables: -angle: direction of the flowing effect in degrees -len: how far…

N Sane

N Sane

Based on flame using JuliaN, SphericalN and MobiusN by Brad Stefanov

Band Network Symmetries

Band Network Symmetries

I have been working on a set of custom variations on band and network symmetries. I have created a set…

Smartcrop Script

Smartcrop Script

Create patterns using the post_smartcrop variation

Just Starting ?

New to JWildfire ? need some help installing it or setting it up? Check these guides and more , click the heading.