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Splitters

Variations that split the flame in various ways.

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circlesplit

Split the flame in a circle centered at the origin.

Type: 2D
Author: Tatyana Zabanova (tatasz)
Date: 27 Nov 2016

ParameterDescription
cs_radiusRadius of the outside of the splitting ring
cs_splitWidth of the splitting ring; negative values are the same as zero; values larger than cs_radius are the same as increasing cs_radius

Apophysis plugin
Understanding circlesplit video tutorial

circus

Scale the unit circle and the the rest of the flame separately.

Type: 2D
Author: Michael Faber
Date: 11 Sep 2011

ParameterDescription
scaleAmount to scale the flame; when less than 1, the unit circle is shrunk and the rest is expanded, leaving a ring in the middle; when more than 1, the opposite is done, causing overlap.

Apophysis plugin
Understanding Circus video tutorial
Mobius-SphericalN-Flux Apophysis script

corners

Splits the plane along the x and y axes and stretches it as if tugging the corners.

Type: 2D
Author: Whittaker Courtney
Date: 7 Aug 2018

ParameterDescription
xHorizontal split amount; negative values create overlap
yVertical split amount; negative values create overlap
mult xHorizontal scale factor
mult yVertical scale factor
x powerHorizontal acceleration; 0.5 for none (same as splits)
y powerVertical acceleration; 0.5 for none (same as splits)
xy power addAmount added to both x and y power (adjusts both at the same time)
log mode (0/1)0: accelerate based on the square of x or y
1: accelerate based on the log of x or y
log baseBase to use for log mode (ignored if log mode is 0)

JWildfire forum post

separation

Splits the plane along the x and y axes, squishing or stretching the half planes.

Type: 2D
Author: Michael Faber
Date: 10 Aug 2008

ParameterDescription
xHorizontal split amount; negative values are the same as positive
xinsideControls horizontal movement of points further from the axis, from stretching if negative, squishing if between 0 and 1, and mirroring if larger than 1
yVertical split amount; negative values are the same as positive
yinsideControls vertical movement of points further from the axis, from stretching if negative, squishing if between 0 and 1, and mirroring if larger than 1

Apophysis plugin
Separation-julian tutorial
SJ Flower tutorial

spligon

Divide the plane into wedges and move them apart and around, leaving a polygon in the center.

Type: 2D
Author: Luca G (dark-beam)
Date: 28 Sep 2018

ParameterDescription
sidesNumber of wedges to split the plane into
rDistance to move each wedge from the origin
iControls the distance to move the wedges around; (sides – 2) or (-2 – sides) to make them align perfectly with only a polygon at the center, -2 to only move wedges apart

Apophysis plugin

splits

Splits the plane along the x and y axes, moving the half planes evenly.

Type: 2D
Author: Michael Faber
Date: 10 Aug 2008

The original version has only x and y parameters. Some versions have additional shear parameters, which work differently depending on the version.

Don’t confuse splits with the similarly named variation split.

ParameterDescription
xHorizontal split amount; negative values create overlap
yVertical split amount; negative values create overlap
lshearMove the left half of the flame up or down
rshearMove the right half of the flame up or down
ushearMove the bottom half of the flame right or left
dshearMove the top half of the flame right or left

Apophysis plugin
Variation information at JWildfire Sanctuary
Description at Fractal Formulas
Splits-Crop tutorial
Splits-Cylinder tutorial
Splits Elliptic tutorial
Elliptic Splits tutorial
Splits-Ngon tutorial
Apophysis Base Forms pack
Splits Cylinders Apophysis script
Samhain Splits JWildfire script

splits3D

Splits the flame along the x, y, and z axes.

Type: 3D
Author: Chris Johns (TyrantWave)
Date: 24 Dec 2008

ParameterDescription
xHorizontal split amount; negative values create overlap
yVertical split amount; negative values create overlap
zZ axis split amount; negative values create overlap

Apophysis plugin
Description at Fractal Formulas



This information has all been created by Rick Sidwell as a guide to the more popular variations used in fractal flames, and very generously allowed me to reproduce it here. Not all of the variations are included with JWildfire, but a great many are, so it is worthwhile learning about them.
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