MacOrbits is an interactive program for the Macintosh OS X system. MacOrbits was designed to create true-color fractals and videos of 2D and 3D fractal types with random generating methods. MacOrbits currently supports the Mandelbrot set, Julia sets, Cloud fractals, quat-trap fractals, Newton's method (including 3D Newton and Halley Quaternions), and Phoenix curves, with numerous coloring variations. Based on core routines from Fractal ViZion and Fractal Zplot, MacOrbits was designed to make advanced fractal creation accessible to everyone with a Mac.

Features of MacOrbits:

  • Getting Started Tutorial
  • 9 types of random fractals:
    • 3D Quaternion
    • Quat-trap (Orbit Trap Quaternion)
    • Stalks (Orbit Traps)
    • Bubbles
    • Newton's method
    • Halley's method
    • Composite fractals
    • MandelCloud
    • JuliaCloud
  • 100 Built in Formulas
  • 9 Orbit-trap methods
  • Detailed Parser information for creating your own custom formulas
  • 3D object exports:
    • Wavefront object format [OBJ]
    • Stereolithography [STL]
    • Smooth Triangle mesh [POV]
    • Mesh simplification for smaller OBJ and POV export files
    • AutoCad [DXF]
  • Palette-based coloring methods and generalized coloring methods
  • Adjustable lighting model with Phong highlights
  • Texture file format [QTX] to build libraries of custom surface renderings, compatible with QuaSZ Mac
  • Integrated video (QuickTime) routines allow easy morphing and rotating between key frames
  • Frame buffer format to edit, load and save movie templates [OFRM]
  • PDF (printable) Manual

MacOrbits has been tested on OS 10.3.9 and 10.4.9. Before purchasing, please check the demo copy of MacOrbits for your system's compatibility.

Information on purchasing this program can be found on the Packages page.

A trial version of MacOrbits is available. This contains most of the features of the full version, except that the image size is limited to 320X240, and figure resolution is limited to 400 steps.The trial version is for evaluation purposes only. Click here for more info.

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