QuaSZ x64 (Quad Surface Zplot)

QuaSZ x64 was rewritten to take advantage of the new generation of 64-bit computers now on the market. As such it is 30-40% faster than the 32 bit model. Export models can be up to 10 million faces or more, unsimplified, limited only by the amount of system memory available. Caveats: the 64 bit model has a different structure alignment and larger pointer size, so data files (.qsz) produced with the 32 bit model are incompatible with this version. There is, however, a transfer routine in the latest 32 bit version of QuaSZ that allows most of the parameters in older .qsz files to be converted to a format QuaSZ x64 can load. Excluded from the transfer are the external rendering methods and other plugin methods used in QuaSZ 32. QuaSZ x64 has its own 64 bit plugins which are incompatible with the 32 bit model. QuaSZ x64 runs only on 64-bit Windows.

QuaSZ x64 is an interactive program that is optimized to generate hi-res 3D fractal images. QuaSZ currently supports quaternion, hypercomplex, cubic Mandelbrot, complexified quaternion and octonion renderings of the Mandelbrot set and Julia sets.

Features of QuaSZ x64:

  • Getting Started Tutorial
  • 208 Built in Formulas + Hydra Formula set
  • 8 Mandelbulb 3D formulas (trig and non-trig sine and cosine versions)
  • User-defined quad algebra -- invent your own quad fractal type out of thousands of possibilities
  • Detailed parser information for creating your own custom formulas
  • External formula libraries [FLL]
  • 3D object exports:
    • Wavefront object format [OBJ]
    • Stereolithography [STL]
    • Triangle mesh [POV]
    • Smooth Triangle mesh [POV]
    • Mesh simplification for smaller OBJ and POV export files
    • Virtual reality [WRL]
    • AutoCad [DXF]
    • Polygon Format [PLY]
  • Palette-based and generalized (32-bit) coloring methods
  • Import options for loading parameter files from Cubics, PodME and Hydra
  • External rendering libraries [RLL] for elaborate surface texturing
  • Perlin noise generator for realistic textures
  • Adjustable lighting model with Phong highlights
  • Random image generators and random formula generator
  • Batch mode for unattended image creation
  • Integrated video routines allow easy morphing and rotating between key frames
  • AVI object options for exporting single frames as 3D object files
  • Pilot for easy panning, zooming and rotating
  • Separate user-defined folders for file types like palettes, textures, objects and drawings
  • Context help for menu commands and dialog windows as well as a complete list of topics in the main Windows help [Html] file
  • PDF (printable) Manual

QuaSZ x64 (free download)

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