What are these UF challenges?How do challenges work and how can I participate?Can I help promoting the challenges in some way?What if I have an idea for a future challenge?
You can find all this information and more in the Ultra Fractal challenges FAQ
, which is also part of our very first UF challenge, the one for February 2011.
If you already know the rules, then you're good to go - read on for this month's challenge!Previous editions:
You can find all of the previous challenges in this journal. Please keep in mind that the challenge rules changed after the 26th edition!
Links to ALL UF challenges (updated periodically!)Since the UF challenges are growing in number, instead of linking them all in each new one, I thought I'd make a collection journal for all of them. This will contain all challenges held so far, from the newest (top) to the oldest (bottom), all conveniently thumbed for you! It will also be updated each month so that ALL challenges are reachable from here, even the newer ones. And this journal will of course be linked in every challenge, to keep them all connected
Here we go!
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Now we can go on with the last challenge's results, and then I will introduce this month's challenge to you all.
Here is the May challenge
, and the deviations I've picked as the winners!(Please note: do not feel offended if your fractals haven't been picked. Winners are chosen basing on their way of representing the challenge theme, and I always try to be as impartial as possible while judging.)
The winner of the Formula challenge
with Semi-Regular Tesselations No. 3
There is a very interesting mixture of shapes in this fractal, where spirals occasionally peek from the sides and seemingly alternate a continuous motion with the six-point alpine stars in the centres. The sandy gradient and texture help the overall effect as well, which is neat and soothing.
The winner of the Theme challenge
The powerful waves and the very pronounced grainy texture make this fractal look like a full-blown sandstorm! Dynamic and aggressive on the eyes, but no more and no less than how much a sandstorm should be. Very well executed, in its every single aspect!
The winner of the Style challenge
with Moments of a Mandelbrot I
You know somebody has done a smooth job at imitating another person's style when you can't tell whose fractal this is, and Klytia has done a fantastic job at that. The embossed feel of the minibrot structure is just right, and exactly what I would expect to see from her admired artist, Olbaid-ST
. Once again, a truly well done job.
There was a massive influx of entries this month, many of which were, if not worth the prize, at the very least a honourable mention. As usual, you can find them all here!
We're done for May. On to June!
Ultra Fractal monthly challenges Redux
Challenge #53: June 2015
June's Formula challenge
will be the No Stars challenge
All formulas are welcome to this challenge, except
the ones with a gold star next to their name. Specifically: fractal formulas included anywhere from dmj.ufm to sam.ufm, colouring algorithms from apophysis.ucl to tma.ucl, and mappings from dmj.uxf to sam.uxf. Everything else is fair game.
June's Theme challenge
will be the Eyes challenge
This is very open for interpretation; whatever you can think of when you think of "eyes", physically or metaphorically, you should put in your fractal. You can try to actually make something that looks like an eye in fractal form, or opt for something more conceptual (explain your reasoning in the description in this case). Good luck!
June's Style challenge
will be the Water challenge
Simple as is, our goal this month is to make a fractal that looks as close as possible to water, or something else that is liquid in nature. There is no limit to what is or is not allowed, so give it your best shot!
Remember: to enter each challenge, post your deviation's link and thumb in a comment of this journal, and specify which challenge you are entering the fractal in. ALSO: PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU LINK THIS NEWS ARTICLE IN THE DEVIATION!
Please spread the word by advertising this news article - we definitely want more participants. The more, the merrier!
This challenge's deadline is June 30th, 2015
. Ready, set, GO!!!