Portable Ultra Fractal 6.03 Extended Edition
Ultra Fractal Portable is a great way to create your own fractal art. Today, fractals are much more than the Mandelbrot sets that you may have seen before. With Ultra Fractal, you can choose from thousands of fractal types and coloring algorithms, zoom in as far as you want, use gradients to add color, and apply multiple layers to combine different fractals in one image. Ultra Fractal is very easy to use and yet more capable than any other fractal program. No mathematics required!
Get started quickly with the integrated tutorials
It is easy and fun to start using Ultra Fractal with the built-in tutorials. Starting with the basics, you will soon learn how to create your own fractals, change the colors, add layers, use masks, and even create animations. You can also download the PDF manual to print the tutorials.
Explore thousands of fractal types and coloring options
First explore the standard fractal types in Ultra Fractal to get familiar with them. Then connect to the online formula database to download thousands of additional fractal formulas and coloring algorithms contributed by other users.
Formulas can also use plug-ins which lets you easily mix and match features. By combining different plug-ins, the possibilities truly become endless. For more information, see Plug-ins in the Ultra Fractal help file.
Enjoy ultra-fast deep zooming
You can zoom to virtually unlimited depths with Ultra Fractal. Deep zooming is fully integrated and works with all fractal types and coloring options, even those you have written yourself. And thanks to the new perturbation calculations algorithm in Ultra Fractal 6, images that previously took hours or days to generate are now completed within minutes!
Use the classic selection box shown above, or zoom with the mouse by Shift-dragging or double-clicking inside the fractal window. Panning, rotating, stretching, and skewing are also possible, of course.
Tweak parameters with the versatile Explore feature
Choosing parameter values is a breeze with the new Explore feature. Experiment with new parameter values by moving the mouse cursor over a coordinate grid in the Explore window, while the Fractal Mode tool window shows a real-time preview of the result.
Explore works with integer, floating-point, and complex parameters.
Color your fractals and add transparency effects
Coloring your fractals is easy with Ultra Fractal’s gradient editor. Drag the gradient curves up and down to create smooth ranges of colors, or use the Randomize options to quickly try various color combinations. You can also use the gradient editor to add transparency effects.
Compose fractals with layers, masks, layer groups and Photoshop-like merge modes
One of Ultra Fractal’s key features is layering. You can place multiple layers of fractals on top of each other to combine them and create intricate coloring and texturing effects. Add mask layers to create transparent areas that will let the underlying layers shine through. Organize related layers in layer groups. Store layers or groups that you often use in the layer presets menu to access them quickly. You can even select multiple layers to edit their parameters together.
Import PNG, JPEG or BMP images in your fractals with the built-in image import feature. Simply select a coloring algorithm that contains an image parameter, and you can select any image on your computer to use.
The coloring algorithm determines how the information from the image is used. For example, the standard Image coloring algorithm just displays the entire image in the fractal window.
Create fractal animations easily with the powerful animation features
In Ultra Fractal, every fractal is potentially an animation. Every parameter can be animated individually. Animations can be as long as you want and use any desired frame rate. Editing animations is easy with the powerful Timeline tool window, shown below. You can render animations with optional motion blur to image sequences or to AVI movies. (Extended Edition only.)