Fraqtive is an open source, multi-platform generator of the Mandelbrot family fractals. It uses very fast algorithms supporting SSE2 and multi-core processors. It generates high quality anti-aliased images and renders 3D scenes using OpenGL. It allows real-time navigation and dynamic generation of the Julia fractal preview.

Main features:

  • Highly optimized calculations taking advantage of the SSE2 extension and multi-core processors with a special optimization algorithm
  • Zoom in and out, move and rotate the fractal in real time with the image automatically updated
  • Animated preview of the Julia fractal corresponding to the point under the cursor is drawn as mouse is moved
  • A color smoothing algorithm and image postprocessing for best image quality
  • Ability to render the 3D surface of the fractal for even better visualization of the fractal structure
Learn more about Fraqtive

Fraqtive 0.4.6 released

Almost three years after the last release, a new version of Fraqtive is available. It contains the following improvements and new features:

  • It is now possible to generate a series of images with increasing zoom level and optional rotation. This makes it possible to create very nice looking animations, such as the ones in the fractal videos section.
  • The calculation depth, which controls the maximum number of iterations, can now be set to a larger value, which makes it possible to see more details at the fractal's edge, at the cost of speed.
  • Some glitches when navigating at a very high zoom level were fixed.
  • The user interface was redesigned and refreshed a bit for a more modern look. A tool strip known from my other programs is now used in place of menu and toolbar.

A 64-bit installer for Windows is also available, and the official binary packages for Windows are now digitally signed with a certificate.