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Sun Mar 20, 2016, 10:38 AM

7. Love it - Suggestion ( program )

Its quite visceral. Does he have any background in medical illustration?

He could probably have a lot of fun with a generative art tool like Structure Synth ( http://structuresynth.sourceforge.net/ )

Structure synth will make germ-like looking pictures out of the box with no modification. It even comes with many presets. However its not so predictable what it generates. I have never really been so excited about it. However it is easy to use. Another similar program is Mandelbulb. Which makes 3D fractals and renders them.

A bit more is involved in learning and setting up the sverchok add-on for the 3D program Blender but it is much better for an artist, I think, in terms of predictability/controllability.

Sverchok is a tool to let Blender artists design shapes with various kinds of math-based morphology, similar to the way plants, microbes, etc. grow - based on manipulation of mathematical functions. It was originally meant for architects to design buildings.

But one doesn't need to know a lot of math to have a lot of fun with sverchok.

A little bit of basic math is good.

http://nikitron.cc.ua/sverchok_en.html

https://github.com/nortikin/sverchok

And of course there are programs like Apothesis for Windows which do amazing fractal flame imagery.

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