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Common Frameworks 1: Tiles
Today, we will quickly learn how to make simple Tiles in Chaotica.
To do this tutorial, you will need Chaotica and Chaoshelper.
1. Tiles
Here, we have 3 examples of tiles:
 
2. Simple Base
It is easier to use a simple base to set up the tile, and then replace it with something more elaborate.
Create a new empty World (File >> New Empty World), and switch to the Editor. Add a new iterator, and add a Square tranform to it. I set the square amount to 0.8 so the resulting square is 0.8 units wide.

3. Tiling Time
Now, add 4 iterators with linear transforms, and position their affines as on the picture below: 1 unit right, 1 up, 1 left, and 1 down. You can use snap to grid
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Response Curves Tricks and Tips
A few tips and tricks on how to use curves to make your images pretty.
Disclaimer: the images below are not models of perfect curves, but just rough examples of some settings i find helpful.
Also, those are not any close to all possible magic things you can do with curves. Explore ^^
Add contrast to a light Image

Lets say you have a light image with few contrast.

Moving down the dark tones and maybe midtones nodes of the Overall curve will add contrast to it:

Make a dark image brighter

We may also want to do it the other way around: make a very dark image a bit brighter.

Had to go a bit crazy to lighten this up:

green Lights and purple shadows

You can also use the Green curve to add
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Imaging in Chaotica - Part 2: Response Curves
Today, a bit more about imaging in Chaotica.
Mostly curves <3
RESPONSE CURVES

Lets take a closer look at curves:

WHAT do the CURVES DO?

Curves basically re-map the brightness values: for example, make bright pixels brighter or darker by just adjusting the curve.

The horizontal axis is the original brightness (before editing), while the vertical is the new brightness. The tones are distributed as follows: dark tones closer to the origin, and light tones far from the origin.
The image above shows the curves before any changes. See that before and after values are equal, since no changes were made yet. 
Basically, if you drag a node up, lets say, it will make the corresponding tones brighter. For example, dragging up the top node (light tones) will make highlights brighter, and dragging down the bottom node (dark tones) will darken the dark areas. On t
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Imaging in Chaotica - Part 1
Today, lets explore the Chaotica Imaging widget.

Brigtness (tonemapping)

As the name says, brightness controls how bright your image is. The effect of brightness will also depend on 1/gamma setting (for high values of 1/gamma, brightness will have less impact on the image).
You can either type in values, click on the up and down arrows or click on the arrows and drag.
Brightness effect on a gnarl:

1/Gamma (tonemapping)

People usually call it just Gamma. Increasing Gamma will basically make your fractal flame more solid.
Low Gamma may create some excessively bright spots.
High Gamma may introduce noise and artifacts (areas that would be almost transparent with lower gamma values will become visible). Also, may make the image look flat by reducing the contrast.
Look how increasing Gamma affects the gnarl:

Now on this imag
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Gradient Effect in Chaotica
In this tutorial, i will explain how to make a fading gradient background effect in Chaotica, as it was done in this work, for example:

The technique can be easily adapted to Apophysis (using either custom plugins or linked transforms).
Also, if you have any trouble with the World Editor, please check my Chaotica Editor Basics tutorial.
Gradient Background Effect
You can use this technique on almost any parameters. The only requirement is to have at least one iterator with blur. For the tutorial example, i will use a random world below:

The first step is to switch to World Editor and add a new iterator (use the "new iterator" button on top of the editor window). Here, it is the iterator 6:

Select the transforms node, and click on the "new
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Chaotica Editor Basics
An illustrated explanation of Chaotica`s World Editor.
It also features the Apophysis equivalents (when those exist). The left column corresponds to Chaotica, while the right column is Apo.
Iterator

Iterator
(Chaotica)                                               Transform (Apo)

To add a new iterator, use the "New Iterator" button on top of the editor.
To remove an existing iterator, click on it and press Delete.
Transform

Transform
(Chaotica)                                            Variation (Ap
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Motion Blur Stills with Chaotica
A quick and very underused technique to create blur effects.
The principle is simple: you create a short animation and, instead of rendering it entirely, just render one frame, which will be your final artwork.
Step 1: you need some parameters to animate. I used a simple plastic with only 2 transforms.

Step 2: Open the animation editor (Ctrl+T or Window > Animation Editor). Set total length to some reasonably amount of time. I use 30-60sec currently, since its short enough to not get lost and long enough to have some room to tweak to control the blurring.
Exposure time controls the amount of motion blur. No worry much about getting the "right" value right now, since you can change it at any point.
Since we are only looking for one frame and not a full animation, there is no need to create many keyframes: 2 usually do the job. If, after making the animation, there are no frames that you like, you can just change one of th
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Nis86, it's my code name. Simple, short, & east to remember.

I will begin to say that I'm a writer, and Apophysis manipulator. I enjoy playing games in my mobile, I love watching cartoon to laugh, enjoy, stunned, and be shocked. Animation has really become the thing to inspire people and be admired by number of characters.

I'm thankful that I'm not a hater to anything or anyone in anime or cartoon because I don't abuse characters for enjoyment.

I write mostly in fanfiction.net, which you can find a link under the profile, and I post my Apophysis creations here for everyone to see.

That's all I can say, please follow me, and see more of my work.
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