Frax - The First Realtime Immersive Fractals
By Iter9, LLC
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Stephen Fry: “This app is so beautiful it makes me want to weep.”
Smithsonian: “Immersive.” CNET: “Spectacular.” Macworld: “Exquisite.”
Frax is an art program that puts the “equations of nature” in the palm of your hand. Frax is powered by fractal geometry, the same principle that creates patterns of self-similarity in our natural world. From spiral galaxies to hurricanes, from tree limbs to branching blood vessels, the universe is filled with endless variation and staggering beauty. Frax visualizes this natural geometric code, so you can explore vast animating digital landscapes and make a masterpiece on your touchscreen.
Zoom deep into your creations. Use multi-touch gestures to fly through and explore intricate shapes and patterns. Tilt-to-steer through animating digital worlds, as you challenge yourself to chart a course for a long and beautiful flight –all at a depth range of a trillion-to-one.
Unleash your inner artist with complex color gradients to smoothly tint and shade your fractal shapes, two light sources for glossy reflections, and novel textures. The combinations are endless: supersmooth or wildly chaotic, metallic sheen or pearly white, subtle shades, stark monochrome or screaming supergloss. Or upgrade to Pro to access almost 100 parameters and controls!
Then share your creations with your friends via Facebook, Twitter and text. Or invite other users to step into your animating world by sharing a live preset link. You can render high-quality images to your photo library or create ultra-high quality 50 Megapixel renders with an IAP. Frax users have put their designs on canvas, posters, scarves, T-shirts and textiles. Users own the rights to their art, so the creative possibilities are endless.
What will Frax inspire in you?
We hope you enjoy Frax!
Ben Weiss • Kai Krause • Tom Beddard
Note: Frax is one of the most math-intensive apps on iOS! We recommend an iPhone 4s or newer.
Regarding the Cloud Credits: These are _not required_ for use of the app. Retina-resolution high-quality rendering will always be free and unlimited in Frax.
For professional applications, such as wall-sized prints, we’ve implemented an optional secondary cloud-based renderer that lets you create vastly larger and higher-quality images than can be produced by the iPhone itself. This system is an ongoing cost for us, so we are unable to offer it unlimited for free, but it works out to just a few cents per image. We hope that some of you find this feature worthwhile!
What's New in Version 1.1.1
+Cloud Galleries now viewable to all!
+Improved positioning in Shape mode
+Added Shape Preview zoom slider
+Improvements to Multi-Album support
+Enhancements to Design sliders
+Fixed some subtle rendering bugs
+Cloud rendering now 30% faster
+Improved tilt-to-pan sensitivity
We won’t bug you for reviews while you’re using the app, but if you do find a moment to rate us, we'd be thankful. :)
Amazingly well done
Frax is great if you no matter how much you know about fractals. Just playing around and exploring is very fun. On the flip side the pro version is serious business. One of the most beautiful apps I've seen.
Fun, creative, entertaining, extremely rewarding
Top notch design, incredibly fun, almost zen like in its simplicity. Explore, and have fun, one of my faves! Kai's Power tools users, you know the quality! Download now!
Bait and switch - money grubbed.
I want to love this. It makes pretty eye candy.
But, It has been purposefully crippled. This application requires continuous in-app purchases in order to generate anything worth using.
They restrict the size of the locally generated image to being way too small.
I would not care if the fractal took a lot more time to generate a useful image, but no, you must pay extra for something you can use.
- Category: Entertainment
- Updated: Mar 08, 2014
- Version: 1.1.1
- Size: 71.9 MB
- Languages: English, German
- Seller: Iter9, LLC
- ©2014 iter9, LLC
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
Top In-App Purchases
- Frax Pro Upgrade$4.99
- Pack of 1000 Cloud Credits$9.99
- Pack of 240 Cloud Credits$5.99
- Pack of 20 Cloud Credits$0.99
- Pack of 80 Cloud Credits$2.99