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The How + Why Script Writing by cmptrwhz The How + Why Script Writing by cmptrwhz
hello everyone, I made this marble as an example of using my tiling script [link] and as an example of how to make a marble [link]

I have fully annotated my tiling script so that every line has a layman's terms for what each line is supposed to do to give you a better understanding of how to create your own scripts. This link to the script for downloading is above and a link to the tutorial on making marbles is above.

Now for the why:

Once you have discovered that particular special fractal style you like to create you soon find that most of the creation of that fractal is repetitive. This is a good place to write a script. Once you have determined what is always the same about each fractal of that style you can then start writing instructions in a script to do all that for you. With the use of variables (changeable values within the script) you can start adding randomness to your script that will allow for different results each time you run the script.

Some scripts like my tiling script will always provide the exact same results each and every time as it is just creating a base to work with or tiling a subject you have already created.

In the above rendering I created what I thought was a cool base rendering to start off with then I applied the tiling script to that. After that I then applied my marble tutorial to the flame and thus the results above.

The parameters for the image above are available thru the download button so that you can see what I did from step one to step three.
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ojad0 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2008   Digital Artist
thanks can we set up like a chat on DA
where you could help me more in depth
that would be awesome
cmptrwhz Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am normally in apophysis chat when I am not at work. look for me about 8:00 pm central time zone. if you want to do a private chat we can goto my RATF chat room. Just stop off in apophysis chat and let me know.
Isis44 Featured By Owner May 29, 2008
Many thanks for sharing your knowledge of all things Apo. A great help for those of us still relatively new to Apophysis and appreciated! :hug: Catherine
cmptrwhz Featured By Owner May 29, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your most welcome, I received a lot of help as I was/still learning and I feel it is only right to give back to the community.
zweeZwyy Featured By Owner May 24, 2008
It's gifts like this that really help in my quest for the the Apograil. :thanks: :clap:
sweetangel1 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2008
your wonderful work has been featured in my journal :hug: :rose:
cmptrwhz Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg, :) thank you so much.
sweetangel1 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2008
:D :icongwomp: welcomes
1arcticfox Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2008
Very cool Dave! One of these days when life calms down and I can focus, I'm going to have to work on learning some things about script writing! Nice of you to share this! :hug: :-)
cmptrwhz Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you
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