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Apophysis Cube Tutorial by Meiresthai Apophysis Cube Tutorial by Meiresthai
DISCLAIMER: This tutorial is untested!
If you find any errors/misspellings, please report it to me so that I can fix it.

Be warned, this is a semi-advanced tutorial. You will need a basic knowledge of the transform editor and it's parts, including post-transforms.

Get the square.dll or any other plugin here: [link]
Direct link to the download: [link]

Get a tiling script here: [link]
Direct link to my recommended tiling script: [link]
Direct link to a cube script: [link]

This is spawned from =f--l--A--r--k's Cube Tutorial(found here: [link]), which is where I learned the technique. So much thanks to =f--l--A--r--k for everything he helped with. (I even borrowed one of his images for this. I don't think he'll mind)

This is coincidentally my submission to =NFotM's senior fractalist tutorial contest.

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Thanks to:

Photoshoop CSToo
Apopopophysis 2.07
Square OR SquareBlur plugin
=f--l--A--r--k
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Enjoy! Feedback is SO appreciated.
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:iconikghassassin:
ikghassassin Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011
Please update the links so we can try this, thanks
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:iconankoger:
Ankoger Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011
Here I used your tuto. Thank you for sharing :sun:
[link]
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:iconpiotrmil:
piotrmil Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011
Could you re-up the dll file? All the links are dead...
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:iconpiotrmil:
piotrmil Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011
nvm.
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:iconpatternmaker:
patternmaker Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
Thank you so much, I'll have a look at this :-)
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:iconsunny-77:
Sunny-77 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009
This is a wonderful tutorial and I understood it completely! Thank you so much for the time it took and all the details and knowledge you shared. I'm getting somewhere with it and will definitely be posting something I make with it as soon as I think it looks good enough :) Thank you so much!
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:iconmeiresthai:
Meiresthai Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009
Hey, thanks! Be sure to show me when you finish :)
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:iconlupsiberg:
Lupsiberg Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009   General Artist
Thank you very much for the tutorial :bow:
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:iconleonardissimo:
Leonardissimo Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009   Photographer
the square.dll plugin and the tiling script : LINKS SEEM TO BE DEAD:(
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:iconmeiresthai:
Meiresthai Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2009
Uh-oh. I'll do my best to find out where they went!
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:iconplatinummyr:
platinummyr Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
FYI:

The new place to find plugins from cmptrwhz is at [link] :love:

Square is found at [link]
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:icondraw-girl:
draw-girl Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2008
I can't figure out how to add the plugin to Apophysis? Could you help me?
The tutorial looks great!
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:iconmeiresthai:
Meiresthai Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2008
[link]

Another person asked. :) Here's the link to my response, with the method.
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:icondraw-girl:
draw-girl Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2008
Thanks!
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:iconmeiresthai:
Meiresthai Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2008
My pleasure.
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:iconmental-transmission:
mental-transmission Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008
I'd like to know how to add plugins. I've never used one before.
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:iconmeiresthai:
Meiresthai Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008
It's really easy. Just create a new folder in the same place that you have the actual Apophysis application. Name this folder "Plugins". Put all of the .dll's in here. Then restart Apophysis. Simple, huh? :) Note that if you have more than about 30 plugins, you will get all crazy tons of errors in Apophysis. This is fixed by having a second folder, (name it something like "PluginStorage" for simplicity) and keeping all of the plugins you aren't using in this folder. There's a great large world of plugins out there. Enjoy it! [link]
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:iconenveloped:
Enveloped Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2008
I have Apophysis 2.07, but not the square variation. Where can I download it?
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:iconmeiresthai:
Meiresthai Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2008
Ohh! You're totally right. I'll link to that, along with a tiling script! Check the artist's comment in a moment.
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:iconenveloped:
Enveloped Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2008
Mk, thank you. :D
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:iconmeiresthai:
Meiresthai Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2008
I included a list of links that might help you in the comment.
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:iconenveloped:
Enveloped Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2008
Yeah, I got them, thanks. :D But I still fail at making anything that slightly resembles a fractal. :dead:
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:iconmeiresthai:
Meiresthai Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2008
It's really not a style that works like any fractals. Unless you use the linear tiling, which can be pretty hard.
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:iconfeverantobsession:
FeverantObsession Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2008
As you know, I've read many many, MANY tuts about Apo, this is ranked among the best. I've not tried it yet, but I've read over it and it very well thought out, and put together, images are a good help. Very nicely done.
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:iconmeiresthai:
Meiresthai Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2008
Thank you so much. I find that telling exactly how to do every step is the key to keeping readers from getting lost. Pictures tell you where to go. That's why I include the preview image in most of the pictures. I try to make sure you don't get lost.

Turns out Michael Faber doesn't like the cube style. It's not fractally enough for him.
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:iconfeverantobsession:
FeverantObsession Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2008
well of course! Michael Faber is one of the fractal masters, being so he likes things complicated . Your cube tut is simple and eloquent.
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:iconmeiresthai:
Meiresthai Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2008
Of course indeed. He's also kinda a bitch

Thanks for the compliment, though.
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:iconfeverantobsession:
FeverantObsession Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2008
No worries, and that was surprisingly hard to read.
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:iconmeiresthai:
Meiresthai Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2008
Works fine for me. Widescreeny. And I have good eyes.
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:iconseventwofour:
seventwofour Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2008
Read it, didn't understand any of it, then again I couldn't be expected to.
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:iconmeiresthai:
Meiresthai Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2008
Really don't expect you to, yeah.
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:iconseventwofour:
seventwofour Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2008
Seemed like a pretty good tutorial though. Better than the few I've struggled through.
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:iconmeiresthai:
Meiresthai Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2008
Ugh, it's just simple. Took two weeks or more of working on it for half an hour every few nights.
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:iconyarnor:
YarNor Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2008
Thanks, that's great... :)

Ron
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:iconmeiresthai:
Meiresthai Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2008
Thank you for the comment.
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:iconyarnor:
YarNor Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2008
Welcome...:)
I went throught it this afternoon. A bit confused on your tiling piece at the end... Was that done with sq-faced cubes?
It optical illussion was a far better choice than the one I did...
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:iconmeiresthai:
Meiresthai Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2008
Oh, you mean =f--l--A--r--k's impossible triangle? That was done exactly as you did it, just with different spacing.
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:iconyarnor:
YarNor Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2008
Yes, I didn't remember that illusion until I saw it again in your tutorial,. It would have been a better one than the one I used, because it isn't bothered by the perspective as much as my choice was. That's all.
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:iconmeiresthai:
Meiresthai Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2008
So do it. It isn't hard.
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:iconyarnor:
YarNor Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2008
Oh, I know that, but to just do it again - when it has been done well already - doesn't offer much gratification. BTW, I did join *Apophysis...:)
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:iconmeiresthai:
Meiresthai Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2008
Yeah..Good to hear about *apophysis. The live tutorials rock.
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:iconladylyonnesse:
LadyLyonnesse Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2008
Thank you very much! I don't usually have much luck following tutorials, but I'll try!
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:iconmeiresthai:
Meiresthai Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2008
You're welcome. Any problems, come talk to me. I made it pretty much step-by-step with pictures, but it hasn't been tested by anybody.
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:iconladylyonnesse:
LadyLyonnesse Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2008
Oh, don't worry! I shall be nagging your head off when I get stuck, as I invariably will...
:(
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:iconmeiresthai:
Meiresthai Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2008
Nah, you can do it.
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:iconladylyonnesse:
LadyLyonnesse Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2008
Famous last words! Just you wait....
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:iconmeiresthai:
Meiresthai Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2008
I dare you to try.
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:iconladylyonnesse:
LadyLyonnesse Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2008
OK, here goes. I'm taking a break from rendering crappy basic fracs for SS, so I can play.
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:iconmeiresthai:
Meiresthai Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2008
:w00t:
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:iconf--l--a--r--k:
f--l--A--r--k Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Excellent work! Very well written and illustrated. You make mine look like childsplay. ;)

:thumbsup:
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