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Apophysis Blooms Tutorial by lindelokse Apophysis Blooms Tutorial by lindelokse
Well, I got permission from the lovely ~skellorg to publish this tutorial based on her wonderful "Tips for textures with crackle" tutorial, sadly no longer available here on deviantART.
This is also based on "Blob Spirals" tutorial [link] by ~Zueuk. I warmly suggest you to check it as well, for it's one of the best I've ever found.
Credits for the first part of the technique I'm describing must go to them, so please show them your appreciation, respect and gratitude.

As kindly requested by Susan, in this tutorial you won't find exact values to use but ranges of values. I really hope this could help to experiment more and find your own way. Actually there are no precise values to get these results, so I find it more correct to be this way.
It's easy to follow, but a basic knowledge of apophysis is required :blushes:. I tried to provide you a lot of suggestions to help you tweaking and customizing, but remember that there are tons of awesome other plugins for apophysis, and that you can also apply texturing, use a different final transform, and use xaos and linked transforms to get something new and interesting. Also, this kind of flame can become many other things different than a flower if you don't add cross, so go experiment the most you can :)

Thank you to all my beloved beta testers of the aposhack chatroom :thanks:!

check here -> [link] to have a look at the lovely results fellow deviants got from this tutorial :love:!!!

update: 3D version available ;)

in the Aposhack Plugin Pack [link] you will find all the plugins you need. Just don't put all plugins in your plugins folder at once, or apophysis will crash.
I WON'T REPLY ANYMORE TO COMMENTS ASKING ME WHERE TO FIND PLUGINS. people, please... please read the description, make a little research, or at least check previous comments and replies, instead of keep on asking me the same thing over and over...
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PrayingMantis69 Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thought I'd have another peek at your wonderful tutorial. This is what I came up with this time...…
Thanks for the tutorial, it was very helpfull :) (Smile)  (I begun to use Apophysis yesterday so I'm not sure I understand all but here is my first trial Flower)
WiseHanna Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

Thanks for a great tutorial.  Not too many tutorial writers see fit to explain what can be "tweaked" in order to create a personal version of your tutorial.

I managed several beautiful flowers which looked nothing like yours. I was pleased, alas, after rendering, on my Corel, they looked nothing like on Apo, before rendering.  They all came out transparent, like the renders from Chaoscop...  I want the petals to have a solid color.  When I rendered, I tried at 4000 density, at 12000 and at 20000. Except for the difference in rendering time, the results were all the same. 

Another question - why does the flower have a colorful surrounding? I would rather have the flame without any background.

Would appreciate your answer.


Ameesa Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Took me quite a while to get this right, but suddenly everything clicked.  Here's what I got from this wonderful tutorial.
I followed your steps, twice, to make sure I was doing exactly what you said, but I get to the rotate triangle, Transform 2, in Step 3, and no change in shape at all.

I wonder if anyone else had this problem?  If not, I cannot figure what I am doing wrong.  I am using apophysis 2.09.  I can't use 7X as it says it's missing a dll file. msvcr110 to be exact.

Any help would be appreciated;) Denise
Had the same problem yesterday. You may downloaded the false thing. There's an installer available now. Just search for it. Install it and it works fine. Well, thats just my story but it should work for you (:
Hi, first I just want to say I am in awe of the art on this site, and especially, I am hooked on the fractal art.  I haven't an artistic talent, but I think I can learn this and have some fun:)

I wanted to see if anyone is around that might be able to tell me what a msvcr110.dll file is, and it seems to be needed to make these programs function properly (I've tried both apophysis 2.09, and the 7X.  I can't get the 7X to work without the file at all (get the error message that the dll is missing) but I can use 2.09.  But I wanted to downloand the cross plugin (possibly more plugins, don't know what all I want yet) so I could do the above tutorial).  So I found the "pack" and downloaded them, then, guess what, I got that "missing dll again:(

If anyone can explain the details on this, and direct me in either how to fix it, or, tell me if I can live without 7X, as well as the plugin pack, I would surely appreciate it:)

Way new here, and haven't read all about anything yet, so hoping to yack with some of you:) Denise
Raxard Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My try at it Flower Sphere
fallenmoonmist Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
here's mine :D i like it tho i changed things so it doesn't look the same :P [link]

thanks for the tutorial.~
SnapShot120 Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello! I made this :pointr: [link] with your tutorial. It doesn't look much like yours, but I like it, so whatever. ;)
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