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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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Arythya Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist
Used your Tutorial here:
Lupsiberg Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014   General Artist
Thank you very much for the tutorial :iconflowerheartplz:
This is the picture I made with it…
Scania78 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
Thank you very much for this great tutorial! You really got me started^^
This is the one I like best so far link
SmartRanga Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014
Radman1919 Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I decided to give this Tutorial another go. This is what I came up with Thanks for all your help earlier in my Apophysis adventure.
PrayingMantis69 Featured By Owner 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...…
khetry Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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 Featured By Owner 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.


itsAustinJordan Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Student Photographer
Was wondering exactly this.
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