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Fred E
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A new version of Apophymator is ready for downloading here:…
Usage is essentially unchanged from the previous version.  
An example of different animations made using the same keyframes can be downloaded here:…
I feel so awful that work on the script was delayed over and over last year.

Personal plea:
My flesh and bone life has been and continues to be complicated in so many ways since at least 2 years ago.
If there are any Deviant personal injury lawyers that can help a poor old fellow out, my gratitude would be immeasurable.
From all the reading about laws I've been through it appears I have more than enough cause to bring the problems I face to a court to judge.  (But legal systems are intensely complex, so I do not have any way to know without professional help.)
I want little more than to remove myself from this house- (actually apartment-) of-horrors that once was a comfortable home for me.  I feel that there are negligent and injurious parties who should bear the cost for me to move... yet, I know... doesn't everyone who feels wronged think that others are at fault and should make up for the suffering they've caused?
I also however, have a fairly good idea of what is suspicion, what is allegation, and what is fact.  I think.
I know I have done no wrong to anyone myself - I have been an excellent tenant for over 12 1/2 years.  A former owner said she would back me up on that.  Problems only began recently when a particular tenant moved in above me 3 years ago.
I have many photos to confirm most of the wrongs I would contend they have caused me.
Anyway... I am unable to get assistance locally, from various gov. agencies, or from legal aid services.
It could be I'm merely going about this in the wrong way.  I don't know, I've never been faced with a situation like this before.
I do very well know that the situation is consuming me piece by piece.  After exhausting attempts to rest in this foreboding environment, my thoughts are deluged with the problem the moment I awaken.  My heart feels like an orange battered with a 2 x4.
I could go on indefinitely... :(
I figure the chance is about 1 in thousands of thousands, but if there be some attorney who knows California law well, specifically landlord-tenant law, and who's got a heart of gold, a note asking to find out more about my predicament would be appreciated beyond expression.  (Edit: added photo depicting a few moments of what I face here:… and here:… )
If I did not have fractals and my script to plunge my mind into, I'd have been in the (not funny at all) "funny farm" many months ago.

I hope other deviants who may pass through this journal would forgive this plea of desperation, download the Apophymator script, and give it a spin.  I wish any who do so would derive some beneficial pleasure and enjoyment from making flame animations. :)

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hi morphapoph,

in case you haven't seen them yet, i finally uploaded the first of the fully rendered animations, including the static fractal images from your work.

i'm taking a few more days break to work on my video games project, then i intend to start using apo, and of course would appreciate any help if you're available at the time.
Ratty dude, I think this is choice man!  I am amazed and I think what you've done is amazing even though I am a little involved with your project.  I think you deserve all of the credit - it looks to me as though you could do what you've done with all kinds of people's work and they would really enjoy seeing what you could do with it.
I hope your video game turned out (or is working out) to your satisfaction.
I think you really have something happening with your animating and I hope you follow that interest as far as yu can go with it.
Fred E. your friend.
hi morphapoph, thanks very much my friend, that's really good to hear.

it's been several years since i last collaborated with another artist, so it's comforting to know this so far is working out for both of us.

and it's also given me the confidence to consider approaching another fractal artist here on da. who i think might be interested in some of her work being combined with mine. there will still be lots you and i can do in the future.

the last i heard, smooothe is still hoping to work with me, but his health and real life commitments have been preventing him so far, but he's more interested in the blender side.

eventually it would be cool to have a small collective of people who help me with the art. i'm sure the trance musician has several people his end helping him from time to time.

re the indie video game project, thanks man. and it's in the pre-production stage, so will likely take me years to finish.

i am intending to work on that alongside my music video project. i have no intention of giving either up, and the tech and art i learn from either project can help the other.
Hi Ratty,

Yeah I'm glad you work at a slower pace like I do.
Maybe with the other artist, it will just happen out of the blue lik3 you & I & smooothe.
& I know what you mean about ordinary life butting in a lot lately.
Have you checked out any of the fractal or other group interest collectives around deviantArt (that is, "here")?
I'm a member here although I haven't shared many images t0 the group:
and another one I'm a member of and same story, not many of my images shared:

{I need a proprietor [or 2 or 3] for my images (teehee).}...

Good to hear from you.  I'll be around, now and then anyway... I never know.
C ya, for now...
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from the  last correspondence about orient.  Da      would not allow it as a response.  thanks for your concern.

<3d frn2>
<flame name="Flame1178794309" time="0" size="756 604" center="-1.49433981662861 1.42892308010816" scale="182.891349386767" zoom="0" oversample="1" filter="0.5" quality="50" batches="1" background="0 0 0" brightness="50" gamma="4" vibrancy="1" >
  <xform orient="0" weight="0.333" color="0" symmetry="0" linear="1.00" coefs="0.654009 0.12359 -0.429759 0.813243 -0.794457 0.330547"/>
  <xform orient="1" weight="0.333" color="0.5" symmetry="0" linear="1.00" coefs="0.051807 0.202233 -0.202233 0.051807 -0.154472 0.261963"/>
  <xform orient="0" weight="0.333" color="1" symmetry="0" linear="1.00" coefs="0.696655 -0.334511 0.334511 0.696655 -0.583927 0.106602"/>
:wave: I replied to your note. :wave:
Hi Fred,  Is it possible to get the 2.063d hack? or even earlier?  the old version used a parameter in the xforms called  orient.  it is not a plugin but an  xform characteristic and seems to only have a value of 1 or 0.   I need an old working copy to see what this does, so that i can duplicate the effect in the newer 3d Apo programs.  I think that it may control whether the xform faces left or right, in the frame.  or maybe up or down.....  thanks  T'
Hi T,
The 2.06 3d hack is here (it was the first "3d" version so there isn't an earlier one):…

But I remember you asking me about "orient" a long time ago.  There is no internal "orient" in any Apophysis I'm aware of.  I can't remember what the resolution was to that long ago question - plugin is the only thing I can think of.
(PS: sorry I've been "out to lunch" for a while!)
Hi Fred,
I to have been out to lunch, as you say, lost my wife (cancer) monday, had her in home hospice (nursing here at the house) for the previous 4 months.  tis been a long haul.  And yes I'm fine.  all is taken care of.
on the Issue of the Orient  "thing"  when it is in a transformation, it is always just before the list of variations. I think it is an old parameter  for the individual transformation.  it also only seems to ever have the values of 0,1,2,3 .  am still going through old flames.  also seems to be present in all the flame files just prior to 2.6         I think i need a very old version of apo that works,maybe one of the 1.5 version range , to see what is going on.   If you know anyone who could reactivate an old copy, could you let me know?
I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your wife, Tsarvek.
(I do not want to belittle the sorrow you would feel with an emoticon.)

I have some Apo versions before 2.06 (I think almost all Apo versions are 2.0 then a number, btw, like 2.06 - a technicality.  & anyway...).
There was a version from Zueuk that had some hidden Variations but I don't remember Orient being one of them.  That version did not expire.
If I remember there is at least one release of 2.04 that is usable (it has not expired) and it is from Joel Faber but I think there are also other unexpired 2.04 versions.
Before version 1.8 I did not use Apo and I'm nearly positive that no Apo versions from Mark had orient.
If you have or find some parameters showing that word "orient" in them I'd like to see the parameters.
You could search for the text in any collection of parameters you have on your computer and find out pretty quickly, probably.

One other possibility I just thought of, but I think is unlikely, is that orient might be one of the Variable parts of some Variation.
But that would place any flames with orient in the earliest version of Apo that used Variables, and I thought that was 2.05 but I don't remember for sure.

If I can help in some you can think of then let me know.
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