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You can find all this information and more in the Ultra Fractal challenges FAQ
, which is also part of our very first UF challenge, the one for February 2011.
If you already know the rules, then you're good to go - read on for this month's challenge! Previous editions:
You can find all of the previous challenges in this journal. Please keep in mind that the challenge rules changed after the 26th edition!
Links to ALL UF challenges (updated periodically!)Since the UF challenges are growing in number, instead of linking them all in each new one, I thought I'd make a collection journal for all of them. This will contain all challenges held so far, from the newest (top) to the oldest (bottom), all conveniently thumbed for you! It will also be updated each month so that ALL challenges are reachable from here, even the newer ones. And this journal will of course be linked in every challenge, to keep them all connected
Sadly, challenge #11 is apparently a broken link. It's the only inaccessible one so far, though, so I may be able to restore it someday, if you guys wish me to.
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Now we can go on with the last challenge's results, and then I will introduce this month's challenge to you all.
Here is the May 2013 challenge
, and the deviations I've picked as the winners!(Please note: do not feel offended if your fractals haven't been picked. Winners are chosen basing on their way of representing the challenge theme, and I always try to be as impartial as possible while judging.)
The winner of the Formula challenge
with Round and Round
The simplicity of Thin Orbit Traps paired with the natural, tree-shaped Talis-like spiral makes up for a rather interesting combination, really easy on the eye.
The winner of the Theme challenge
with Summer Heat
Few colour schemes could have possibly depicted summer heat any better than this one: the curvy shapes convey a feeling of melting warmth, and the flower-like motifs to the left look like the sun.
The winner of the Style challenge
with Use Your Illusion
A masterfully created play of depth, shadow, colour and even shapes, that alternates from the smoothness of gnarls to the boldness of the kaleidoscopic background rectangles. Entirely eye
The winner of the Other challenge
with In The Beginning
Simple yet elegant, it perfectly conveys the feeling of origination - which is, indeed, the one from which the very artwork originated. Light flows everywhere in this artwork.
All other entrants deserve a feature just the same, so here they are for you to see!
We're done for May. On to June!
Ultra Fractal monthly challenges Redux
Challenge #29: June 2013
June's Formula challenge
will be the Simple Standards challenge
In this challenge, you will ONLY be allowed to use formulas - fractal formulas, colouring algorithms, and mappings - contained in the Standard.ufm, Standard.ucl, and Standard.uxf folders. No other formulas allowed! It will be a nice way to find out how much can be done with very basic, and often very underrated, formulas.
As always, you are also encouraged to provide the parameters, but not obligated to do so.
June's Theme challenge
will be the Voyages and Vacations challenge
Summer approaches in the northern hemisphere, and it's almost holiday time. Show us your desired (or future!) holiday trip with a fractal. It can be any kind of holiday - going to the seaside, to the mountains, to one's hometown, visiting another country... as long as it's holiday-themed and related to travel, it all works.
June's Style challenge
will be the Figurative challenge
Your aim this month is to reproduce anything figurative with fractals. It can be animals, human faces, objects of any kind, and so on. The only condition is that it must NOT be a flower
: be original, create something nobody has never seen before. The more original it is and/or the more similar it is to the actual thing, the better!
June's Other challenge
will be the Making a Difference challenge
Any fractal entering this challenge will need to have ALL of the layer blending modes set to Difference. Simple as that, at least conceptually speaking, yet very tricky to work with! A tip: try masking out the layer zones you don't want to intersect with the general picture. It may not be easy, but it wouldn't be a challenge otherwise, right?
Remember: to enter each challenge, post your deviation's link and thumb in a comment of this journal, and specify which challenge you are entering the fractal in. ALSO: PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU LINK THIS NEWS ARTICLE IN THE DEVIATION!
Please spread the word by advertising this news article - we definitely want more participants. The more, the merrier!
This challenge's deadline is June 30th, 2013
. Ready, set, GO!!!
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