The Stevens Axiom
COVID Lockdown
the cause of devil tumors
Aurora from Southern Tasmania
European wasps in Tasmania
tranquil Tasmania

03 May 2021

Drivers Seat Video

Using a suit of OSS tools such as: Gimp, Mandelbulber, G'MIC, MathMap, python scripts by offnuts and rich2005, ffmpeg. Video done with Davinci Resolve 17 free version.

30 January 2021

Animating With Gimp And G'MIC

I wrote a tutorial about using the Gimp plugin 'G'MIC' to make animations.

I've had a lot of fun making these animations and the technique means you can do a lot of video processing using free software like Gimp.

01 December 2020

You Got Something - In Memory Of JJ Cale

Laid-back song writer and musician JJ Cale died in 2013 but we are making sure his music lives on. 
Software used Mandelbulber, Gimp, Davinci Resolve 17 beta.

05 September 2020

Using Realistic Textures In 3D Fractals

Image created with Mandelbulber using Gimp to make a texture (called materials in MDBB).

08 August 2020

A Celebration Of Cambrian Geology

The Cambrian was a momentous time for life on Earth. The 'Cambrian Explosion' was the beginning of complex life forms. So how are we doing now? 

Software used. Gimp MathMap, G'MIC and python scripts by ofnuts and others. Mandelbulber 2.23-dev. Audacity, Kdenlive and Davinci Resolve free version.

07 June 2020

I Learned How To Animate Many MathMap Filters

During the COVID downtime I discovered how to animate many of the Gimp MathMap filters.
Above is a GIF of the newly animated Quincuncial filter above the new animated Scale Equirectangular filter.

MathMap easily mixes more than one filter and produces an infinite transition between beginning and end. This is why I like using Gimp MathMap.

Mathmap can chain effects together. This is similar to how I made the above animation:

01 June 2020

An Aussie Astral Road Trip

About growing up in Australia in the 60's and 70's. Traveling, surfing, working and exploring new dimensions. We knew this was 'the lucky country' but didn't know the Earth's population would double between 1950 and 1987.
World population also doubled between 1960 and 2001.

Now 'plague humans' have changed the ozone layer, the climate, over-fished the oceans, caused a mass extinction and degraded everything.

Life on planet Earth is now mostly stressful and hostile. Do we have the tools to deal with it? The 'elders' of our society are old hippies and acid heads. Our Aboriginal people were here for 60,000 years and even endured an ice age. They must have known something we don't? If we don't respect the past we will be destroyed by the future.

26 March 2020

Mad World Covid Lockdown

If you are in lockdown right now, we hope this video helps fill a few minutes. We will come out of this craziness soon.
Made with Gimp MathMap, Mandelbulber, Audacity and Davinci Resolve free version.