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Mandelbulb 3D Tutorial by HalTenny Mandelbulb 3D Tutorial by HalTenny
All I can say is I tried! I hope this helps someone. Just unzip and click on the html document! Here is the most recent version of Mandelbulb 3D www.fractalforums.com/index.ph…

Update: The parameters used in this tutorial are no longer included in newer versions of MD3D, so the parameters are below, and here is how you paste them into the program. Just copy the text below to your clipboard, select the open tab at the top left of the main MB3D window, then click on the icon that looks like a folder with txt under it. That will past the parameters you copy into the program. Then click the calculate 3d button to see the image:

Mandelbulb3Dv18{
g.....m...Ea0...g..........Rst9JupV3.1......../EJa/NYE.GazHcXL34ALWtzEttF7NSRM/k
................................TsyOfcxHxz1........Y./.........E........7/2...wD
...Uz6/...k5.......0......ke0...v0....E......UBshGRaQTpD/..........G/dkpXm1.OaN4
z.EpzUYD12../2UeoP6cNf/tzYUV7YvGyByjTIsuFVf5M.A...........U0.....y1...sD...../..
.w1...sDkUhK3bA2Bx1...............................UlSBQwus06zyabHhzL6noD........
..kPSCpyTVAHzOgL15jCi.mjU..../YA..............kD.2....sD..G.....................
.............oAnAt1...sD....zw1.........................................J....k0.
.....Ksulz1.......kz.wzzz1.U..6.O/...21...EB....D....M1...EB....4/...g0.....w352
iw1U.m7QAxDbklozFOBwzr5NF/..mc..zjyj..UZWZhgJNxj6A2TMpNzmz1...........E28.UQgk0.
.wUmc2beYz1.dA8E5Exwz0............V0.sXTL0..SQcDqMitzu/BQKxV62zD..........E.lc..
zzzz.............0...................2./8.kzzzD............8....................
/EU0.wzzz1...................................wPKZ.kz.fozeemKD87.aRMaNGJJsruB.UDn
7VDmxxPKZ.kz.fozQsrjNJ0.z1gGz1bTzaJ7.wDk8xDlyxPKZ.kz.fozMwrjNJ0.z1gGznqTzaJ7.wDk
8xDkzxPKZ.kz.foz..kjNJWQeemKD87UIJ3yhSnhszrjNJWQ................................
E....2..F2E.....2....A....EEh3aSdtqNU6oPs/UQ..........................k/9.......
...................../........yD........kz1........../..........................
................................................................................
........................}
{Titel: JuliaSuperCubeBallance}
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TheOwl68 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for this! :) I've been wanting to get back into MB3D!
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HalTenny Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015
Quite welcome!
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:iconflamenfloralis:
The formula is perfectly functioning on my system, ( Win XP  moreover driving an old PC !) .

The folder that  captures the formula  from  the clipboard  after clicking on it ,  is the one at  right of three,  with  underneath written TXT . The formula  runs so flawlessly that  it  is  difficult to understand how  it can be that more recent OS aren't able to hanlde the program, as reported by other users.
 
Beautiful  image and  beautiful  tutorials,  thanks a lot for sharing !!!
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Jaapsoft Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015   Photographer
is no icon with "txt" under it.
is no tab "open"
two windows, no window with name "MB3D". one window with name "Lighting"  and one window with name "Formulas"
No "calculate 3D" button

try to add screenshot, , not possible?
Thanks
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HalTenny Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015
The tutorial is old but it is fully functional. I have no idea why you are having trouble. The screen shots are all there. If you installed MB3D properly, you should be able to open the program by locating the folder it is installed in and clicking Mandelbulb3D.exe. The main window will open, and also the formula window and lighting window. Are you telling me the main window is not opening? What version did you download and what operating system do you use?
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cheynectar Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HalTenny, I am trying to open the parameters as stated in the beginning of your tutorial, but my windows 8 says it does not have an app for m3p files.  any advice on how to deal with that? I have searched for apps for m3p files but no luck...
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HalTenny Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014
I'm not sure how windows 8 works as I have never used it. However, you should be able to right click on any m3p file, and from the ensuing menu choose "open with" and then from that "Choose default program". Navigate to your MB3D folder and select Mandelbulb 3D.exe. If you still have trouble, let me know.
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poca2hontas Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for sharing :)
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HalTenny Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014
You're welcome! The older tutorials are a bit outdated now because of changes in the interface and new features. So if you have any trouble, feel free to ask questions. I'm always glad to answer specific questions. :~)
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poca2hontas Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's very generous of you. My main prob even after reading your tutorial on the 3d nab is zooming. Aargh. I want to select a part of my image to zoom in, in either main render window or the 3d navi but I seem to only zoom in so far then the image disappears. I feel like I've tried everything, changing numbers, ticking or unpicking boxes. It's a shame as want to know what is lurking deeper. Any thoughts?  Cheers ;)
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HalTenny Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014
Yes, I can help with that. In the 3d navi window, generally if the image disappears you can do one of several things to help zoom. Make sure all the controls are visible by clicking the two arrows at the bottom right of the navi window. You should now see the box labeled fixed zoom and steps (bottom right again). If this is not checked, and your image fades out while zooming, then you need to raise the Far plane setting (bottom right) to something like 200 or even 1000. If the fixed zoom and steps is checked, then do the same thing. Often though, you can only zoom so far with the fixed zoom and steps selected, and then it will stop zooming and the image will fade away no matter what. If it does, then just deselect it and try zooming with the higher far plane setting. You may also need to make sure the depth setting slider in the lighting window under the ambient tab is all the way to the far left. Again, generally speaking, the depth slider will only give you trouble in zooming if the far plane setting is low. For instance between 1 and 50... Hope this gets you going!
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poca2hontas Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Cheers! I already knew first part you mention with fixed zoom but will try the other bits out. thanks a bunch :hug:
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HalTenny Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014
You're welcome.
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TJBest Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thanks for your amazing artistry and your generosity to share and teach
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HalTenny Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
You're quite welcome, I do what I can :)
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Loreathan Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
simple and clear!thanks
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HalTenny Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
Welcome :)
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sh10101 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
Great tutorial, thanks! Just wandering if you can tell me where to find the DE accuracy parameter on the latest version of Mandelbulb 3D?
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:iconhaltenny:
HalTenny Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014
That doesn't exist any more. Under the calculation tab just set the stepcount for binary search to 12 and smooth normals to 3. This should be a similar setting to the old set up.
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Tate27kh Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Been wanting to give MB3D another proper go, this time using your tutorial, which came highly recommended.
Thanks for sharing :)
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HalTenny Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014
Quite welcome. Those tutorials are a bit dated, I'm always glad to help out with questions :)
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Tate27kh Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you most kindly :)
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HalTenny Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014
Quite welcome, glad to help :)
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123Fractal Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
Hey your work looks amazing, how do I insert a formula code? I only have about have formulas atm?
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HalTenny Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
I'm not sure what you're asking. It has come to my attention that the JuliaSuperCubeBallance parameters are no longer included in newer versions of the program. If that is the problem you are having, just copy the text below, and select the open tab at the top left of the main window, then select the icon that looks like a folder with txt under it. That will past the parameters you copy into the program:

Mandelbulb3Dv18{
g.....m...Ea0...g..........Rst9JupV3.1......../EJa/NYE.GazHcXL34ALWtzEttF7NSRM/k
................................TsyOfcxHxz1........Y./.........E........7/2...wD
...Uz6/...k5.......0......ke0...v0....E......UBshGRaQTpD/..........G/dkpXm1.OaN4
z.EpzUYD12../2UeoP6cNf/tzYUV7YvGyByjTIsuFVf5M.A...........U0.....y1...sD...../..
.w1...sDkUhK3bA2Bx1...............................UlSBQwus06zyabHhzL6noD........
..kPSCpyTVAHzOgL15jCi.mjU..../YA..............kD.2....sD..G.....................
.............oAnAt1...sD....zw1.........................................J....k0.
.....Ksulz1.......kz.wzzz1.U..6.O/...21...EB....D....M1...EB....4/...g0.....w352
iw1U.m7QAxDbklozFOBwzr5NF/..mc..zjyj..UZWZhgJNxj6A2TMpNzmz1...........E28.UQgk0.
.wUmc2beYz1.dA8E5Exwz0............V0.sXTL0..SQcDqMitzu/BQKxV62zD..........E.lc..
zzzz.............0...................2./8.kzzzD............8....................
/EU0.wzzz1...................................wPKZ.kz.fozeemKD87.aRMaNGJJsruB.UDn
7VDmxxPKZ.kz.fozQsrjNJ0.z1gGz1bTzaJ7.wDk8xDlyxPKZ.kz.fozMwrjNJ0.z1gGznqTzaJ7.wDk
8xDkzxPKZ.kz.foz..kjNJWQeemKD87UIJ3yhSnhszrjNJWQ................................
E....2..F2E.....2....A....EEh3aSdtqNU6oPs/UQ..........................k/9.......
...................../........yD........kz1........../..........................
................................................................................
........................}
{Titel: JuliaSuperCubeBallance}
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Virginia-Fred Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014   Digital Artist
Thanks I was wondering where I could find it :)
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:iconhaltenny:
HalTenny Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014
You're welcome! I don't know why I didn't think of it before, but I finally included those parameters in the description so hopefully others will not have that same problem.
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AeternumImago Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much for making and posting these tutorials, wish me luck. I'm really looking forwards to the day I can post an image from Mandelbulber!
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HalTenny Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
You're welcome and good luck for sure!
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NewJQ1420 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014
I can't wait to use this program.
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HalTenny Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
Wishing you luck!
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NewJQ1420 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
Thank you very much.
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lubman Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much for these tutorials, I begin with Mandelbulb and they are me of a big utility !! :D (Big Grin) 
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HalTenny Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
You;re welcome!
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NTGreen Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have fallen in love with these amazing 3D Fractals! Not even sure if that is what they are called but I am about to embark on a journey to find out what they are all about ... wish me luck as I travel into the unknown! Oh, and THANK YOU!
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HalTenny Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
Good luck. Feel free to note me if you run into any problems. :)
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NTGreen Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!!! :hug:
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:iconhaltenny:
HalTenny Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
You're welcome!
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thekeekee Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey Hal- huge fan of your work ! I am using MB3D 1.89, and there doesn't seem to be a parameter by the name of JuliaSuperCubeBallance...has the name been changed, or was this removed? Any chance you can post the default parameter text for the formula here? Thanks for all the tutorials! 
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HalTenny Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
Thanks! Sure, I don't know when they quit including that one...

Mandelbulb3Dv18{
g.....m...Ea0...g..........Rst9JupV3.1......../EJa/NYE.GazHcXL34ALWtzEttF7NSRM/k
................................TsyOfcxHxz1........Y./.........E........7/2...wD
...Uz6/...k5.......0......ke0...v0....E......UBshGRaQTpD/..........G/dkpXm1.OaN4
z.EpzUYD12../2UeoP6cNf/tzYUV7YvGyByjTIsuFVf5M.A...........U0.....y1...sD...../..
.w1...sDkUhK3bA2Bx1...............................UlSBQwus06zyabHhzL6noD........
..kPSCpyTVAHzOgL15jCi.mjU..../YA..............kD.2....sD..G.....................
.............oAnAt1...sD....zw1.........................................J....k0.
.....Ksulz1.......kz.wzzz1.U..6.O/...21...EB....D....M1...EB....4/...g0.....w352
iw1U.m7QAxDbklozFOBwzr5NF/..mc..zjyj..UZWZhgJNxj6A2TMpNzmz1...........E28.UQgk0.
.wUmc2beYz1.dA8E5Exwz0............V0.sXTL0..SQcDqMitzu/BQKxV62zD..........E.lc..
zzzz.............0...................2./8.kzzzD............8....................
/EU0.wzzz1...................................wPKZ.kz.fozeemKD87.aRMaNGJJsruB.UDn
7VDmxxPKZ.kz.fozQsrjNJ0.z1gGz1bTzaJ7.wDk8xDlyxPKZ.kz.fozMwrjNJ0.z1gGznqTzaJ7.wDk
8xDkzxPKZ.kz.foz..kjNJWQeemKD87UIJ3yhSnhszrjNJWQ................................
E....2..F2E.....2....A....EEh3aSdtqNU6oPs/UQ..........................k/9.......
...................../........yD........kz1........../..........................
................................................................................
........................}
{Titel: JuliaSuperCubeBallance}
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thekeekee Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you Hal! Lots of gratitude for your tutorials, they have really helped me develop a process for creating with MB3D. and thank you so much for all of your art it is truly inspiring!
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HalTenny Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
You're quite welcome, I'm more than happy to help anytime. :)
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transtorner Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
OMG Thanks for this! I was looking all over the net like crazy for that damn formula... why did they stop including it!!!

You should reup the tut with the formula included ;) just sayin'

Thanks again!
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HalTenny Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
Welcome. If I ever get off my lazy butt, I need to rewrite all those tutorials and update them. :)
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Dr-Pen Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I've been looking for a beginner's tutorial on Mandelbulb 3d. Been dabbling in the program but never looked around for any proper instructions so I might be missing out on a lot of stuff. Thanks!
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HalTenny Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013
Glad you found it, I hope it helps get you going. Here's a few more links:

The tutorials were written using older versions of MB3D, so the interface has changed. But if you carefully look around in the same areas I indicate in the screen shots, you can usually find things, sometimes under tabs that weren't there before...

Mandelbulb 3D Tutorial 1 ~
Mandelbulb 3D Tutorial 2 ~
Mandelbulb3D Tutorial 3 ~
Mandelbulb3D Volumetric Light Tutorial


Mandelbulb 3D
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Dr-Pen Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll see if I can muster the time to look through those. Thanks!
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jerrymcinnis Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for your efforts Hal! I appreciate them. I, on the same hand work trial by error so I'm a constant student.
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HalTenny Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
You're welcome. That's as good a way to learn as any. :)
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1eqinfinity Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you)
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