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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 paste 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........../..........................
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{Titel: JuliaSuperCubeBallance}
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lyc Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2017
heya hal, i tried clicking download, but it didn't work (deviantArt error). not sure what's up :S
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HalTenny Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2017
Yeah, a DA hiccup I guess. I justed tested it and it worked~
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schoolmom Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2017
Hal,
 I am using 1.9.1 version and I am having problems with some formulas not being able to calculate.  I get this message:
Mandelbulb3Dv18{

Parameters ok.
Loading: MengerTrees
Menger3 formula is missing! (Check Ini-dir for formulas)
Parameters loaded, press "Calculate 3D" to render.
Error, formula option is not valid.
what do I do? Debbie
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HalTenny Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2017
After installing the program and running it for the first time, you have to set the internal directories to point to the proper folders. Click the Prefs tab at the top of the main window, then click Ini Dirs. Then click each tab to navigate to where you have the program installed, and then to the proper folder. Once all the directories are set, click save and exit. You also may have to restart MB3D. That should fix it. Let me know if that gets you going!
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Jolene24 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 14, 2017
Hi, Hal Tenny,  I just found all the penned instructions from you, and I just can't thank you enough for the help !! And they were right over there in the right side column all along.  :)
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HalTenny Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2017
You're welcome! Feel free to note me if you have any problems or specific questions.
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illustrator3dcg Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
thank you.
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:iconhaltenny:
HalTenny Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2017
Welcome!
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crystalwizard Featured By Owner Edited Jul 4, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
well... deviantart has changed something. I can't see any of the comments that are supposed to be under the cover image or tutorial instructions. And I'm logged in. All I can see is the parameter code. and the various page visitor comments and replies.

 I did click the Watch button under the image, and it now says Watching - but there aren't any comments, it's not a video, so where'd they hide the tutorial information?
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HalTenny Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2017
You have to download the tutorial with the download link on the right sidebar. :)
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Numinous-inspiration Featured By Owner May 5, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
How to created these formulas?
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HalTenny Featured By Owner May 5, 2017
I'm not sure what you are asking. If you are asking about the tutorial, and how to get the starting parameters, that is clearly described in my comments above under the cover image. If you are asking how to actually create your own formulas, and use them in the program, I have never done that. I understand that you can sort of do that with the newest version of MB3D. You will have to read the instructions, sorry I can't help with that.
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RemusRigo Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the tutorial
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:iconhaltenny:
HalTenny Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2017
Welcome~
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CHANEMAN Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2016
wow thanks for your efforts
giving so nice tutorial  "shake hands"
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:iconhaltenny:
HalTenny Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2016
Welcome~ 
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WelshPixie Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2016
Glad to see someone who just plays with the numbers without really knowing what they do and can achieve beautiful things :D Gives me hope, haha. Thanks for the great tutorial!
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HalTenny Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2016
You're welcome :~)
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WelshPixie Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2016
Just rendering the last of three from this then I'll tag you when I post them. Thanks again! o7
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beowulf2020 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2016
Whereas.. I'm a mathematician... I know the math but can't create fractal images worth toffee XD (Yes Pixie.. I'm *THAT* mathematician... fancy seeing you here ;p

Your Mandelbulb 3D tutorials are proving invaluable to someone swamped by the myriad buttons on this setting lover's UI nightmare ;)
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dankw Featured By Owner May 21, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Your work is fabulous - I've been exploring Mandelbulb3d, which is incredible, but your work goes way beyond anything I can find in the standard program - how do you do it?
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HalTenny Featured By Owner May 21, 2016
Thank you~ I've been using MB3D for 5 or 6 years now, so I've spent a great amount of time learning it. I think what is most helpful, other than tutorials, is playing with some of the many parameters you'll find posted around.
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Jolene24 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2017
good to know.  Thank you.
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HawaiianWarrior Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016
cool
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HalTenny Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016
:D
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HawaiianWarrior Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016
Your Instructions And teaching skills are great. Just I think there might be an error. Correct me if I am wrong. I like to teach too!
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HalTenny Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016
It's not likely, but certainly possible there is an error. Tell me the problem you're having and perhaps I can clear it up.
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HawaiianWarrior Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016
help me please I don't quite understand your instructions on tutorial 2
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BGai Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015
Thank you!
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HalTenny Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015
:)
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PhoenixArisen Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the tutorial. I'm looking forward to what I can create now. :)
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:iconhaltenny:
HalTenny Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015
Welcome!
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art-ingress Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Works great thanks
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:iconhaltenny:
HalTenny Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015
Great, glad to hear. :)
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RogerioGuimaraes Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015
Thank you for this tutorial.
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:iconhaltenny:
HalTenny Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015
Quite welcome!
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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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:iconhaltenny:
HalTenny Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015
Quite welcome!
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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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