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Xaos Bubbles Tutorial by nightmares06 Xaos Bubbles Tutorial by nightmares06
Made for the Apophysis 2.08 3D hack

This bubble type was taught to me by my friend, ccdigitalfx Further credit goes to penny5775 and also Platinus and Zueuk. It is my hope that this tutorial is able to help everyone interested to be able to understand a bit more of the intricacies of Xaos and bubble transforms.

Remember, make this fractal type your own and change things around! Play with weights, positions, number of transforms and everything else, and come up with something totally unique! ;) Good luck, and I’d love to see what you come up with! :D

Points of interest:
:bulletred: If you want more of a “dome” effect, substitute Hemisphere for Bubble

:bulletpink: When using Truchet, if the bubble isn’t covered, use more pre_blur!

:bulletorange: Although not touched on in this tutorial, many of the plugins that can be used have very interesting variables to play around with, like truchet and hexes. Give it a try ;)

Plugins that we have found work with this method (that we’ve found so far, there could be many more!):
:bulletblack: Hexes
:bulletblack: Crackle
:bulletblack: Truchet
:bulletblack: Checkers
:bulletblack: Checks
:bulletblack: Cylinder
:bulletblack: Wedge
:bulletblack: Pie
:bulletblack: Rays2
:bulletblack: Epispirial
:bulletblack: Boarders
:bulletblack: Flower
:bulletblack: Separation
:bulletblack: Hypersphere
:bulletblack: Stripes
:bulletblack: Rectangles
:bulletblack: Tancos
:bulletblack: Circle1
:bulletblack: Taurus
:bulletblack: Wings
:bulletblack: Waves2

This tutorial was beta-tested by my friends karma4ya, Fiery-Fire and SuicideBySafetyPin before release.

All plugins can be found at the following location, due to phoenixkeyblack’s dedication in tracking them all down: phoenixkeyblack.deviantart.com…

I tried my best to avoid only featuring my own fractals in here, to the point where I hunted down some help ;) I hate hogging all the glory, lets spread it around!

The list of different fractals at the bottom is to give you an idea of what is possible using this method, and what different fractalists have been able to accomplish.

nightmares06_stamp by Fiery-Fire

Links to the original artwork included in the Tutorial are listed below, give them some love! :love:

:iconccdigitalfx:
Not So Distant Future

:iconsuicidebysafetypin:
Pink Jellies    Crackle Erosion

:iconfiery-fire:
Making_XYZ    Fireworks_boom    Carnival


:iconkarma4ya:
Scoped bubble 1

:iconnightmares06:
The Map of the Maze    Falling into the Checkers    Shinning Rectangles
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:iconastronomicalmind:
AstronomicalMind Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. Very easy to follow and helped me create this here: astronomicalmind.deviantart.co…
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nightmares06 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice!
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:iconastronomicalmind:
AstronomicalMind Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:)
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:iconfrench-chocolaite:
French-Chocolaite Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it.....it was easy to do and this is my result!! fav.me/d70j439
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Adrolyn Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
We have now established you are awesome. I didn't know you could even right click anything in the Xaos menu.
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Madachribi Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
so ein tolles Tutorial, aber ich weiß nicht welche TF ich verändern muß um die verschiedenen Bilder zu bekommen,
lasse ich bubble weg und nehme z.b. crackle ist die Wölbung nicht da. bei den anderen Plugin sieht es auch so aus, kannst Du mir helfen?
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nightmares06 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ich finde mit crackle es funktioniert besser mit kleineren Werten, aber seine über zwei Jahre her, seit ich das benutzt habe. Sie wollen, dass ich Ihnen einen Satz von Parametern? Ich bin ein wenig eingerostet mit dem Programm mich jetzt
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Madachribi Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
danke für die Antwort,ich wollte fragen, ob ich für eine andere Form z.b. mit Crackle eine neue TF nehmen muß oder setze ich bubble auf Null und nehme dafür Crackle?
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nightmares06 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
neue Knistern zu verwandeln, lassen Sie die Blase. das ist, wie ich es tun. erhalten Sie möglicherweise unterschiedliche Ergebnisse, wenn Sie, dass, obwohl zu versuchen, und es schadet nie, die Dinge in neue Formen stecken
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:iconwelkrin:
Welkrin Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! [link]
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:iconcharsicute:
CharsiCute Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
thanks for tut. here's what i got [link]
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:iconanto106:
Anto106 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
Thank you for posting
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Dart-Frog Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What version of Apophysis is this for? I can't find pre-blur, etc. on Apophysis 7.
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:iconnightmares06:
nightmares06 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh, its from 2005 or earlier, when apo 3d was around
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:icondart-frog:
Dart-Frog Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nevermind. I blame my imperceptiveness for this question.
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Trollbraut Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
Thank you for sharing your amazing tutorial! Here´s my first outcome [link]
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:iconpolystellar:
PolyStellar Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
Thank you for sharing this. I will try it out.
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:iconstebev:
stebev Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
Used your tut here [link]

thanks for sharing :)
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SvetlanaIvanova Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
Same here ! Is Hexes a plugin ?
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:iconfanna1119:
Fanna1119 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Student General Artist
I couldn't find the Hexes option at Varation :(
any help ? thanks !
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:iconplatinummyr:
platinummyr Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
It's a plugin called Hexes. You need to find it and install it in the Plugins folder where Apophysis is stored.
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:iconallthenightlong:
allthenightlong Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
used your great tutorial [link]
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:iconsewer-pancake:
sewer-pancake Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
first (successful) try: [link]
many, many more to come. ;)

thank you for sharing.
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fengda2870 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
Wow!I love you,this tutorial is too crazy!
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:icontfirstd:
TfirstD Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
Great tutorial - I can see wonderful possibilities with this one.
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:iconbettycruz:
bettycruz Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
Thank you for sharing this Amazing Tutorial!!Love it..
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:iconpatternmaker:
patternmaker Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011
Lovely work! I'm going to be very busy looking and following all of these fantastic tutorials! It's very much appreciated, thank you!
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GraphicLia Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011
Nicely done tutorial and the additional info in the artist's description was icing on the cake. I feel like a kid in a toy store when it comes to Apophysis - what to try next. hmmm. :D
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lielovecupcake Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank for tuto
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justme9933 Featured By Owner May 20, 2011
I love your work. I got hooked on fractals back when I had an Amiga. I would start one and go to bed. Sometimes they would be finished by morning. I am just getting back into computer grafx again. The doctors put me on disability so now I have time. I have Photoshop 7, I hope it works with modern software. I'm trying to learn Photoshop. Kind of a slow go on my part. Thank you for posting all these excellent examples of your skill at producing such beautiful and varied examples of your art.
larry
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nightmares06 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm so glad that you found so much in my tutorials! I devoted so much time a few years ago and found my love for fractals and want to share it with everyone, so knowing someone got this much enjoyment out of my art makes it all worthwhile :love:
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Astrantia01 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
Another result from your great tutorial: [link]
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:iconnightmares06:
nightmares06 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice :)
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:iconmemotions:
Memotions Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
Very informative step by step information! thank you. Opens up even more possibilities!
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:iconnightmares06:
nightmares06 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconimanomad:
Imanomad Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for sharing this!
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:iconnightmares06:
nightmares06 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Azbroolah Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011
Okay, stupid question, I'm sure, but I can't seem to find the "Hexes" variation. I'm rather new to Apo 3D, what should I do?
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nightmares06 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
its a plugin, you add it to the plugin folder. Its called av_hexes when you're looking for it. There's a list at the end of the tut that has other variations that work for it if you can't find hexes.

plugins can be found here: [link]
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:iconazbroolah:
Azbroolah Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011
Also probably a stupid question, and sorry to bother you more, but I can't seem to find a Plugins folder... Where should I look?
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:iconnightmares06:
nightmares06 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You make one, but I don't know what apo your running.
3D apo you name the file Plugins3D and put them in
7x or regular apo you name the file Plugins.

Some don't mix. Trial and error is the best way to find out which ones to keep.

Just put in maybe 10 at a time, or less
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Azbroolah Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011
Ah, got it! Thanks very much.
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:iconnightmares06:
nightmares06 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:boogie:
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Katerine459 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011
Many thanks for the tutorial! I learned quite a bit (my previous method of making fractals was pretty much "mutate, and do trial and error"), and, with only a couple of minor changes, was able to make this:
[link]
...in almost no time at all. Thanks again for the excellent tutorial!
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:iconnightmares06:
nightmares06 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! Glad you got such good results with it :heart:
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SiennaBlue Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for sharing this. :)
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:iconwill3style:
Will3Style Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010  Student General Artist
I can't find the plugin "hex" anywhere, even in that entire pack...someone provide me a link where I can get it please...thanx in advance...:)
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:iconnightmares06:
nightmares06 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i think it may be called av_hexes
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:iconwill3style:
Will3Style Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010  Student General Artist
ight thanx for the info..:P
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Astrantia01 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010
Thank you for this tutorial! This is my result: [link]
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