Fractal Lab


24 Responses to “Fractal Lab”

  1. Anonymous says:

    The lack of direct OpenGL support for Windows is a killer. But it looks brilliant. I use several OpenGL apps on my Windows machine, so I know it’s possible (but perhaps not within WebGL).

  2. Cowicide says:

    Fantastic stuff!!!! Someone should port this to XBox or PS3 and allow exploration with joysticks, etc.

  3. Anonymous says:

    this is the greatest thing ever!!! how has nobody commented here yet?? AMAZING!!!!!!!!

  4. Ant says:

    I want a screen saver. :)

  5. WizarDru says:

    Define ‘latest version’. I’m running what claims to be latest version, 10.0.648.127.beta, and it says I’m not supported. :(

  6. Suds says:

    Coolest thing EVAR!!1!

  7. Drummer77 says:

    Wondrous. Making this accessible is a service to humanity.

  8. abulafia says:


    WizarDu, I’m using the same version, no problem.

  9. WizarDru says:

    Odd. I’ve tried running chrome with the –enable-webgl or -enable-webgl switches, but to no avail. Darn.

  10. MarkM says:

    Just loaded it and its getting my MacBook Pro
    running hotter than I’ve ever seen it (200 deg F).

    Still, if my aluminum unibody turns into a heap of
    smoldering slag, I think its worth it.

    This program is amazing.

  11. Etchachan says:

    Erm, that’s Beddard, not Reddard :) Lovely guy and an excellent piece of work too.

  12. DoctressJulia says:

    I’d like to live in that thing. In space!

  13. Anonymous says:

    That’s do cool…now If only WebGL would work with any of the new versions of Chrome, Firefox, or Webkit on my Mac…I’d be a very happy camper!

  14. Anonymous says:

    I’m using the same version and it doesn’t work for me either. Interesting since a couple of months ago I tried Google body and it worked fine, but WebGL doesn’t seem to work any more.

  15. Anonymous says:

    this is gratuituous math porn at its best.
    it even crashed my video driver. I’m glad I’m finally using 100% of my computer for something beautiful.

  16. Anonymous says:

    works fine in Google Chrome on my mac. Awesome. Thanks.

  17. Anonymous says:

    Runs really smoothly in the latest WebKit nightly after you turn on WebGL as explained on the WebKit blog here:

  18. Anonymous says:

    It seems on Windows XP you need to use the –ignore-gpu-blacklist switch, and take your chance (presumably there’s a reason it’s disabled by default)…

  19. MistaPutz says:

    Mr chrome doesn’t seem to accept it. How do I go about enabling the webgl settings?

  20. Anonymous says:

    Nice art, but also a spam for Chrome and FF. I have both on 7 different computers and NONE of them works.

    Main Laptop – HP HDX9010NR Windows Vista Ultimate x64 Chrome N FF4 N
    Laptop 2 Gaming Laptop – Cyberpower Win 7 Ultimate x32 Chrome N FF4 N
    Laptop 3 – Toshiba Win Vista Home Premium x32 Chrome N FF4 N
    Laptop 4 – Fujitsu Win XP Pro x64 Chrome N FF4 N
    Mobile File Server – Cyberpower Running Windows XP Home Chrome N FF4 N

    Desktop 1 – Cyberpower Running Win 7 Ultimate x64 Chrome N FF4 N
    Fileserver – Dell Running Windows XP Pro x64 Chrome N FF4 N

    I was curious, and Laptop 3 doesn’t do much, so I ghosted it and reloaded it with an original image from about 2 years ago. After an hour of updating, I installed Chrome and FF4. No joy.

    I call Bullshit.

  21. Anonymous says:

    I’m running Google Chrome 11.0.686.3 (which claims is up to date) and this does’t run for me, helpfully suggesting that I run Google Chrome instead. So something is amiss.

  22. kslays says:

    Running Chrome 10.0.648.127 beta on Mac OS 10.5.8, and there’s no WebGL. I tried about:flags and tried searching help, to no avail. I was thinking about upgrading to 11.0.686.3 dev, but the comments above indicate that’s not working either. I want to fix it, because these also look awesome:

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