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Apo Tutorial - Color Symmetry by Phoenix-22 Apo Tutorial - Color Symmetry by Phoenix-22
While not as intuitive as some of the fractal design tutorials, I found this to be a topic that is equally important, and one that desperately needed a tutorial.

I know many of you are well-aware about this part of Apophysis, but there are a bunch of users, beginner's and experiences ones, that do have this happen to them. So, in light of that, and the lack of some "small topic" tutorials for Apophysis, here we are - a complete tutorial for beginner-to-intermediate users on what to deal with fractals with one color: :shakefist:

In a nice, compact 1.3 mb jpg file, for easy download. ;)
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:iconfractal1:
fractal1 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
Beautifully written, easy to understand, and very helpful! Thank you!
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:iconleichenengel:
Leichenengel Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Featured within the "Project Educate - Epic World of Fractal Art" News Article [link] Thanks for sharing :love:
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:iconankoger:
Ankoger Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
Thanks for sharing :-)
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GraphicLia Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011
Great tutorial and you're good to put together something about a "minor" topic that could get one flustered. I encountered my first mono-colored one last week and was working with a loud gradient.
Huh :? was my initial response then on to the symmetry setting. If this had happened a few months ago I would have been stymied. :thumbsup:
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:iconphoenix-22:
Phoenix-22 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011
This was something I noticed a few years ago that there were so many little things about Apophysis that everyone has questions about, but are rarely addressed in tutorials. This was one of the things I was always asked and I hoped to do more tutorials to answer those questions every new user has, but...life happens. I'm sure there have been plenty of new tutorials since then and things like the Apo Beginner's Guide are good references.

Thanks for taking a look. :)
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:iconsiennablue:
SiennaBlue Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconmeecle:
meecle Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the tutorial^^ I will send you the link of my rainbowified fractal^^
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:iconlover-kayyy:
Lover-Kayyy Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010   Digital Artist
i dont have a symmetry textbox.
where your texbox is, mine says Opacity
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:iconphoenix-22:
Phoenix-22 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010
In Apo 2.09:

Editor window -> colors tab -> color speed

...I think, been a while since I've done fractals (sorry for the late reply)
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:iconphoenixarisen:
PhoenixArisen Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Definitely a :+fav: I've wondered why some of the fractals I saw had such distinct and clear colors and couldn't even come close. Now with this I hope to actually have some different colors besides the overall color. BTW, just as an add you might want to also state how the weight will affect the colors as well. If I'm not mistaken, the heavier weighted transforms tend to skew the colors as well.
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:iconmoonskulling:
moonskulling Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great tutorial. I've often had problems with this. Thanks!!!
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:iconpublicdomainstock:
PublicDomainStock Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010
Thank you very much for this. :)
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:iconpurpleauscat:
PurpleAusCat Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Many thanks for this great tutorial, and now I know about colour speed too! You are very kind.
:w00t:
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:iconphoenix-22:
Phoenix-22 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010
Welcome! :)
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:iconpurpleauscat:
PurpleAusCat Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much :excited:
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blood-from-a-devil Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010   Artisan Crafter
Hi there, I have a question for you...
I have the most recent version of Apo, and I don't see a color symmetry section.... Is there a way to get it anyway?

If you could help me out. that'd be aweesooomeee. :thanks:
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:iconphoenix-22:
Phoenix-22 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010
Yeah, they changed the name of it in the latest few versions. If you go to View > Editor > Colors > Color Speed, change 1 to 0 or 0 to 1 and it should do the trick.

Color Speed = Color Symmetry. ;)
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:iconblood-from-a-devil:
blood-from-a-devil Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010   Artisan Crafter
Omfg, thank youuuuu so much! I'm not confused anymore! x3
:hug: :love:
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:icondeimosdevi:
deimosdevi Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2008
that was a great help. :aww: thank you for making it!
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:iconphoenix-22:
Phoenix-22 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2008
No problem, I'm glad it helped! :)
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:iconmasterskydancer:
masterskydancer Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2008
Amaizing how something so simple can create so many changes.
Great tutorial.
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:iconphoenix-22:
Phoenix-22 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2008
Color choices are so hard to make, since they can pick up different parts of a fractal.

Thanks for commenting!
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adivawoman Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much. This answered so many questions that I have. I have been looking for a tutorial this well done on this issue for a long time.
I can't wait to try it!
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:iconphoenix-22:
Phoenix-22 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2008
You're welcome, I'm glad it helped!
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:iconseltaya:
seltaya Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2008
Thanks loads dude. I'll go fix it.
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:iconxseppex:
xseppex Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2008
thx bud! this is what ive been woundering about! :D
great! :P
now i understand!
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:iconphoenix-22:
Phoenix-22 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008
No problem!
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:iconxseppex:
xseppex Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008
Hey,
something is still not going like it should.
Please check: [link] (if you want to :P)
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:iconczathero:
Czathero Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008  Hobbyist
Nice. I might use this. :D
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:iconphoenix-22:
Phoenix-22 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008
No problem, go right ahead!
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:iconmondspeer:
mondspeer Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008
Ge .... thank you. That's some very usefull information for me.
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:iconphoenix-22:
Phoenix-22 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008
Glad it helps!
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:iconpenguinpaste:
Penguinpaste Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2008
thanks very much
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:iconphoenix-22:
Phoenix-22 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008
:thumbsup:
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SanHosee Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2008
Ah, thousands of thanks for this one; I had been wondering why my fractals were so lacking in color. Now I feel quite silly (so there is a colors-tab!), but anyways... Thanks!
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:iconphoenix-22:
Phoenix-22 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2008
No problem, hope it helps!
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:iconwinklepickers:
winklepickers Featured By Owner May 27, 2008
Thank you. It's my problem. :)
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:iconphoenix-22:
Phoenix-22 Featured By Owner May 27, 2008
Hope it helps!
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:iconwinklepickers:
winklepickers Featured By Owner May 28, 2008
It didn't last night but I'll try again today.:)
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:iconphoenix-22:
Phoenix-22 Featured By Owner May 28, 2008
Let me know if you need help, I've actually learned a few new tricks after writing this tutorial.
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:iconwinklepickers:
winklepickers Featured By Owner May 28, 2008
Thank you.
I managed to make something with different colours by creating each new transform a different one.

I didn't touch the symmetry figures. It didn't seem to work. But at each transform I slid the top ruler near the colour band and it set a different colour and number for each one.
Sorry. It's a bit confused. It's late here and I must sleep.
Thank you a lot. :)
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:iconphoenix-22:
Phoenix-22 Featured By Owner May 30, 2008
I got a bit of a :confused: moment from that as well, lol.

I sort of understand what you mean though, you more or less changed the colors on the transforms manually.
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:iconwinklepickers:
winklepickers Featured By Owner May 30, 2008
I've just done a flame from nothing with several linear transforms.
I put a different part of the gradient into each transform manually, as you say. So I got a multicoloured flame. Only the colours were like bars across the flame.
Then after tweaking it a lot, I tried to render it and my Mac didn't manage to render it completely, like it did last week. I lost the fractal.
I've changed it since last week with a new download of Apo.

I think I shall give up trying to use Apo on the Mac. I use VMWare which works perfectly with FE and PSP. It messes about with Apo which is not stable.
It's not surprising that so many people are trying to create a better system to use on Mac.
Thank you for your interest. :)
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:iconphoenix-22:
Phoenix-22 Featured By Owner May 31, 2008
I haven't tested the Mac version of Apo, but I would imagine it is the first release of something that would work well enough to not be a beta. Of course, tons of work needs to be done to it, and I know people have been working on a solution for years. Apo runs on Linux quite well now, but Mac is going to be the next mountain to climb.
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CQuake Featured By Owner May 23, 2008   Digital Artist
:boogie:

thanks a lot, you don't even imagine how hardly I was looking for such a tutorial :heart:
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:iconphoenix-22:
Phoenix-22 Featured By Owner May 27, 2008
Thanks! I'm glad to see how many people see this and find what they are looking for.
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:iconcquake:
CQuake Featured By Owner May 27, 2008   Digital Artist
:hug:
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Neferkit Featured By Owner May 22, 2008
Thank you for this tut! I don't always have this problem, but for some reason, it does happen from time to time. I am so pleased to learn how to fix it. :clap: :dance:
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:iconphoenix-22:
Phoenix-22 Featured By Owner May 27, 2008
You're welcome!
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gelae Featured By Owner May 14, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I finally learned something about this program :)
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