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Just read an interesting story (www.engadget.com/2008/03/12/ma… about 3D visualizations of malware and virus code.  There is even an image of an example.  (See more examples here www.sq.ro/malwarez.php) &…;

I'd like to hear your thoughts.  Would this be a "fractal"?  Why or why not?
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moforuss Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2008
Either way it makes for good looking eye candy,Good art Bad, art it is all down to your naked eye and taste.I like them.
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phoenixkeyblack Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is extremely interesting stuff, way beyond my computer skills though ... If I could do this sort of stuff I'd definitely try the music fractals ... :D
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akkamaddi Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2008
Hi,

On a previous computer, I had his gallery site bookmarked. He did similar work with spam and web crawlers.

If it works the same as his spam art, then it would be similar to Apophysis or UF. The images are fractal based, and use key word searches to determine the characteristics of the image. For example "Viagra" "v1agra", vi@gr@" and such produced long... um... "protuberances". "Nigeria" produced squiggly sub-tentacles. There is also a weak randomization influence.

His work is interesting, I'll give him that!
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FracFx Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
$40,000? think I'll stick with the free apophysis :D, pretty cool though and I believe it falls in the category of fractals
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uncubitodehielo88 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2008
It's impressive... viewing computer viruses from an artistic POV. And I think they deserve to have a place here :)

I want that program too...:thumbsup:
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xero-sama Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Hmm... technicalities...
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xero-sama Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Hmm... technicalities...
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slobo777 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
As far as I know, there's no universally accepted way to define a fractal.

It's similar enough that it would be accepted into the gallery at DA. No problem.

Maths experts might have another category that fits better.
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Pyritie Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well seeing as viruses are programmed to replicate infinitely, and thus the generated 3D image would have an infinite shape (well, not for realistic purposes so the computer doesn't crash :P), so yes, I guess these would count as fractals.

Damn I want that program.
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