ParaView Mandelbrot Source

Mandelbrot Source in ParaView
Mandelbrot Source in ParaView

The Mandelbrot source uses the VTK source vtkImageMandelbrotSource. The source generates and displays a Mandelbrot fractal. If a two dimensional extent is used, then the image is displayed. If a three dimensional extent is used, the bounding box is displayed. The output of the Mandelbrot source is image data.

  1. The user selects Source->Mandelbrot from the main menu.
  2. The Whole Extent boxes allow the user to specify the minimum and maximum resolution of the Mandelbrot plane to be created. By default it ranges from 0 to 250 in the X and Y direction, and from 0 to 0 in the Z direction. This is fairly coarse. Increasing it to 0 to 2,500 gives better resolution, but takes longer to render.
  3. The Projection Axes boxes allow the user to choose which axis of the data to be displayed.
  4. The Origin CX boxes allow the user to specify the real and imaginary values for the constant C and initial value X. The initial values are -1.75, -1.25, 0, and 0. By lowering the initial real value of C from -1.75 to -2.0, it shifts the grid to the left. By raising the initial real value of C from -1.75 to -1.5, it shifts the grid to the right.
  5. The Size CX boxes allow the user to specify the length of the Mandelbrot plane to be created. The initial values are 2.5, 2.5, 2, and 1.5. By raising the initial length of C from 2.5 to 3.0, it lengthens the grid to the right.
  6. The Max. iterations box allow the user to specify the maximum number of iterations to be performed.
  7. The Subsample box allows the user to specify the subsample iterations to be performed.
  8. The Apply button must be pressed before the Mandelbrot plane will be generated.

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