What makes Fractal eXtreme so eXtreme?
We at Cygnus Software feel Fractal eXtreme is the best (or at least the fastest and most intuitive) fractal exploration program on the market. Click one of the buttons below to find out for yourself.
Fractal eXtreme has possibly the fastest raw fractal calculation speed available on your desktop. The visualization speed goes even beyond the already fast calculations, by giving you successive approximation previews, giving you a rough overview of your image in as little as 1/1024th the time it takes to generate the entire image. Auto-loop detection, self-correcting area guessing, and other calculation optimizations let Fractal eXtreme's already fast calculations run up to ten times faster -- or more!
Fractal eXtreme is threaded, so that it's always calculating. It is multi-threaded, to make use of as many processors and cores as you have. It is available as a 32-bit application and as a 64-bit application processor. It also lets you view huge images, restricted only by available virtual memory.
Fractals are drawn from the center of a window outward, instead of top-to-bottom, because you're probably more interested in the center area.
Fractal eXtreme's high-precision code means that you never have to worry about running out of precision. Innovative coding techniques mean that these high-precision calculations are much faster than competing products.
Fractal eXtreme lets you explore multiple fractals simultaneously, each in its own window. Multiple fractal windows allow easy side-by-side comparison of different fractal areas, different types of fractals, or Julia sets and Mandelbrot sets.
You explore fractals in real time, with high-speed animated zooms and rotations. Use simple click, double-click, mouse-wheel, and drag operations to zoom in and out, rotate (hold down the control key), and pan around a fractal. You can also graphically identify a fractal view's location in other fractal windows using the Show Location options (available in the View menu).
If you want the program to automatically find fascinating areas of a fractal, use the Auto Explorer.
Fractal eXtreme lets you create zoom movies that animate the exploration of a fractal. The innovative fractal zoom movie player (FX Movie Player) allows deeply zoomed fractal movies to be calculated an order of magnitude faster than most zoom movies, stored an order of magnitude more efficiently, and sized up at playback time with virtually no loss in quality. You determine the number of frames when playing the movie, instead of when creating it. This magic is done by calculating key frames and interpolating between them in real time to create as many frames of data as are desired.
Fractal eXtreme also lets you create real-time iteration movies, showing the iteration bands sweeping onto the screen. Either view the iteration movies in Fractal eXtreme or save them as Video for Windows (AVI) files.
Poster rendering allows you to create virtually unlimited size images, even on machines with limited memory.
Calculation path display (hold down control and shift while you click and drag the mouse) lets you see the fractal calculations looping around, or taking off to infinity.
Antialiasing (enabled in the View menu) allows for high quality results.