gnofract4d man page

gnofract4d — a GUI fractal generator/explorer




gnofract4d is a free, open source program which allows anyone to create  beautiful images called fractals. The images are automatically created by the  computer based on mathematical principles. These include the Mandelbrot and  Julia sets and many more. You don't need to do any math: you can explore a  universe of images just using a mouse.


gnofract4d [Options]


To generate an image non-interactively, use:
gnofract4d -s myimage.png -q myfractal.fct
General Flags:
-h --help

Show this message

-v --version

Show version info

-q --quit

Exit as soon as the image is finished

-X --explorer

Start in explorer mode

Fractal Settings:
-p --params FILE

Use FILE as a parameter file

-s --save IMAGEFILE

Save image to IMAGEFILE after calculation

-i --width N

Make image N pixels wide

-j --height N

Make image N pixels tall

-P --path P

Add P to the formula search path

-f --formula F#func

Use formula 'func' from file F

  --inner F#func

Use coloring algorithm 'func' from file F

  --outer F#func

Use coloring algorithm 'func' from file F

  --transforms F#func1,F2#func2

Apply transforms 'func1' and 'func2'

-m --maxiter N

Use N as maximum number of iterations

  --map FILE

Load map file FILE

Positional Parameters:
  --xcenter N
  --ycenter N
  --zcenter N
  --wcenter N
  --xyangle N
  --xzangle N
  --xwangle N
  --yzangle N
  --ywangle N
  --zwangle N
  --magnitude N

Obscure settings:

  --trace              Produce voluminous tracing output

  --nogui              Run with no UI (doesn't require X or GTK)




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Tim Whidbey

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19 July 2007 Linux gnofract4d Manpage