Hi, my name is Cody, and I am a Fractaholic.
It is coming up on two years since I tried my first render.
I can still remember how it made me feel, like it was only yesterday.
I still get that same rush every time I fire up a program.
Load in some kind parameters, and really go for it.
What about it appeals to me?
Pehaps the escape from reality, the feeling of control when its going well, the elements of danger when you hug that line between beauty and disaster.
Different parts of the process effect me in different ways.
Some days, I just want a series of quick trips.
I'll ge stuck on creating forms, over and over and over.
This feeds my logical brain.
Improving, tweaking and saving, for hours and hours.
I'll wake up in the morning with parameters all over my hard drive, some burnt, some sticky, some still hot.
Some days, I want to strike a mood.
I will ponder over Gradients, and maps, toil over lights.
This comforts my emotional side.
Polishing, and buffing, until I think I can see my own reflection amidst the smoke and mirrors.
I awake to find gems Glittering on the desktop, in the morning sun.
Some days I am disgusted with myself, and create nothing at all.
Those days, I put on my sunday best, and head out anyway.
Hop on the information superhighway, and Put my best faces on display.
In the hopes that at least one soul out there may be entertained.
For if they be, then it has all been worth it.
I am starting a Fractal Addict Support Therapy group, or F.A.S.T. over at
Those that are interested are encouraged to join.
Please comment below, so I know you are interested.