33 Outstanding Apophysis Tutorials: Part 2

title-apophysis-tutorialsSo as promised I’ll continue with Apophysis tutorial part separated in 3 parts for beginners, basic and advanced users. At the end of article You’ll find 2 more links, where You can continue Your research if You are serious about this program. It was real fun and interest compiling this article and through research I saw there are really a lot to learn, but everything is based on math so You can create unbelievable fractals as seen in previous Apophysis inspirational article.

Okay, now let the magic happen and good luck in Your own research!

Beginner Tutorials

1.Arcane Fractals

Arcane fractals offers very basic tutorials for beginners, so it’s great place for starting out:

a). Creating The Forms

b) Colouring the Flames

c) Saving And Rendering

d) Some FAQ’s


2.Starting tutorials about writing scripts

Here You should start out if You want to be more efficient with scripts, starting guide.


3. Apophysis Tutorial for Beginners

In this tutorial, you will learn about the many features of Apophysis. In it you’ll find a command cheat sheet, test files for you to experiment with and much more!

In order to get the most out of this tutorial, do not try to do it all at once. This tutorial is meant to be a guide, a walk through to help you get familiar with the program. Apophysis is both complex and simple; that is to say, there is much to learn, but once you get a feel for it, you’ll find it very easy to work with.


4. Basic and detailed Apophysis tutorial

Very well explained and simple guide showing several ways how to create fractals.


5. All About Apophysis

Very large tutorial. This explains a lot of what beginners will want to know about Apophysis. You’ll learn all about gradients, coloring techniques, some post-work, the editor window and variations, scripts, mutations, savings fractals, rendering fractals, and important Apophysis settings.


6. Using Resources Tutorial

A beginners guide to using resources in Apophysis.


7. Apophysis Help File 2.08

Huge apophysis help file with many tutorials and explanations not only for beginners but also for advanced users.


8. Tutorial on Developing a Linear Fractal for Apophysis Beginners


9. Exploring Apophysis 3D

The download includes a 75 page tutorial on how to make four different fractals and help You get Your feet on Apophysis. The download also includes a pack of 100 gradients, and a .flame file of the contents of this tutorial.

Exploring Apophysis 3D tutorial

10. Basic Flower

A very basic tutorial on how to make a basic flower in Apophysis.


11. Beginner Apophysis 3d Tutorial

Tutorial for Apophysis 3d written for beginners. The 3d Bubbles script it refers to was made by Shortgreenpigg.


12. Beginners Guide to Scripting

This 14-page tutorial on some basic scripting techniques covers creating flames and transforms, modifying the transforms, and adjusting how the flame ends up in your preview window.

Beginners Guide to Scripting tutorial

13. Simple 3D Julian and DOF Tutorial

In this tutorial we will create the fractal you can see on the front page – not a really striking one, but good enough to explain how the features in Apophysis 2.06c 3D work.



14. Apophysis Plastic Tutorial


15. 17 page Apophysis tutorial

The download is a zipped, fully illustrated and informative, 17 page PDF tutorial designed for beginners. The first part covers many Apophysis tips, including saving, editing and applying scripts, using hotkeys, mutating and transforming, saving parameters, changing gradients and rendering (using both HQI and Apophysis).

The second part contains information regarding Photoshop manipulation and recovery. Covered topics include basic color correction examples, using filters, layer techniques and a few other tips and hints designed to help beginners.

Apophysis Tutorial basic

16. Tutorial how to create Julian fractal

In image below You can see similar outcome inspired from this tutorial by ccdigitalfx.

Julian Revisited-after-tutorial

17. An introduction to basic flame formation

This guide is intended to help the Apophysis user create well formed flames showing and explaining technique founded by tutorial author.


18. Spirograph Tutorial

This tutorial is a general source of information and hopefully inspiration on using the spirograph variation. The first part has information on the variables of spirograph and what can be done by just one spirograph transform. The second part has instructions on two types of spirals that can be done using spirograph as a base. It has many opportunities for you to branch out, and it certainly isn’t a walkthrough to an art piece. It simply provides a few tips and bases you can work on to create your own fractals.


19. Basic Heart Tutorial

This tutorial will show you how to make a basic heart in Apophysis.

Basic Heart Tutorial apophysis

20. Secrets of Making Nebulae Tutorial


21. Julian Rings Tutorial

Here is a basic tutorial on Julian Rings for Apophysis 2.08.

Julian Rings Tutorial

22. Apophysis Video Tutorial of making fractals

Apophysys Tutorial fractals

23. Apophysis installation and basic use tutorial (15 pages)


24. Apophysis Tech Tutorial

This tutorial is meant for apophysis. Basic knowledge of apophysis is required.

With this tutorial you will make a tech, sci-fi, abstract,plastic-like fractal.



25. 55 page intermediate PDF guide for Apophysis

julia ucovered 2 2

26. Apophysis “oily tutorial”

Tutorial showing simple Oily type technique in Apophysis.


27. Apophysis Cube Tutorial

Learn how to create cube style fractals in very easy way.


28. Swirl Tutorial

A tutorial on how I make the swirl effects in Apophysis 2.08.

Swirl Tutorial apophysis

29. Tips For Texturing With Crackle

An Apophysis tutorial for intermediate and advanced users.


30. Fractal Stiching Tutorial

This tutorial focuses mostly on the Photoshop process of stiching fractals.


31. The How + Why Script Writing

Once you have discovered that particular special fractal style you like to create you soon find that most of the creation of that fractal is repetitive. This is a good place to write a script. Once you have determined what is always the same about each fractal of that style you can then start writing instructions in a script to do all that for you. With the use of variables (changeable values within the script) you can start adding randomness to your script that will allow for different results each time you run the script.

The How Why Script Writing

Here for further reading You’ll find other sites with pretty good tutorial lists available:

32. A Fractal Community Tradition

Huge list of DeviantArt Beginner/Intermediate and advanced apophysis tutorials.


33.Wiki Apophysis tutorials

User submitted Apophysis tutorials, You can even add Your favorite there too.


Keep searching and learning as I do! Good luck with Your exploration in Apophysis!

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  1. says

    Thanks for much for including my Julian Rings Tutorial! I hope people have found it useful. A great collection here :)

  2. says

    Great tutorials. Do you know of any tutorials for animating the fractals in Adobe After Effects? Thanks’

  3. Sattamander says

    Appreciate the time you took to put this together. I have “played” with Fractals for some time but really didn’t know what I was doing. Thanks for the info!

  4. says

    I’m looking at the description for your tutorial, and I can’t wait to go home and try some of this out. I’ve been searching for something like this to help me out a bit. So, thank you for making this available to us. I really appreciate it.

  5. velvet says

    Great list, and clearly you haven’t just collected a lot of links, you’ve done the research and written a clear description of each tutorial. Nice work. I’ve tried many of the above myself over the past couple of Apo-years and learnt a lot. Glad you included No 7, Apophysis Help File 2.08, it’s a big improvement on the default Help File.

  6. says

    Thanks for great responses!! :)

    @Chris it’s second part in Apophysis article series, but You’re right I should link those Inspiration+Tutorial articles together.

  7. om ipit says

    fractal and swirl design, make me feel free…

    thanks for share dab… :-)

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