Fractice is a free, open-source fractal explorer and renderer for XP/Vista/Win7. It supports navigation, history thumbnails, previews, antialiasing, deep zoom, printing, posters, palettes, multicore and distributed processing, movie recording, undo/redo, color cycling, and job control. It also has VJ features, such as mixing, mirroring, origin motion, palette tweening, dual-monitor, and MIDI. A 64-bit version is available.
March 17, 2010
Fractice 1.0.06 is available for download. It features a performance upgrade to the 64-bit version, and a minor UI enhancement. Here are the release notes.
January 27, 2010
Fractice 1.0.05 fixes a bug that made shallow (non-deep) zooms take twice as long as they should have. Sorry!
January 14, 2010
Fractice 1.0.04 includes a native 64-bit version, which typically renders deep zooms 2.5 times faster than the 32-bit version.
January 9, 2010
Fractice now has a development blog.
December 31, 2009
Fractice 1.0.03 adds support for multi-leg recording, which allows a movie's trajectory to contain more than two coordinates. This version also includes several bug fixes, some of them critical.
August 24, 2009
Fractice 1.0.02 adds support for the Mandelbar (Tricorn) fractal.
August 10, 2009
After five months of rendering on up to 20 PCs, the Fractice movie Mandelbrot deep zoom to 2^316 (bigger than the universe!) is finally complete.
July 12, 2009
Fractice 1.0.01.61 is available for download. It fixes some minor bugs; for details, see the release notes.
April 11, 2009
Fractice 1.0.01 is available for download. Fourteen months, 50,000 lines of code, and 170+ objects. The documentation is incomplete, but the world can wait no longer.
January 15, 2009
Fractice beta testing begins.
February 14, 2008
Fractice development begins.