A fractal explorer for 2D Julia and Mandelbrot sets. It includes a variety of formulas. It has beautiful coloring and lighting effects. It is easy to use. There is no formula editor or scripting

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Fractals are fascinating, no matter the software you use to generate them, and they can become even more impressive when you stumble across an app with a plethora of customization options, such as Jux.

Quite intimidating GUI

As is typically the case with fractal explorers, beginners might feel overwhelmed by the numerous parameters that can be adjusted within Jux and the way to understand them is to just experiment with them.

You can start by selecting between Mandelbrot and Julia fractals, then you can modify the number of maximum iterations, the zoom level or the high and low bailout values.

Multiple formulas supported

You can explore all the supported fractal formulas by selecting each of them, and previewing the result within the main window of Jux. You can choose between several categories, such as Integer Powers, Real Powers, Trig and Log, and Chaotic, and each one comes with its own subsections.

In terms of coloring, you can tinker with the distance, texture, and fibers, along with numerous specialized values. When it comes to lighting, you can add or remove light sources, then change their direction, elevation, and intensity.

You also get to alter settings related to materials, namely diffusion percentage, color and gradient, refraction index and others. Alternatively, you can apply the integrated presets to make sure that your generated fractal matches your expectations.

Conclusion

A fractal explorer for 2D Julia and Mandelbrot, Jux allows you to easily switch between the sets, and can also render pictures with full anti-aliasing. It goes without saying that during the rendering process, a lot of computer resources are required, so you might notice your PC slowing down or even freezing for a few seconds.

We at AppsForMyPC have tested and used Jux and it worked pretty smoothly 🙂 🙂