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4D Quaternion Julia-set Ray Tracer with Ambient Occlusion

By T Beddard September 22, 2009

Rating = 54 votes

4D Quaternion Julia-set Ray Tracer with Ambient Occlusion

This filter ray traces a 4D quaternion Julia-set fractal projected into into 3D space. It is a port of Keenan Crane Cg implementation. It has Phong shading, ray traced shadowing and I have added ambient occlusion support for more realistic lighting. Example images and animations at:

Fixed a rendering issue when using in After Effects.


License: Open Source
Cost: Free
Platform: After Effects CS4 | Photoshop CS4
File format: ZIP | 6.7 KB

Additional extension information

Author: T Beddard
Author website:
Date published: September 22, 2009
Approval: None
Compatible product(s): Pixel Bender 1.0


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Shalom Ormsby 06-Jul-11 Rating = 5

Awesome work. Love it. Thanks!

HaveBlue 09-Nov-10 Rating = 5

Very Nice, Great Fun, and Useful in ways I dod not expect. Great Job!

Michael Otton 17-Mar-10 Rating = 5

Excellent!! Can it render up larger?

abeall 27-Sep-09 Rating = 5

This is mind bending. Impressive, to say the least!

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