Mantra is an interactive program that is optimized to generate hi-res 3D Mandelbulb images. Mantra currently supports Mandelbulb Sine and Mandelbulb Cosine renderings of the Mandelbrot set and Julia sets and includes the triplex math extensions devised by Paul Nylander.

Features of Mantra:

  • Getting Started Tutorial
  • 112 Built in Mandelbulb/Triplex Formulas
  • User-Defined Mandelbulb formula (h1)
  • Detailed parser information for creating your own custom formulas
  • 3D object exports:
    • Wavefront object format [OBJ]
    • Stereolithography [STL]
    • Triangle mesh [POV]
    • Smooth Triangle mesh [POV]
    • Mesh simplification for smaller OBJ and POV export files
    • Virtual reality [WRL]
    • AutoCad [DXF]
    • Polygon Format [PLY]
  • Palette-based and generalized (32-bit) coloring methods
  • External rendering libraries [RLL] for elaborate surface texturing
  • Perlin noise generator for realistic textures
  • Adjustable lighting model with Phong highlights
  • Random image generators and random formula generator
  • Batch mode for unattended image creation
  • Integrated video routines allow easy morphing and rotating between key frames
  • AVI object options for exporting single frames as 3D object files
  • Pilot for easy panning, zooming and rotating
  • Separate user-defined folders for file types like palettes, textures, objects and drawings
  • Context help for menu commands and dialog windows as well as a complete list of topics in the main Windows help [Html] file
  • PDF (printable) Manual

A trial version of Mantra is available. This contains most of the features of the full version, except that the image size is limited to 320X240 and the precision of 3D object exports is fixed at 300 steps. The trial version is for evaluation purposes only. Click here for more info.


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