Project Intent

Flam3 is the standard rendering library for fractal flames. It is used in various fractal flame editing programs, the most famous being Apophysis which has been in use since the early 2000s. Other popular programs with their own implementations are Chaotica and JWildfire.

While flam3 served a purpose at a time, the code had become dated and was in need of re-architecting. Further, GPU computing had evolved to the point where the computationally intensive parts of the algorithm could be run much faster on a video card than on a CPU.

This effort is a combination of several sub-efforts: