StarFractal v1.1StarFractal is a Java Applet project displaying the Mandelbrot fractal set using exponential color smoothing. The applet is interactive and allows the user to zoom into and out of the Mandelbrot fractal, generating a refined image each time. A unique feature of StarFractal is its ability to show the user the animated building of the fractal iteration-by-iteration as opposed to pixel-by-pixel. The applet will store the previous fractal view screen so that you can return to it and continue the calculation if desired. It will also run a bicubic resize algorithm to show a preview of the area into which the user selects to zoom prior to beginning the fractal calculations. To learn more please visit the informational page on fractals.
|Left Mouse Button (1st click)||Activate view box drag.|
|Left Mouse Button (2nd click)||Accept new view box. Zoom to new fractal view.|
|Right Mouse Button||Zoom out.|
|Left Arrow Key||Return to previous fractal view and continue calculations.|
|Escape Key||Cancel zoom command (use after 1st left mouse click and before 2nd left mouse click).|