07
Apr
06

Inverse 4D Quaternion Julia Set

Here is the 4D quaternion Julia set using the inverse Julia set technique. The 4th dimension has been color-coded. This method is much faster, but some regions are faint because they attract much slower. See also my POV-Ray code and rotatable 3D version. Here is some Mathematica code:
(* runtime: 5 seconds *)
Sqrt2[q_] := Module[{r = Sqrt[Plus @@ Map[#^2 &, q]], a, b}, a = Sqrt[(q[[1]] + r)/2]; b = (r - q[[1]]) a/(q[[2]]^2 + q[[3]]^2 + q[[4]]^2); {a, b q[[2]], b q[[3]], b q[[4]]}];
QInverse[qlist_] := Flatten[Map[Module[{q = Sqrt2[# - qc]}, {q, -q}] &, qlist], 1];
qc = {-0.2, 0.8, 0, 0}; qlist = {{1.0, 1.0, 1.0, 1.0}};
Do[qlist = QInverse[qlist], {12}];
Show[Graphics3D[{PointSize[0.005], {Hue[#[[4]]], Point[Delete[#, 4]]} & /@ qlist}, Boxed -> False, Background -> RGBColor[0, 0, 0]]]

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1 Response to “Inverse 4D Quaternion Julia Set”


  1. November 10, 2008 at 5:33 pm

    that is extremely pretty.
    they need to make these kinds to where they wont crap up the computer everytime you want to make them an active desktop or screen saver.
    at least, they do that to mine because it doesnt have a number cruncher.


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