- Initial Release Date
- JDecember 22, 1990
- Color Palette
- Max Resolution
- License Status
- Public Domain
- Pascal (Turbo Pascal 4.0)
- Alan Meiss
Marin by Alan Meiss renders a Hopalong fractal using a formula from the book "Dynamical Systems and Fractals: Computer Graphics Experiments with Pascal" by Karl-Heinz Becker and Michael Dörfler.
The central formula that generates the myriad beautiful fractal designs takes only two lines of code, and involves nothing more complex than the square root function!
Martin will render a limited number of iterations of the fractal, rotating through the color palette with each iteration, and then start again with new randomized fractal parameters. Only the base VGA/EGA/CGA color palette is used, though in the high-resolution 640x400x2b CGA mode that means only white.
Pressing any key will start a new fractal pattern.
Martin can started with an integer command line parameter specifying how many iterations (with color changes) should be made before starting a new fractal, the default is 12.
Amazon: Dynamical Systems and Fractals: Computer Graphics Experiments with Pascal
The book by Karl-Heinz Becker and Michael Dörfler that Martin was based from.