Fractals with generativepy

Martin McBride, 2021-06-03
Categories generativepy generative art
In Generative art

You will probably be familiar with some of the most famous fractals, such as the Mandelbrot set, Sierpinski triangle, or Lorenz Attractor.

Types of fractal

There are a number of different types of fractals, but they all tend to have certain things in common:

  • Fractals tend to have complex shapes.
  • The shapes often possess infinite amounts of detail, which means that you can zoom in on the shape forever and there will always be more detail.
  • They are often self-similar at different scales, that is as you zoom in the image will have similar features to the original image.
  • They are often created by very simple formulas.

There are several different ways to create fractals:

We will cover strange attractors and escape time fractals in this section, because they have similar implementations.


Here are some strange attractors and escape time fractals that can be created with generativepy:

If you found this article useful, you might be interested in the book Computer Graphics in Python or other books by the same author.