*HLGEM a.k.a Judith Moffitt at [link]
has asked me a very good question, something iv left a bit vague in most of my postings. So im going to post the conversation here in part.
HLGEM"Do you have any objection if people play with the parameters and make variations of the images?"
TSHansen"absolutely none at all, that is exsactly why i do it, to encourage everone. Thank you for being intrested. I would be facinated to see what youd do being how much i do love your gradients. I only humbly request two things which are 1) post a link here or any other fractal you mod to its birth page, and 2) post the code that youve changed either up on da or if ya rather keep it a secret please let me see it as is or changed so there no way I can copy you(this is so i may learn from you to, then if i do a variant with a decent amount of changes, ill let ya see if first and get the ok to post it if that happens) Im kind of hoping through example to get UF artist to get into the spirit of playing some layer tag. Now these two things are optional some are comfortable with all, some with one or the other and still others none at all. Its up to you.. He's example of somone playing with my code and what she said [link] or [link]
That being said im not a fractal nazi.. THese are mere guidelines that you many choose to follow. Occassionally somone out there wont change anything, and gives no credit. I say more power to them. We need to stop living in fear of theifs. If the best somone can do is steal my work, i let them. Because im not going to stop learning, nor stop improving. I am under no delusion that im going to make mad cash off of fractal art. True there are some great artist like SYA and Lapurr who make there living off there art, but you should know that they were good artist before fractals. I know of some of the great fractal artist of all time with over 1 million page hits have yet to sell one print...Its seems to me the majority of peeps making money off of fractals are selling them as packages for desktop art in Eubackistain or some other unpronoucable bulkianized nation.
Im hoping some day if i can get enough artist together to share there creations I will help found something called "Full fractal disclosure project" Which will be nothing but peoples best work, with code or walk throughs. Its high time we share are code with the newbies. So they can turn around, make something way better, get the daily and leave us in the dust. Its ok if someone creates something better out of our creations. In grade school we had the golden rules of sharing, and show and tell.
In the end were all going to push up daisies and fractals are after all more about discovering, charting the infininte(the true credit belongs to the great mathimaticians and the universe that has spoken so kindly in the language of math). I hope you will come and join me, share in the joy of helping others become as good or better then you. Because its right and the world desperately needs more beauty in it.