Mandelbulb3d is probably the best known and most widespread software to generate 3d fractal images and movies. It has a steep learning curve but with the help of our tutorials even beginners will get nice results.
To explore the Mandelbrot-Set and other famous 2d-fractals, one of the fastest Mandelbrot-renderer for the deepest still images and zoom movies.
JWildfire is a free software best known for it’s awesome flame-fractal generator.
Buddhabrot Mag uses a special technique to display the Mandelbrot-Set. Renders don’t show the Set itself but the trajectories of random numbers
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