Jux – drawing fractals in Windows
A fractal is a mathematical function. It is a simple formula repeated many times and graphically presented. From seashells to spiral galaxies and the structure of human lungs, we find recognizable shapes whose structure we call fractals everywhere in nature.
One of the interesting features of the fractal is that if you divide it into parts, you will get an almost identical copy of the whole but reduced in size. The mathematical beauty of fractals is that infinite complexity is formed by relatively simple formulas, ie functions.
Because they are graphically represented, fractals help us imagine complex concepts more efficiently and allow us to create amazing images with the help of mathematics. Introducing Jux, a free program for Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10, with which you can create phenomenal fractals in a simple and interesting way.
How do we make fractals in Jux
When you run Jux at first glance, it will seem to you that it is a simple image editor. When you take a closer look, you will notice that there are no common drawing tools and that numbers, with many decimals and various parameters that you can change, have replaced them. This is because, with the help of Jux, we draw with mathematics.
Since fractals are formulas, in Jux, you can write your formula, specify how many times it will be repeated, and get an image. You can freely change the image rotation, positioning, zoom, and all other settings related to the image. Fortunately, the program already has a bunch of written formulas, on which you are free to change all the parameters, so you won’t have to worry about the math.
However, to really know what you’re doing at Jux, you’ll need to research and maybe even look at few tutorials. This isn’t a beginner’s program. The user interface is clean, and there are explanations for each option, although we believe that many options will need additional explanations.
Even when you don’t know what you’re doing, choosing a formula, changing parameters, and enjoying the results is incredibly fun. If you are a designer, Jux can help you create wallpaper backgrounds or other elements in your images.
Jux is incredibly fun to play with
Jux is a program that will work without problems on older computers. Generating an image may take a little longer, depending on your processor’s power and the formula’s complexity. The program works great, and we did not encounter a single problem while using it.
Jux can help designers do their job, yet we suggest others try it out because it’s a lot of fun, and you might even learn something about math.
Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 and 10