Google Research has launched Julia Map, an HTML5 Julia fractal renderer.
Julia Map uses the Google Maps API to zoom and pan into the fractals. The images are computed with HTML 5 canvas. Each image generally requires millions of floating point operations. Web workers spread the heavy calculations on all cores of the machine.
We hope you will enjoy exploring the different Julia sets, and share the URLs of the most artistic images you discovered. See what others have posted on Twitter under hashtag #juliamap. Click on the images below to dive in to infinity!
I spent a fascinating hour just zooming in an out of the different sets and playing with the color palettes. It is indeed very processor intensive — at least on my year-old laptop — but not so much that you can’t enjoy it.
It’s actually kind of fun to watch it up-sample from larger blocks to smaller, more detailed blocks.
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