Mandelbulber 0.60: Multi-core CPU Fractal Generator

Mandelbulber is a renderer for 3D Mandelbrot fractals like Mandelbulb , Mandelbox, Bulbbox, Juliabulb, Menger Sponge. Its author, Krzysztof Marczak produces some of the most stunning fractal images currently on the web as well as spectacular videos using Mandelbulber :



Mandelbulber takes advantage of multi-core CPUs and its 64-bit version allows to produce very large images. A very powerful software which is worth investing some time in its non trivial user interface. But since it’s open source (C++), Mandelbulber may become more user friendly in the future and, who knows, use GPUs for computation one day.


  • Psolord

    Crap I thought this was realtime and when it started rendering on my office’s P4, the timer read like 15mins, lol.

  • Xannmax

    Bah! I really want to use it, but how? >.<

  • Absolute Chaos

    I think you are being a bit unfair. Quality always takes time and is usually worth waiting for.

  • Scott

    how would an absolute newbie start doing something like this? what program(s) would provide good results with a reasonable learning curve that was not too confusing? would i need to know any of the programing code languages such as C++ ? Please excuse my obvious ignorance in this field…but i have seen some amazing examples of fractal art and would like to attempt a few of my own…