
Rendering time: 0:02:36 on a P133
That turned out to be at 23 zoom levels. The decorations seem to get more
detailed the further down you go. The center of the spike is at around 12,000
iterations, with the details maxing out at around 100,000. I chose to expand
on one of the decorations at the edge of the spike as my next stop.


Rendering time 1:35:55, 28 billion total iterations. P133
Things began to speed up quickly here at 29 zooms. The low iteration count is
now 25,000 at the top of the four pink trails that form a plus. But by the
time you near the center, the iteration count has jumped to a huge 85 million
loops. I decided to see how deep I had to go before finding a minibrot or got
too deeply zoomed in.


Rendering time: 3 days, 2 trillion total iterations. P133
This is where my machine, or my patience is reaching it's limits. We are only
zommed in 32 times, but very deep iteration wise, as the edge of this image
starts at 3 million iterations. To see the inner edge I set the max
iterations to 100 million, but you can see that it goes even higher than that
but version 1.01c of Fractal eXtreme maxes out at this iteration setting.


Rendering time: 4 days, 3.7 trillion total iterations. P200
I finally installed version 1.21 of Fractal eXtreme which raises the maximum
iterations to 500 million. I immediatly (well if 4 days can be immediate)
zoomed in twice more and rendered to get this. Inner point, 300 million
iterations! I had hoped to find a minibrot here.. but no such luck.


Rendering time: 14 days, 13 trillion total iterations. P200
Well, here we are at the limits once again. The black center is maxed out at
500,000,000 iterations. It took to zooming in to level 48 to get this image.
I have mostly given up finding a minibrot in the center here, but the "noise"
in these images are actually many very fine details that should have a brot in
them. Somewhere...
