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I Found this image around, and i'm curious what algorithm generates this kind of shape

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In particular, i'm curious how the flow lines are generated, since usually the Mandelbrot iteration just generates different regions depending on the steps required to get into divergence

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nice, where did you find it? – draks ... Oct 15 '12 at 21:21
a facebook page called Emotional State – lurscher Oct 15 '12 at 21:58
Have you seen the Burning Ship? – Berci Oct 15 '12 at 21:58

The algorithm maybe external argument / field lines :

See also external ray in wikipedia

or triangle inequility

Nice image. Where did you find it ?

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a facebook page called Emotional State – lurscher Oct 19 '12 at 18:39
I have googled Emotional State facebook. I did not find it. Can you place a link ? – Adam Oct 20 '12 at 7:00

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