Mandelbrot Fractal Zoomed to 2^760 Will Trip You Out

Zoomed to 6.066e+228 (2^760), this Mandelbrot fractal, which took 6 months to render, will make your room spin around if you stare at it long enough. To put things in perspective: An electron needs to be zoomed to 1E42 to equal the size of the known universe. This is zoomed to 1E228:

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Two days to set up, and then six months to render, resulted in around forty 1.9GB uncompressed .AVI files. I added watermarking, fx and time remapping, before multi-pass encoding the 80GB video in h264 (32,768 kbit/sec) and the audio in AAC.

Want some perspective?

  • 1E6 Vancouver Island
  • 1E9 Jupiter’s radius
  • 1E12 Earth’s orbit
  • 1E18 distance to Alpha Centauri
  • 1E21 Milky Way galaxy
  • 1E30 large doesn’t cover it!
  • 1E42 size of electron to the universe
  • 1E228 incomprehensibly big…but we did it!

For the record, 1 to 6e228 is like expanding a proton to 70000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 0000000000000000000000000000000000000 times the size of the visible universe. (Proton has 1 femtometer diameter, universe has 93 billion light year diameter)

If you were actually traveling into the fractal, you would be moving faster than the speed of light.

Credit: Teamfresh