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Multithreaded Buddhabrot (2013)

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Buddhabrot is a visualization of the famous Mandelbrot fractal. Mandelbrot fractal shows whether or not a particle is in the Mandelbrot Set. Buddhabrot plots the escape paths of the particles, which are not in the set.

This version divides the sampling process into different threads to massively increase the rendering speed (the one above is single threaded because the processing code extends the Java Thread class, which is not available for javascript). The RGB thumbnail is a combination of different renders with different iteration values, used as color channels.

Tested with Processing 2.0b8 on Mac OS X Lion and Windows 8

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