yay for boredom! during one of my many slashdot refreshes i came across an article that linked to this page. i was intrigued by how simple the mandelbrot set actually was, and decided to make my own viewer.

i wrote the program from 9pm to 2am in one sitting, so it's really not that high quality or special. i tried to beef it up with some extra options but didn't really get too far. all i had time to implement was:

zoom in by drawing a box on the screen
variable colors
variable precision
undo last view change
reset the view to the beginning
zoom out
realign in case you distort while zooming in

that's it. it's actually pretty cool what kind of patterns you can find. if you come across any that you're proud of, take a screen shot (with the print screen key) and send them to me!

download the program here: (261k)
and here is the single source file: mandelbrot.cpp (11k)


look at all the pretty colors