What is Chaotica?

Chaotica is a next-generation fractal art application, designed for both novices and professional artists.

Novice users can enjoy editing randomised fractals to produce stunning HD wallpapers and animations.

Professional users will particularly value the fast, modern rendering engine. High quality animations and huge images for print are easily produced, with real-time imaging controls that will dramatically accelerate your workflow.

What is fractal art?

Fractal art is a digital art medium with a very rich creative space, based on geometry and recursion.

Chaotica's user interface abstracts much of the maths away to provide a fluid artistic process.

Since its invention in 1981, IFS fractals have been popularised by Flam3 and Apophysis. Chaotica extends the creative possibilities of these programs in a powerful, production-oriented environment.

Join us in pushing the limits of fractal art!

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Free download for Windows, Mac OS and Linux

Download on the Mac App Store

Recent blog posts:

Black Friday Sale

Prices are 20% off from 29th of Nov to the end of the weekend (1st Dec). Chaotica HD is 20 EUR (usually 25) Chaotica Studio is 71 EUR (usually 89) Visit the store here:https://store.glaretechnologies.com/chaotica Read more...

Chaotica 2 Beta Releases

We now have some beta versions of Chaotica 2 to test! Chaotica 2 is the next major version of Chaotica, and is currently in development. Major new features include faster CPU rendering, multi-GPU rendering, and an improv... Read more...

Community resources for advanced fractaling techniques

It is a pleasure to see the members of the evergrowing Chaotica community learn from each other, be it at the Forum, Facebook Group, or recently the Discord fractal chat, where everyone's welcome to join. Experienced use... Read more...

Dev update, forum back online

Sorry for the radio silence, an update is certainly overdue! Chaotica is still being developed, we had to put some time into Indigo Renderer 4, but the long-awaited Indigo 4 Beta has been released and Chaotica developmen... Read more...

Chaotica 1.5.5 now available

After a long holiday pause (belated happy new year everyone!) and period of focusing on Indigo Renderer, it's finally time to officially release Chaotica version 1.5.5. It has been available on the Mac App Store for some... Read more...

Video gallery is online

Just a quick note in case you missed the mention on our Facebook page, we have a little video gallery page at http://www.chaoticafractals.com/videos If you've made a Chaotica animation and it's available online on Vimeo ... Read more...

Multi-GPU madness

It's been a while since I've posted about Chaotica's forthcoming GPU acceleration support, and there's some exciting recent progress that's definitely worth sharing! Chaotica's GPU acceleration is based on OpenCL, and th... Read more...

Camera animation and many fixes in 1.5.1

Chaotica 1.5.1 is now available from the download page, and has been submitted to Apple for review and immediate release on the Mac App Store. Camera animation / keyframing support has been added, besides a number of imp... Read more...

Version 1.5 dev update

Hi guys, a quick development update here from me (lycium) since it's been so long! Chaotica 1.5 development has been coming along nicely, but the scope of the changes just keeps getting bigger and bigger; the main featur... Read more...