Mandelbulb 3D : The Complete Guide to Forging Infinite 3D Worlds

Saturday January 18 @ 8:00 pm - Saturday February 15 @ 9:30 pm GMT

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Saturday January 18 @ 8:00 pm GMT
Saturday February 15 @ 9:30 pm GMT
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Mandelbulb 3D software provides an incredible portal into creating and exploring 3D fractal worlds. These worlds are recursive – having an infinite level of detail, having complexity and often have an organic look to them as a result.

However Mandelbulb 3D has many options and functions, which can seem bewildering to a new user. Most users when first faced with the software, will press buttons and choose fractals at random to try and experiment to get results. In this course, Scappin Matteo (see his video showreel below) shares his experience and has a constructive and staged approach to learning the software, providing a foundation to start with and then showing the more complex and under utilised aspects of Mandelbulb 3D in this four part course. He’ll show you how he creates his amazing exploratory videos moving through 3D fractal worlds.

Part 1 is FREE ENTRY, so we would invite you to try the experience of Mandelbulb 3D as demonstrated by a passionate professional user.

The four part course includes:-

  • Four x 1.5 hour webinar sessions and recordings
  • Class materials
  • A bonus coaching session with Scappin to advance your artwork with Mandelbulb 3D

Complete access has a limited early bird *discount of $30 on the premium ticket price.

Use discount code mandelbulb30 at checkout

*$30 discount offer expires on Sunday 5th January 2020

Who is this course for?

Artists : wanting to create amazing digital artwork quickly
Game artists : Unique objects and settings for videogames
Professional artists : special effects for movies
Explorers : to discover infinite virtual worlds
Mandelbulb artists : Gain a more comprehensive understanding of M3D

If you are new to fractals and Mandelbulb 3D – part 1 will be perfect for you! If you like what you see and you would like to go into more depth with Mandelbulb then join us for parts 2, 3 and 4.

Video showreel by the course presenter, Scappin Matteo.

You’ll Learn

  • Foundation aspects of the user interface
  • How to create your first render
  • Basic optimisation tips for rendering
  • Navigating fractals
  • Dealing with light and colors in 3D fractal models
  • Visual effects
  • Handling detail levels
  • Exporting fractals as 3D models
  • Fractals understood and classified
  • Power tips : under utilised options
  • Exploring the power of DIF geometric shapes
  • How to create an animated journey into a fractal world
  • Advanced visual effects
  • Professional rendering solutions


Mandelbulb 3D software (free)

Webinar Date and Time

Part 1 : Saturday the 18th of January 2020 (already broadcast)

Part 2 : Saturday the 25th of January 2020

Part 3 : Saturday the 8th of February 2020

Part 4 : Saturday the 15th of February 2020

Start Time for each session: 20:00 GMT (London) / 12:00 PST (Los Angeles) / 15:00 EST (New York)

Duration : 1.5 hours

Webinar Content

PART 1 : Foundation (already broadcast)

Matteo’s Story

  • Discovery and learning of Mandelbulb 3D
  • What kind of graphics can be achieved with Mandelbulb 3D
  • Talking through Matteo’s animation project examples


  • Main Tab
  • Formulas Tab
  • Light Tab
  • PostProcess Tab
  • Navigator Tab

Your first render

  • Basic simple formula
  • Navigator basics
  • Calc and render size
  • Light and Colors
  • Visual effects : fog and shadows
  • Detail level
  • Post processing Ambient Shadow and Hard Shadow

PART 2 : The Fractal Universe (already broadcast)


  • Mandelbrot
  • Menger/Sierpinski


  • Daniel White
  • Mandelbulb CUT
  • 3D Menger/Sierpinski

Formula type

  • Pure fractals
  • 3D-3Da
  • 4D-4Da
  • Ads
  • Julia Mode
  • DIFs
  • Shapes
  • Transformations

Formula Combo

  • Menger + Mandelbulb power 8

Power Tips : User interface options you didn’t know about

Advanced Visual Effects

PART 3 : Simple but Exceptionally Deceptive : Fun with DIFs


  • Amazing IFS
  • CanleyIFS


  • HeightmapIFS
  • RandCubesIFS
  • HexGrid

Orbit trap and coloring

Animating your Worlds

PART 4 : Professional Rendering Solutions

Scappin’s Favourite Formulas!

  • Amazing Surf
  • Formula basics
  • Exploration and Julia mode
  • Rendering settings
  • Light
  • Colors
  • PostProcessing in Mandelbulb 3d

Amazing Box Combinations

  • Formula basics
  • Adding menger
  • 32 Iteration trick
  • Exploration and Julia mode
  • Rendering settings
  • Light
  • Colors
  • PostProcessing in Mandelbulb 3d

Advanced Optimisation and Rendering Tips

Presenter : Scappin Matteo 

Matteo studied computer science in northern Italy. At the age of ten he became fascinated by fractals (in 2 dimensions) and in particular by the mandelbrot fractal. He was fascinated, how can such a simple thing generate an entire abstract universe?

When studying programming (C ++, Processing) he discovered the topic of recursion; the love between Matteo and fractals was born!

One night in 2012, for the first time, he saw a video of a 3D fractal showing a fantastic world, without limits. It was designed by mathematics and interpreted by humans. He was speechless.

From his first simple animations, Matteo has since come a long way, studying and understanding fundamental concepts such as lighting, shadows, reflections, colors and the emotional impact they have on human beings.

**Some session content may be subject to change