Mandelbulb Clinic

Saturday April 4 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm BST

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Saturday April 4
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm BST
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Mandelbulb 3D creates superior scenes with unique recursive details. The complex fractal patterns can take on organic or more “hard bodied” looks. It’s even possible to mix the two styles together. The Mandelbulb 3D software is relatively compact yet powerful.

However the program has a wealth of options and functions, which are quite daunting to learn.

A Mandelbulb 3D “clinic” : get your questions answered!

In this live webinar session, Scappin Matteo, who is an expert at using M3D will answer top frequently asked questions and challenges that users face. He will demonstrate solutions step by step and will be available for live interactive questions throughout the session.

Who is this webinar for?

  • New and existing Mandelbulb artists who have come across hurdles during the creative process.
  • Students from the original Mandelbulb 3D course requiring coaching.
  • Professional artists : building special effects for movies
  • Game artists : creating unique assets for their 3D game settings

Video “Reaching an Atom” by the presenter, Scappin Matteo.


  • Revealed : hidden aspects of the user interface
  • Optimisation tips for rendering
  • How to navigate fractals to gain the render you need
  • Light, colour and atmospheric effects
  • Fractals understood and classified
  • Power tips : under utilised options
  • High value animation tips


Mandelbulb 3D software (free)

Webinar Date and Time

Saturday the 4th of April 2020

Start Time for the session: 20:00 BST (London) / 12:00 PDT (Los Angeles) / 15:00 EDT (New York)

Duration : 1.5 hours

Spillover Session

Depending on demand for coaching and questions, we may have a second session (date TBC).

Webinar Content

The webinar content will be determined by your questions, covering topics such as these:-

The Mandelbulb 3D Interface and Navigation

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

Animation and best practices

Generating First renders

  • 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

Fractal formulas


    • Mandelbrot
    • Menger/Sierpinski


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

Formula types and combinations

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

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