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buddhabrot by fridek

from wiki: The Buddhabrot is a map related to the Mandelbrot set. Its name reflects its similarity to classical depictions of Gautama Buddha, seated in a meditation pose with a forehead mark (tikka) and traditional topknot (ushnisha).

Project is JS + 2D canvas Buddhabrot generator. Version 2.0 will be based on WebGL.


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Press start to calculate Buddhabrot. Note: it's very CPU consuming!

Examples of rendered Buddhabrots:
300 iterations: 1000 iterations: 2800 iterations:


You can download this project in either zip or tar formats.

You can also clone the project with Git by running:

$ git clone git://


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