Tier – 360° Interactive Panoramic 3D Fractal Image

This 360° panoramic image was created using the 3D Fractal program Mandelbulb 3D ‘8 slot Experimental Version’,
which is available for free download from FractalForums.com

DEcombinate in InvMax mode using: SphereHeightMap (X3)/_PolyFold-sym/ABoxPlatinum/Sierpinski3/_boxtiling/_reciprocalY3

This is a 360° interactive panoramic version of my ‘Tier’ series of images shown below.

Use your mouse/finger/tilt-phone to move the image around. This image should also be compatible with VR devices such
as Samsung GearVR.

Fullscreen works best, just click the icon at top right of the image.


Tier V
‘Tier V’ 3D Fractal Illustration

Tier IV
‘Tier IV’ 3D Fractal Illustration

Tier III 3D Fractal
‘Tier III’ 3D Fractal Illustration

Tier II 3D Fractal
‘Tier II’ 3D Fractal Illustration


This is an interactive version of my interpretation of the vast habitat ‘Tier’ from the SF novel ‘Excession’ by Iain M. Banks.
Below is an excerpt from the novel describing Tier:

Tier was a stepped habitat; it’s nine levels all revolved at the same speed, but that meant that the outer tiers possessed greater apparent gravity than those near the center.
The levels themselves were sectioned into compartments up to hundreds of kilometers long and filled with atmospheres of different types and held at different temperatures,
while stunningly complicated and dazzlingly beautiful arrays of mirrors and mirrorfields situated within the staggered cone of the world’s axis provided amounts of sunlight
precisely timed, attenuated and where necessary altered in wavelength to mimic the conditions on a hundred different worlds for a hundred different species.

The environmental diversity and civilizational co-dependence it implied, and intermingling it encouraged had been Tier’s raisond’etre, the very foundation of it’s purpose
and fame for the seven thousand years it had existed. Its original builders were, perhaps, unknown; they were believed to have Sublimed shortly after building it, leaving
behind a species or model – depending on how you defined these things – of biomechanical sintricate which ran and maintained the place….


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2 Responses

  1. Mark…”MIND” blowing, the most exciting piece of Culture art I have seen anywhere. Fabulous….more more more.

    • Thanks very much Gordo, glad you liked this one so much, and I’m very happy to have ‘blown your mind’!! 😉
      I will most definitely be producing 360 versions of my future work, and I’ll probably revisit some more of the existing ones too.

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