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Apophysis Plugin Pack 1 v0.4 by Lu-Kout Apophysis Plugin Pack 1 v0.4 by Lu-Kout
[Update 25 July 2007 Source code provided]

Here's a collection of Apophysis plugin DLLs supplying several variations from different "unofficial" Apo versions, as well as a few variations from concepts I was playing around with. They were all built using the Apo DLL framework from [link]


The included variations are as follows:
  • My variations:
    • Mandelbrot (also posted at [link])
    • Waffle
    • Lissajous
    • Spirograph
  • Variation from ~cyberxaos' Z+C++ Apo branch
    • Flower

See README.TXT for more details.

The original authors may opt to submit their own DLL variations, in which case I'll remove them from this submission. Sources for the variations are provided here as well. Be sure to stop by and check out *Gygrazok's and ~cyberxaos' great Apo versions and deviations!

Thanks, and have fun!
Jed Kelsey (~Lu-Kout, or Mr.Winter at FracFan Forums)


Put the DLL(s) into the Apophysis Plugins folder. You may need to create a Plugins folder under the Apophysis installation directory. For example, if the Apophysis206.exe program is located in c:\Program Files\Apophysis, then you will need to create C:\Program Files\Apophysis\Plugins directory and put the DLL files in the Plugins folder you created.

Apophysis will find the plugin the next time it starts, and the plugin variations will show up in the list of available variations (plugins appear near the bottom of the list).

IMPORTANT NOTE: these plugins should replace ALL of the plugins I had created earlier, as they contain a small but very important fix for a memory manager issue which had been causing invalid access errors etc. for a number of people trying out the plugin interface.

Remove any old plugins which were compiled from Delphi without the IsMultiThread system variable initialized properly (based on the Delphi Apo DLL Plugin source code prior to version 0.4) to avoid memory manager problems. Otherwise, the plugins may result in invalid memory access errors -- even if you do not enable those transforms in the editor!

As a general rule, use only the plugins for variations which your version of Apo does not already have. For instance, don't put CrossVariationPlugin.dll into your Plugins folder if you're using *Gygrazok's Z+ Apo version, which already has the cross variation built-in.
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Enenzy Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
Thanx! +fav :D (Big Grin) 
xBasilisc Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
Which one of these is the damn download link?! I just a spirograph!
Guardian-Angel-671 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have a question as it's been awhile since I used Apophysis.I just re-downloaded Apophysis 2.09 & was wondering how we used plugins with it? I can't remember & wanted to ask. Does it detect them when the program opens? Do you direct it to the plugin folder? My Apophysis doesn't create a program folder.I click on the .exe & it opens as is.I'm thinking that's different than my older version was. I'm just curious & figured I'd ask around. thanks
nury1319 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
gracias amigo saludos
thetanforever Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanx :)
Skandron Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
emiya89 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011
teen-lobotomy Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011
Thank you so much you guys!!!!
Anaplus Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
thank you for sharing this :)
patternmaker Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011
Thank you ever so much!!!
Soul-Maker Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011
are these plug-ins work on APo 7x 14
BOBandJOB Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
PurpleAusCat Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for sharing these.
PhoenixArisen Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for this. Following along on a tut and realized I didn't have the cross variation. I appreciate you bundling all these together. :hug:
emeraulde Featured By Owner May 7, 2010
hello htere.. i have download apophysis 2.09 but i am now wondering how to install the plug ins? how do you install them into the apophysis?
CheekaCat Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009
Thank you :boogie:
niteshift Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009
This plug-in doesn't work in 2.08 3D hack version, I got it to work in the regular 2.08
Drummerboy08 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Im probably having some kind of stupid mistake, but I can't get these to work. I am currently running the Apophysis 2.08"3D Hack", and I have the plugins installed as:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Apophysis 2.0\Plugins

This is where the original Apophysis was installed to, which was 2.02. Am I doing something wrong, or is it that these don't work with 2.08, or is it something else?
Element-Spirits Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009  Student Digital Artist
I'm having trouble exporting flames correctly now

It says something like "unrecognized variation edisk. Ignoring",and the picture turns out completely wrong.

This is using the Export Flame one (Ctrl+X)

When I render the flame to disk, I get the correct image, but the .flame file is incorrect


winklepickers Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009
Thank you for a download. I shall see if they still work now. :)
LightnDarkSpaces Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009
Question! I'm new at this and was wondering how I get to where I can use the plugins after downloading them? I've already created the Plugins folder and have saved all my plugins to that folder in my Apophysis directory.
fractal1 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011
Hi! I have the same question. Installed: yes. Showing up in the list: yes. Now, what can I do with them? Thanks!
boot-cheese-3000 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008
how in the HELL do i create a file to install these? i'm very ignorant to all this i'm sorry. please help me! and step-by-step please, i'm a slow learner when it comes to computer programming.
icreations-rehan Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thx Mate
Shadow696 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, don't know if you getting this after a year but thanks to you I finally found out what I was doing wrong trying to install the plugins and now they work so thanks, tee hee.
Z-a-r-t Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008
Thanks a lot =)
Lillyanna-Windmane Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2008
Thank you!
one-tough-one Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for making this available :)
LiquidCandyRainbow Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2008  Professional General Artist
Alright. I'll begin using these, too. I think I have 3 sets of plug-ins now, I'm sure i'll be throwing some old ones away.
Artist-A Featured By Owner May 1, 2008   Digital Artist
I'd love to get this plugin pack, it looks great, but it won't work :( I extract it to Apophysis plugins, but it doesn't show up when I open Apophysis. Neither have any of my other plugins I've downloaded. Do you know what could be wrong with it, and how to fix it?
onlyalive8 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008
i cant get these to work :(
CGJake Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2008   Writer
Thanks! I didn't even know that there were plugins for Apophysis! These are really cool, too!
rormnsa2gether Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks :D
Avalonfaayre Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008
How wonderful!TYVM!!
jtimshel Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2007
Sorry, but I can't get it to work.
The Apophysis application is in User>Art>Apophysis;
All the .dll plugins e.g. WaffleVariationPlugin are in User>Art>Apophysis>;Plugins.
Yet Apophysis won't recognise it. When I try and open the variation in Apophysis 2.06c there is some access problem or another; in Apophysis 2.02 (those are the two versions I have...) it only opens when I choose Import Gimp Parameters and won't open properly, it shows a square of tiny dots.
I decompressed the .dll files from the Winrar, does that interfere?
ladydetemps Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2007
If I use this pack should I link back here or give a credit?
anjaleck Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! I really appreciate it.
contrarymary Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm probably being really stupid...but I've put the plugin folder in the Apo folder, but it's still not recognising the plugins. Help!
Lu-Kout Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2007
Make sure you name the new folder Plugins and put it in the same directory as your Apophysis206.exe program file. The plugin *.dll files should go inside the Plugins folder.

If you created shortcuts for starting Apophysis, then right-click the shortcut and make sure the "Start in:" folder (look under the Shortcut tab) points at the directory in which you created the Plugins folder. If not, that may be why Apo doesn't see them.

Hope this helps!
AngelLover89 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010  Student Digital Artist
The newest versions of Apo have no such folders, when you hit download you only get the exe file... so for example I have all 3 of my apophysis versions in my external HD.... would I make a folder called "Apophysis" on the hard drive and make a subfolder called Plugins....?
contrarymary Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Brilliant! Many thanks!
lestats1stlover Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2007
Thank you for these I hope to learn and create better fractals useing these.
RV-TIDE Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks alot. There can never be too many variations.
pantherwitch4982 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2007
thanks so much! also, i'm featuring this in a journal. hope you don't mind. if you want it taken down let me know!
FracFx Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome, this helps a lot, worked for me, just had to create the plugins folder, then added them in the random options. They worked with my script. Thanks for pack! :)
Rybcza Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks so much^^
allwaysjudee Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much for these, I look forward to playing with them - as soon as I get a few other things figured out, lol!
lordr3 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2007
oh thank you
cmptrwhz Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you very very much for these
ArtistInWaiting Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm a real doofus when it comes to Apophysis so here is my stupid question. I put the plugin folder in the Apophysis 2.0 folder ( I put all new versions and scripts there) so will the new versions be able to find it? Or do I have to add all the plugin folders to each new version?

Hope this makes sense. :O
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