I've started publishing my large puzzles in two sizes, 520 and 266 pieces. If you prefer a different size, just drop me a line in the comment box of the puzzle you want in a different size.
If anyone is interested in creating the same type of flame fractals I use for my puzzles, I use a free app called JWildfire (http://www.jwildfire.org/) which has been developed by some very clever and dedicated programmers across the globe.
A few people have asked me how to get started on JWildfire, so here it is:
If you don't have Java on your PC yet, get it first, because JWildfire won't run without it: https://www.java.com/en/download/. Then download the free JWildfire app: http://www.andreas-maschke.com/?page_id=351. That's also the website where they provide a video tutorial and other useful tips for beginners and advanced users alike.
If you don't want to spend a lot of time reading/watching tutorials, there's a quicker way to create your first fractal: open JWildfire and select "new from scratch", then in the "transformations" window on the right select "add" and "nonlinear". The "Var1" default in the drop down menu is set to "linear 3D", which makes a great basis for all kinds of fractals, but you can choose whichever one you like. Then hit the "MutaGen" button to your left in the "navigator" window, and "add from editor" to get 25 mutations of the original variable. If you see a fractal you like, click on the fractal once, then "To Editor", so you can change the size, lighting, position, etc. of your fractal in the main view (if not, double-click on one of the fractals in the Muta window to create another 25 mutations, etc, until you see one you like) Once you are ready to turn your fractal into an image, select "Render Fractal" and save it in a folder of your choosing. Once the fractal is rendered, a window displaying the finished fractal will pop up.
Have fun, and let me know if anything's unclear : ) Cheers, Eddie
I joined Jigidi on 3 September 2015 and was last seen on 11 August 2020. I've solved 3326 puzzles (1.8 daily) and put together 1699453 pieces (942.1 daily)