About / Contact

About this site:

Hello to all!

My name is Andreas Maschke and this is my new homepage. It is the home of JWildfire and other cool stuff related to computer graphics and programming (mostly Java).

Just enjoy! 🙂

Contact address:

Please feel free to contact me via eMail: thargor6@googlemail.com

 You can also meet me as thargor6 at deviantART.

Some Links/Family:
Monika Gehlsen: Zier- und Nutzpflanzenspezialitäten (GERMAN)



70 comments on “About / Contact

  1. Bronwyn on said:

    Hi Andreas Thanks for the program! Have just downloaded and now to try it! Will also be keeping a watch on DA!

  2. Laurent on said:

    Hello,
    I am French and I use JWildfire for a long time and I have actuellemnt the last version 2.57.
    Can you tell me why I cannot use any more my pallets and my scripts?
    They are to place respectively in:
    “G:Program FilesJWildfireGradientsAnimals”
    “G:Program FilesJWildfireGradientsBlatte”
    “G:Program FilesJWildfireGradientsDimitri – CSS3 Colors pallete” etc…
    “G:Program FilesJWildfireScriptsJWF Script Pack”
    “G:Program FilesJWildfireScriptsNews”
    Thank you for your answer.
    Best Regards, Laurent.

    • thargor6 on said:

      Hi,
      as far as I know nothing has changed regarding this for ages, so you should be able to use them.
      Nobody else has reported such a problem yet, and it works for me, too.
      Can you explain your problem in more detail?

      Best regards

  3. Victoria on said:

    Tried to download JWildfire but doesnt work

  4. Coco Lina on said:

    Hello,
    The program is great, I love it! 🙂 May I ask, is it possible render the JWF flames in command line with parameters ? Something like “java -jar j-wildfire-launcher.jar with parameters input flame/output path, resolution, quality, hdr. Thank you

  5. Teufelsweib on said:

    Hallo

    ist es geplant das Programm irgendwann ein mal auch auf deutsch rauszubringen? Oder wenigstens tutoriale auf deutsch?

    • thargor6 on said:

      Hallo,
      Tutorials auf Deutsch sind geplant, aber keine deutsche Oberfläche, da Begriffe in Deutsch zu lang sind, so dass man entweder den Zeichensatz wesentlich verkleinern müsste oder viele Abkürzungen verwenden müsste. Das macht aus meiner Sicht keinen Sinn.

      Gruß,
      Andreas

      • Teufelsweib on said:

        Schade. Wie an anderer stelle bereits erwähnt kann ich kein englisch daher ist es für mich eine Qual mich durch eine englische Bedienoberfläche zu wühlen, Da verliert man schnell die Lust an dem Programm.

  6. Trond R. Tunheim on said:

    Hi. I have used youn ther program on Windows, but now I’m on a MacBook Pro. The program is GREAT! and work just fine, but there is a but! I can’t find the path for the scripts. I have found the preferences and the line to Tina jwscriptspath. But I can’t figure out what to put on the line. The program folder is under application folder. (In Norwegian: Programmer. ) The address is: Macintosh HD/Programmer/j-wildfire-2.00/Scripts. I shut the program, restart and scan, but nothing shows up in the Your scripts in the script window. Hope you can help. Have a nice day. Greetings from Norway. Trond

    • thargor6 on said:

      Just create a script folder at your machine (outside of the JWildfire-folder) and put the path to this folder in the Prefs. Regards

  7. Hello!
    JWildfire becomes more and more powerful with every release, it’s so great! Thank you!
    Is there possible to add option of saving render state at batch render? Fractals with different structure need to be rendered different time, if they have regions with gradients some extra time needed to make them smoother. It can be really useful to have an option to continue render if some parts still looks rough after 20,000 quality (and I thought that is enough for everything, but it happened to be not).

  8. Kofferwort Graphics on said:

    I just installed version 2 ALPHA 2 over version 2 ALPHA; the channel mixer for me is an even greater expansion of gradient enhancement on top of xaos, color, gamma controls! In case anyone else runs into this problem: ALPHA 2 despite set at 12000MB memory and JRE 8 on Windows 7 64 bit would load slowly, and quick render/controls/image loads would go very slowly; I finally found that although Comodo CIS7 has been told to run JWildfire ALPHA 2 with all system priviliges, still under firewall settings for “unrecognized files” it was putting a hold on three of this alpha’s .jar files; once I told CIS7 to move these files to “Trusted”, all ran fine as usual once again. Definitely check with your OS security utilities if this alpha is running slow/poorly for you, even if other JW versions ran without known security/AV issues. Hope this helps, thanks again for another great version, cheers!

  9. Predrag Kalajdzijevic on said:

    Hello,
    I can’t explain error because I didn’t have any error-message. When I ran jwildfire under win 8.1 update 1 x64 with java 9 x64 nothing happened. No alerts, no error message. I tried to set compatibility but it didn’t help.
    Regards,
    Pedja.

  10. Predrag Kalajdzijevic on said:

    Hello Andreas,
    It’s not my first time to comment your wonderful program. It’s one of the best, but one ting make me sad, new version too not working under Win 8.1 update 1 x64 with Java 9. I tried everything set compatibility…. but nothing. Why it’s not working under Win 8.1 and when it will work. Since now I have to have used your program in my old notebook (working under Win Vista SP2 x32 with Java 8).
    I wish you all best,
    Pedja.

    • thargor6 on said:

      Hello,
      please join the forum and describe the error-message you get. Normally the software runs on any major OS without any problems. You will just need a recent Java runtime (Java 8, 64 BIT, recommended)

      Andreas

  11. hallo andreas,
    mal wieder ein dickes dankeschön für die neuen programmversionen.
    jede hält ein schmankerl bereit. ich bin begeistert!
    leider verstehe ich nicht alles, weil ich kein englisch kann.

    momentan zerbreche ich mir den kopf wegen scripten.
    ich habe einige mit der dateiendung *.asc.
    was ich auch anstelle, ich kann sie im j-wildfire nicht einbinden.
    kannst du mir bitte sagen, was ich tun muss, dass die laufen?

    vielen dank und herzliche grüße aus bayern von ami

    • thargor6 on said:

      Hallo Ami, die *.ASC-Dateien sind nur für Apophysis und können von JWildfire nicht verarbeitet werden, es gibt aber eine Menge an anderen Scripts für JWildfire, z. B. hier gibt es eine riesige Sammlung: http://www.laughingtony.com/JWFScripts.html

      Viele Grüße,
      Andreas

      • Hallo Andreas,
        vielen Dank für die Info und den tollen Link.
        Das Wochenende bin ich für die Welt nicht erreichbar, grins.
        Hab eine gute Zeit!
        Viele Grüße
        Ami
        PS: ich freu mich schon tierisch auf deine deutschen Tutoriale.
        Bärbel und ich linsen abwechselnd nach deiner HP. Wir haben eine Privatwette laufen, wer sie als erste entdeckt. Servus!

  12. Alexander Deboir on said:

    Die frakraldesigns sind einfach Klasse, ich mag auch diesen organische Optik, die einen h.r Giger artigen touch haben. Ich setze ich demnaechst auchnmal daran und erarbeite mir mit den mustern Referenzmaterial für meine zeichnungen/paintings etc 🙂 sind tolle Strukturen für den Hintergrund, wenn man nur Portraits fertigstellen möchte. Vielleicht gibs demnächst was auf meiner facebookseite zu sehen, wenn ich ein Muster selbst erstellt und eingearbeitet habe
    http://facebook.com/alexanderdeboirofficial

    Aber erst halte ich meine Eindrücke des wavegotik Treffens malerisch fest und habe anhand meiner vielen fotos noch viel Arbeit vor mir ^^ vielleicht hab ich bis dahin das ein oder andere tutorial schon angeschaut und wenns zu ner kleinen Kunstausstellung kommt, man ich gern nen crédit für Leute hinzufügen, die auch sowas erlernen möchten oder wissen wollen, wie ich auf die designideen kam 🙂

  13. Sylvia Hardy on said:

    Hi Andreas,

    I absolutely love your program but keep getting this message and need advice please?

    java.lang.RuntimeException: java.io.IOException: Cannot run program “”C:Program FilesJavajre6binjava””: CreateProcess error=2, The system cannot find the file specified
    at org.jwildfire.launcher.AppLauncher.launchAsync(Unknown Source)
    at org.jwildfire.launcher.Launcher.launchApp(Unknown Source)
    at org.jwildfire.launcher.Launcher.launchAction(Unknown Source)
    at org.jwildfire.launcher.Launcher.access$100(Unknown Source)
    at org.jwildfire.launcher.Launcher$2.actionPerformed(Unknown Source)
    at javax.swing.AbstractButton.fireActionPerformed(Unknown Source)
    at javax.swing.AbstractButton$Handler.actionPerformed(Unknown Source)
    at javax.swing.DefaultButtonModel.fireActionPerformed(Unknown Source)
    at javax.swing.DefaultButtonModel.setPressed(Unknown Source)
    at javax.swing.plaf.basic.BasicButtonListener.mouseReleased(Unknown Source)
    at java.awt.Component.processMouseEvent(Unknown Source)
    at javax.swing.JComponent.processMouseEvent(Unknown Source)
    at java.awt.Component.processEvent(Unknown Source)
    at java.awt.Container.processEvent(Unknown Source)
    at java.awt.Component.dispatchEventImpl(Unknown Source)
    at java.awt.Container.dispatchEventImpl(Unknown Source)
    at java.awt.Component.dispatchEvent(Unknown Source)
    at java.awt.LightweightDispatcher.retargetMouseEvent(Unknown Source)
    at java.awt.LightweightDispatcher.processMouseEvent(Unknown Source)
    at java.awt.LightweightDispatcher.dispatchEvent(Unknown Source)
    at java.awt.Container.dispatchEventImpl(Unknown Source)
    at java.awt.Window.dispatchEventImpl(Unknown Source)
    at java.awt.Component.dispatchEvent(Unknown Source)
    at java.awt.EventQueue.dispatchEventImpl(Unknown Source)
    at java.awt.EventQueue.access$200(Unknown Source)
    at java.awt.EventQueue$3.run(Unknown Source)
    at java.awt.EventQueue$3.run(Unknown Source)
    at java.security.AccessController.doPrivileged(Native Method)
    at java.security.ProtectionDomain$1.doIntersectionPrivilege(Unknown Source)
    at java.security.ProtectionDomain$1.doIntersectionPrivilege(Unknown Source)
    at java.awt.EventQueue$4.run(Unknown Source)
    at java.awt.EventQueue$4.run(Unknown Source)
    at java.security.AccessController.doPrivileged(Native Method)
    at java.security.ProtectionDomain$1.doIntersectionPrivilege(Unknown Source)
    at java.awt.EventQueue.dispatchEvent(Unknown Source)
    at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpOneEventForFilters(Unknown Source)
    at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEventsForFilter(Unknown Source)
    at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEventsForHierarchy(Unknown Source)
    at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEvents(Unknown Source)
    at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEvents(Unknown Source)
    at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.run(Unknown Source)
    Caused by: java.io.IOException: Cannot run program “”C:Program FilesJavajre6binjava””: CreateProcess error=2, The system cannot find the file specified
    at java.lang.ProcessBuilder.start(Unknown Source)
    at java.lang.Runtime.exec(Unknown Source)
    at java.lang.Runtime.exec(Unknown Source)
    … 41 more
    Caused by: java.io.IOException: CreateProcess error=2, The system cannot find the file specified
    at java.lang.ProcessImpl.create(Native Method)
    at java.lang.ProcessImpl.(Unknown Source)
    at java.lang.ProcessImpl.start(Unknown Source)
    … 44 more

    Attempting to launch JWildfire using the command:
    “C:Program FilesJavajre6binjava” -Xms256m -Xmx1024m -cp “C:Program FilesJWildfirelibj-wildfire.jar” org.jwildfire.swing.Desktop
    kind regards,
    Sylvia

    • thargor6 on said:

      Probably you are now using java7 or higher and the path mentioned (C:Program FilesJavajre6binjava) is wrong, so just try to update/correct the path

      Andreas

  14. Jagerion on said:

    Thank you for your great program and it’s rapid updates again! 🙂
    If it not too complex to do, can you consider adding exit program confirmation, when render still in progress?
    Reason is that fractal need to be rendered for few hours for best quality, but after few hours you simply may forget about render in progress and click “close” without second thought so few hours of render became lost.

  15. Martha on said:

    Andreas! I had a terrible virus on my computer and now I find that I have lost my JWildfire program. I can’t seem to find a link to download it again. Please email me the link if you would please! This has become my favorite program!! Thank you so much!

  16. Heather on said:

    ANYBODY THERE???

  17. Heather on said:

    Thank you for the wonderful program!

    I am wondering if there is a way to render larger than the current largest 1920×1080? I would like to be able to render much larger, around 12000 x 12000.

  18. missumlaut on said:

    I like your program a lot, specially since there arefew good fractal software for MacOS. I am just learning…But, where are the scripts ? I dont find them in the program directory. I ressort to tweaking random fractals…Thanks
    Best regards

    • thargor6 on said:

      Hello,
      currently you can only download the scripts from within the official JWildfire group. But I will include some in the next release.

      Best regards,
      Andreas

  19. Ronin27k on said:

    Andreas I am using the new rev3 067 version and as per your read me I attempted to start by using the batch file, I get an error that says “cannot find javaw make sure you typed the name correctly”
    So I am using the jar to launch and no problems, but as the read me states I could not render large files etc. any ideas how I can remedy this? thanks

    • thargor6 on said:

      The javaw.exe is not in your search path.
      But you can also start the *.jar directly if you make sure you start the launcher-jar (has the same effect as starting the start.bat) and not the the jwildfire jar.

      Best regards,
      Andreas

  20. Ronin 27k on said:

    I would like to thank you for making such a enjoyable program!
    I am disabled and have limited functions I love to play around on Photoshop etc.
    Your program has added a new depth and just downright fun to what I do.
    I cannot thank you enough I am thoroughly enjoying the beautiful renderings that Jwildfire adds to my photoshop creations Bless you sir.

    • thargor6 on said:

      Thank you very much for this kind feedback and I’m glad that you are enjoying the software so much. BTW: I will release revision 2 of version 0.67 in a few moments 🙂

      Best regards,
      Andreas

      • Ronin 27k on said:

        Thanks for the new version I am sure it can only get better, I love this program.
        Again I thank you most sincerely Sir.

      • Ronin27k on said:

        Thanks for the new release Andreas, I am thoroughly enjoying your program I am just downloading rev3 for the 067 version.
        cheers!

  21. Keith Lostracco on said:

    Quick question about the frequency setting of the SawTooth motion for the Dancing Flames. It doesn’t seem to be in hertz or frames is there some way to calculate it’s exact time? Actually I just did one more test and it seems to be in percentage of a second? Is this correct ie a value of 100 = 1 second, 50 = .5 seconds etc…

    thanks
    Keith

  22. Eduardo Flores on said:

    Results of a mysterious, strange beauty, different from anything else I have seen up to now!
    Thank you!
    Please, add me to your mailing list!
    Best regards, Eduardo

  23. Shyruban on said:

    I have an idea for maybe new adon for your cool prog… I know nothing of programming and have no idea what if what i want to suggest is even possible into Jwildfire..
    Have you ever used Bryce 3D? If you have then it’ll be easier to understand what I mean.. It would be cool if it was possible to keep different tweaks of the same flame on screen.. like lets say you make a new gradient and tweak it.. you could click a small tick box in a row of maybe 5 possible versions… then if not happy you can click one of your saved views and go back to previous tweaks..Like in Bryce skieslights when u can click and save a few different sky versions for 1 scene…it could be done for gradients and other tweakable parts… I know one can save actual flames.. But what i mean is not the same :)… I mean being able to switch from different tweaks that you record while working on a specific flame..
    Sometimes i suck at explaining what i mean…sorry 🙂

  24. Shyruban on said:

    Hi
    Thanx so much.. I love your java fractal generator..
    I have a small problem.. Most likely it’s just me not knowing how to use it.
    When I go to the ”interactive renderer” I can see timer and activity on the left of the render screen… But no image appears.. it just remains black.. Please help thank you 🙂

    • thargor6 on said:

      Hmm, I never heard of such problem before. Do you using some emulating software (e. g. WINE) or using it “plain”? And on which plattform?

      • Shyruban on said:

        I figured out my problem..For some reason I had problems with the internal java… I switched to external 64 bits…and all is cool 🙂
        I’m so addicted to this 🙂 It’s only been a few days since I got into fractals, I tried quite a few software but so far it’s yours that’s the best for me by far, I find it very user friendly and the interactive render is amazing 🙂
        You can check out a few of my renders on Deviant if you want here’s a link to it.
        http://shyruban.deviantart.com/gallery/41174284
        Thank you so much, it’s a great Xmas gift for me 🙂

        • thargor6 on said:

          If you have problems with the internal renderer you have probably not enough memory reserved for JWildfire. Are you maybe on a 32 Bit Java? You should always use a 64 Bit Java, this will make the program faster and will allow to use more memory (i.e. larger renders)

      • Shyruban on said:

        Oh forgot to add info you wanted..No I’m not using any emulation software as I got no clue what you mean by that.. I’m on Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bits.
        On a loaded Lenovo W510
        i7, 8 gigs of ram and OpenGL graphic adaptor.
        I need to build me a desktop if only for fractals, fractal rendering has taken over my lappy hehe.

  25. cricke49 on said:

    yes andreas i love this program especially the new updated version, i was wondering how can i transfer scripts from other programs like apophysis?

    • thargor6 on said:

      This is rather simple, but must be done by hand, i. e. there is no ready-to-use converter. If the script is interesting it could be even included into the standard distribution as example. The scripting interface/language of JWildfire is very powerful so that I think all scripts can be converted with ease.

      Best regards,
      Andreas

  26. fcwee1v1 on said:

    I can’t figure out how to save a render. I know there is a save button but what is the file extension and where can I find the file? Love the program!! Any help appreciated thank you in advance~

    • thargor6 on said:

      There are multiple ways, either use the “Render” button on the Main-Editor to create a non-interactive rendering or use the interactive renderer (second tab) to render interactively. On the interactive renderer you can save the image at any time (while its rendering). The file extension is *.png, but there is no need to specify it. Both the “Render” and “Save image” function offer a file dialog, there you specifiy where the images are saved

  27. MohanaKrishnan on said:

    The works are wonderful 🙂 !…Thank you !…

  28. Christine Cougar on said:

    I just installed your fabulous program on my XP desktop, and it runs great except there are no pre-set quality and resolution profiles (the Vista install on my laptop did not have this issue). Any way to correct this?

    • thargor6 on said:

      If you remove your local preferences file the presets should re-appear (But I did not hear of such a problem before). The file is named “j-wildfire.properties” and should be located under C:Users, if not just try to locate it by a windows file search, there should be only one copy.

      Best regards

    • thargor6 on said:

      Sorry, the path-related part of my reply is broken, the Forum software removed some term.

      The preferences file is located under C:User(your_user_name).

      • Christine Cougar on said:

        Thanks so much! I am also going to try the memory usage fix you mentioned to someone else to correct a java crash-during-render of a large file.

        • thargor6 on said:

          Watch out for the upcoming release which will come with an alternative (external) renderer optimized to render large/high quality images in acceptable time.

  29. Dr yigal gliksman on said:

    I WOULD LIKE TO BE ON YOUR MAILING LIST

    REGARDS AND THANKS

    YIGAL

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