The Flame Algorithm

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Flames are algorithmically generated images and animations. The software was originally written in 1992 and released as open source, aka free software. Over the years it has been greatly expanded, and is now widely used to create art and special effects. The shape and color of each image is specified by a long string of numbers - a genetic code of sorts.

You can create your own flames with Fr0st (cross-platform and scriptable in python), the Apophysis interactive designer (for windows), Apophysis 7X the improved version, Qosmic (for Linux), or Oxidizer (for Mac OS X), or JWildfire (java cross platform).

Or you can use the Electric Sheep distributed screen saver to join the collective evolution and animation of flames.

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