Archive for August 2009

The Reflex Generator soon on PC !

Monday 31 August 2009

Everybody doesn't have Caml installed (the original version), nor even a PDA available (the C++ version).
This is why I will be soon releasing a version which uses your computer's resources, with an interface written in AutoIt3 and a heart in C++ for speed.
Some features :

  • An automatic function generator and their fractals.
  • Simplified mouse exploration
  • Formula editor with syntax coloring
  • Image save in 2 clicks

It is even possible, if looking into the details, generate videos from variables. This feature is currently in test phase.

When the beta-test phase will be over, the software will be available. In the meanwhile, you can still participate to this phase, even contribute to translate the software as with the tutorial (English, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Chinese ...)

History

ReflexRendererInterfaceV1

The intial version (april 2008)

ReflexRendererInterfaceV2.8

The curent version (september 2009)

Reflex Tracer for PDA

Monday 31 August 2009

The Reflex Tracer pour PDA is a program for Pocket PC allowing to easily explore complex functions, to customize the window and the exploration with the stylus.
It can be downloaded here: Reflex Tracer for PDA.

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The Reflex making-of

Monday 31 August 2009

Here are some informations about how the explanation video of Reflex has been made.
The pictures which appear there are available in high quality at the end of this article.

Why a video ?

It's been ages since I had the idea that if we look at a real function from above, there remains one remaining spatial dimension to observe complex functions.
However, it was difficult to explain this concept by words, therefore I made this video.
I also got the opportunity to add some possible applications of this representation.

Music : Reflex II

Composer: Mikaël Mayer
Length: 2'32"
Download: Score, MP3
History: The music was composed on Finale 2004, at the same time as the storyboard. It has been saved in MP3,  although it comes from a MIDI file, that's the reason of the poor sound quality, compensated by the harmony. It was finalized in October 2007.

The presented reflex :

Special thanks

  • To my parents who sustained me and help me to have a rigorous text.
  • To my English-speaking friends who helped me to translate without too many mistakes, I hope.
  • To all who helped me during the realization of this video clip.
  • To Google for the rest...

The explanation video

Monday 31 August 2009

Here is the explanation video of the "how" of Reflex, with some applications.  You can also consult its making-of.

Zoom over Pink Galaxy

Friday 7 August 2009


Trip into the heart of a complex function, on more than 30 orders of magnitude.
Formula randomly generated.

Music from Seven Kingdoms