Oxidizer Musings and a Big Welcome

by Scott Chitwood • Tuesday November 27th, 2007
Posted in More Than Words

It’s been about nine months since I first stumbled across Oxidizer. If I recall correctly, my search for a fractal flame editor that was native to Mac OS X had me bouncing through a long string of links and then there it was; a product that had defied search efforts via MacUpdate and VersionTracker at the time. I toyed with it, got a small understanding of how it worked, wrote a mini-review, published some renders and finally dug into a somewhat long-winded tutorial.

David Burnett, the developer behind Oxidizer, has been instrumental in helping to guide myself (and others) along the way in our efforts to tap the power of The Big O™, for that, we are ever grateful.

Now I’m quite pleased to welcome David to our happy little stretch of the internet dirt road™. Woot, woot and a big shout of welcome! While Dave does have his own blog to look after, and at least one other development project (planetGenesis) in the works, he has gracioulsy accepted an invitation to join us here at the Rampant Ranch. What does Dave have in store for us? We’ll let him spill the beans on that :^)

And there’s more too…

First up is a forum that will include an Oxidizer specific section that will hit the air later this week. Next in line after that is to set up a system whereby registered users can upload and share Oxidizer stills, animations or maybe just a tip or two. I’ll let you know as soon as that goes live but perhaps a forum sub-category can get us started on that road.

Time to warp it up kids. Dave gave me the opportunity to test drive Oxidizer 0.4.2 and all I can say is hold on to your hats; this puppy has great power and has been crash free to boot! Very nice. Here’s a teaser screenshot of some new images to get you pumped for the official release.

Oxidizer 0.4.2 Teaser


  1. Don Larson
         November 28, 2007

    I look forward to David’s insights.


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