mandelbulber2(1) 3D fractal renderer and animator


mandelbulber2 [options] [files]


This manual page documents briefly the mandelbulber2 command.

This manual page was written for the Debian distribution because the original program does not have a manual page.

mandelbulber2 is a ray-tracing application for drawing three-dimensional fractals, like Mandelbulb, Mandelbox, Julia, trigonometric, hypercomplex or IFS fractals. It is highly customizable and features complex shading algorithms (among the others there are shadows, depth of field, ambient occlusion).

mandelbulber2 is also able to produce animations and has a simple built-in 3D navigator for exploring the fractals.

mandelbulber2 is a complete rewriting from scratches of mandelbulber by the same author. It will obsolete Mandelbulber as soon as it reaches feature parity.


mandelbulber2 is mainly meant to be used via its graphical interface and doesn't support many command-line arguments. You can have a list of the supported options with their meanings using the --help option.

The non-option arguments will be interpreted as settings file names to load once the program has started.


Giovanni Mascellani <[email protected]>

Wrote this manpage for the Debian system.


Copyright © 2016 Giovanni Mascellani

This manual page was written for the Debian system (and may be used by others).

Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU General Public License, Version 3 or (at your option) any later version published by the Free Software Foundation.

On Debian systems, the complete text of the GNU General Public License version 3 can be found in /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL-3.