Sprite is simple to use: just press the buttons in the following
||Press this button to select an image to use. Images
should be reasonably small. The larger the image the longer it will
take Sprite to process the image, and the resulting formulas will take
longer to load into Ultra Fractal. Images should be in RGB Color
format (in Photoshop you can ensure this is so by selecting
Image|Mode|RGB Color). Sprite tries to create the smallest and most
efficient formula possible and to do this it needs to remember every
different color in an image. If you get "Out Of Memory"
errors when using Sprite try reducing the number of colors in the
image. One way of doing this is to convert the image to Indexed Color
mode and then back to RGB Color.
||Press this button to select a template. The template
determines what type of formula will be created by Sprite. A few
templates are supplied with the program: you'll find them in the
installation folder. Once you select a template you wont need to press
this button again until you want to change templates.
||Press this button to name the formula that will be
created. A name is created automatically when you load an image, but
you might want to change it.
||Press this button to select or create a formula file to
put the formula in. The icon shown will depend on the template and it
lets you know what sort of formula will be created. In the order shown
they are Coloring Algorithm, Fractal Formula and Transformation. The
first time you use this button you should navigate to your formula
folder (the path is usually My Documents\Ultra Fractal X\Formulas,
where X is the version of Ultra Fractal that you have). You can select
an existing formula file or create a new one by typing a name for it
in the "File name" field of the Select Formula File dialog.*
Finally, press the Create button and wait for Sprite to
process the image and write the formula. When it's finished you can run
Ultra Fractal and look at the result.
* There's bug that causes "Select Coloring File"
to be displayed in this dialog whatever formula type is being created.