Visit the new official Mandelbulb3D site here: https://mb3d.overwhale.com

About MB3D

MB3D (together with the Mandelbulb itself) was initially invented at the forum fractalforums.com, the software was written by the user Jesse.  After Jesse retired, I finally took over the project, so now I’m the current maintainer of MB3D. 

Improvements over the original version

I created about 8 releases so far and added the following improvements:

  • ZBuf16Bit-module to create z-buffes/depth-maps in high quality
  • BTracer2-module to create high-quality meshes from within MB3D 

  • BulbTracer-module to create meshes from within MB3D (which is the predecessor of BTracer2)
  • Extended the BulbTracer-module to create point-clouds with high detail from within MB3D
  • Integrated module to generate heightmaps from arbitrary meshes
  • MutaGen-module to easily explore new combinations of formulas and settings
  • integrated formula-editor for creating/editing JIT-compiled formulas
  • Support for animated (height)maps
  • Navigator-size may be adjusted
  • Global rework of the UI, added theme-support
  • official bug-reporting tool


You can download the software for free at the MB3D Downloads-section.

Page last updated: 07.12.2019