Apophysis is a fractal flame editing and rendering program developed by Apophysis Developers Team and released on September 2009. It is a graphics application that enables users to edit and render fractal flames. Fractal flames are graphic elements invented by Scott Draves in 1992. It is a member of the iterated function system class of fractals. This program also has the capability to edit transforms by managing and manipulating triangles. This program also features a mutations window that enables users to apply random edits to triangles. It also features an adjust window which enables users to make coloring adjustments and location adjustments to images. This program also features a scripting language which enables users to access fractal components. It also features support to other fractal flame rendering programs like FLAM3.
Apophysis is an open source software released by Mark Townsend. Since then, there have been numerous clones, forks, and ports of the software due to its open source nature. So far, the most popular improvement on it is the Apophysis 7x created for Windows 7 and Windows Vista systems.
Apophysis is written in the Delphi programming language. It utilizes the Scripter Studio scripting library. This enables users to write new scripts which will in turn run and create or edit flames. This program features plugin API support that enables users to develop on the original version and distribute it.