fractal test & fake reflect

Found this the other day on my computer, thought i would share.
Texture from Apophysis.


Cool, strangley luminescent!

thats really cool, in an abstract way. Is this a texture over a sphere? Any hints?

texture, mapped to sphere, changed xyz values.
if you are interested the texture is available in my Fire’n’Ice textures pack.

Just uploaded today.
follow the link to my site.