JWildfire is a free and user-friendly image-processing software, mostly known for its sophisticated flame-fractal-generator. It is Java-based, open-source and runs on any major computer-plattform. There is also a special Android-version for mobile devices.
26.03.2023: JWildfire 8.10 released on all platforms, including macOS
19.02.2023: JWildfire 8.00 released: rendering of solid flames has been fundamentally revised
30.12.2022: JWildfire 7.54 on all platforms released: new painterly style and improved realtime-display while editing
05.11.2021: JWildfire 7.20 on all platforms released: new option to generate z-buffers
07.08.2021: JWildfire 7.00 released (both the Steam version and the universal build): GPU rendering improved/almost re-implemented
11.01.2021: JWildfire 6.50 released: now with comprehensive user manual; introducing variation categories
16.0142021: JWildfire 6.22 released (both the Steam version and the universal build)
11.01.2021: JWildfire 6.20 for macOS released at the official App Store
20.12.2020: JWildfire 6.10 released: new creative workflow using "Quick mutations"
30.10.2020: JWildfire 6.05 for win64 is available on Steam
15.09.2020: JWildfire 6.01 for macOS is now available at official App Store
16.08.2020: JWildfire 6.00 released: improved animation-capabilities and better performance
12.07.2020: moved the website(s) to another domain supporting secure connections (https)
07.05.2020: JWildfire 5.60 released: added support for NVidia’s OptiX denoiser
21.12.2019: JWildfire 5.50 released: introducing gradient-curve-editor as new artistic tool
28.06.2019: JWildfire 5.00 released: introducing weighting-field as new artistic tool
11.05.2019: JWildfire 4.10 released
20.12.2018: Important update to Wildfire 4.00 released. Please re-download and re-install.
17.12.2018: JWildfire 4.00 released: great improvements in the user-interface, huge file-rendering
28.07.2018: JWildfire 3.50 released: big update!
30.03.2018: JWildfire 3.31 released
21.12.2017: JWildfire 3.30 released, improved loading time and look of the web-site
30.09.2017: JWildfire 3.21 released
15.07.2017: JWildfire 3.20 released
05.06.2017: JWildfire 3.11 released
21.04.2017: JWildfire 3.10 released
31.03.2017: Added Screenshots section, minor bug fixes
30.03.2017: Finished Website redesign
Welcome to the official home of the JWildfire software!
Below you see some example images created and rendered with JWildfire. Follow the link on the left to see even more.
The JWildfire community is continously growing. Join us!
Meet the community!
Below are some videos showing fractals rendered with JWildfire.
Which version to pick:
JWildfire 8.10 Win64
Now available on Steam!
JWildfire 8.10 Win/Mac/Linux
You are using Windows10 (64 Bit) and want easy installation/updates: use the Steam version
You are using macOS and want easy installation/updates: use the App Store version
You are using another OS or want to install by yourself: use the „universal“ Win/Mac/Linux-version
You want to build on your own: get the sourcecode at GitHub: https://github.com/thargor6/JWildfire
JWildfire 8.10 macOS Ventura
Now in the official App Store!
Requires a separate Java-install (not included)
Solid Rendering Examples
Below you see some example images, created and rendered with JWildfire in solid rendering mode. Follow the link on the left to see more.
Break on through
It’s Gnarly, Baby
Below you see some screenshots from the software. Follow the link on the left to see more.
Dancing Flames Editor
DOF (depth of field)
Flame Editor (Solid rendering)
Motion Curve Editor
Easy Movie Maker
Motion Curve from mp3
Birth of Chaos