Originally, the bTransform structure first defined by its creator utilised a single transform, itself linked from another, parallel-linked to a pair of bTransform transforms (that looks awfully clumsy, but such is Apophysis’ nomenclature!), the first with bTransform_power set to 1, plus a small bTransform_split value, the second of much lower weight with bTransform_power set to around 20.
Subsequently, I explored extensions to this basic structure:
1. Using a linked series of transforms before the bTransform structure
2. Serial-nesting using diminishing bTransform_split values and increasing bTransform_power values.
3. Parallel-nesting using a larger bTransform_split value in the main transform and utilising the bTransform_move variable in opposing-sign pairs e.g. +0.2, -0.2.
Now I’ve developed a further extension, a new level that may, if desired, be applied beyond any of the above. This is achieved by share-linking the entire bTransform structure to another transform. An example: transforms 1 – 4 are a linked series, transforrms 5 – 7 form a nested bTransform structure. Link a transform from #5; select #6, go to the Xaos tab of the editor, right-click, Clear all then double click “to 8″ (the new linked transform). Repeat for #7 then on the Colors tab, set the opacity for transforms 6 and 7 to zero. You now have the base to work from.
Optionally build a further linked series or go straight to building another bTransform structure of your choosing.
Examples of double-layered bTransform structures: