Apophysis7x and minor curves adjustments in Photoshop.
In case you wondered how does most popular elliptic-splits style look in 3d I'm not really a fan of overlapping patterns but I kinda like the "transparency" effect in this flame (almost unavoidable here)
a collaboration with mr zy0rg
, the xaos master himself (who also rendered it for me and gave me inspiration for postwork adjustments)
his version here