Post by chriscrawford on Sept 10, 2015 12:26:58 GMT -8
I first tried a simple sphere to represent an auragon; then I tried a dodecahedron. Now I'm thinking more openly. I'd especially like to do something fuzzy, perhaps a spidery cloud, such as the nebula known as 30 Doradus, aka the Tarantula Nebula:
It might be possible to create an animated spidery-fuzzy image by a modification of the same basic algorithm used for the Dreamspace animation. Here are a few more examples of my line of thinking:
Post by chriscrawford on Sept 10, 2015 19:30:38 GMT -8
I am now thinking more in terms of something with triangles. I am torn between a geometric system such as a Sierpinski Triangle and something using a kaleidoscope algorithm. The Sierpinski Triangle is self-similar at all magnifications, so it could simply be magnified as its animation. The kaleidoscope algorithm offers a broader range of possibilities, but I'm a bit uncertain as to its speed; it might take too long.