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Alien Egg
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Published: August 15, 2012
Some kind of morphing alien egg floating in liquid. Probably about to hatch.

It's a really huge file I'm afraid, and the animation will run slowly until it's fully downloaded. On Chrome you'll need the APNG plugin. Alternatively, there's also a GIF version kindly generated by ~pifactorial.

The scene was generated using Functy (plug!), rendered using Blender and then glued together as an animated APNG using APNG Anime Maker. As before, much gratitude goes to ~Tonyralano for provided the general inspiration and know-how for making this.

The spark trails are parametric curves and the egg is a spherical function with the following formula:

radius = 2*(2+(sin(cos(t+(pi*sin(t)+a))+(p*((3+cos(t-1.5))/4))*10)**2)+(((6+cos(t))/7)*((2+sin(8*a))/3)**4)),

colour (R, G, B) = (r/8, (3+sin((a)*8))/5, (3+cos(a*8))/5).
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640x460px 38.18 MB
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AnthonyRalano|Professional Digital Artist
This is seriously awesome! Wow! So good!
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Thanks Tony. That means a lot!
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I'm glad I installed the APNG extension for Chrome today, or I wouldn't have noticed that this is animated! It's brilliant, reminds me very much of ferrofluid.
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Thanks! That's very serendipitous timing as the image doesn't really work without the animation.

That ferrofluid video is absolutely astonishing. I'd not seen anything like this before, and I agree there's real similarities, so quite a coincidence. That video really is quite brilliant though, so thank you for sharing it.
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