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Yin Yang Yong Double by vidthekid Yin Yang Yong Double by vidthekid
I once saw a person's blog avatar which had the yin yang icon, but with the two components separated into their own, perpendicular planes. The components each rotated in their planes, in a way that they touched but did not occupy the same space. I thought to myself, "I can one-up that."

So I made a 3-component yin-yang-"yong" and set the components on three perpendicular planes. However, this arrangement creates a singularity at the origin; a 2-dimensional yin-yang-yong won't fit properly on 3 perpendicular planes. So I re-designed the components to fit.

Then I noticed that the system was a bit out of balance. It looked cool enough, but the asymmetry was bugging me. Finally, I realized I could double the entire thing by creating a copy and inverting it in all three dimensions, and still, no two components would occupy the same space! The system still has an overall nonzero vector of rotation -- another form of asymmetry -- but there's nothing I can do about that with this planar arrangement.

Edit: Apparently "yong" actually means something. I only chose the word for the third component because it sounds good after the words "yin" and "yang".

Edit 2: Apparently it is no longer necessary to click "download" to see the full size and frame rate.
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:iconraggedystar:
RaggedyStar Featured By Owner Edited Dec 27, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Zen Fidget Spinner

(This is awesome, by the way!)
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HenriqueColini Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really trippy! I Love those kinds of "contraptions", I wish it was possible to recreate it in real life
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selrachco Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2018  Student Photographer
I got up at 4:28am in Poland to see this!!! It wa worth it! :)
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DKFDenial Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
Clap Heart Nod Heart Clap 
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ptrgags Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really calming to watch. Great job!
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zerodecoole Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2018  Student Filmographer
whoa dude

that's pretty rad
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PowerMiner64 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2018  Student General Artist
But can you make a 4-component version?
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ntdninja Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018
here you go:
Yin, Yang and Co. (v0.2) GIF by ntdninja
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:iconmertlikatze:
Mertlikatze Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
This is trippy as fuck.
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LazyDiaperedDragon Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
THIS IS SO TRIPPY
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coolkatart1 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Omg so coooooool
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TheOfficialLobst Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2018
A S C E N D E D
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Wynet Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love it dude, is so engineerly well done, obviously it has it's cons and pros like anything, but this is also the type of art that I truly enjoy!    :D
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tychokirby123 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2017
Once there was a little girl called Clarissa, she was ten-years-old and she lived in a mental hospital, because she killed her mom and her dad. She got so bad she went to kill all the staff in the hospital so the More-government decided that best idea was to get rid of her so they set up a special room to kill her, as humane as possible but it went wrong the machine they were using went wrong. And she sat there in agony for hours until she died.
Now every week on the day of her death she returns to the person that reads this letter, on a monday night at 12:00a.m. She creeps into your room and kills you slowly, by cutting you and watching you bleed to death.
Now send this to ten other pictures on this one site, and she will haunt someone else who doesn't. This isn't fake. apparently, if u copy and paste this to ten comments in the next ten minutes u will have the best day of ur life tomorrow. u will either get kissed or asked out, if u break this chain u will see a little dead girl in your room tonight. in 53 mins someone will say i love you or im sorry
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cancerbone Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2018
Will the little dead girl be prepared upon delivery, or will I have to cook it myself? Will she at least be dried out ahead of time? I dont want to have to hang her and bleed her out myself, that takes too long. And I dont want the meat to be over-salted, either. I hate salt, it masks the flavor.
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SpiritBoxscape Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2017  Student Digital Artist
no
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tychokirby123 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2017
k.
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LazyDiaperedDragon Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
You know the 'little ded girl' thing is bull, right?
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tychokirby123 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2018
of course i did......Sweating a little... 
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JonnyDark Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
There's genius in this.
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soy-urchin Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i like this
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dilsect Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2017
fitget spienor
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RedFoxCZ033 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2017  Student
WTF THIS IS AWESOME
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SkubeTube Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
BRAINFUCK!

but cool.
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tdcooke Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool
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DarugoDream Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa~!
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Aqualish007 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2017  Hobbyist Filmographer
AMAZING!!!
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PardotTheRainwingsV2 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Neat 
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BeePriori Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2017
Math + Art . Rare skill. Well done. 
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doripingvin Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SO smooth! and it`s really well done!
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brigetmiget Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
one up? ONE UP?!? YOU FREAKING TEN UPED IT!!! you deserve an award for this end of story
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ThePandaH3r0 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice fidget spinner
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xaon60 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2017
My brain is... disorder ! lol
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RezTheRipper Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Strangely Satisfying! :D (Big Grin) 
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free-gamer4ever Featured By Owner May 31, 2017
Cool animation!Clap I am a dummy! +fav 
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tiagoprobrazil Featured By Owner May 25, 2017  Professional Interface Designer
crazy
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realmaouda Featured By Owner May 24, 2017
SO MUCH KNOWLEDGE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Fantasyfan101 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017
So what dose Yong mean?
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vidthekid Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Maybe nothing.  I don't know.  I just thought it sounded good after Yin and Yang.
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Fantasyfan101 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017
www.ithou.org/node/1901

Turns out I was more-or-less right.
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Fantasyfan101 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017
Good and Evil with "Nothing" to balance the two...Yeah that sounds about right :P 
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Junior3DGamesOfficia Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017  Student Digital Artist
OH MY MIND
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Simsmj Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I saw a similar avatar, a YinYang with the two teardrops in separate planes at right angles to each other, both orbiting a central point. (I see an almost identical one right beside this comment as I type, by krazykarl 2004.)

This was in 2005, and I made the same observation, that I could go one better. I made essentially the same animation as yours using a combination of XaraXtreme, and Xara3D, and I published the animation to a thread in Talkgraphics.com in their Xara3D forum, in October 2005, two years before you made yours. I even gave it the same name. It has three pairs of teardrops, in bronze, silver and gold, though the shapes are slimmer than yours.

Googling Google Images for YinYangYong comes up with three animations of similar form to yours and mine, one is yours and the other two are both mine. The ugly blue one with rings was an earlier attempt while I was getting Xara3D not to resize my shapes.

Great minds think alike! :D
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vidthekid Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Interesting.  I notice one difference: yours leaves a fairly clear space in the center, while my pieces come together at a point in the center.  It didn't occur to me to look at how other people did Yin Yang Yuan (I didn't even know it was already a thing) in 2D before I started — there's no gap between Yin and Yang, so I went ahead and designed my pieces with no gap in the center, even though it meant introducing some more corners.
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Quanyails Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2015   Digital Artist
Hey! I noticed that this was trending on Reddit here!
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vidthekid Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Neat.
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YoshieMaster Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
Hey vidthekid, is there any chance you could do an HD (or, even better, 4K) render of this? It'd look great as a screensaver.
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vidthekid Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Actually, one of my current unfinished projects is indeed a revisit to this animated figure.  I still need to figure out what all camera angles I want, and then the render time will be ridiculous…
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SashikobroAyumu Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
I'm Confused
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freewolf17 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I was led to believe that 'Yuan' was the third part of it....
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