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Yin Yang Yong Double
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Published: April 6, 2007
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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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fractalyst's avatar
fractalyst|Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome animation! :squee:
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Alextro's avatar
So definitely it's a triple yin-yang. Love the idea that resemble 3 axis rotation in space.
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FirebirdTransAm68's avatar

Looks like a screensaver for Windows XP. Really well done.

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RaggedyStarEdited |Hobbyist Digital Artist
Zen Fidget Spinner

(This is awesome, by the way!)
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HenriqueColini|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|Student Photographer
I got up at 4:28am in Poland to see this!!! It wa worth it! :)
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DKFDenial|Hobbyist Filmographer
Clap Heart Nod Heart Clap 
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ptrgags|Hobbyist General Artist
This is really calming to watch. Great job!
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zerodecoole's avatar
zerodecoole|Student Filmographer
whoa dude

that's pretty rad
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PowerMiner64's avatar
PowerMiner64|Student General Artist
But can you make a 4-component version?
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ntdninja's avatar
here you go:
Yin, Yang and Co. (v0.2) GIF by ntdninja
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Mertlikatze|Hobbyist Filmographer
This is trippy as fuck.
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LazyDiaperedDragon|Hobbyist General Artist
THIS IS SO TRIPPY
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coolkatart1|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Omg so coooooool
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A S C E N D E D
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Wynet|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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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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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|Student Digital Artist
no
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LazyDiaperedDragon|Hobbyist General Artist
You know the 'little ded girl' thing is bull, right?
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JonnyDark|Professional Traditional Artist
There's genius in this.
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soy-urchin|Hobbyist Digital Artist
i like this
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fitget spienor
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