by JackDesBwa 2020-08-10 14:23
This is the famous Lorenz attractor related to the butterfly effect. It shows the evolution of the state of the Lorenz system (for a particular initial state and parameters, for a limited duration) represented as a 3D point with a color that changes gradually in the path from dark red to bright yellow. As a chaotic system, this state never passes twice at the same place.
This image was made by executing a script in blender: the equations were simulated and a new point (and associated edge) was created for each computed value. Then, the curve was transformed in a thin tube and textured with a gradient. Finally, I placed the stereoscopic camera to have a nice point of view and rendered the scene.
-- 2020-08-10, blender
JackDesBwa 2020-08-21 13:17
The physics under this is fascinating and the mathematical and philosophical consequences of the discovery are very interesting, but for sure the aesthetic was the main motivation for this image.
Phostructor 2020-08-15 02:27
I have exactly zero comprehension of the theory and the practice that produced this image, yet it speaks to me deeply on an aesthetic level.