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