Myself, Nikki, and a few of our friends have been working on some Fractal art and animation projects recently. We have a love for the Golden Ratio and the math behind the Fibonacci sequence. We’ve been tapping into this sacred geometry through software like Apophysis and Mandelbulb 3D. We are also spreading the love for Fractal Art and trying to help bring more relevance to this geometric art-form. Please stop by and see what we’re about!
I’ve always been fascinated by the universe and that’s why I’m glad that I found Space Engine today. Space Engine was created by a man named Vladimir Romanyuk, a great programmer! What he created here is wonderful.
Imagine being dropped in the universe and told that you can go anywhere you want to. Where would you go first? With Space Engine you can explore the solar system with ease. Visit planets, land on them, check out their moons, then go to neighboring galaxies, countless stars, and try to comprehend the big picture. This is an amazing experience. A lot of time and energy went into development of this very sophisticated space explorer.
I’m very pleased to announce that this week on April 17th the “Got Leche” clip from Foxy Apartment will be featured in Program 2 of Animation Torrent’s animation competition. We are part of the Dark&Twisted category. If you’d like to see the featured clip just watch the Extended version of Foxy Apartment, it is the very first scene. If you would like to attend you can get tickets here. This will all take place at Pickwick Theatre, 5 S Prospect Ave, Park Ridge, IL 60068 on 4/17/2014 at 9:15pm. The clip “Got Leche” was created by Tim Urlacher and Nikki Shiva, special thanks to Nikki for the hilarious voice acting!!
Erppy is like exploring the inside of a fractal and diving deeper and deeper into the unknown. Erppy was put together by Iacopo Sassarini using a simple algorithm and a mix of 3d rendering via webGL and three.js and the result is absolutely breathtaking. I find it interesting that so many different programs and one-off websites have Google employees behind them. Iacopo is indeed an employee of Google just like the creator of Patatap which I wrote about not too long ago. This is not planned, I just found things I liked and now I’m seeing a connection between them. You should really check out Erppy if you feel like slipping into the center of an infinite fractal abyss.
Cachemonet is what happens when you take 2 random gifs sourced from tumblr and put them together with music. You get a lot of interesting variations of images. There’s a lot of MSDOS and Windows95-XP era stuff in there too, pretty nostalgic. The site refers to its content as “autonomous generative art” which makes sense to me. You’ll hear some great sounds in there too that are mixed nicely with the music. If you want to sing praises directly to the creator of Cachemonet just hit him up on twitter @tim_nolan.
Neave.tv exists because of a man named Paul Neave who spends his time building creative and artistic web applications and software via Neave Interactive. Neave.tv specifically caught my attention because it’s so random and definitely something you can get lost in. Don’t like what you see? No problem just click the screen for something different! If you’re anything like me and enjoy Robot Chicken, Sexual Lobster, David Firth, you’ll feel right at home watching Neave TV.
The epic music video Sloppy Annunaki Papi is out now! This is a video that I animated for NoEmotion GoldMask. I tried to put some fitting imagery to some of his lyrics and really create something that would represent this man behind the gold mask. Everyone involved is really happy with the result. I was even able to put a couple characters in there from FoxyApartment and TheWoo’s. This was a great experience.
With Cat-Bounce you can do exactly what the title of this blog suggests. This is one of the many random places on the internet, I hope that it is more permanent than Feeling Cagey was! Not only do the cats bounce with realistic physics but you can also make it rain. This rain is feline flavored, normally it will rain cats&dogs, here it just rains cats.
This is Patatap, just click on the screen and press any of the keys A-Z, space-bar changes the color & sounds.
Have you had the pleasure of playing Patatap yet? It’s a fun and interactive program by Jono Brandel, a graphic design artist and programmer who currently works at Google. I really like the fact that he included an embed code for Patatap on the website. There are some trippy visuals for how simplistic the color palette is laid out. Gotta love those smooth animations too!