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Originally posted by The Soothsayer
Not trying to move the thread along a different route, nor am I trying to not contribute, for I will eventually comment, but I just have to say this...
Some of those pictures I just had to stop and stare... it was if I was being drawn in. Amazingly, a few seemed to show representations of Cambodian temple design...
Perhaps this is a glimpse into the divine.
Okay, now with that said. Having been involved in 3D animation and illustration, I can't even begin to fathom the time it took to fully render this... if it has even happened. It's an infinite object, rendering wouldn't stop. Every time it is zoomed, it will render more and more. To answer an earlier question, to animate it would be nigh-impossible.
Originally posted by ikonspyre
leave it to me to kill the mood but.....of what practical use is this so far other than to titillate the intellect, curiosity and imagination? can this be used to free the little ppl from big brother?
Originally posted by Blaine91555
I'm confused about the concept that the Universe or anything in nature is a representation of a fractal.
Pareidolia is clearly in play here. Some things in nature resemble a fractal but nothing in nature is a fractal. Patterns don't repeat when you break down natural objects. Each smaller element is unique which makes this whole fractal universe idea a red herring. Does it not?
Originally posted by RogerT
has anyone managed to animate this?
Originally posted by [davinci]
Very interesting indeed, great job.
What got me is the Toroidal displays, particularly the top right most.
This is a very good (albeit simplistic) view of the discovered Epi-genome, a secondary DNA strand that encircles our main DNA. Very interesting as research is showing that the epi-genome provides virtually real time genetic change by manipulating gene expression in the main DNA strand (things you experience today will manifest in your grandkids).
This type of research lends credence to the thought that the eventual explanation for Life, the Universe and Everything will be an equation that can fit on the front of a T-shirt.
Sadly the answer is probably not 42.
[edit on 9-2-2010 by [davinci]]