July 12, 2015
Last in my trilogy of particle animation pieces – created purely with programming and algorithms. In Universe Hand, I switch between 2 noise types which control the flow fields for the particle stands. I alternate between ‘cloud’ like noise for organic, natural flow, and ‘block cell’ noise to create a linear circuit-like flow. The particles also expand and contract in sync with the Indian yogic breathing technique ‘Pranayama’ – in this video ‘inhaling’ for 8 seconds, and ‘exhaling’ for 4 seconds.
There are parallels to the scientific model of an infinitely expanding and contracting cycle of the universe, and also referring to the Hindu mystical idea of Vishnu, the creator and destroyer of each universe cycle with his in-breath and out-breath.
Made with the Python programming language inside Cinema 4D.