Presenting at SIGGRAPH 2011

I’ve been selected to talk at the SIGGRAPH Dailies event this year. I’m going to be showing off the inner workings of the fractal effect I created in my film “Ad Infinitum”. The effect is what I call a “faux fractal”. I created the illusion of an endless unfolding of detail emanating from a single point similar to what you would see in fractal visualizations. My idea was to make tiles 4 units wide by 4 units high with an empty square inside of it that is exactly half the size of the original square. I animated the scale of the squares by powers of two until they got large enough to exit the camera view. Once it was out of view the square returned to it’s original size and began the cycle again.

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