This fractal visualization explores the relationship between chaos and rules. Given simple objects and processes, iteration yields an unprecedented network of connections and complexity. All parameters controls can be changed on the fly, with 3D controls.

This is a fundamental property of all organisms around us. Simple cells follow iterative processes, generating the richness in forms of the natural world. This work illustrates these connections with a powerful 3D fractal renderer capable of visualizing complex networks from tree structures to immersive surreal landscapes.

Most fractal art cheats the viewer out of this powerful knowledge that the blueprint is very simple, and the complexity comes from iteration. The complex images are simply presented without context. In this educational piece, Nick Shelton demonstrates the construction of these forms from primitives, showing iterative processes of translation, rotation and scaling. By viewing the process step by step, the viewer gains insight into the connections being presented, and hopefully, structures in the natural world around them. 

Technology: WebGL, GLSL raymarching, GLW.js by Mikael Emtinger and Olov Lassus, ThreeAudio by Steven Whittens


Seen At:

3D Web Fest [2017]