Digital Video and Audio Art
In Silico
by Truman Brown
Please wait for video to load. 4 min., 37 sec. playing time. This is an animated fractal based on Mandelbulb 3D software, and a dramatic example of the possibilities inherent in 3D rendering technique applied to the geometry of Benoit Mandelbrot.

Truman Brown writes:

"In Silico - a posse ad esse"

"Kind of a odd name for a video, huh? So what's it mean? Well, the definition of the Dog-Latin phrase 'In Silico' is: 'done or produced by using computer software or simulation'. The definition of the Latin phrase 'a posse ad esse' is: 'from possibility to actuality'. Put them together and well, you get the picture.

"And hey, thanks for your patience! As usual, this video took a significant amount of time to put together. I won't bore you with the details, but just know that this is not an undertaking for the impatient! I hope that you'll agree with me that the final product was worth the wait though.

"On a technical note, this video marks my first attempt at rendering at 60FPS (frames per second). The standard frame rate that I've rendered to in the past has been 30FPS. Doubling the rate makes for an exceptional viewing experience as details stay crisper in motion. So if you have the bandwidth, I highly recommend watching the video at 1080p60 or 720p60. "Enjoy."

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