Evening's Empire

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Evening's Empire
Evening's Empire
A New Chaos of the Sun
A New Chaos of the Sun

The design Eveningís Empire is a combination of several different strains of computer-generated images ó three-dimensional rendering, Fibonacci spirals, chromatist spirals, and chromatized patterns. A New Chaos of the Sun is a spinoff from the main project; it is the basic Fibonacci sky background with a specially designed sun at the center.

First I built a background of standard sunset sky colors ó white at the center, and grading through yellow, orange, red, and purple to blue. A special design of the moon was laid on top of the sky background. Then I used the red-green-blue chromatist spiral was as the tiling unit for the Fibonacci spiral, with the three colors designated with different levels of ìtransparencyî ó blue allowed the background to show through completely, green was translucent, and red completely opaque. The colors followed the Fibonacci sequencing outward in design and color, creating the overall sky design.

The top half is reflected in a rippling surface of water, with the waves based on nested trigonometric functions. Finally, the spiral archipelago was created by converting the standard chromatized spiral into a gray-scale version, with white-gray-black replacing red-green-blue. This allowed the three-dimensional color function to be collapsed into a linear one laid over the plane. The linear function was used to represent height, and plotted over the background as a surface. A certain value was designated ìwater-levelî, and the surface was not plotted for values under that level.

A little bit of fine-tuning at the waterís edge, plus mist at the horizon, and you have the result.


Evening's Empire

Last Updated June 9th, 2002
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