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Teun van der Zalm
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In the last quarter of 2013, I began my journey in the particle realm. Many opportunities confronted me. While I was learning about physics in nature, I tried to find ways to implement these in the computer.

My purpose was to explore and show the beauty of particles presented in a dot form. Therefore to show different physics with only the core element. Now that I explore more possibilities I like to use the particle as a source to create nature in it’s pure form. Meaning a group of particles could be presented for example as a nebula.

In the second quarter of 2015, I began to research an new project; “What lies beyond the edge of the Observable Universe?”. I began an experiment to visualize this through our universal language: Mathmatics.

After testing complicated algorithms, I arrived at the Perlin Noise algorithm. This algorithm was invented in 1983 (my birth year) by Ken Perlin and was later used by several computer programs.

While experimenting with the noise algorithm, I find out that this was not good enough for the base of the nebula system. Therefore I had to use multiple and different noise fields to produce a more life like nebula form. It became clear through experiments that I needed a starting point to build on. First I created an primal object designed by a procedural algorithm based on the Perlin Noise. After that I transformed the object to particles and manipulate these with the noise algorithm. The result is the base nebula without all the detail. In the second phase I deform the base through maps that are based on fractal noise. The final result is an high dense and high detailed particle system. This way I can create close up, medium and total shots of the nebula.

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WoodLily Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2015
This was inspired by your picture Hesperus and I hope you like it:…
SATTISH Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday!
Senecal Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Nice work here, as always!
Agolem Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Student General Artist
happy birthday ^^
Urus-28 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy birthday :la:
Senecal Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Good to see you! The ideas behind your images are interesting. Nice to see there is more than just randomness!
the-infinite-opi Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks for the watch and the fav !!!
KallistoCrafts Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Professional Artist
Great work! i love it!ive seen some attempt this using airbrushing but not nearly as good. impressive work! :D
derkert Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
Thanks for Watch and faves Teun!

Michael-Grath Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the fave
scheinbar Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:bulletblue::bulletblue::bulletblue: thank you very much :bulletblue::bulletblue::bulletblue:

Campo-Diaz Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
Thanks so much for the :+fav:.
HMissXX Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
Τhank you very much! :):rose:
SalmonickAtelier Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Likewise! Your art really speaks to me.
HMissXX Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
Thank you very much! And your works are quite original, I love them! Have a great afternoon!:):)
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