An experimental short that explores a few examples of emergent phenomena, that is, intricate patterns that result from repeating simple rules.

In the first scene, we examine the kaleidoscopic patterns that emerge from light bouncing around between three perfectly reflective spheres.

In the second scene, the abstract sculpture was created by tracing the paths that particles took through a fluid simulation.

Finally, the bridging scene features a yet another short fluid simulation.



  • Maya – Modeling, Simulation
  • Renderman – Rendering reflection and tubes scenes
  • mental-ray – rendering fluid simulation scene
  • Houdini – Compositing