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posted by growabrain (12 comments total) 67 users marked this as a favorite
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posted by growabrain at 7:09 AM on October 18, 2015

If you like these (and I do, thanks for posting growabrain) I strongly recommend the work of Patakk. (previously)
posted by samworm at 7:33 AM on October 18, 2015 [4 favorites]

So as long as the thread displaying the gif doesn't halt, the user still thinks something's happening? Weak.

‘-\|/’ 4 lyfe, man.
posted by scruss at 7:51 AM on October 18, 2015 [1 favorite]

posted by joeyh at 7:56 AM on October 18, 2015 [1 favorite]

I like marble madness. I'd be really interested in articles discussing the tooling and workflow used to create these. I'd guess someone scripted POV-Ray to make that one, but I don't know what you'd use for the line art style ones. I suppose you could use Processing or D3 or something like that but have it render to a file writer backend? I can't imagine manually drawing each frame, but I'd guess that some of them come down to that.
posted by Rhomboid at 8:04 AM on October 18, 2015 [2 favorites]

Patakk good.
posted by Oyéah at 9:23 AM on October 18, 2015

I would love some of these (or Patakk's stuff linked above) as wall art. Why are digital picture frames universally awful?
posted by spitefulcrow at 10:01 AM on October 18, 2015 [2 favorites]

this is so pleasurable.
posted by You Can't Tip a Buick at 12:24 PM on October 18, 2015

Soooooo Awesome!
posted by rebent at 12:48 PM on October 18, 2015

It's like AMSR for the eyes - I could happily stare at them all day!
posted by coleboptera at 6:26 PM on October 18, 2015

That android one is the bootanimation for the custom rom I'm running. Makes me happy every time I'm forced to see it.
posted by rouftop at 6:11 AM on October 19, 2015

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