The team referenced a lot of Ernst Haeckel, the German Biologist who rendered by hand surreal organisms that resembled graphic prismatic coral structures [...] The IsoSurface housing Quorra's DNA had to be broken down and unwrapped in order to be accessed. To accomplish this, Flynn used a Voronoi Noise algorithim that suspended the heart by spherically wraping around it, allowing him to wade through an web-like interface to break open the DNA.
Tags: mpegs, retrocomputing, rez, tron
On the off chance you haven't seen http://oscilloscopemusic.com yet, it should tickle the same part of your brain.
I have! That's really fun too.
Pretty cool. Lots of sounds coming out of different sides of the speakers.
The opening is a lot like "The Past is a Grotesque Animal" by Of Montreal. It quickly jumps off in other directions.
I freaking LOVE gmunk and his artistic/creative coding work.
I've never seen these before. They are really quite incredible.
The upper-left of the four images at the bottom (and the time-evolving versions in the videos) reminded me of the surfaces in the upper-right image back here.
This should have been the majority of the movie, along with the extended soundtrack. The director behind the first Tron was definitely working in the "trippy Disney" vein of the 80's, and it became a cult classic for the acid crowd.
When I watch a movie, I like to get lost in it and extended visual sequences that just evolve like these could have had a huge impact if they were allowed to play out longer. Pacing would be an issue, given that the rest of the film was largely an action flick, but I'm sure something could be done to weave them more deeply into the story.
Part of me believes that even mainstream audiences might get a kick out of it, if done with the right balance.
Brings back memories of the wonderful Evans & Sutherland calligraphic displays of the 70's & 80's.
Sadly, I'm not aware of a surviving specimen. The complex displays with lines instead of pixels were a site to behold.