math gifs

color bead spin

color bead spin

each concentric circle of beads revolves faster toward the center, but what's happening with the colors?

color beads morph

color beads morph

a string of colored spheres change shape, from simple ring, to saddle curve, to other loopy shapes. drawn in mathematica and saved as an animated gif.

circle blink animation

circle blink animation

forty-one colorful circles narrow into ellipses and back again, in perfect concert. is 41 the sum of two squares? drawn in mathematica and exported as a gif. or is it a jif?

layer beads animation

layer beads animation

colored balls dot the landscape, in a row, then a layer, then a whole cube. drawn in mathematica (and exported as a gif of course). see if you can "spot" the size, color, and saturation values before they disappear!

tetra-playa-hedron

tetra-playa-hedron

playing around with central vectors forming a tetrahedron, showing its four facial incircles, and some bubble that appears out of nowhere. what's with the bubble?

Unrolling a Beaded Tube

Unrolling a Beaded Tube

Over 200 colored spheres form themselves into a tube which first unrolls, then... you won't believe what happens next!