Menger is an experimental film featuring animated KIFS menger sponge fractals creatively composited with special effects and dynamic sound design.
Because the animation of these fractals suggests a similarity to sea creatures & plant life, the compositing was treated as such thereby creating dark and mysterious underwater abstract shots.
The fractals were rendered using Kali’s Living KIFS script which comes bundled with Fragmentarium, a powerful GLSL fractal and generative system explorer. Because Fragmentarium is 100% GPU based, these frames took less than 2 seconds each with a GeForce GTX 680 using distance estimation rendering techniques. These would have otherwise taken hours using traditional CPU rendering processes.
Each shot required customization of the fractal parameters to find a new & unique shape, followed by a lighting setup (using spotlight and camera light), followed by rendering / export, followed by After Effects treatment & compositing.
Menger is a followup project to the original Fragmentarium image set created in 2012 which can be seen here.
CreditsCreated by Richard Rosenman
Music "Bring out the sun" by "Epoxy"