Clumps, clots, clouds, flocks, herds, cells, knots
in the blood brain earth sky stars.
In-between the tube videos will be clump videos: these will be easier occasionally technically since each cloud/flock/knot can be isolated on its own screen, no need for synchronized parallel renders unless they cross the edge of a screen.
Prototype Image: O meets E
In this image a clump of Os meets a clump of Es. Animation occurs by placing a static bend transformer on each cloud, then moving the clouds together through their constraining deformers (instead of changing the deformer, changing the object relevant to its deformer). Ambient occlusion with global illumination and final gather. 220 passes. No default lights. Source file available on request.