This generator cycles a snowflake from its seed to its final state while looping its crystal distribution kaleidoscopically on two dimensions. It takes the user’s input and distributes hexagons on a pinion appropriately. It also applies mirroring and sixfold symmetry, makes a heightmap, and adds lighting and refraction to the scene. The use of a fragment shader accomplishes this; the snowflake is rendered on a plane, and no geometry is generated. Vivian Wu is the artist that created it.
Euro Bird Portal
Euro Bird Portal is an interactive map showing bird migration routes in Europe. It unravels European-wide spatiotemporal patterns of bird distribution.