Started by PabloMack, April 01, 2017, 06:55:44 pm
Quote from: Dune on April 02, 2017, 02:52:11 amI started reading this with the April Fool's idea in the back of my mind, but found it really believable. Perhaps it also has to do with frequencies of vibration, like you can get sand to shape into patterns with sound/vibrations. Very interesting and before reading Jon's post, thought Voronoi as well. Just to add my 2 cents; I regularly use PF's to make the sizes of a blue node setup like voronoi, and in that sense sizes diversed from an objects color would be useful to get different sizes of snake/dino skin, indeed. Thanks for your story, Pablo.
Quote from: PabloMack on April 01, 2017, 06:55:44 pmIn trying to understand the phenomenon I observed while making breakfast
Quote from: Hetzen on April 01, 2017, 08:00:30 pmYeah I love observing things like this. Working out how things form. It's almost as if there is a simple law behind everything.
Quote from: inkydigit on April 03, 2017, 05:40:15 amLove this kind of everyday observation of scientific phenomena! Could it be the convection patterns known as Rayleigh Bénard?https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rayleigh-Bénard_convection
Quote from: PabloMack on April 09, 2017, 10:39:41 amLooks like the April Fools joke was on me after all. A couple of mornings ago I made my usual breadfast but I was a bit more alert this time. I turned the same single light on over the stove and saw the reflection of the light in the (this time) unheated oil. Turns out that the stove light has a "lens" covering that is just a small section of one of those clear plastic sheet covers that are often placed over those long fluorescent tube lights that usually have a texture on them to diffuse the light. This one has a regular bump pattern that is in a honeycomb pattern (that resembles reptilian scales). It dawned on me that the basic scale pattern I had described earlier was not being produced by the hot oil but was merely the image of the light cover being warped by continual motion of the hot oil's surface. So much for my extraordinary "discovery". Certainly the small amounts of oil we are talking about are too small to create the "weather system" phenomenon I thought i was seeing. But I appreciate everyone's indulgence. Every once in a while we have to stand back and laugh at ourselves. Observations are not very reliable when we are in a half-asleep stupor.