The image above is a frame capture from an animation i’m currently working on for scoring some music provided by Voice of Eye and Thomas Dimuzio. Today’s post will focus on some approaches you can use to generate the symmetry effect seen in the animation frame.
As we have mentioned here before, symmetry can be a powerful visual component of any artwork. This is because the brain’s visual cortex has modules specially designed to recognize symmetry in visual imagery, so building symmetry into a piece of art of an animation creates a powerful sub-conscious sensation in the viewer.
One easy approach to creating a symmetry effect using MSG is shown below.