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About a year ago, William (FractalWizz on YouTube) suggested I make an animation based on one of my still images (the third from the left below). I thought it would be a good project to run through the summer. It finished initial rendering around Aug 8 and now has been colorized and encoded and given a very unimaginative name.
The video zooms into the cusp of the Mandelbrot set, a great place to find images with lots of spirals and complex patterns. I have avoided it for animations because of the "aliasing" problem discussed below. Animations from this area tend to have a huge amount of noise, and reducing that noise dramatically increases the time it takes to calculate the fractal data.
This animation is not very complicated in terms of its motion, just a zoom-in, a pause, and another shorter zoom-in. But it has two important technical features described below, for those who are interested.
Although the motion in this video is not very complex, it was still possible to mess it up. A short example of how something went very wrong with the scaling of the motion is on the web site's page for this project.