To My TC Friends,
Thank you all for the great comments. I guess since I was born in '62, I must have absorbed the psychedelic 60's vibe into my DNA and showed up in this design
. I am glad it brought back some nice memories from that era for those of us who lived through it.
To Don Cheke: Thanks for acknowledging the music too. I find that the song selection helps expand my creativity to turn a design into an animated story. I like choreographing the images to the song when possible. Although sometimes the image-to-music timing is dumb luck.
To Tim Stewart: I would love to be able to figure out how to animate designs from mathematical functions, but I haven't figured that one out yet (any advice would be welcome). The artifact you referred to is a mirrored sphere in the center that reflects the movements of the mandala from the inside. The flashes that you see are purely unplanned happenstance, and I have no idea why they showed up in certain images. I liked the energy field effect it created too and I liked how it choreographed to the song as well (again, pure coincidence).
Thanks again all!