Submitted by Embracethecreepy:
Thought your blog could use this, maybe get an explanation as well?
Hi, Embracethecreepy! Although my Google skills are great, I could not find a large amount of information on this shape. I do know that this is a variation of an Apollonian Gasket. An Apollonian gasket is a fractal generated from triples of circles, where each circle is tangent to the other two. In this animation, the circles are being rotated. That’s what makes it look so cool! In the very first frame, you can see the non-rotated Apollonian gasket – a shape that we’re much more familiar with:
Thanks for the submission!