The most amazing, beautiful and realistic piece of computer art I have ever seen.

The most amazing, beautiful and realistic piece of computer art I have ever seen.

*Update* This is now the official music video for ‘Ljósið’ taken from Ólafur Arnalds – ‘Found Songs’ (2009) available on Limited Edition CD/10″ Vinyl and Download here:


I’m hoping Apple will include this in the next version of iTunes because I can watch it for hours. Imagine what it would look like with Hip Hop, House or Opera. Amazing stuff!

Made by Esteban Diácono (LinkedIn, Personal Website) with “Adobe After Effects, particular v2, soundkeys and a little starglow.” according to Esteban.

let yourself feel. from Esteban Diácono on Vimeo.

From the author:

“a little animation project i started this past weekend, inspired by the wonderful music of Olafur Arnalds. the song is called Ljósið, and you can listen to it at:”

On how he made it:

“i first imported the audio and set up 2 sounkeys layers, one for the piano and one for the strings. Then i worked the particles and the particle subsystem and linked things like the emission, the turbulence, the velocity, the spin amplitude and the strenght of the fields to the soundkeys outputs. Then i set up the colors with 2 different palettes, and well, after that there was a lot of trial and error in order to achieve what i was looking for. There’s a lot of randomness involved in here, so there was also a lot of luck, of course.”

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