The is a set of chaotic solutions to the Lorenz system, defined by three coupled non-linear equations:
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On the right, you can see an implementation of the Lorenz attractor in WebGL using .
Note that the equations above are dynamic. You can click on the constants
c and change their values to
radically change the appearance of the attractor.
The code that I used to create this was modified from , which contains a basic implementation in 140 bytes. I modified it to use a WebGL particle system, and dynamically respond to updates of the constants. I also added in a controllable camera, so that you can click and drag on the rendered output to change your viewpoint (although the scrolling is a little wonky - sorry about that!).
Here's the code I ended up with to make this Idyll component:
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