Andrew Hlynsky provided the original audio tracks for this work.
1. The tracks were made into keyframes in After Effects using the keyframe assistant.
2. The sets of keyframes were scaled so the max variation was five units.
3. The keyframes were copied and pasted into Microsoft Excel.
4. A simple =(current field) + (field directly above) formula produced a series of progressively increasing values.
5. Additional fields of Maya Mel commands were added – copied and pasted into the rotation channel of the cylinders.
6. long n-hair were attached to the cylinders. Gravity and wind were set to opposite directions and balanced to make the N-hair curves float.
7. “chalk” paint effect was added to the N-hair curves – as well as “watercolor spatter.mel”
8 All was processed back in After Effects.