Each of the white circles are really just moving back and forth along a straight line. The second animation shows the same exact motion, but with straight lines added to make the linear motion obvious. Inspired by the Tusi-couple.

Mathematica code:

Manipulate[
Graphics[
{{Black,
Disk[{0, 0}, 1.05]},
Table[
{White, Opacity[o],
Line[
Table[1.05 s {Cos[n*2 Pi/m], Sin[n*2 Pi/m]}, {s, -1, 1, 2}]]},
{n, 1, m, 1}],
Table[
{White,
Disk[
Cos[2 Pi (t + n/m)] {Cos[n*2 Pi/m], Sin[n*2 Pi/m]}, .05]},
{n, 1, m, 1}]},
PlotRange -> 1.1, ImageSize -> 500],
{{m, 16}, 1, 20, 1},
{{o, .5}, 1, 0},
{t, 0, 1}]
 
  1. harmlessobsessions reblogged this from uponaburningbitch
  2. uponaburningbitch reblogged this from judyhazeldene
  3. judyhazeldene reblogged this from anaiscohenx
  4. anaiscohenx reblogged this from try-and-touch-my-asymptote
  5. dvestadvadesetsedam reblogged this from math-is-beautiful
  6. 8hachi8 reblogged this from theligani
  7. waleedsurgex reblogged this from intothecontinuum
  8. canineshenanigans reblogged this from themathkid
  9. pentaholicwhovian reblogged this from themathkid
  10. am-bien reblogged this from hyamei
  11. dawnmarsh3208 reblogged this from themathkid
  12. line-rider-0 reblogged this from themathkid
  13. sugariechibi reblogged this from oncemoreunto-thebreach
  14. utrecht0 reblogged this from handa
  15. quidove reblogged this from intothecontinuum
  16. rastalikamoleka reblogged this from themathkid
  17. kunjaaaa reblogged this from xxyumeganxx
  18. dbmusic504nola reblogged this from themathkid
  19. divinebonghit reblogged this from intothecontinuum
  20. bootythunderclap reblogged this from atrociousfubear
  21. mkl-9-instagram reblogged this from nimukhaleesi
  22. monster-hunter-zizzle reblogged this from rokkakudaiheights
  23. rokkakudaiheights reblogged this from atrociousfubear
  24. yggdrasile reblogged this from atrociousfubear
  25. the-teenage-oreo reblogged this from insert-awesome-title-here
  26. insert-awesome-title-here reblogged this from bardofmind
  27. bardofmind reblogged this from furia-noptii
  28. furia-noptii reblogged this from atrociousfubear
  29. mrchidumebi3 reblogged this from logreon