The following video clip (use mplayer or vlc to view it; Windows Media player struggles to play it on my old laptop) shows some stellar solar activity:
Am looking for suggestions on how to animate such a clip, including:
- The “molten” feel of the plasma arcs
- Creating arc-like patterns
- The glow and movement of the surface
- What techniques you would use to make the surface patterns
Any and all comments would be appreciated.
The clip is from the start of the movie 2012.