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Yin Yang Yong Double by vidthekid Yin Yang Yong Double by vidthekid
I once saw a person's blog avatar which had the yin yang icon, but with the two components separated into their own, perpendicular planes. The components each rotated in their planes, in a way that they touched but did not occupy the same space. I thought to myself, "I can one-up that."

So I made a 3-component yin-yang-"yong" and set the components on three perpendicular planes. However, this arrangement creates a singularity at the origin; a 2-dimensional yin-yang-yong won't fit properly on 3 perpendicular planes. So I re-designed the components to fit.

Then I noticed that the system was a bit out of balance. It looked cool enough, but the asymmetry was bugging me. Finally, I realized I could double the entire thing by creating a copy and inverting it in all three dimensions, and still, no two components would occupy the same space! The system still has an overall nonzero vector of rotation -- another form of asymmetry -- but there's nothing I can do about that with this planar arrangement.

Edit: Apparently "yong" actually means something. I only chose the word for the third component because it sounds good after the words "yin" and "yang".

Edit 2: Apparently it is no longer necessary to click "download" to see the full size and frame rate.
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tdcooke Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool
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DarugoDream Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa~!
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Aqualish007 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AMAZING!!!
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PardotTheRainwingsV2 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Photographer
Neat 
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BeePriori Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2017  New Deviant
Math + Art . Rare skill. Well done. 
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doripingvin Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SO smooth! and it`s really well done!
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:iconbrigetmiget:
brigetmiget Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
one up? ONE UP?!? YOU FREAKING TEN UPED IT!!! you deserve an award for this end of story
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ThePandaH3r0 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice fidget spinner
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:iconxaon60:
xaon60 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2017
My brain is... disorder ! lol
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:iconreztheripper:
RezTheRipper Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Strangely Satisfying! :D (Big Grin) 
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:iconfree-gamer4ever:
free-gamer4ever Featured By Owner May 31, 2017
Cool animation!Clap I am a dummy! +fav 
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tiagoprobrazil Featured By Owner May 25, 2017  Professional Interface Designer
crazy
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:iconrealmaouda:
realmaouda Featured By Owner May 24, 2017
SO MUCH KNOWLEDGE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconfantasyfan101:
Fantasyfan101 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017
So what dose Yong mean?
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:iconvidthekid:
vidthekid Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Maybe nothing.  I don't know.  I just thought it sounded good after Yin and Yang.
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:iconfantasyfan101:
Fantasyfan101 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017
www.ithou.org/node/1901

Turns out I was more-or-less right.
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:iconfantasyfan101:
Fantasyfan101 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017
Good and Evil with "Nothing" to balance the two...Yeah that sounds about right :P 
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Junior3DGamesOfficia Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OH MY MIND
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Simsmj Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I saw a similar avatar, a YinYang with the two teardrops in separate planes at right angles to each other, both orbiting a central point. (I see an almost identical one right beside this comment as I type, by krazykarl 2004.)

This was in 2005, and I made the same observation, that I could go one better. I made essentially the same animation as yours using a combination of XaraXtreme, and Xara3D, and I published the animation to a thread in Talkgraphics.com in their Xara3D forum, in October 2005, two years before you made yours. I even gave it the same name. It has three pairs of teardrops, in bronze, silver and gold, though the shapes are slimmer than yours.

Googling Google Images for YinYangYong comes up with three animations of similar form to yours and mine, one is yours and the other two are both mine. The ugly blue one with rings was an earlier attempt while I was getting Xara3D not to resize my shapes.

Great minds think alike! :D
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vidthekid Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Interesting.  I notice one difference: yours leaves a fairly clear space in the center, while my pieces come together at a point in the center.  It didn't occur to me to look at how other people did Yin Yang Yuan (I didn't even know it was already a thing) in 2D before I started — there's no gap between Yin and Yang, so I went ahead and designed my pieces with no gap in the center, even though it meant introducing some more corners.
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Quanyails Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2015   Digital Artist
Hey! I noticed that this was trending on Reddit here!
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:iconvidthekid:
vidthekid Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Neat.
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YoshieMaster Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
Hey vidthekid, is there any chance you could do an HD (or, even better, 4K) render of this? It'd look great as a screensaver.
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:iconvidthekid:
vidthekid Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Actually, one of my current unfinished projects is indeed a revisit to this animated figure.  I still need to figure out what all camera angles I want, and then the render time will be ridiculous…
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SashikobroAyumu Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
I'm Confused
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freewolf17 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I was led to believe that 'Yuan' was the third part of it....
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:iconvidthekid:
vidthekid Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Could be. I did, like, no research on that.
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freewolf17 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I looked it up. It is Yuan...
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nostalgic-neophyte Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Student General Artist
:O
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auntDevi Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
I wouldn't have guessed this was five years old. It's fantastic.
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MidnightRavens Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Totally amazing and purely cool! Love how it fits perfectly as it rotates!
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cfakatsuki Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
Amazing
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TemporalBlaze Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Mind blowing :D That's amazing
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PyroAnubis Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like this.
Very cool concept.
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BatmanWithBunnyEars Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011   General Artist
I love how tightly everything fits together. Everything barely clears, without a pixel of extras space! In that way, it represents geometric perfection.
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vidthekid Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The way I beveled the edges was supposed to make it fit perfectly, yes.

However, I never determined with mathematical certainty whether or not the parts intersect. It's possible that they do, but by so little that it's not noticeable. I just don't know.
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Shinwa-Tsuki Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011
Very nice!
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AmrasFelagund Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011
It's rather hypnotic, if you stare at it long enough...

...............................................zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.............................
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thepersonperson Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011
Brilliant!
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OPTILUX Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011
wonderful
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Sharpeggio Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
This is fandamntastic, sir!
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kayzelle-chan Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011
i could stare at this for 5 minutes
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:iconthalron:
Thalron Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
That's amazing, and somewhat hypnotizing.
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WillWorks Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010   General Artist
It is so hypnotic... :eye::eye:
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:iconrcdeschene:
RCDeschene Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
Hmm... You know, this actually remings me of the Three Treasures... ^^
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MagickSquare Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
it's so great! totally amazing :wow:
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Southbournechild27 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010
ok....that's confusing but it is cool, good job
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:iconmmz0r:
MMz0r Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010   Digital Artist
Great concept! :o :clap:
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juanmah Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Great!
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AllSanityLost Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So... Mesmerizing.... O.O I could watch this all day...
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