For many years I’ve been exploring the use of animation software to create print works, harnessing the power of the software to produce still images that are then printed using archival materials.

The Magic of Dynamic Simulations

Dynamic simulations in animation software are typically designed to create lifelike movements and behaviors in digital environments. From the swirling motion of smoke to the graceful flow of water, these simulations replicate real-world physics in a virtual space. By rendering a single frame from a dynamic simulation, I capture a snapshot of complex motion that would otherwise be transient.

Controlled Randomization

One of the most striking uses of dynamic simulations is in the rendering of particle trajectories. These simulations allow for the tracking and visualization of individual particles as they move, creating trails that can be beautifully intricate and complex. In my recent work, showcased in this video, these particle trajectories offer a glimpse into the elegant chaos inherent in natural processes. Particle trajectories introduce an element of randomness, akin to the unpredictability of nature. However, unlike completely random patterns, these trajectories are governed by the laws of the simulation I set. This means that while each particle moves in a unique path, its overall motion and behavior adhere to a predetermined set of rules, like the influence of gravity or turbulence.

High-Resolution Rendering for Print

A significant advantage of using animation software is the ability to render images in extremely high resolution. This is crucial when translating a digital image to a physical print, especially when working on a large scale. The rendered image can be printed on archival paper with high-quality ink.


The use of animation software in creating print works blends the precision and versatility of digital technology with the tangible, enduring appeal of print media. Through dynamic simulations, high-resolution rendering, and the controlled randomization of elements like particle trajectories, artists can push the boundaries of creativity and visual expression.

Stay tuned for more updates on this fascinating journey, as I continue to explore the limitless possibilities of animation software in the world of print art.