For a glimple into the future of web animation, check out these fun "exploded view" machines, built by Google's Michael Chang as a Chrome experiment.
Generative Machines is a great case in point. This WebGL experiment bu Michael Chang at Google Creative Labs randomly generates machine-like objects that expand and contract in the style of exploded view diagrams.
The still images don't do it justice - it's all about the interactivity, so head to the site to have a play (just make sure you have an updated version of Chrome, and a computer with a decent amount of power - it probably won't work on a puny notebook).
Click the word 'Generate' to create a new machine, drag around different parts of the machine to rotate it, and click 'Open controls' on the top level to tweak the specifications.
For an in-depth discussion of how Generative Machines was created, check out this blog post.
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