Ph Sensitive Motion: Envisioning Chemistry: Flowers&Colors: Wenting Zhu

Ph Sensitive Motion: Envisioning Chemistry: Flowers&Colors: Wenting Zhu

You know how much I love these ones. The analog motion as we like to call them. Eye candy live action, generally shot real close with nice optics. Here a beautiful example of PH altered flowers that drain their pigments to saturated sodium hydroxide. Simply amazing work by Wenting Zhu.

Most red, blue, or purple flowers contain pigments called anthocyanins, whose colors are sensitive to pH (the acidity or basicity of an aqueous solution). As a result, when we immerse a blue flower into an acid or basic solution, its color is likely to change to red in acid condition, or to green or yellow in basic condition. In this film, to get the most dramatic effects, we immersed all flowers in saturated sodium hydroxide (NaOH) solutions and used macro lenses and a microscope to capture their glorious color transformations.

Maybe this gives you some inspiration or insight to your fluid simulations in real flow or houdini, or simply trying some new stuff at c4d new falloff fields.

Don’t forget to have a look at Wenting Zhu’s behance profile, nice macro stuff love.