The above 'animation' is a conceptual 3D scene for Sky TV using an advanced 3D cloud system.
The idea behind it was to improve the menu backgrounds with a fitting, high end theme which relates to the core brand while tying it into an area of 3D graphics I had not covered before.
There is a lot more scope for this technique than will be shown soon.
This FLV stream runs at 24 fps.
Everthing is in true 3D and straight from the renderer with no tricks including reflections & refractions.
The altitude of the scene is approximately 4km up in the sky.