I saw this beautiful, hypnotic set of concentric circles rotating in 3D around the origin.

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I thought I could produce the same on Mathematica, but terribly failed. So far this is what I tried:

Graphics[Table[{AbsoluteThickness[5], Lighter@Hue[0.42 + 0.1 r], Circle[{0, 0}, r]}, {r, 0, 10, 0.5}], Background -> Black]

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The above code produces a nice set of circles. I used RotateTransform inside Graphics3D too, but it says CircleBox is not a Graphics3D primitive. I do not know how to implement further.

Any idea or hint is appreciated.


Circles are really 2D objects, unfortunately you can't use them on Graphics3D like that.

You can start with this:

     Rotate[Tube@Table[h {Sin[t], 0, Cos[t]}, {t, 0, 2 Pi, Pi/50}],
      u h, {0, 0, 1}]},
    {h, 1/20, 1, 1/20}],
   Lighting -> {{"Ambient", White}}, ViewPoint -> Front, 
   ViewAngle -> 30 Degree, Boxed -> False, Background -> Black],
  {u, 0, 5 Pi, Pi/10}] // ListAnimate

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This just creates your rings as 3D Tubes, sets lighting as intended and rotates these rings.

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    $\begingroup$ +1, that is nice! I should have realised Tubes are the objects to be used, thanks. I will wait for more submissions until I accept this. $\endgroup$ – exp ikr Apr 5 '20 at 18:02
  • $\begingroup$ Is it a mere coincidence that your profile pic looks very relevant for this question? $\endgroup$ – exp ikr Apr 6 '20 at 4:24
  • $\begingroup$ @expikx Heh, it's purely coincidental. :) $\endgroup$ – kirma Apr 6 '20 at 6:53
  • $\begingroup$ Haha, I'm just kidding :) $\endgroup$ – exp ikr Apr 6 '20 at 7:02

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