Another quick test, this time using Max's Challenge 7. I'm not totally happy with this as it stands, which of course is still very early. It's working to some extent, but I feel like the animation could be 1000 times more dynamic considering the qualities of the original painting. It might be a case of having to separate the ray-like shapes so that I can control them more independently Right now all the shapes are just on two layers which limits my options for animatiing. Also - the particles still look way too much like snow!