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I Does this concept have a name? (looping/overlapping time)

  1. Apr 30, 2016 #1
    I'm a student working on a short experimental animation. I've always had a fascination with the number 24 because it's divisible by 6 four times and divisible by 8 three times... you can add different numbers at a different rate and end up at the exact same number after a specific amount of time.

    it's something I've always been fascinated with and never quite knew how to explain... I'm still searching for the right words but this notion of overlapping time is what I'm beginning to explore in this animation. Is there a name for that concept, the one I tried to explain with the number 24? 6-6-6-6 or 8-8-8 arrives at the same destination? I've had no lock with research online.

    If it will help to demonstrate further what I'm trying to describe, here is a test clip from the animation in progress.

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/vkdhpyuwyqff6ou/combined test 3 long EXPORT w music.mp4?dl=0

    Thank you!
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  3. Apr 30, 2016 #2


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  4. Apr 30, 2016 #3


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    The "least common multiple" of 6 and 8 is 24.
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