For those who care and have been following my quest to discover how the new NBC plasma was created....I finally have an answer. And may I add that I feel better in being correct that it was something way beyond any normal Fractal/particle generator that we can get or create as good as this.
The program is called SPORE
SPORE is an ongoing software/aesthetic development project that has grown out of a proprietary ultra-high speed particle renderer which runs on Irix, Linux, and OSX
If your into awesome fractal backgrounds check out this link !
And I might add the Developer Richard Baily does custom work at reasonable prices if you need some fractal backgrounds. It's all 3d and can import maya/3ds camera date. http://imagesavant.com/affine1.html
Wow....wow again. That is some amazing looking stuff. What is NBC using this stuff for?
I was always amazed by guys that could create and maniputlate fractals, I had a professor in college that said fractals would take over your life if you tried to understand them, he was a crazy Turkish guy, real cool cat though, learned alot from him.