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  POV-Ray Archeology: David Gemelli's Maze Solver  
From: Jörg "Yadgar" Bleimann
Date: 28 Apr 2019 15:40:42
Hi(gh)!

Once more I dug out a long-forgotten gem of classical POVing: David 
Gemelli's Maze Solver, published on 1998-10-19, 10:58 on 
povray.binaries.scene-files (unfortunately, I have no clue how to link 
it here... could someone explain, please?). Attached is a rendering of 
the scene in 1024 by 768 pixels using POV-Ray 3.7.

While trying out different starting positions than the default 1,1, I 
pretty soon got a "Too many nested macros" error - so I would like to 
re-program it in an iterative rather than recursive way. A further idea 
is to generate an animated run-through of the maze from "pedestrian's 
view", also to include a maze generator; the most ambitious project 
would be to extend the whole concept to the third dimension, i. e. 
creating, solving and animating 3-D rather than 2-D mazes...

...if I only had access to time-expanding drugs! Or a multi-processor 
brain extension... not to forget some transhumanist devices to prolong 
my life expectancy well into the 22nd century. Currently, I'm occupied a 
large chunk of my time with building a database on electronic organs 
("Greenbook" - which later on might develop into a virtual POV-Ray 
and/or X3D museum ("Organ Palace") even with playable VST organs, of 
course situtated in the Spinzar Semiconductors Tower at Kabul, 
POVghanistan (running in Afghatopia 2050 mode)!), and still with the 
not-so-small Kallipyros asteroid project (currently preparing a huge 
material_map for soil types)...

See you in Khyberspace!

Yadgar


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1998-10-19 maze solver, take 1 (david gemelli) [rendered by yadgar on 2019-04-28 using pov-ray 3.7].png


 

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