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From: Thomas de Groot
Date: 13 Jul 2020 06:39:18
Op 12/07/2020 om 13:12 schreef Bald Eagle:
> Thomas de Groot <tho### [at] degrootorg> wrote:
> 
>> As you are aware, this is a view of the planet Quilt in the Fomalhaut
>> system ;-)
> 
> You certainly do keep abreast of topics astronomical, don't you..
> 
> IIRC there was a sci fi novel about a "planet" made of stolen shards of other
> planets all cobbled together...   can't recall or find it...
> 
Hmm... I don't recall that one for the moment.

>> I am following this work with interest. You are making good progress indeed.
> 
> Thanks - the key idea is that it's going to be very much like a particle system,
> where the engine doesn't control the particles - the particles direct
> themselves.
> So one can add, delete, or modify an include file (within the given
> constraints(?)) and you can still render an entire planet - straight "out of the
> box" or even if the only thing you've modeled is the Eiffel tower - or a sphere.
> 

Yeah! That opens up really interesting perspectives. My (long-dormant) 
Gancaloon world would perfectly fit the picture.

-- 
Thomas


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