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From: Thomas de Groot
Subject: Paleo-Earth project
Date: 15 Dec 2016 12:55:43
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I have taken up again my Paleo-Earth project. I wanted to thoroughly 
test out Wilbur (http://www://www.fracterra.com/wilbur.html for this and I am 
rather satisfied.

These images are a first approximation of what I want to obtain. They 
depict Earth during approximately the Middle Silurian period, about 420 
million years ago.

The equatorial view shows the making of Euramerica: the collision of the 
Laurentia-Greenland and the Baltica continents, closing the Iapetus 
Ocean and forming the Caledonian mountain range between them, 
approximately N-S here in the centre of the image. To the north, and 
separated by the Ural Ocean, is the Siberia Continent, slowly moving 
southwards.

The polar view shows Gondwanaland, the huge continent formed by South 
America, Africa, Australia and India. Obviously, there are some problems 
around the pole to solve ;-)

In space, the time travel transport vehicle is shown.

-- 
Thomas


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From: clipka
Subject: Re: Paleo-Earth project
Date: 15 Dec 2016 13:04:25
Message: <585294d9$1@news.povray.org>
Am 15.12.2016 um 13:55 schrieb Thomas de Groot:

> In space, the time travel transport vehicle is shown.

Manned by telephone sanitizers?


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From: omniverse
Subject: Re: Paleo-Earth project
Date: 15 Dec 2016 18:05:00
Message: <web.5852db0cec858bf49c5d6c810@news.povray.org>
Thomas de Groot <tho### [at] degrootorg> wrote:
> I have taken up again my Paleo-Earth project. I wanted to thoroughly
> test out Wilbur (http://www://www.fracterra.com/wilbur.html

Speaking of time travel, been a very long time since I've seen Wilbur! Good to
see that again.

There's a Paleo Earth using GE plug-in but it's just flat:

http://phl.upr.edu/projects/visual-paleo-earth/google-vpe

That one also has pinching at the pole.

Bob


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From: Thomas de Groot
Subject: Re: Paleo-Earth project
Date: 16 Dec 2016 07:54:42
Message: <58539dc2$1@news.povray.org>
On 15-12-2016 14:04, clipka wrote:
> Am 15.12.2016 um 13:55 schrieb Thomas de Groot:
>
>> In space, the time travel transport vehicle is shown.
>
> Manned by telephone sanitizers?
>

LOL No. /Who/ suggested that to you? ;-)

-- 
Thomas


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From: Thomas de Groot
Subject: Re: Paleo-Earth project
Date: 16 Dec 2016 08:11:54
Message: <5853a1ca@news.povray.org>
On 15-12-2016 19:03, omniverse wrote:
> Thomas de Groot <tho### [at] degrootorg> wrote:
>> I have taken up again my Paleo-Earth project. I wanted to thoroughly
>> test out Wilbur (http://www://www.fracterra.com/wilbur.html
>
> Speaking of time travel, been a very long time since I've seen Wilbur! Good to
> see that again.

It had rested for quite some time in my archives. It is an interesting 
little program with quite some surprising stuff.

>
> There's a Paleo Earth using GE plug-in but it's just flat:
>
> http://phl.upr.edu/projects/visual-paleo-earth/google-vpe
>
> That one also has pinching at the pole.

Same source: the paleogeographic maps published by Scotese:

http://www.scotese.com/

Mapable versions of those can be found on the corresponding wikipedia 
pages, e.g.:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silurian

 From them, further work involves some extended reading (e.g. for those 
interested: Ziegler, P.A. (1989): Evolution of Laurussia - A study in 
late Palaeozoic plate tectonics.- Kluwer Academic Publishers) and a bit 
of Photoshop/Gimp editing to get an acceptable ocean mask.

-- 
Thomas


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From: clipka
Subject: Re: Paleo-Earth project
Date: 16 Dec 2016 08:37:39
Message: <5853a7d3$1@news.povray.org>
Am 16.12.2016 um 08:54 schrieb Thomas de Groot:
> On 15-12-2016 14:04, clipka wrote:
>> Am 15.12.2016 um 13:55 schrieb Thomas de Groot:
>>
>>> In space, the time travel transport vehicle is shown.
>>
>> Manned by telephone sanitizers?
>>
> 
> LOL No. /Who/ suggested that to you? ;-)

Exactly. ;)


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From: Jörg "Yadgar" Bleimann
Subject: Re: Paleo-Earth project
Date: 16 Dec 2016 09:03:04
Message: <5853adc8$1@news.povray.org>
Hi(gh)!

Am 15.12.2016 um 13:55 schrieb Thomas de Groot:

> In space, the time travel transport vehicle is shown.

Hmmm... not very stylish! I rather would like to see a DeLorean DMC-12! 
Or at least the American steam locomotive fitted with a flux capacitor 
which is to be seen at the end of Back to the Future III...

Or what about a Tardis?

See you in Khyberspace!

Yadgar


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From: Thomas de Groot
Subject: Re: Paleo-Earth project
Date: 16 Dec 2016 12:18:38
Message: <5853db9e$1@news.povray.org>
On 16-12-2016 10:03, Jörg "Yadgar" Bleimann wrote:
> Hi(gh)!
>
> Am 15.12.2016 um 13:55 schrieb Thomas de Groot:
>
>> In space, the time travel transport vehicle is shown.
>
> Hmmm... not very stylish! I rather would like to see a DeLorean DMC-12!
> Or at least the American steam locomotive fitted with a flux capacitor
> which is to be seen at the end of Back to the Future III...
>
> Or what about a Tardis?

Oh, that all is sooo 20th century! ;-)

-- 
Thomas


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From: Stephen
Subject: Re: Paleo-Earth project
Date: 17 Dec 2016 14:25:26
Message: <58554ad6$1@news.povray.org>
On 12/16/2016 12:18 PM, Thomas de Groot wrote:
> On 16-12-2016 10:03, Jörg "Yadgar" Bleimann wrote:
>> Hi(gh)!
>>
>> Am 15.12.2016 um 13:55 schrieb Thomas de Groot:
>>
>>> In space, the time travel transport vehicle is shown.
>>
>> Hmmm... not very stylish! I rather would like to see a DeLorean DMC-12!
>> Or at least the American steam locomotive fitted with a flux capacitor
>> which is to be seen at the end of Back to the Future III...
>>
>> Or what about a Tardis?
>
> Oh, that all is sooo 20th century! ;-)
>

You can borrow mine. The door sticks when it is raining and it is 
painted postbox red. But other than that it works fine. :-)

Sometimes needs a bump start in the winter.

-- 

Regards
     Stephen


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From: Sven Littkowski
Subject: Re: Paleo-Earth project
Date: 23 Feb 2017 01:42:11
Message: <58ae3df3$1@news.povray.org>
Give me the Crotalocephalus gibbus as 3D model, and I will wash your car
(or computer case)! Lived 397 to 416 million years ago!   :-D


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