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From: Mike Norton
Subject: Any topic ideas?
Date: 25 Feb 1999 13:02:03
Message: <36D5904B.A0223DC@jps.net>
Hey, im racking my brains trying to figure out what to do for the comp
this round.  Has anyone got any spare ideas for gadgets and strange
objects?

Thanks

MANorton
http://www.jps.net/manorton/blender


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From: Ken
Subject: Re: Any topic ideas?
Date: 25 Feb 1999 14:31:58
Message: <36D5A4A2.237CD636@pacbell.net>
Mike Norton wrote:
> 
> Hey, im racking my brains trying to figure out what to do for the comp
> this round.  Has anyone got any spare ideas for gadgets and strange
> objects?
> 
> Thanks
> 
> MANorton
> http://www.jps.net/manorton/blender


  I've always been a big fan of the (spelling ?) Rube Goldberg contest
held each year. Dedicated to making something as complicated looking
as possible that serves little or no purpose what so ever. Things like
a mechanism to trigger the morning alarm clock using twenty mechanical
steps to do it, build a better mouse trap, find a new ingenious way to
crack an egg, well you get the picture. A lot of universities hold
similar competitions each year and often are made up of a team from
the engineering and physics labs. Don't start with a plan just let
it unfold as individual seemingly unrelated things that some how work
together to accomplish a goal.

-- 
Ken Tyler

mailto://tylereng@pacbell.net


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From: Jerry Anning
Subject: Re: Any topic ideas?
Date: 25 Feb 1999 14:43:17
Message: <36d59c41.2501643@news.povray.org>
On Thu, 25 Feb 1999 18:02:52 +0000, Mike Norton <man### [at] jpsnet>
wrote:

>Hey, im racking my brains trying to figure out what to do for the comp
>this round.  Has anyone got any spare ideas for gadgets and strange
>objects?

A sundial that works at night.  A steam powered horse.  Animate a
Jacquard loom.  One of those ornate clocks that put on a little show
on the hour.  Show the guts, of course.  A lab full of Tesla coils,
van de Graaf generators, Wimhurst machines, Jacob's ladders,  etc.  A
rustic still, fire blazing merrily under the boiler, cranking out the
'shine.  Animate the Schrodinger's cat experiment, or preferably a
more humane version.  Science teacher desk bric-a-brac: vane
radiometer, gold leaf electroscope, prism, Newton cradle, etc.
Combine them in some interesting way.  An orrery.  On a similar note,
a planetarium projector in operation.  An old fashioned
merry-go-round.  And/or steam calliope.  Or carillion.  A supernova
used as a cosmic cigar lighter.  Stories to fill out these ideas are
"left as an exercise".

Jerry Anning
clem "at" dhol "dot" com


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From: Ulf Schreiber
Subject: Re: Any topic ideas?
Date: 9 Mar 1999 13:36:33
Message: <36E5E948.D395FEED@mails.at>
Mike Norton schrieb:
> 
> Hey, im racking my brains trying to figure out what to do for the comp
> this round.  Has anyone got any spare ideas for gadgets and strange
> objects?

A mechanical raytracer would be nice... 

One of those old zigzag telescope arms with a button-switch tip, a
magnification glass and an behind that an instant image camera, scans
pixel by pixel, line by line a football hanging over a table. Of course
the result shown at the end, composed of the photographs, is nothing
than a mirroring sphere hovering over a checkered floor. Your animation
will inevitely split the tracing communtiy into the black/white and the
yellow/blue side, battling over the correct color of a checkered
floor...

-- 


Ulf

"Diese Email wurde elektronisch erstellt und 


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From: Chris Jeppesen
Subject: Re: Any topic ideas?
Date: 16 Mar 1999 01:22:23
Message: <36edf89f.0@news.povray.org>
Ulf Schreiber wrote in message <36E5E948.D395FEED@mails.at>...
>
>
>Mike Norton schrieb:
>>
>> Hey, im racking my brains trying to figure out what to do for the comp
>> this round.  Has anyone got any spare ideas for gadgets and strange
>> objects?
>
>A mechanical raytracer would be nice...
You stole my idea!
>
>One of those old zigzag telescope arms with a button-switch tip, a
>magnification glass and an behind that an instant image camera, scans
>pixel by pixel, line by line a football hanging over a table. Of course
>the result shown at the end, composed of the photographs, is nothing
>than a mirroring sphere hovering over a checkered floor. Your animation
>will inevitely split the tracing communtiy into the black/white and the
>yellow/blue side, battling over the correct color of a checkered
>floor...
I was actually thinking a mechanical projector of rays. It reaches out until
it hits an object, "feels" somehow the color and texture, points in the direction
of the reflection, and so on. If it needs to go through an object, it pulls out its
drill and makes a hole in the object to reach through.

Anyway, I thought of a better idea. I will see if I can implement it.

And it's definitely black and white. Go for photorealism! have you ever seen
a physical blue and yellow checkered floor?

>--
>
>
>Ulf
>
>"Diese Email wurde elektronisch erstellt und


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From: Ken
Subject: Re: Any topic ideas?
Date: 16 Mar 1999 03:38:02
Message: <36EE18E2.B2C0C86F@pacbell.net>
Chris Jeppesen wrote:

> And it's definitely black and white. Go for photorealism! have you ever seen
> a physical blue and yellow checkered floor?
> >Ulf

  I saw one once. I cut the hands off the person that installed it then
burned the building down. It was hopefully the last one of it's kind on
earth. If you ever find one be sure to dispose of it quickly because
things like this can start to multiply quickly if not handled right
and world can live without these kinds of problems.

-- 
Ken Tyler

mailto://tylereng@pacbell.net


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From: Mark Wagner
Subject: Re: Any topic ideas?
Date: 20 May 1999 02:27:44
Message: <37439d50.0@news.povray.org>
Chris Jeppesen wrote in message <36edf89f.0@news.povray.org>...
>And it's definitely black and white. Go for photorealism! have you ever
seen
>a physical blue and yellow checkered floor?


No, the correct colors are blue and white.

Mark


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From: Scott Hill
Subject: Re: Any topic ideas?
Date: 21 May 1999 14:18:48
Message: <37459578.0@news.povray.org>
Mark Wagner <mar### [at] gtenet> wrote in message
news:37439d50.0@news.povray.org...
>
> Chris Jeppesen wrote in message <36edf89f.0@news.povray.org>...
> >And it's definitely black and white. Go for photorealism! have you ever
> seen
> >a physical blue and yellow checkered floor?
>
>
> No, the correct colors are blue and white.
>

    Rubbish, they should be red and black, just like a chess board.

--
Scott Hill : sco### [at] cyberlifecouk
Software Engineer (and all round nice guy)
Author of Pandora's Box : Watch this space.
Work homepage : http://www.cyberlife.co.uk

"We will decide what the news is. The news is what we tell you it is." - The
Fox TV network.


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From: Mark Wagner
Subject: Re: Any topic ideas?
Date: 2 Jun 1999 01:26:20
Message: <3754b26c.0@news.povray.org>
Scott Hill wrote in message <37459578.0@news.povray.org>...
>Mark Wagner <mar### [at] gtenet> wrote in message
>news:37439d50.0@news.povray.org...
>>
>> Chris Jeppesen wrote in message <36edf89f.0@news.povray.org>...
>> >And it's definitely black and white. Go for photorealism! have you ever
>> seen
>> >a physical blue and yellow checkered floor?
>>
>>
>> No, the correct colors are blue and white.
>>
>
>    Rubbish, they should be red and black, just like a chess board.
>
No, a chess board is light tan and dark brown.


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