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  Re: green gas cloud on checkered plane  
From: Thomas de Groot
Date: 13 Jun 2017 03:56:56
Message: <593f9ac8@news.povray.org>
On 13-6-2017 9:45, Stephen wrote:
> On 6/13/2017 8:03 AM, Thomas de Groot wrote:
>> On 12-6-2017 23:08, Stephen wrote:
>>
>>>
>>> That is true. I remember years ago when I was using billboards. I put
>>> planks behind them to hold them up. :)
>>
>> Never too careful! ;-)
>>
>
> Safety comes first. :)
>
>>>
>>> I mentioned it because at one point I could see the cloud passing
>>> through one of the buildings. But thinking about it that wouldn't help.
>>> You would need a particle system to get the cloud to move around it.
>>
>> Yes indeed. Differencing the buildings won't do anything. Which reminds
>> me that the buildings here remind me of the City7 macros by Mike
>> Williams. I wonder where those originated from. I looked but could not
>> find their origin any more; not from Mike's site at least. I have them
>> in my own system but others might be interested.
>>
>
> They do look familiar. I was thinking of Chris Colefax's City Include
> File. But it is so long since I used it all I can remember is that they
> were very rectangular.
>
> Another thought that struck me would be to use Runes Particle System to
> make the cloud container. It can flow around obstacles.
>
>>>
>>> The cloud reminds me of gas burning. Years ago before the UK oil and gas
>>> platforms exported the hydrocarbon gas to shore. It was flared off.
>>> I've spent hours looking at it, almost hypnotic. Especially at night.
>>>
>>
>> Those were the days when oil and gas were thought inexhaustible... :-/
>>
>
> Hmm! not really. It did take a few years to lay a gas pipeline after
> putting down the oil pipeline. Remember in the early days it was very
> expensive and there was not that much revenue coming in. Unlike the way
> Norway developed their oil and gas. The UK gave tax concessions to
> private companies to develop the oil and gas fields. And their bean
> counters were more interested in profits.
>

That is right. Costs and profits...

-- 
Thomas


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