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From: Samuel B 
Subject: Re: Apollonia gasket tree
Date: 6 Sep 2021 19:35:00
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"Dave Blandston" <IsN### [at] protonmailch> wrote:
> "Samuel B." <stb### [at] hotmailcom> wrote:
> > at the moment, and rolling something like an Apollonian gasket in some other
> > environment is likely to give you an even harder time. (Except maybe GLSL and
> > HLSL.)
> >
> > It's crazy that it's been 30 years already. I didn't find out about POV-Ray
> > until the late 90s. Except maybe before that, when I saw Tandy Color Computer
> > magazine that featured an image made with a raytracer. Classic reflective
> > spheres over a checkered plane. I wouldn't be surprised if it was DKB Trace, but
> > I can't find any info currently.
>
> The attraction that POV-Ray holds for me is the fact that it encourages one to
> use his brain in creative ways to solve problems. If POV did not work the way it
> does then I would have no interest in it. As it is, it's held my attention since
> the beginning!

Yeah, it's always been great. Hopefully its development continues, because there
just
just isn't any better program when it comes to certain things.

~Sam


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From: Samuel B 
Subject: Re: Apollonia gasket tree
Date: 6 Sep 2021 19:40:00
Message: <web.6136a5bbb162c6b2cb705ca46e741498@news.povray.org>
"m@b" <sai### [at] googlemailcom> wrote:
> On 05/09/2021 5:32 am, Samuel B. wrote:
> > I didn't find out about POV-Ray
> > until the late 90s. Except maybe before that, when I saw Tandy Color Computer
> > magazine that featured an image made with a raytracer. Classic reflective
> > spheres over a checkered plane. I wouldn't be surprised if it was DKB Trace, but
> > I can't find any info currently.
>
> Some time in the 90s one of the computer mags included Polyray on the
> cover disk - that's what got me interested.
>
> m@

Hmm, it would seem there was an explosion of ideas regarding new rendering tech
at the time. Like other events, there's probably a singular event that inspired
multiple paths of investigation. (Now would be the time for a historian to come
and educate us ;))

~Sam


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From: Samuel B 
Subject: Re: Apollonia gasket tree
Date: 6 Sep 2021 19:40:00
Message: <web.6136a5fab162c6b2cb705ca46e741498@news.povray.org>
Paolo Gibellini <p.g### [at] gmailcom> wrote:
> Il 03/09/2021 01:57, Samuel B. ha scritto:
>  > The scene posted is nothing particularly groundbreaking: just another
> way to visualize an Apollonian gasket.
>
> A beautiful image, Sam!
>

Thanks, Paolo. Take care!

~Sam


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From: Samuel B 
Subject: Re: Apollonia gasket tree
Date: 6 Sep 2021 19:45:00
Message: <web.6136a72cb162c6b2cb705ca46e741498@news.povray.org>
Thomas de Groot <tho### [at] degrootorg> wrote:
> Op 04/09/2021 om 23:45 schreef Samuel B.:
> > I'm always around, Thomas :D
>
> Oooh.... [Did I /really/ hear that deep voice echoing around the
> mountains?] :-)

I sincerely hope not, lol. But if you did, I'm sorry :/

> > There was a granite material a posted a while ago, (...)
>
> If you find it, I would be much interested indeed. I do not remember now
> out of hand, and I searched through my own db, but...

It will take some manual browsing through the newsgroups. If I'm lucky, I posted
a link to the source when I posted the image. I'll probably just have myself a
browsing session and download everything I can find, so that this hopefully
doesn't happen again. (I should probably always post code, but unfortunately I
don't D:).

Take care,

~Sam


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