One of my friend’s took this shot and put it on on his blog:

I liked it a lot because it reminded me of a picture i generated from the ray tracer i wrote:

(click on photo for full sized image)

And yet even with all my reflections and translucency hullabaloo, his looks so much cooler than mine! Oh well, that’s why i’m a code monkey and not an artist. ðŸ™‚

Fun with cheese graters… <grin>

Chris: Oh dear, i’m kinda worried what kind of fun you have in mind.

That raytracer scene looks awfully familiar. I wrote a raytracer for CS 318 at UIUC: http://www.pettijohn.com/images/school/cs318/spheres.png

Travis: Yup. It’s a sphereflake. A pretty common structure used in ray tracers. Interestingly enough it’s a fractal structure that has finite volume but infinite surface area ðŸ™‚

Pretty cool!

> Interestingly enough it’s a fractal structure that has finite volume but infinite surface area

like a Koch curve: infinite length (Lebesgue measure) bounded in a finite area.

Adrian: "like a Koch curve: infinite length (Lebesgue measure) bounded in a finite area. "

It’s exactly like that. In fact, the name of this structure is a "sphereflake" in homage to the "Koch Snowflake"

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