Phun photos!


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. 🙂


Comments (7)

  1. Chris Szurgot says:

    Fun with cheese graters… <grin>

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

  3. Travis says:

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

  4. 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 🙂

    Pretty cool!

  5. > 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.

  6. CyrusN says:

    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"