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Bastard Torus From Hell Take 2
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Published: May 1, 2008
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Another render using a POV-Ray macro which the creator calls "The Bastard Torus from Hell".
The macro is here: [link]
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JRJay's avatar
Like a stream of water caught in some kind of net. :)
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parrotdolphin|Professional Digital Artist
Probably a water net. :D
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JRJay's avatar
That's it!
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Diarment's avatar
Diarment|Professional General Artist
Is more complicated than the previous one.
I like. Is a jewel that I would have.
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parrotdolphin|Professional Digital Artist
Take this jewel. It is your's. :D
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Diarment|Professional General Artist
thank you Janet :hug:
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rabbitica| Digital Artist
woha, nice blue...and beautiful tiles too :D
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parrotdolphin|Professional Digital Artist
Hey, thanks Rabbie, I like the tiles too. They came out nice. :)
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golem1|Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful. And mind-blowing.


I gotta ask... There's a certain type of ceramic artwork, characterized by the use of gold wire or dams to divide up the surface into small patches, each containing a ceramic glaze of a color different from its neighbors. It looks just like this picture.

But I can't think of the name of that technique. It's driving me crazy. Do you happen to know?
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golem1|Professional Digital Artist
Dang. The name is cloisonné.

The brain is a wonderful device. All I had to do was ask the question, and the answer popped up from nowhere, clear as day. Last time I heard it pronounced must be 10 or 15 years ago, and I never knew how it was spelled. Some years ago I searched websites about ceramics for a few hours looking for that word.
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golem1|Professional Digital Artist
Another blast from the past. Now I remember why I wanted to know. Twenty years ago, within a few months, my boss returned from Russia and gave me a gift he'd brought from Russia, a small plaque or pendant made by the cloisonné technique, which still adorns my office wall. He'd been working with some Russian scientists developing techniques for a collaborative experiment involving Russian spaceships and American computers, software I wrote, and monkeys from who knows where. What made it traumatic, and therefore memorable, was that in the next breath I had to tell him I had decided to quit my job. That set me upon a crash programming project for him that I had to finish by date certain so I could leave for the other job, but it was delayed by Hurricane Gilbert, "the second most intense hurricane ever observed in the Atlantic basin". My life has been mostly deadly dull, but I've had my moments...
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parrotdolphin|Professional Digital Artist
Well, we all gotta have a little excitement, whether we want it or not. :laughing: I wonder what the monkeys are doing?
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primate1's avatar
Maybe use the torus to set off a background inside of searching for a background to set off the torus.
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parrotdolphin|Professional Digital Artist
inside? or instead? I think my brain hurts. :love:
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instead of
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parrotdolphin|Professional Digital Artist
Oh, good. My brain is not hurting anymore.
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Wolfkazzy's avatar
Love the colors :D The gold is the right little touch that sets off everything else! :D
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parrotdolphin|Professional Digital Artist
Thankies, Kazziness! Gotta love gold.
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