In the not so near future this will contain shareware versions of some of my software. Right now, I'm slowly working on two programs. One is a filter program for astrophotography. The other is for removing the directory tree in html documents and renaming to dos conventions.
This includes an algorithm to guess what filenames with multiple extensions were renamed to.
There are four programs included with my graphics collection. They were written for the Polyray raytracer which I used to help create my images.
In the future I may add POV support, but I'll have to completely redo some of them because I don't have the pop-up windows unit for a newer version of Turbo Pascal. Here's a list of the included files:
Creates a spiral object of a specified inner and outer diameter and number of revolutions. You can also adjust the number of bars per revolution to reduce memory requirements (and rendering time) or to make a stepped spiral.
This was used to create Colorsph.jpg and the spiral banner on my home page.
Creates a bunch of randomly placed and rotated rectangles over a given area. Not very fancy, but it did the job. I used this for the Crystal Valley images in my collection.
Creates a bunch of randomly sized and placed spheres within a given 3D bound. Has option for setting a minimum distance between sphere surfaces. With a little playing around, you can use it as a clipping object to make Swiss cheese.
This creates a spline of spheres along a tangent curve. This one takes some playing with. You specify the start and end points and the ending tangent angle. I used this to create the palm tree trunks in the Temple series.
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