GYRO is a 320 x 200 x 256 FLI created with Polyray.
COPYRIGHT 1994 THORWARE ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
- David Thorsrud
Gyro was built as an animation to be included with Thorware's
Morphics screen saver. Morphics is a Windows screen saver I wrote which
supports FLI/FLC animations as well as RLE, DIB and BMP images. Preview,
List, Random, Speed and other functions are also supported by Morphics.
If you like gyro.fli you'll probably also like the fish.fli that
comes packed with Morphics. Morphics can be found in the Compuserve
graphdev forum in the file mrphss.zip.
One of my first attempts at raytraced animation was a gyroscope. This
is just a simple adaptation where the center torus is rather two
spheres connected by a cross-beam. I added some lighting, marble pillars,
and a checkered platform and VOILA!
In order to keep this file small the background is static although I have
other versions including one with clouds flying off into the background...
but the gyroscope is still fascinating to watch.
If you have any suggestions or comments...PLEASE, drop me a line at one
of the addresses below!
-David Thorsrud / Thorware
If this animation was passed on to you by a friend or through a
BBS or other network, please order the full Morphics screen saver by
sending $10.00 + $2.00 S&H to T H O R W A R E.
T H O R W A R E will send you two 3.5" 1.44Mb diskettes packed with
full screen animations and a coupon for an upcoming release of a two
3.5" 1.44 Mb diskettes containing all new full screen animations.
Many more animations by various artists / programmers (including
animations by David Thorsrud / T H O R W A R E) are also available
in the CompuServe Graphics Developers forum (GO GRAPHDEV). Morphics
supports ANY 320 x 200 *.fli or *.flc animation file. (Morphics will
also run 640 x 480 animations, but the higher resolution will be
centered on your screen in the resolution windows is running. i.e.
800 x 600, 1024 x 768...)
Other animations you might enjoy by T H O R W A R E include:
TWRUN.ZIP Raytraced muscular man of steel running.
TWPLAS.ZIP Plasma Globe. Excellent simulated lightening!
To order Morphics or additional animations, T H O R W A R E can be reached at the following addresses:
T H O R W A R E
PO Box 563
Gresham OR 97030
Internet: [email protected]
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