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Why-Phi by DivineError Why-Phi by DivineError
It goes back about 4000 numbers.

I vastly Improved The Origin render. If you look, the upper half has a nice light grey gradientish tone to it, and the glass is actually reflecting soemthing that isnt just the plain white ground. You'll also notice a very slight blurred reflection on the ground, as was on the Pi render also.

Blah blah you know the drill... Maya 6/Mental Ray... glass done with custom written dielectric physics shader, plane done with a regular DGS material.
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DivineError Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2004
i was thinking of making e, but what color to make it! hehe
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masterjoda Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2004
haha i can see where the lack of inspiration comes from with e... its such a colorless number... maybe e is just see-through... who knows...
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crazylynx Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2004
hahah, very cool render. math teachers everywhere should have this as their wallpapers... or those nerdy kids who try to memorize it.
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Dan0r Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2004
awesome picture :)
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18250114 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2004
Thats awesome!! Did you do this 3d render after reading The Da Vinci Code?? That number is supposed to be the perfect number and is found everywhere you look! Provided that you want to sit there and figure out everything mathmatically.
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karpourighn Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2004
woah! phi!. so cool with it's golden justice. this is wierd cos i have been thinking about phi for the past week, i'm even incorperating it into the flash logo for mine and my friends flashes, then i saw this!. so awsome. awsome job, but i have to ask why you bothered to bevel 4000 numbers when you can only see a few hundred? well i'm sure you have a good reason. awsome work!
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DivineError Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2004
sometimes.... there really jsut isnt much else to do, LOL
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karpourighn Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2004
fair enough
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madtomkidd Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2004   Photographer
outstanding!
I like the look of this one better... and it's my second favorite number... i've tried experimenting a lot with this in my rendered compositions... makes for nice placement.
This is really great... your attention to detail is phenomenal.
The color is superb.

one thing i just thought of... it would have been cool to have this one spiral away, and to have the pi one in a circle... might be an opportunity to redo if you are so inclined :D
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Phoenixsrebirth Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2004  Professional Interface Designer
To me this happens to kinda look like a "golden ratio" train. Chooo Chooo!! :fellaright:
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zechmann Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2004
i love how you made it trail off... you should update your Pi and do the same (if possible)
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Hellyz Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2004
4000 numbers eh? :O lol that's insane! Interesting result though :nod:
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Skybase Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
OOOOO! GOLDEN RATIO :D has a lot to do with pentagonal fractals :D
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tigaer Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
:lmao: 4k numbers. you ask why? i say - beeecauuse! ;) hehe - again impressive work.
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DivineError Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2004
yeah, but it gets worse... every number with a hole, such as 8 or 4, i had to go through and reverse the curves for the holes. im not crazy i swear
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XscreamxmyxnameX Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2004
Dear god. 4000 numbers? 4000 NUMBERS???? I don't understand. There's 4000 numbers in this picture???? But you can't see them all..can you?? ARGHHH it maketh mine head hurt...eth. ::bows down to your masterful-ness::
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Chrissi Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2004
This is freaking awesome. This is now my desktop. I worship you. You brightened my day.
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lozerNdenial Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2004
i love it
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xshadowx Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
I like it, I want to know how u rendered it like that :D

Although Im disapointed you only used 4000 numbers. [link]
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xshadowx Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
what the deuce, why didnt you just do ctrl + a and select all numbers, right click to make them all one actual shape and bevel them lol!
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xshadowx Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
oh just realised you did this in maya not 3d studio max, nevermind carry on :x
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DivineError Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2004
i had to bevel them all by hand, i sat for 30 minutes beveling 4000 numbers
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anagoge Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2004
You sat there and beveled FOUR THOUSAND NUMBERS!?

FOUR FUCKING THOUSAND?

My god. I really don't know whether I should congratulate you for your patiences or berate you for your insanity.

And in regards to [link] That's excellent.
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DivineError Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2004
sometimes, there really just isnt much else to do
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anagoge Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2004
Try porn.
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club-owner9 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2006
yeah, porn works for me ;)
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Skiedragon Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2004
Writing 4000 numbers doesn't take that long. Writing 4000 links does. (About 8 hours it did.)
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quantsini Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2004
WEWT !! you took my suggestion AND USED TEH GOLDEN RATIO! GO YOU! now model me what the integral of e^(-x^2) dx from negative infinity to INFINITY GOMGOMGOMGOMGOMG ^__^
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Chrissi Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2004
I thought it was my suggestion :( I wonder who actually said it first :P
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TheBeigeKnight Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2004
Now that's a number that really makes you think. Good job!
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YUMEK0N Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2004
much better!
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BCBomb47 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2004  Professional Interface Designer
"The Golden Mean" Lol. Good stuff man. I really like that the number is so long it appears to go over the horizon. Keep at it :)
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g-magnetic Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2004   Digital Artist
hehe, it's like the matrix! "What do you need?" "Phi, lots of phi."
much improved from the last, good revisions all over
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krazykarl Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2004
Interesting... I wasn't aware that you were using a custom written dielectric physics shader. No wonder! Flawless as usual Erik... great job, keep it up! Can't wait to see some renders of that syringe! :hungry:
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vulpul Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2004  Professional General Artist
what is this number???
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Chrissi Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2004
One plus the root of 5, divided by two!
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vulpul Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2004  Professional General Artist
:omfg: No shit!! ??? And what does it do???
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Spudweizer Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2004
thats the golden ratio, they say it makes the most beautiful rectangle... but watever, they all look the same to me
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vulpul Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2004  Professional General Artist
well.. If you think of it, you can use many other ratio tricks like the spiral progression and such... for example the string of Fibonacci like 3, 2 , 5, 7, 12, 19, 31, and so on...
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AlethiometerGal Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2006
Oh come on, haven't you people read the daVinci Code!? :o
...Do so. It explains it. :D
Nice job! 8)
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vulpul Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2006  Professional General Artist
daVinci Code is so overrated! :lmao: besides .. number strings and proportions were on topic long before mister Brown decided to do his own conspiracy theory remix version of Foucault's pendullum by Umberto Eco. :giggle: Haven't you read this one? Do so. It explains how come Dan Brown is such an easy american holywood style writer ;)

Erik does nice jobs even when he does it very bad! :evillaugh:
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AlethiometerGal Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2006
Lol, I know. I just figured I'd use a popular example to show what Phi's like, anyway. :P ;)
Yay conspiracy theory remixes!
Lol, it's definitely over-rated, but at least there's symbology. 8-)
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sparky21 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2004
confuse people
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