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This animation was entered in the January-August 1999
Internet Ray-Tracing Competition for the theme of
Gadgets and Odd Devices.
This was my fifth animation, in which I tried using more surface detail and
fewer objects, unlike the Toys animation, which relied on more objects to
get the sense of detail across. I am quite happy with the results.
The idea behind the animation was inspired by such things as Deep Thought
in "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" and a wry sense of irony.
Parts of it go by pretty fast, but all things considered, this is for the
All rights to the above image and animation are reserved by its
creator, Aaron Gage.