By Doug Renselle
And our Povray source code is only 2.1kb! Easy to code, but huge bitmap.
Year 2000, that is!
(Those of you familiar with 1's and 2's complement arithmetic understand
zero's base two duplicitous, +,- nonuniqueness. Too, we recognize
some disagreement among 'pundits' whether 2000 or 2001 is
Millennium III's first year.)
Its outer cylinder and half-torus end pieces are transparent glass.
Use Povray to make your own model like this, in less than an hour.
Povray is free, and very powerful.
Povray's transparency and ray refraction/reflection algorithms are simply superb!
Vertical ribbons will then be half-twisted for a Mobius conversion of our torus,
and it will appear as a circular arrangement of Mobius arches,
all sharing a common Quality-unified surface.
We are giving ourselves a one-year head start.
(15Dec2001 rev - Add top of page frame-breaker.)
(9Sep2009 rev - Make page current.)