(a tribute to Buckminster Fuller)

Instructions: Drag on the image with your mouse.

I did this as an exercise. My goal was to create an interactive 3D scene with cool rendering effects, using only Java 1.1.

I managed to get depth of field, shadows with varying penumbra, antialiased edges, and some interesting surface effects, such as pearl and glass.

Also, it looks nice.

For java programmers: Class Bucky.java extends generic pixel-handling applet PixApplet.java.

- Ken Perlin