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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2002 3:30 pm
by Stijn
Here is an updated version. It shows half of the snail in low resolution.
The future versions will be transparant, so that one can see the internal organs.... but well, it will take some time before I'm there :smile:


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2002 4:30 pm
by linty
The virtual boy failed miserably and Mario 64 was nothing compared to the original!

Let's just say it's the next greatest thing since sliced bread :smile:

PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2002 7:21 pm
by Stijn
It took a while, but now the snail-body is finished...

Next: the internal organs...

PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2002 2:53 am
by TheHerper
Stijn is it going to be in color :grin:

PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2002 4:15 pm
by Stijn


The mouth isn't included yet...

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2002 8:33 am
by TheHerper
well that answers my question! lol :smile:

PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2002 6:26 pm
by linty
Wow, it's really well done!

Must feel cool to be the first one to do something and to help advance a science.

PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2002 10:26 pm
by Stijn
If you would like to take a ride:
here is a interactive 3D model with intestines, salivary glands and mouth.

Beware, you need a relatively modern (Pentium II 350+ and alikes) to enjoy the view.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2002 4:09 pm
by SnailySarah
....pass the

PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2002 4:54 am
by joanne
This is what the man does for rest & relaxation! For my R&R, I'm content to see that the snails have nutritious food to eat, and clean,healthy, safe and attractive,living conditions. I'll bet it's impressive when Stijn REALLY gets serious! :eek:

PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2002 8:58 pm
by nonamethefish

NOW maybe I'll be able to tell the difference betweeen a male and a female. I think the site could also use a few photos of a snail, flipped over on its back, trying to get on its feet so you could see the difference between male and female.

PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2002 7:48 am
by Stijn
Yes, I think it should be possible.
If you load the 3D model through this link:

And make sure to get a WRL viewer that used the possibilities of your card....

btw, I will soon release an updated version. It's nearly finished and contains the kidneys, mouth, intestines, and the complete circulatory system. It really helps to understand the blood flow system of these snails....

PostPosted: Sat Jul 27, 2002 1:24 am
by Stijn
Well, bit by bit, the 3d model improves.
So here again a test version (3d model of the blood vessels and the heart).

One can see the thick aorta towards the head, the ampulla, the 2 heart chambers and the circulation around the gill and the kidneys.


PostPosted: Sat Jul 27, 2002 3:16 am
by joanne
Wow. I am truly humbled and impressed, as I am with your whole website. What I would like to know, is, Do you have any ulterior motive for all this?! Do you really do it all as a kind of hobby, or is there something else?
BTW, I tried to sign up for Paypal and donate, but I don't think it worked. It didn't seem to want the last letter of my password.

PostPosted: Sat Jul 27, 2002 5:16 pm
by Stijn
Hide the file? :lol: no, that was not the intention. Just a matter of avoiding people to complain that it doesn't work etc.

Applying skins? That sounds good!
Yes, sure, play around with the models. I'm not a 3D specialist, and I feel there is _room_ for improvement :wink:
I'm thinking of releasing the models under a kind of GPL licence. So that everyone can use them, but also allow me to use the improvements others make.
Any suggestions?

The other organs are being prepared as well...
Don't worry. And I'll post them here. You know how to get them tgrupert :smile:
btw What have you been eating? I told you to leave those mushrooms alone...

On 2002-07-27 16:25, tgrupert wrote:
So you thought you could hide the file location from me? Well Muhahahahahaha

When can we have the cirulation system along with the the rest of the snail? I've been expirementing with applying skins to the organs. I think the bigest improvment you could do with the least work would be to make the shell a separate object than the body. Just my 0.02$

Rupert thinks to himself: why is it that when we want to tell someone somthing it's our two cents, but when somone wants our opinion it's a penny for our thoughts. You whould think that if people actually wanted to hear what I had to say it would be worth a lot more. however acording to the straight dope if you received a penny for your thoughts when the phrase was originaly used it would be worth 43 million dollars. so maybe it's not so bad. Also acording to the straight dope it costs four fifths of a cent to mint a penny. but one must also consider that giving ones two cents used to be two bits. Two bits are worth 25 cents. the idea is two bits is your ante into a hand of poker of the conversation. But with the current value of gold two bits or two peices of eight would be worth a lot, and that's not even considering the value that it would have to a numismatist. the bottom line is that ideas seem to be almost worthless, but whomever owns the patent to the jpeg can railroad the japanesse out of millions.