Scan of a Silicon Graphics Indigo ad

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Re: Scan of a Silicon Graphics Indigo ad

Unread postby robespierre » Mon Nov 10, 2014 2:37 am

those old demos were very low resolution, and never show more than a dozen polygons. they make it seem like more than it is using tricks that manipulate the display format (like "smooth scrolling" and colormap animation). I remember being really impressed by some of those effects back in the early '90s, like "plasma". the first time you see it, it looks amazing. but in actual fact, it's a static image, only the colormap is changing.
But, hey, whatever floats your boat. That "Type R" sticker really does make it go faster, right?
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