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On the way to Wilmington Delaware from Washington DC I saw
looked like a regular house about a hundred yards off the train
tracks, but then I noticed it was on the horizon, but it was the size
and shape of a house that would have been about a hundred yards
the tracks. Then I realized
that it was a gigantic building on the
horizon but each side was sloped upwards so that it looked like a
much closer house with a regular slanted roof. Then I realized
it was in sillohoutte and that it didn't look that much like a closer
house but that would be a pretty cool idea to have a building like
that, in fact maybe you could add in all the details, like 3 story
window sills and a 5 apartment wide chimney and maybe a giant
clown next to it and a tree and just a bunch of really big shit, does
that qualify as an idea. Ok, if not let me add in something else
is not quite related. I used to work at a 3D printing company and
would take cubes and skew them in the 3D software so that they
gave the illusion of being deeper than they were, you know so
cube and make the closer face bigger and move it a little in the x
direction while keeping all of the edges attached to the back face
the cube so that the attaching faces all got funny shaped and long,
so that when you printed it out it sort of looked 3D but the illusion
changed as you turned it around. So I was thinking you could add
this in to the big house and the big clown, i am saying clown
of the clown in the industrial park idea, and the big tree and skew
them. Ok so that isn't the greatest idea in the world but it is
different than just a bunch of big stuff so maybe it qualifies as an
Looks smaller than it is - someone's built a 900m x 700m model of a 450km x 350km section of the China/India border [hippo, Mar 16 2009]
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||You had me convinced at //really big shit\\+.
||big stuff that looks small. sure, why not. (+)
||The 3D thing you mention is called "false perspective" - often used by film-makers to enable them to build sets smaller than they look on screen.
//does that qualify as an idea// needs a question mark, so we can say "yes"!!
||[bigsleep] Sort of already done, in reverse - see link