Amiga Reflections

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Amiga Reflections
Developer(s)Carsten Fuchs/MSPI
Initial release1989; 33 years ago (1989) (as a book plus floppy disk)
Operating systemAmigaOS, Windows
Type3D computer graphics
LicenseProprietary
Reflections 2.0 floppy disks
Reflections 2.0 test scene
Rendered with Reflections-Animator

Amiga Reflections is 3D modeling and rendering software developed by Carsten Fuchs for the Amiga. It was later renamed Monzoom.

The first bookware release was 1989, and contained a book and a floppy disk. The book was the manual and had some tutorials explaining how a raytracer works. The floppy contained the software with some models and examples. Carsten Fuchs extended the software with a more advanced modeler and an animation module in 1992, the Reflections-Animator.

The drawback of the improved modeler in Reflections 2.0 was that the program required far more RAM than before, leaving less free space for scene objects. On a 1 MB Amiga, the 2.0 modeler could only handle about 1,000 triangles (or spheres) at most. With 2 MB RAM, up to 10,000 triangles were possible.[1]

As of version 4.3, in 1998,[2] Amiga Reflections was renamed Monzoom or Monzoom 3D and distributed by Oberland Computer.[3]

Monzoom Pro was available on CD with the March/April 2008 issue of the German print magazine Amiga Future.[4][5][6] Monzoom also became available for PC as Shareware.[7]

Publications[edit]

Books[edit]

  • Fuchs, Carsten (1992). Amiga reflections animator. Haar bei München: Markt-&-Technik-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-87791-166-2.
  • Fuchs, Carsten (January 1989). Amiga reflections. Haar bei München: Markt-&-Technik-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-89090-727-7.

Scientific articles[edit]

Glittenberg, Carl (2004). "Computer-assisted 3D design software for teaching neuro-ophthalmology of the oculomotor system and training new retinal surgery techniques". Proceedings of SPIE. Ophthalmic Technologies XIV. San Jose, CA, USA. pp. 275–285. doi:10.1117/12.555626. Retrieved 2010-03-01. - discusses using 3D software, including Reflektions 4.3 (an alternate name for Reflections/Monzoom), to teach ophthalmology and train for retinal surgery.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Fuchs, Carsten (1992). Reflections 2.0 manual. MSPI. p. 14.
  2. ^ Andreas Magerl. "Amiga Future". Amigafuture.de. Retrieved 2016-07-15.
  3. ^ "AMIGA-Magazin". Archived from the original on 2011-07-18. Retrieved 2010-03-01.
  4. ^ Andreas Magerl. "Amiga Future : Amiga Future Ausgabe 71". Amigafuture.de. Retrieved 2016-07-15.
  5. ^ Andreas Magerl. "Amiga Future : Gallery : Issue 71 Cover". Amigafuture.de. Retrieved 2016-07-15.
  6. ^ "Vesalia Online - Amiga Future 71 (March/April 2008)". Vesalia.de. Retrieved 2016-07-15.
  7. ^ "3D-Programm Monzoom S - - Grafik + Video + Audio - Software - magnus.de". Archived from the original on 2009-07-22. Retrieved 2010-03-01.

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