A Spectrum of Pyra Renders


Grench

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Transparent(refraction) and reflective objects will only look good (as your reference) if a lot of work is put on the lights, that is, lighting it in a way that the incident angle makes the core transparent while keeping the ´borders´ light green.
Since it takes a lot of time, I can´t do it. But I did a quick test just to check it out, I hope that fits what you are looking for.
That is what I was looking for - thank you for that.

This is one of those scenarios where I think that if ED can make it happen, that would make an AWESOME prototype 'color' for me, but it wouldn't be so good as a general market device 'color'.

I did ask ED for 'Glow in the Dark' as my primary color choice for my prototype. Hopefully it will be possible, but I will understand if that is 'too custom' to be cost efficient in the prototype process. Still - I think it would be cool as hell when the lights go out on a night flight to have my handheld computer to eerily glow.
 

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Nice, I think it would be fine for a prototype or for people that enjoy case modding thought a glow in the dark is probably a higher cost material and for how long would it hold its ability?

I prefer a case that would not interfere with the screen in anyway, I even like the idea that the leds can be all turned off.
The Caanoo has a led light leak towards its joystick and I think that is total crap.
 

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We'll have to wait and see, but I wouldn't be surprised to see light leaking towards the bottom of the Pyra's d-pad, due to the keyboard lights. On the cannoo it's probably the screen backlight bleeding across though, and that's probably brighter. You may only see the Pyra's d-pad bleed in the dark.
 

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Nice, I think it would be fine for a prototype or for people that enjoy case modding thought a glow in the dark is probably a higher cost material and for how long would it hold its ability?
If it retains any glow-capability over it's lifetime, that's enough. It's not like I'm planning to use the glow to read by or anything actually functional - I just like the idea for some reason. As for the cost... With the prepaid prototype orders, I suspect that price differences between different polycarbonate coloring additives might be minor compared to the setup costs for custom color runs.

If it's possible, I'd like to do it. If it proves impossible with the case plastics vendor or otherwise impractical, I'll understand.

Still - something about the idea makes me grin like a kid.
 

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Yep I agree it is a nice idea, it has a kind of light saber glow to it.
I recall Ed said something about the material having to be bought at large quantities too (the color pieces that mix), so if that fx comes from some special pieces to be blended, I´m afraid it will only be possible if bought in large scale.
I used to have dinosaur skeleton pieces that glow in dark ages ago, they did loose their ability to glow, but I think modern material should do a better show dis days.
A case that way is sure a thing, but I still have strange thoughts about it being colored (and that goes for all kind of plastic cases).
I get the impression that it will clash with the led´s ability to generate infinity hues.
Maybe a white-glow-in-the-dark would be better?
 

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I did this render to show how terrible safety orange is ..... apologies ...
In that case i would say you utterly failed. The render does show what a Safety Orange Pyra would look like, but it does nothing to communicate your opinion of that colour. :) In fact I'm pretty sure the person you were trying to convince had already seen a similar render I produced a couple of pages back, and expressed how much they liked it. :)

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I'm trying as hard as I can to hate orange and I can't, I think it looks awesome.

But I just know I would dread taking a bright safety orange handheld device out somewhere in public. I would forever be answering questions about where I got "that cool DS".

*now that I think about it that's probably true for any custom colour that is being suggested here, including clear. Sorry.
 

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Even my black pandora has had that effect....

The funniest reaction was a little kid that was sneaking up on me in the train almost crawling on the floor to see the backside of my pandora and then walking back to his seat sadly saying "it's not a nintendo" to his sister :D
 

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Ahh
In that case i would say you utterly failed. The render does show what a Safety Orange Pyra would look like, but it does nothing to communicate your opinion of that colour. :) In fact I'm pretty sure the person you were trying to convince had already seen a similar render I produced a couple of pages back, and expressed how much they liked it. :)

-Neelix
Ahh sorry. I didn't see that :)

(I don't like it though ;))
 

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ED let me know that glow in the dark isn't going to be possible. So, my prototype will likely be dark red. Thanks for the attempt at the glow in the dark render though - I still think that looks great in a spooky nuclear way.
 
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