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Help me name my project :)

Posted 04 June 2009 - 08:14 AM

Okay, so for about two months now I've been working on a raytracer. So far I have been calling it 'raymond', and I like that name, the only problem is that given that it's a people-name, I feel like it would be hard to find (by googling) - seeing as there are probably millions of instances of it on the web.

So, any suggestions? I'm nearing my first public release (at which point I will be open-sourcing it)... so I need to think up something, or it's just staying "raymond"

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Re: Help me name my project :)

Posted 04 June 2009 - 08:45 AM

SunRay. (you're tracing light, right)

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Posted 04 June 2009 - 12:38 PM

Nice name Tifa ;)

What about LightTracer? (It's still about light, left? [// << Fail])
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Posted 05 June 2009 - 10:45 AM

Nice, I like SunRay. And yes, it's all about the light :P

Hmm.... LightTracer's not bad either.
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Posted 06 June 2009 - 01:28 PM

How about Ray1K (as in 1000 points of light)
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Re: Help me name my project :)

Posted 06 June 2009 - 08:02 PM

tRAYcer

A bit of a pun.

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Re: Help me name my project :)

Posted 06 June 2009 - 10:45 PM

Rayl.
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Posted 08 June 2009 - 10:18 AM

hrmm.. Ray1K is pretty cool. It kind of rolls of the tongue.

@firebolt: HARHARhar
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Posted 08 June 2009 - 12:29 PM

"The Incredibly Awesome Ray of Outstanding and Enormous Doom."

Catchy, right?

Yours,
Shane~

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Posted 08 June 2009 - 12:31 PM

How about Baldr, Norse god of light/beauty (according to wikipedia). The light part is what you should focus on.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baldr
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Posted 08 June 2009 - 02:28 PM

Hi,
How about "RayBouncer" or "RabbitRays." (for the alliteration.)
This is the tough part for programmers, picking good names!
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Posted 08 June 2009 - 03:54 PM

@Shane: I like the brevity of that name... . . .

@BetaWar: I like that idea, and that name, but it leaves me in the same predicament I am currently in, which is that it doesn't lend itself to google searches.

@John: That's funny.. RabbitRays. And this could be the mascot:
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Also, slightly related, I'd like to dump these renders here, in case anyone's wondering how far along I am...
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Posted 08 June 2009 - 03:57 PM

Hm, maybe "raysoft" short for raytracing software, it may get more hits on google...
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Posted 21 June 2009 - 01:14 PM

The 2nd pic doesn't seem right. The small ball, partially obfuscated by the larger one, has a straight shadow on it, but it's behind a round object. Also, the line is too blatant, seems like it would be diffused like the horizon shadow is. Another thing, the source and distance of the light is different on both spheres. According to the angles, the light source should be visible in the picture.

Sorry for critiquing without invitation, but thought it may be beneficial to you.

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Posted 22 June 2009 - 10:31 PM

Raymond Raving Rabbids!

sorry, couldn't help it :)

Raypaint, Rayday, Luminaire (from chrono trigger), Rainchaser, Etch-a-ray (like Etch-a-sketch)...i'm not really helping, am I? lol.

That RabbitRays mascot is awesome.
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