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D'ni Clock Innards by riumplus D'ni Clock Innards by riumplus
I made a clock that ticks on a completely different time system. D'ni Time to be precise, from the Myst series of computer games. I gave a presentation of this clock during Mysterium 2009. The presentation was far better received than I had expected. I'll upload a video of the presentation plus my slides once I'm done cleaning up the footage, but for now enjoy this photo of my clock under construction. I'll show off the completed version soon enough. :D
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How do I start?

Imagine making a clock. Definitely sounds like an arduous task in itself.

Now imagine making a clock that runs on a completely different time system.

I don't know about anyone else, but doing something like that seems near impossible to me. But somehow :iconriumplus: did it. From what I've learned from watching his gallery for a while now, he's been working on this project for a really long time. Near a decade, I believe. That's why I gave this five starts for vision. What sort of vision does it take to even begin imagining such a crazy task? I know I would have given up.

I don't know how to make clocks, how to calculate how a different time system works, or any of those things, but I do know that this project is a great inspiration for me and tons of other people who have learned about it.
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thunderstorm996 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
wow, that is awesome! can't wait to see the finished result
riumplus Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks... glad you like it :)
Lessaen Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
How did you do this! For me it was hard to make one little gear and you made this awesome clock I'm impressed!
Tip of the hat!
It must be such an effort to calculate everything!
riumplus Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
The real secret is that I spent nine years on this thing. That's pretty much it, really. I'm nothing amazing or special, I did nothing superhumanly, I just didn't give up. :)
Lessaen Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
wow I think thats amazing!
eridanielsu Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010
When I first saw this on Google Images, I was all :boogie:! I have always, and I mean ALWAYS, wanted a D'ni clock. You might be able to make some money selling those things!

But seriously! NINE YEARS? That takes an amount of patience not readily seen by many. Great job!
riumplus Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I doubt I'd ever find a buyer willing to pay what they cost. They're a lot more expensive than you'd think... Really, really expensive. But for me, after spending that long on it the price doesn't matter. Gotta see my projects through to the end! :D
MidgarZolom Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing! I can't figure out how some people are so smart they can figure that kind of stuff out. Can't wait to see the final product.
riumplus Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
It's not so much intelligence as it is perseverance. Look at the copyright date at the bottom - that's how long I spent on it. If you spend that much time on one topic, you can do almost anything.

'Course, now that I know how to do it it'd take me 6 months max to make another clock in a different time system... I couldn't do that before though! ;)
MidgarZolom Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh wow. Ouch. Yeah, maybe it is perseverance. I respect you far being that patient :)
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