Meet Your 2008 Stanley Cup Champs! by PaulDeCelle ()
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I originally worked up a similar image with UF in 2000 (http://www.fractalus.com/paul/wheel2.html), but it was pretty rudimentary.
So to celebrate the Red Wings' 2008 success, I took another try at it. This one is a much closer match with the real thing, thanks to eight years more UF experience and some new tools that weren't available then.
Thanks for looking!
Image Comments (7)
It took a little "finger" work to trace this. Detroit Red Wings are champions of the National Hockey League, and for the fourth time in few years? Ice hockey doesn't raise much of a stir in the UK, though I have watched a couple of matches. I'll take it as "red" (sorry!) that the representative accuracy is profound. We expect perfection, no less! I have to doff my cap again. Dare I ask how many layers were involved this time? I suspect many.
Cliff, Missouri - Thanks! Let's see, this is the fourth time the Red Wings have won the Cup in the past 11 years: 1997, 1998, 2002, and now 2008. Not a bad run. It's said that the Stanley Cup is the toughest championship to win in professional sports.. Here's a link to the team site; you can compare my version with the actual team logo: http://redwings.nhl.com/ The image took 52 layers; I could probably make it more efficient if I spent some time optimizing it, but even on my aging computer, the UPR only takes about two minutes to generate so I'll probably leave it as-is and move on to other projects.