The Curse of Prince Lambert
Frequently Asked Questions and Problem Clarifications
|Q. What should I do if my software does not support tm25?|
A. Please contact your vendor and ask them to contact the illumination guild (firstname.lastname@example.org). The guild will work with the vendor to provide a file that you can use.
|Q. Why do the Duke Radiance files use exiting rays that vary from 500 to 700 nm?|
A. The story uses blue rays, but wavelength does not matter for solving the problem. In the text files, wavelength was incremented by 0.01 for each ray (e.g., 500.01, 500.02, 500.03, … 700.00). That was done so that you can compare the wavelength of the rays to verify that you are comparing the same ray from the two files.
|Q. Problem statement says “As a wizard, you can cut and polish and assemble to sub nanometer precision, with perfect optical surfaces.” Does this mean planar cuts only, or can we grind and polish curved surfaces?|
A. Polished curved surfaces are allowed.
|Q. Could you provide a summary of the problem that does not use Old-English?|
A. Please download ‘TheCurseOfPrinceLambert_V5.pdf.
Q. Can the deadline be extended to May 1st?
A. Yes. May 1st is now the deadline.