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20180321 - Punch Card

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Continuing my occasional series of renders inspired by searching the day number on Wikipedia for ideas.
Today's render came from the titbit that 80 is "a common limit for the characters per line, in computing, derived from the number of columns in IBM cards".

The main punch card texture is from wiki too, but the punched holes is entirely procedural and is what drew me to the idea. I wanted to see if I could create a procedural geometric but still random pattern within limits. I couldn't quite get it perfectly lined up with the numbers, but it's close enough for me. :)

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