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Article © MAIL User: Tesserex

Trizantine is a pretty simple weave, in my opinion. It's just like Byzantine, but there is a third ring in each side of the boxes, and the two dividing rings go around it.

New rings are in gold, old rings are in silver. These rings are 18g 9/32, with some springback. (.048, .298, AR of 6.2)

1. Start with a 3-3 unit as shown.

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2. Move the middle ring in the first 3 to the right (the gold ring, even though it isn't new.) It won't stay that way through the next step, but know that it should be there.

Image: triz2.jpg

3. Add two rings to the second set of three from step one.

Image: triz3.jpg

4. Fold those two rings back and spread the three behind those into a box.

Image: triz4.jpg

5. Run two new rings through the three shown. Remember, the middle one it goes through is the one we moved in step two. You have an option of adding three preclosed rings to the two in this step.

Image: triz5.jpg

6. If you added the preclosed rings, circle a new ring through those three and up between the two vertical ones. If you didn't add them, add them through the two vertical ones now, but trap a preclosed ring inside.

Image: triz6.jpg

7. Add two rings to the previous three, and fold them back, forming another box.

Image: triz7.jpg

8. Repeat step 5, rotated 90 degrees.

Image: triz8.jpg

Continue adding boxes as so from steps 6 to 8 as needed.

Image: triz.jpg

I am particularly proud of my custom metal tones, as I don't like the ones POV-Ray supplies. My gold, which isn't as good, is:
pigment{color rgb<.85,.7,.3>} finish{diffuse .1 specular .8 reflection .2 ambient .5 metallic}
and my silver, which I like a lot more, is:
pigment{color rgb<1,1,1>} finish{diffuse .2 specular .7 reflection .3 ambient .4 metallic}
Remember that metal qualities depend on how well they react with light in the environment. Looking unusually dark is just a lack of ambient light. I tried to compensate here.
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