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From: Tek
Date: 10 Apr 2007 10:40:33
Message: <461ba1e1@news.povray.org>
I decided to have a play with HDR. I was getting really really *really* ugly 
lighting using radiosity (even with very high quality settings) so this 
image was created using Megapov's no_radiosity flag on the sky dome, and 110 
area lights sampled from the dome to get the lighting. I did some tests and 
110 lights with the right amount of blur looked pretty much identical to 
5000 non-area lights.

I chucked a glowing orb in there so you can see it's still doing radiosity, 
it's just the light from the HDR image is done using lightsources not 

HDR probe is from the website of a friend of mine: http://unparent.com/ 
(photography->hdr probes)

Comments appreciated, I'm trying to get it to look pretty realistic. I'll 
post the source if anyone wants it.

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