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From: Jaime Vives Piqueres
Date: 15 May 2010 03:49:34
Message: <4bee520e@news.povray.org>
Hi All:

    Google image search is becoming my first source for unexpected
inspiration... as usual, I was searching for something else, when found a
nice aerial pic of the Amazon river.

    Here are some details about this "quick hack":

    + The base terrain is a heighfield, hand-painted over a googlemaps

    + The river is just a plane, with a bump map also hand-painted in The
Gimp, and a simple orange scattering media for the "muddy water" effect.

    + There are 50,000 POVTrees, using only 4 different meshes. The tree
sizes and distribution are half-guided by a pigment function.

    + The huts were made with Wings3D in about a minute (well, maybe two...)
and the smoke column was borrowed from my office scene (the cigarette smoke).

    + Of course, skylight.inc was used for the lighting.

    + render time was 40 min for the first pass, and just 20 for the final one.


Jaime Vives Piqueres


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