POV-Ray : Newsgroups : povray.binaries.images : Amazonas : Re: Amazonas Server Time
4 Feb 2023 20:09:40 EST (-0500)
  Re: Amazonas  
From: Jim Charter
Date: 15 May 2010 13:16:39
Message: <4beed6f7$1@news.povray.org>
Jaime Vives Piqueres wrote:
> 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
> screen-shot.
> 
>    + 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.
> 
>    Regards,
> 
> 
> 
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> 
What fun!  Keep it simple.

I take it the shadows are from clouds?  Nice touch.


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