POV-Ray : Newsgroups : povray.binaries.images : Happy Holidays : Re: Happy Holidays Server Time
30 May 2024 09:34:52 EDT (-0400)
  Re: Happy Holidays  
From: m@b
Date: 15 Dec 2021 23:52:28
Message: <61bac60c$1@news.povray.org>
On 16/12/2021 5:10 am, Chris R wrote:
> "Chris R" <car### [at] comcastnet> wrote:
>> A bit of a work-in-progress, but far enough along to show.  This took about
>> 4-days to render without any camera blur, which I'd like to add at some point.
>>
>> There are a few more ornaments/elements I'd like to add in for interest.  I'll
>> probably have to play with the lights a bit or it will never finish rendering
>> before the holidays are over... :-;
>>
>> -- Chris Rath
> 
> Looking at the picture in detail, I was unhappy with the way the puddle melting
> off of the snowman looked.  So, in true geek fashion, I looked up the theory
> behind surface tension of water when puddling on a solid surface, and rewrote
> the macro that generates the puddle to take all of that into account.
> 
> Here is a closeup test view of the snowman with the new puddle, with which I am
> quite happy now.  I will probably have to update the scene to make the puddle
> more obvious in the full scene, because it's kind of hard to notice now.
> 
> Of course, now I'm unhappy with the scarf, so I'll be working on that next...
> 
> -- Chris Rath

Here is my take on a melting snowman:
<https://youtu.be/puo_eVkz0gY>

(Work in progress)
(In TikTok format)

m@


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