POV-Ray : Newsgroups : povray.binaries.images : Happy Holidays : Re: Happy Holidays Server Time
30 May 2024 09:31:33 EDT (-0400)
  Re: Happy Holidays  
From: Chris R
Date: 15 Dec 2021 16:15:00
Message: <web.61ba59dea9b6fbbc8c605bc45cc1b6e@news.povray.org>
"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


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