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19 Jun 2024 19:10:52 EDT (-0400)
  Re: Happy Holidays  
From: Chris R
Date: 17 Dec 2021 23:05:00
Message: <web.61bd5d93a9b6fbbcce7c8a215cc1b6e@news.povray.org>
"Chris R" <car### [at] comcastnet> wrote:
> "Chris R" <car### [at] comcastnet> 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's an updated version of the snowman using subsurface in the finish.  I
> moved the normals into the isosurface itself, and changed the scale to make the
> bumpy snow smaller, and then used a subsurface with a translucency of 0.1 and a
> diffuse of 0.7.  It still looks like an ornament, but is fluffier, rather than
> ceramic-looking.
>
> I am rendering another version with a translucency of 0.5 that looks more like
> real snow.  I'll post it when it finishes.
>
> -- Chris R

And here's the snowier one...

-- Chris R


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