POV-Ray : Newsgroups : povray.binaries.images : nest plants : Re: nest plants Server Time
3 Mar 2024 07:16:18 EST (-0500)
  Re: nest plants  
From: Bald Eagle
Date: 24 Nov 2023 19:10:00
Message: <web.65613b27d32cb1a81f9dae3025979125@news.povray.org>
Josh English <Jos### [at] joshuarenglishcom> wrote:

> I guess I gotta ask the basic question.
> What do you mean by 'billboarded' plants? I thought I understood
> something about them but in the end, I don't know what that term means.
> Can you explain?

You don't actually model the thing in 3D.
You take an image map and texture a flat shape with it, then point it toward the
camera.  Just like a billboard.

It's an illusion that save on modeling and 3D rendering (if it works well)

- BW

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