POV-Ray : Newsgroups : moray.win : Getting light to reflect : Re: Getting light to reflect Server Time
6 Dec 2021 06:40:34 EST (-0500)
  Re: Getting light to reflect  
From: Warp
Date: 26 Feb 2011 13:18:55
Message: <4d69440f@news.povray.org>
Tim Cook <z99### [at] gmailcom> wrote:
> Are you wanting a visualisation of the beam of light in the space 
> between the cube and the floor, or just the effect on the surface?  If 
> the latter, radiosity is sufficient.

  Radiosity only does diffuse reflection, not specular (ie. mirror)
reflection, which is what photon mapping does. I got the impression
that the original poster wanted the light to reflect from a reflective
(mirror-like) object.

                                                          - Warp

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