On 02/14/2018 12:16 PM, greytery wrote:
> Last year I had some fun with POV-Ray animation. The main aim was to find some
> (any?) way to utilise my mini-farm of PCs.
> The main result of that time can be seen at: https://vimeo.com/242598466
I love the sparkle effect where the king is first captured. Very liquid-y.
I like the shape of the mass of pieces when first laying out the board.
I would have started them in the center back and expand left/right
instead of in the corner.
> The subject was chosen to fit a piece of music by a Heavy Metal band (they're a
> lot heavier than this piece). The Chess is NOT the greatest of contests but it
> fits. (No Chess experts please!)
Well, you did need a match that fits in 1:50. Someone has to make a dumb
> The render farm is a mix of i7/i5 PCs (and recently a couple of Ryzens). At
> full tilt, that's pumping out over a kilowatt and perfect for a cool winter's
> day. The master (Gru) is Win10 while the clients run Linux Mint (the
Heh. Nice node names. How many boxes are in the farm?
The home-brew render job management is a bit of Python using
> UDP(!!) over the gigabit LAN.
UDP huh? That's an interesting choice.
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