POV-Ray : Newsgroups : povray.binaries.images : Fluorapophyllite-(K) : Re: Fluorapophyllite-(K) Server Time
6 Dec 2021 13:12:52 EST (-0500)
  Re: Fluorapophyllite-(K)  
From: Thomas de Groot
Date: 25 Oct 2021 02:28:07
Message: <61764e77$1@news.povray.org>
Op 24/10/2021 om 23:04 schreef Bald Eagle:
> Thomas de Groot <tho### [at] degrootorg> wrote:
> 
>> The environment makes use of a hdri map and a spotlight. The render
>> makes use of a, non-optimal, stochastic setting, which explains the
>> grainy aspect. However, I am still experimenting.
> 
> I'd like to see a cleaner render - without the really grainy stuff, and a nice
> clean, smooth background.  But I like the crystal - it looks pretty cool.   Does
> the software export vertice information?

The software exports a set of intersected planes (which are used here) 
/and/ a set of unioned cylinders representing the ribs. Vertice info can 
be derived from those last, obviously. I have not looked seriously at 
that part of the code.

> Thinking that maybe any calculation runs can be saved to some sort of include
> file.

Oh yes indeed. A lot of streamlining can be made on the code. Not sure 
if I want to go all that way though, but I shall post a scene file when 
I have cleaned up the whole mess. For the time being I am content with 
trying to obtain as 'realistic' a crystal as possible.


-- 
Thomas


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