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18 Oct 2021 23:30:59 EDT (-0400)
  Re: Luna, Moon... desert satellite  
From: Samuel B 
Date: 9 Sep 2021 19:45:00
Message: <web.613a9b76756c3d5acb705ca46e741498@news.povray.org>
Thomas de Groot <tho### [at] degrootorg> wrote:
> Op 09/09/2021 om 03:24 schreef Samuel B.:
> > Just testing out some moon maps. (...)
> >
> Those maps are getting better over the years... as also the use of them.
> Very nice that little touch of Earth glow in the shadows!

Thank you Thomas. It actually renders very quickly, sans bloom.

Unfortunately, the bump maps appear to be 8-bit grayscale, not 16-bit. Even
though IrfanView reports a 16-bit format, my tests in POV-Ray showed major
terracing artifacts like you would expect from a lower bit depth. (Not seen here
because I kept the resolution below a certain size). I should probably try the
maps them out in other programs to see if POV is at fault, although I doubt it


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