POV-Ray : Newsgroups : povray.binaries.images : Happy Holidays : Re: Happy Holidays Server Time
24 Mar 2023 15:32:12 EDT (-0400)
  Re: Happy Holidays  
From: Chris R
Date: 16 Dec 2021 09:15:00
Message: <web.61bb493ea9b6fbbcce7c8a215cc1b6e@news.povray.org>
"m@b" <sai### [at] googlemailcom> wrote:
> On 16/12/2021 5:10 am, Chris R wrote:
> > "Chris R" <car### [at] comcastnet> wrote:
> >> A bit of a work-in-progress, but far enough along to show.  This took about
> >> 4-days to render without any camera blur, which I'd like to add at some point.
> >>
> >> There are a few more ornaments/elements I'd like to add in for interest.  I'll
> >> probably have to play with the lights a bit or it will never finish rendering
> >> before the holidays are over... :-;
> >>
> >> -- Chris Rath
> >
> > Looking at the picture in detail, I was unhappy with the way the puddle melting
> > off of the snowman looked.  So, in true geek fashion, I looked up the theory
> > behind surface tension of water when puddling on a solid surface, and rewrote
> > the macro that generates the puddle to take all of that into account.
> >
> > Here is a closeup test view of the snowman with the new puddle, with which I am
> > quite happy now.  I will probably have to update the scene to make the puddle
> > more obvious in the full scene, because it's kind of hard to notice now.
> >
> > Of course, now I'm unhappy with the scarf, so I'll be working on that next...
> >
> > -- Chris Rath
> Here is my take on a melting snowman:
> <https://youtu.be/puo_eVkz0gY>
> (Work in progress)
> (In TikTok format)
> m@

Nice!  I thought about doing an animation of my snowman melting, and having the
puddle grow as he does so.  However, it all renders so slowly that I'd have to
rent a big server farm to get all of the frames done in my lifetime...

Any particular tools you use to convert frames to movies?

-- Chris Rath

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