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5 Oct 2022 15:02:56 EDT (-0400)
  Re: The Shallows - Instalment 1/3  
From: Chris R
Date: 8 Sep 2022 14:50:00
Message: <web.631a385892dcb1025fe007ec5cc1b6e@news.povray.org>
Thomas de Groot <tho### [at] degrootorg> wrote:
> This is the first of three instalments under the general title "the
> Shallows". The second instalment still needs a final render after some
> more tinkering. The third one has not yet been started. Render time was
> particularly long: I estimate about some 48 hours in total. I always
> render in sections divided over several render sessions and this time
> the complete process took several weeks. Slowest was the middle section
> (the background) and fastest was the sky. Render speed was more often
> expressed in ppm than in pps.
>
> There are several media: part of the clouds over the Giant; the water;
> the background trees; the slightly hazy atmosphere.
>
> Inspiration came from two sources: https://silenceofthetides.com and a
> reference to Francisco Goya's painting "The Giant".
>
> Objects from Friedrich Lohmueller were gratefully used: the railway
> tracks and wheels, and the houses on the background.
>
> Thomas

Very cool!  I can appreciate long render times.  I am working on a scene with a
rocky/sandy island with a fortress in the middle of a body of water.  My first
attempt to render at high quality with radiosity took 96 hours!

I am looking forward to seeing the other parts.

-- Chris R.


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