As I was thinking about the next POV-Ray project, I saw the cover of one of my
old raytracing books from 20 years ago with an aquarium. So, I started playing
around with modeling my aquarium, including the gravel bottom, the water
disturbed by the filter flow, etc.
I am getting close to finishing all of the modeling, but I thought I'd share
this WIP view. This is a medium resolution, medium anti-aliasing, no radiosity
render. What struck me about the results is that, probably due to a combination
of the textured wall surfaces and the low-wattage bulbs in the light fixtures,
it has the feeling of a high-ISO photograph that I kind of like. (I wonder if
emulating ISO in POV-Ray, similar to emulating focal blur would be an
interesting 4.0 feature?)
Comments welcome, and I'll post the final rendering soon.
-- Chris R.
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