POV-Ray : Newsgroups : povray.binaries.images : Aquarium : Re: Aquarium Server Time
22 Sep 2023 04:29:13 EDT (-0400)
  Re: Aquarium  
From: Chris R
Date: 29 Aug 2023 23:10:00
Message: <web.64eeb2afc0d87b59a2e6a155cc1b6e@news.povray.org>
"Chris R" <car### [at] comcastnet> wrote:
> 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.
HD (1920x1080), good anti-aliasing, radiosity...

124 hours rendering time.  There are a few things I'd go back and fix in the
modeling, but probably not for another week hogging all the cycles on my laptop.

-- Chris R.

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