I just wanted to wish everyone in the POV-Ray community a Happy Holidays and a
prosperous New Year in 2023. I have really appreciated all of the expertise you
have offered as I have dug back into ray tracing these past few years. Here's a
little holiday image using some of the things I have learned.
I'm particularly happy with the moonlight coming through the window, and the
frost on the window panes. The Arbaro Christmas tree took quite a bit of work
to get something close to the trees we usually put up, and I spent some time
fixing a bug in the Arbaro uv-coordinate generation to get it to work. Thanks
also to the community for helping with getting the tree lights to work with
radiosity without leaving blotches of light on the fireplace.
The legs on the tree stand are from some work getting the extrusion of shapes to
work as isosurfaces. Placing the ornaments and lights on the tree is a big
macro using trace() on the tree's mesh2 stems.
There are some parts that look a bit cartoonish relative to others, but I'm off
working on my mesh2 paper modeling code again, so maybe next year...
-- Chris R.
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