Hello all, this is Eduard Schwan... some may remember me working with the
POV-Ray 2&3 team developing the Macintosh version, ... many years ago :-) I
have been actively using POV-Ray (Mega-POV lately) to build intricate animations
to go with my music compositions. So I am proud to finally announce the
publication of 4 of these POV-Ray-generated music videos on a DVD (NTSC format,
region-free.) I have prominently listed POV-Ray in the credits as part of my
toolbox :-) Here is my announcement, along with a video trailer where you can
preview the music videos if you like:
Journey through four different surreal worlds, each one offering
artistically-crafted computer-animated scenes, some playful, some mysterious,
all thought-provoking. Each video has its own original music soundtrack
composed to go hand-in-hand with the video experience. The computer-generated
ray-traced videos were designed bit-by-bit (and the music note-by-note) by
SchwanSongs for your enjoyment.
#1 - Game the System - Frolic through a video-game fantasy world of
kaleidoscopic excitement. Will you avoid the strange whirling parasols? Can
you count all 10 sneaky sheep?
#2 - The Cherry Orchid - Float through a garden of crystal flowers, growing in a
serene liquid pool at sunset.
#3 - Nebula Spin - Stroll through the nebula-hood with three chatty molecules as
they search for the nearest star.
#4 - Glacially Inevitable - Experience glacial beauty and inevitable entropy...
where time and music seem frozen, and icy sharp.
This NTSC region-free DVD contains over 22 minutes of animation, and is
available for sale (for $15 USD, plus shipping/handling) worldwide. The 4
videos can be played individually, or sequentially in a loop. A video-trailer
can be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcHMMWQYPGk
You can find more information on this DVD (including on-line ordering outlets)
Tech-Note: The animations were all rendered at NTSC Standard size (720x480,
4:3-aspect ratio for TV), anti-aliased, area-lights on. There was one section
in "Game the System" inside the multi-reflecting kaleidoscope that brought the
rendering to its knees, running over 10 hours for each frame of animation :-)
Thank you for your interest, and for continuing POV-Ray development! I hope you
enjoy the trailer and the videos.
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