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23 Feb 2024 03:15:34 EST (-0500)
  Re: Ringworld scene  
From: Thomas de Groot
Date: 9 Feb 2021 02:36:21
Message: <60223b75$1@news.povray.org>
Op 08/02/2021 om 09:13 schreef Mike Horvath:
> On 2/8/2021 2:35 AM, Thomas de Groot wrote:
>> I don't know. Just rendering your atmosphere, with a supporting ring 
>> added, took me about 30 seconds. Probably other conditions prevail in 
>> your scene (landscape? cloudscape? shadow squares? area_light sun?)
> Yes, the sun is a 6x6 (probably excessive) area light.
> Without the atmosphere the scene takes about 2 hours to render.
> Mike

I wonder if at that distance an area_light is really effective. A point 
light (with parallel) would probably be much faster and without any 
visual difference.


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