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25 Feb 2024 06:46:00 EST (-0500)
  Re: Ringworld scene  
From: Mike Horvath
Date: 10 Feb 2021 05:29:54
Message: <6023b5a2$1@news.povray.org>
On 2/9/2021 2:36 AM, Thomas de Groot wrote:
> 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.

The area light is necessary to create the fuzzy shadows. (Otherwise 
shadows would have a sharp edge and the lighted regions would be larger 
than the shadow regions IIRC.)

A 6x6 area light may be excessive though. Dunno.


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