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Blob Star
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Published: April 17, 2006
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Checking out photons in POV-Ray. This is made of blobs (like meta balls).
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SpearHawk's avatar
Awesome! Looks like a really elaborate teething ring.
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parrotdolphinProfessional Digital Artist
Ha ha! Thanks.
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rabbitica Digital Artist
Ah, nice, very nice.! :love:

Reminds me of those squishy bath beads that desolve in warm water. ;)
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parrotdolphinProfessional Digital Artist
Oh yeah, you're right! Now I want some, they always smell like baby oil, and they're so pretty too.
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rabbitica Digital Artist
LOL Ever tried to squeez a fresh one between your fingers? They just don't burst. Maybe a good thing.
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parrotdolphinProfessional Digital Artist
Now I HAVE to get some!
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I love it. Is that gossy effect hard to get? cuz, you know
after seeing so much renders frmo you, all trought Pov-Ray, V-Ray and else-rays, I've decided to try it out myself.
So...greetings, main source of inspiration :w00t:!
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parrotdolphinProfessional Digital Artist
Good luck if you try POV-Ray. Read, read, read... and code, code, code :D
Glossy hard to get? Naw, POV has include files that have predefined textures, colors, materials (like glass, metals, etc) and you can use those to get started.
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Oh wow! Sometimes simple is better. Did you use a color gradient over the blobs (errr.. metaballs) or did you set each color individually?
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parrotdolphinProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks Max. POV-Ray calls 'em blobs, seems like most other programs call them metaballs, same thing. Its a gradient color_map.
I still want to figure out how to get those prismatic artifacts (caustics?)
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You have to enable photons. :)
Render times get reeeeeallly slow.
Let me know if you want more info. I have done caustics before. :)
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parrotdolphinProfessional Digital Artist
Yup, I had the photons on for this peice, and it was slow to render. I'm going to try and figure out the prismatic stuff myself one of these days, but if I can't, I will come knocking. :) Thanks!
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imagnum Digital Artist
That's what I call prompt delivery. :D It's cute :clap:
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parrotdolphinProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks sweetheart!
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imagnum Digital Artist
She called me sweetheart :love: :D

May I get a bump-mapped surface onto the glass sculpture now? Those caustics can stand some turbulence, I suppose.

But then I'd get my own ass in gear and check out that photon gimmick myself.
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parrotdolphinProfessional Digital Artist
Bumps? Sure, sweetie!
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imagnum Digital Artist
Wow, great! :clap:

And next I want a lilac metalic mercedes, a big bowl of stracciatella ice cream, and a pink plushy life-sized elephant.

Thanks in advance :rolf:
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parrotdolphinProfessional Digital Artist
:lmao: :rofl: :lmao: :rofl: :lmao: :rofl: :lmao: :rofl:
Damn, I stuffed that elephant into the Mercedes, told him to drive his ass to Germany, and he spilled his ice cream all over the car and started crying. Elephants are so sensitive!
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At least you've tried :D

Thanks for the laugh! :rofl:
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bluesman219Hobbyist Photographer
Look like flat-jacks!! :lol: Nicely done. :)
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parrotdolphinProfessional Digital Artist
I squashed my jacks. :D. Thanks Phil!
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Welcome my friend.
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Looks yummy, like jelly beans. Where does the model come from? Anything to do with Penrose tiling?
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