I’m on the artwork craze right now. Between homework assignments and other things on my schedule, I manage to find time to run my newly discovered program called POV-Ray Rendering software. I had the program for sometime now, but I could never get it to work. It just required too much work to set it up.
It comes free with the Red Hat Linux Operating Systems, however when I upgraded to Fedora II LINUX systems, It was there again. But this time when I selected it from the menu on my desktop, it activated and started to set-up the run-wizard. I was curious when I went through the file menu selection. It noted that I needed to download one additional program to do the actual rendering. OK, that was painless. It excepted it right away and I did not need to apply any patches or hacks to the directory files and core program.
It had a tutorial that you could follow along and create your first rendered photo. I was shock and stunned when that first photo slowly rendered on my desktop. I was amazed at the detail and degree of realization the photo made with all the lighting, shadowing and reflections on each of the object I placed inside the photo. I just kept saying “cool!”
So here are the first two photos that I made with the POV-Ray rendering software I have. According to the website, you can also get programs that can render trees, backgrounds and landscapes, human figures and faces and lastly, do animation with all that! Now I wish I was not so busy with classes. Oh the temptation!