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LEGO and ZX81 Geocities Content Moved
Yahoo! will be shutting down Geocities tomorrow, 10/26/09, which means an end to my old LEGO and ZX81 website. Although I hadn’t updated those sites much since Yahoo! turned off ftp access, Geocities had remained my presence on the web for almost 12 years. Sad to say, it will be sad to see it go. Fo…
Posted Oct 25, 2009 by Steven 1 min read

21005 Fallingwater
I’ve finished rendering 21005 Fallingwater in POV-Ray. Only 3 new bricks needed to be modeled so most of the time was spent inputing brick positions. I like this angle as it really shows off the waterfall. 21005 Fallingwater by Steven Reid, on Flickr At the moment I’m rendering a large widescreen ve…
Posted Aug 04, 2009 by Steven 1 min read

21005 WIP
I don’t normally post “work in progress” but this one is pretty large and I wanted to show off what I had so far. It may not look like much yet, but I’ve finished my favorite part of the 21005 Fallingwater model: the waterfall. 21005 Fallingwater WIP by Steven Reid, on Flickr Because this is a newer…
Posted Aug 01, 2009 by Steven 1 min read

21004 Guggenheim Museum
LEGO has launched a new Architecture line and I have to note that they are pretty impressive. So impressive, that I spent some time on vacation modeling the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in POV-ray. 21004 Guggenheim Museum by Steven Reid, on Flickr This model is a great example of the effort the LEGO…
Posted Jul 30, 2009 by Steven 1 min read

Structure Synth Fun
Ran across some interesting images built using Structure Synth and rendered in POV-Ray. Thought it’d be cool to try some myself. I was playing some of the demo scenes, exporting them to POV-Ray for a high quality render. The image looked like hair and made me think LEGO minifig…
Posted Jul 09, 2009 by Steven 1 min read

Ivy Lizard
Seems my lizard has been covered by some minor growth. I ran across this great ivy macro by hobBIT while hanging around the pov-ray.org forums and had to give it a try. 7804 Lizard Ivy by Steven Reid, on Flickr Check it out yourself at this thread.
Posted Jul 06, 2009 by Steven 1 min read

LEGO Moon Plates at Last
I’m still playing around with recreating old LEGO models. I spent time today modeling more road plates with the intention of creating a large town image…
Posted Jun 06, 2009 by Steven 2 min read

More POV-Ray and LEGO Fun
I have radiosity fever of late, converting or creating a number of new LEGO images utilizing POV-Ray 3.7 beta. Below are two new renders. The new model is 604 Shell Car that fit nicely with some of my old models…
Posted May 17, 2009 by Steven 1 min read

Cow
This is a “sort-of” recreation of the original cow image with the “Moo!” bubble. Unlike the original, this is a true brick cow and I’ve tried to make it more “realistic” then the original “flat” and shiny version. I had added the bubble with Paint Shop Pro on the first version…
Posted May 12, 2009 by Steven 1 min read

LEGO 7804 Lizard
Ran across this really interesting LEGO set and I just “had” to render it. I needed to model a few parts I didn’t have in my library. I also threw it into the same background I used on one of my Fire Truck renders. I might change the scene a bit to better show the texture on the front slope…
Posted Apr 13, 2009 by Steven 1 min read

More Fun With Radiosity
Spent some time last weekend doing some additional renders using the latest 3.7 beta. First off, some cows: Cows (Radiosity) by Steven Reid, on Flickr And the 602 Fire Truck with a better background and slightly different table surface. 602 Fire Truck (Radiosity) by Steven Reid, on Flickr
Posted Apr 12, 2009 by Steven 1 min read

602 Fire Truck and Radiosity
I ran across this wonderful little macro by Jaime Vives Piquere to do Pseudo-HDRI lighting. I ran the macro with both POV-Ray 3.6 and 3.7 beta 31. I actually liked the 3.7 better. However, the image map I used is a bit lower resolution then I would like causing the pixilation in the background. I’m …
Posted Apr 03, 2009 by Steven 1 min read

LEGO Horse
I’ve been updating my LEGO Renders in POV-Ray and one of the ones I recently “fixed” is Horses. Horses by SafePit on DeviantArt My daughter modeled the original horse using real LEGO bricks and she and her sister had snapped a few photos of it back in 2001…
Posted Feb 07, 2009 by Steven 1 min read

Getting a Little deviantART
I’ve been a lurker on deviantART for awhile now and decided to take the plunge and upload some of my ray traced images there. Since I tend to use the same alias at all my sites, you can now catch SafePit on deviantART…
Posted Dec 29, 2008 by Steven 1 min read

More Lego Fun - 318 Windmill
Well, it’s been over a year since I last played around with my Lego ray tracing and even longer since the last time I traced a new model. Well, ’tis the season to build new models! I did some searching around and found a model from 1969: 318 Windmill. Yes, it isn’t a large model…
Posted Dec 23, 2007 by Steven 2 min read

Lego USB Drive -- Want One!
Interestingly, an Australian firm is offering a USB drive encased in a LEGO® brick. I just have to say that “I want one!” They look too cool and, of course, very geeky! If you haven’t noticed, I'm a big Lego® Bricks fan. Unfortunately, 50 bucks seems a bit steep…
Posted May 31, 2007 by Steven 1 min read

Lego Rubik’s Cube
While playing around with Live!, I ran across a web site where someone created a LEGO Rubik’s Cube. They have some pretty interesting pictures, including a movie. Unfortunately, it is very big and doesn’t appear to move very well. If it was smaller, I might try to make my own…
Posted Apr 21, 2007 by Steven 1 min read

Lego my Console
So, obviously I’m a bit Lego fan. So, I was surprised—although I shouldn’t have been—that people have been re-creating their favorite consoles in Lego form. I ran across a Joystiq article that shows a pretty nice rendition of a Wii using Lego bricks…
Posted Mar 14, 2007 by Steven 1 min read

Updated My Geocities Site
I updated my GeoCities Imagination web site the other day to add a link to this site. I’m really disappointed with GeoCities since Yahoo! picked it up. Ever since they dropped ftp, making it a pain to update it, I haven’t added any content. Their update tools aren’t bad, just a pain…
Posted May 02, 2006 by Steven 1 min read