Pov-ray Tag


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Lighthouse
LEGO Storeís Lighthouse is the Monthly Mini Model Build for July í11. I thought this would be a nice quick and dirty build, but I ran into a minor problem. I didnít have the wheel element in the build modeled. I tried to shortcut by using LDD/LDRAW, but sadly I couldnít find it there either…
Posted Jul 31, 2011 by Steven 1 min read

8029 Mini Snow Speeder
Thought this unreleased LEGO mini snow speeder would be fun to render. Not sure why this wan't released. It was probably due to the cockpit. Oddly, LEGO released the instructions, apparently in 2008. 8029 Mini Snow Speeder by SafePit, on Flickr
Posted Dec 12, 2010 by Steven 1 min read

Sea Swallow
Beware of what lurks beneath the sea! I was having fun again with LDD and POV-Ray and thought this would make an interesting render after my first attempt. I also uploaded a slightly different version to LEGO's gallery with different eyes stalks. Sea Swallow by SafePit, on Flickr Overall, this is pr…
Posted Sep 27, 2010 by Steven 1 min read

Waterfall v2 (Updated)
Okay, I went a bit overboard creating an updated version of my Waterfall with more accurate bricks and logo. I even randomly rotated the bricks to break up the monotony of the the logos. The first version with the LEGO logo was a bit too uniform. Waterfall v2 (Updated) by SafePit, on Flickr
Posted Sep 16, 2010 by Steven 1 min read

Waterfall
This is the second version of my simple waterfall experiment. I limited myself to a 4x4 plate and the bricks and colors available in LDD. I added a bit more foliage and color variation to the cliff. Waterfall by SafePit, on Flickr This time, I used LDD to create the model…
Posted Sep 06, 2010 by Steven 2 min read

Adventures in Lighting
Okay, I admit that lighting isn't my strong suit. I'm good with geometry and scripting. But I struggle making the images look as good as they should. These photos are my attempts to try to get better colors and realistic lighting from POV-Ray. Waterfall was me playing around with LeoCAD as alternati…
Posted Sep 04, 2010 by Steven 2 min read

Cube Dudes and Seagull
I've been having a lot of fun lately creating LEGO POV-Ray models and I thought I'd share! Brink Link was nice enough to post instructions for the SDCC 2010 Cube Dudes which I had to model! I've finished R2-D2 and C-3PO and they look great…
Posted Aug 15, 2010 by Steven 2 min read

Watermelon
Here is my take on LEGO Stores Watermelon Monthly Mini Model Build for July. This model screams Summer and one just didn't seem enough. Playing around with better lighting, fog to soften light and JPEG artifacts, and a bit of focal blur thrown in for good measure. Enjoy!
Posted Aug 06, 2010 by Steven 1 min read

New and Old Models
I uploaded a couple of LEGO renders today, a new one and an old one. The new one is 377 Shell Station which required a few new pieces, including creating a better female hair piece…
Posted Aug 01, 2010 by Steven 1 min read

21006 White House
This is the wonderful 21006 White House. I love the look and did my best to recreate it, but Iím sure things arenít quite the same. I didnít finish the back yet, so donít turn it around. I need to find some better lighting though…
Posted Jul 24, 2010 by Steven 1 min read

Flickr LEGO Fun
Flickr has become my new favorite place to share my LEGO creations. I tend to use Facebook for family and friends, manly because that is what my family and friends use. But I digress. It is pretty easy now to use available tools, mine being Windows Live Photo Gallary, that allow easy publishing…
Posted Mar 14, 2010 by Steven 2 min read

All Is Well In 64bit Land
Well, I'm finding the 64bit version of Windows 7 works pretty well. I have most of my applications running again, using the 64bit versions if I could find them. The SSD drive is working great and I'm just using an external drive enclosure to get around the space limitations. I've been rendering some…
Posted Jan 30, 2010 by SafePit 1 min read

Fly Me To The Moon
Playing around with POV-Ray animation. This is LEGO model 367 Lunar Lander. Trying to be a bit more ambitious with camera sweeps, using easing functions and launching the lander into space! Since Flickr allows videos as well, I threw a copy there as well…
Posted Jan 21, 2010 by Steven 1 min read

Promotional Windmill 1976
I finally got around to trying my hand again at animating some of my virtual LEGO creations. I decided to go simple and animate the vanes and a simple camera pan for the promotional Windmill circa 1976. And, to really get my geek on, I uploaded it to YouTube. This was fun and I already have some i…
Posted Jan 04, 2010 by Steven 1 min read

5865 Mini Dumper
This is LEGOģ model 5865 MiniDumper, part of the 2009 Creator series. I thought it looked really cool and was curious how close I could get to the original by building a virtual one. 5865 Mini Dumper by Steven Reid, on Flickr Fingers crossed that I come close with just the inventory list…
Posted Jan 01, 2010 by Steven 1 min read

Power Station
I was playing around with World Machine and thought Iíd add the height field to my Power Station image. I think it really conveys the overall scale of the scene. I also added a better star field that shows up under anti-aliasing (best seen in large version)…
Posted Oct 04, 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 Iím rendering a large widescreen ve…
Posted Aug 04, 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 itíd 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. Check it out yourself at this thread. 7804 Lizard Ivy by Steven Reid, on Flickr
Posted Jul 06, 2009 by Steven 1 min read

LEGO Moon Plates at Last
IĽm 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

LEGO 7804 Lizard
Ran across this really interesting LEGO set and I just ďhadĒ to render it. I needed to model a few parts I didnít 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

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…
Posted Apr 03, 2009 by Steven 1 min read

LEGO Horse
Iíve been updating my LEGO Renders in POV-Ray and one of the ones I recently ďfixedĒ 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