POVRay is a freely available ray tracing package available from http://www.povray.org. This is an example of what can be done with it without too much trouble. Click on an image to see a larger version.
A Lava Lamp:
lava.jpg (512x768 JPEG, 75K)
An experiment with Fresnel lenses (part of a work in
lighthouse.jpg (1024x768 JPEG, 47K)
A design for a coffee table I want to build some day in
table.jpg (1024x768 JPEG, 86K)
My first POVRay test scene - a stack of glass balls (what
JPEG compression does to this image is a sin and a shame, so
I'm posting a big PNG):
glassball.png (1024x768 PNG, 135K)
Other people's Ray Tracing pages
- David Morgan-Mar Another #callahans regular.