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Wings3D + POV-Ray 3.7, 2012

After my first failed attempt at the new SSLT feature on POV-Ray 3.7 using pool balls, I tried again with a related subject.

This time everything worked fine from the start, and the SSLT behaved really nice on the dominoes model I created with Wings3D. These consist on two separate halves, for each color, and a little metal tip on the white part (it's mandatory here in Spain). The numbers were "carved" into the meshes with classic CSG, so I could make just one macro wich returns the appropiate piece for the two numbers passed as parameters.

To complete the effect I added some dirt and wear, but it really was challenging... the only quick way I found was to resort to image_maps, but they had to be done carefully to match the CSG holes.

The best thing about this scene is that it lead me to discover a really nice tool that it's going to change (for better) the kind of scenes I can do. It all started when I thought that it would be nice to do a "domino effect" scene... but that's another story, which I will tell you soon, very soon... ;)

WIPS, tests and other images:

domino-01 domino-04 domino-06 domino-07 domino-08 domino-10 domino-11 domino-12 domino-13-sslt domino-13 domino-14-detail domino-14 domino-15 domino-16-play domino-17-spline-sslt domino-17-spline

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