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Persistence of Vision tutorial

Jerry Stratton, January 29, 2006

I’ve just finished and uploaded a Persistence of Vision tutorial I’ve been meaning to write for quite some time. I had an epiphany of sorts on Friday about a project that would work perfectly for going, step-by-step, through the very basics of creating 3-D images using POV-Ray.

This image of a planet with rings and a moon, against a starry backdrop, is easy to make and takes only a few lines of instructions for POV-Ray. And it's a lot of fun.

Simple Photorealism using Persistence of Vision will complement my Persistence of Text collection of POV-Ray tutorials. Despite what it looks like, I haven’t given up on those, and have had a 12-sided die tutorial outlined for a while now.

This tutorial is available under the GNU Free Documentation License version 1.1 and is available in HTML, PDF, and Rich Text Format.

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