Ray Traced Pictures

For obscure reasons chess boards, and more generaly tiled floors, have always been favourites with the ray tracers.

This page is a group of my own efforts. All these files are high definition and need screen settings of at least thousands of colours to display properly. File sizes are predictably larger than average so I have marked them by the thumbnails.

Apart from the first picture which was traced using POV these pictures were all made with 3d Studio.

For those of you who have done some ray tracing this is the original pov ray set modified to remove the ridiculous background and set up the position after 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 - a scottish. (140k)
Two attempts at a full set with clock after 1. e4 c5. (136k)
My machine thinks about it for a very long time before it coughs up this sort of picture - white in deep time trouble! (128k)
The picture above but twisted into a fantasy image ! (kai's power tools vortex tiling for the technically minded) (205k)
Two spinoffs while I was modeling the pieces for the pictures above and below (72k)
These two are not intended as pictures in their own right. They were used as a base to produce pictures of complete 3d sets for David Sugdens chess recorder program (which I recommend). The idea is that if you cut out the pieces you get your very own 3d chess set but you could doubtless do other things with them as well. (115k)
This one is my favourite. (52k)

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Last modified may 1997.