Wow guys, thanks for those nice illustrations and explanations
where's brynn gone ?
I'll bet he's working on a real "block buster" for this.
....still awaiting his 3 cents.
Also, sorry for my absence -- had to deal with life offline the last day or so, running errands, and what-not.
So sorry, no "blockbuster". I think I've just about squeezed everything I can out of this challenge (hatchmarked sphere AND interpolated cone). Well, for now anyway
Also fyi, I'm a woman. I guess "Bryn" is one of those names for boys and girls (like Chris, Terry, Jody, etc.). I think my parents added the extra 'n' to make it seem more feminine, but I think and 'e', like 'brynne' might be even better.
"point source for light" -- Interesting, I had never conceived that scenario.... I know that I've seen objects throw shadows that are bigger than the object, but in every case I could remember, there were multiple light sources, and I assumed that the shadows (and lights) were sort of blended together, to make the overall shadow bigger. So I guess in a truly realistic representation, one would actually show more than one shadow, since the single point source is not something one sees every day?
And Wow! on druban's, Simarilius' and Rob A's work. Although I realize druban's isn't part of the drawing challenge. But that's impressive for "hastily drawn". I may have to finally install Blender, and get on the 3D wagon!
Nice cones, Sim and Rob
Care to share your methods? Did you use interpolation, or some other trick? I think one could probably do a cone with a regular linear gradient, if it were rotated at the proper angle. But I haven't actually tried it.
I totally forgot this was any kind of contest and forfeit any claim to winning.
No worries. We gave up on the competition aspect of it a while ago. I like to call them "challenges" because they challenge us to learn! I learn both from my own work, and also from the discussion.