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1.2.4 The Light Source

You know you have been raytracing too long when ...
... You take a photo course just to learn how to get the lighting right.
-- Christoph Rieder

In any ray-traced scene, the light needed to illuminate our objects and their surfaces must come from a light source. There are many kinds of light sources available in POV-Ray and careful use of the correct kind can yield very impressive results. Let's take a moment to explore some of the different kinds of light sources and their various parameters. CSG Pitfalls The Pointlight Source

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