Leonid those POV-Ray images are amazing. I remain a metalworker
and will cut, paste, and edit straight into the metal by hand.
Hammers, saws and files achieve the same as keyboard, tablet and
scroll wheel, much quicker including preparation for
mass-production. To achive any of those POV-Ray images in metal
requires a huge organization. Doing a one-off will challenge the
keyboard artists when it comes down to a single item, that really
works, is 100% wearable, at a reasonable price.
I did not refer to those images as something to be made in metal. The
subject was CAD operators and their ability to work from rough
PovRay software has no user interface. One creates a text file where
graphic functions are called like inside the “C” program. Than
graphic engine is called, passing this text file as a parameter. So,
in a sense, PovRay is a programming language, and not a software.
The realistic images are obtained by using mathematical functions
which describe natural forms and processes, and what is possible to
achieve using dry and boring math is displayed on that site.
Considering that most images were started from nothing, but one’s
imagination and not even a rough sketch - for a professional CAD
modeler to complaint that drawing does not have enough details is
utterly ridiculous. And that was my point.