of this image is to study the optics of a Bryce Lens.
This image is taken
from the same setup as Lens Effect with the following
The sky is clear, and the spotlight
from "Lens Effect" has been removed.
- Point Of View is
now looking at the lens instead of through the lens.
- The lens has been
modified slightly, so it's not the same exact lens.
- A mirror, placed behind
the lens, allows a view through the lens.
- The Poser figure has a laser
beam placed at each eye, one red, the other green, (effected by parallel spotlights,
infinite light, no fall-off, and a gel).
- The laser beams are aimed directly
through the lens.
The laser beam paths seem to
have the following physical problems:
This seems to indicate that the lens is not acting as a focusing
device, even though the mirror image of the lens shows that the scene itself is
bent by the optics. I have verified that the problem is not related to the gel
texture. Therefore, I suspect that ray tracing for refracted and reflected light
beams is not working.
- They don't reflect off
the mirror. This is a surprising and serious error in the software, in my opinion.
lens does not seem to bend the beam path, even if there is an effect internal
to the lens