Descriptions and Examples for the POV-Ray raytracer
by Friedrich A. Lohmüller
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   > Sunset Sky
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How to create Realistic Skies with POV-Ray

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Sunset Sky:
To simulate a sunset sky we can use a color_map with a gradient y from dark blue to bright red on the sky_sphere. We can turn this color_map pigment against the x axis to simulate a redish sky part in the west (here: z direction)
// sky ----------------------------------
sky_sphere{
 pigment{ gradient <0,1,0>
          color_map{
     [0.00 color rgb<0.24,0.32,1> *0.3]
     [0.23 color rgb<0.16,0.32,0.9> *0.9]
     [0.37 color rgb<1,0.1,0> ]
     [0.52 color rgb<1,0.2,0> ]
     [0.70 color rgb<0.36,0.32,1> *0.7 ]
     [0.80 color rgb<0.14,0.32,1> *0.5 ]
     [1.00 color rgb<0.24,0.32,1> *0.3 ]
                   } // end color_map
     scale 2
     rotate <-20,0,0>
     translate <0,0.7,0>
 } // end pigment
} // end sky_sphere ---------------------
Some colorful layers of clouds may help to make the scene perfect.
See the according scene file for more details!
Sunset Sky pigment demo.
Another colorful sunset sky
Description of this scenery for POV-Ray

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