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Caustics causing trouble in London

Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 9:41 am
by ingenious
A bit old, but awesome -- a curved reflective building in London casting a caustic on a street, heating the area to up to 93 degrees Celsius :D

News report (video): http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/vide ... aper-video
Melted car (pics): http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... s-car.html

Re: Caustics causing trouble in London

Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 10:27 pm
by beason
The Disney concert hall in Los Angeles causes similar problems for nearby buildings. Maybe to a lesser degree (hee hee).

Re: Caustics causing trouble in London

Posted: Tue Apr 15, 2014 9:28 am
by toshiya
All architectural designers seriously need to use a rendering algorithm that can properly handle caustics!

# In my office, caustics from a mirror like building on the other side are trying to burn my eyes during sunny days.

Re: Caustics causing trouble in London

Posted: Tue Apr 15, 2014 10:32 am
by ingenious
toshiya wrote:All architectural designers seriously need to use a rendering algorithm that can properly handle caustics!


Shameless self-promotion! :mrgreen:

Re: Caustics causing trouble in London

Posted: Sat Mar 21, 2015 7:41 am
by koiava
nice article from iRay team. They took into account the advice of ingenious :)
Nice work guys! :D
http://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2015/03/19 ... death-ray/
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