The Persistence of Ignorance is a gallery of computer generated images. I create these images with a Raytracer, a kind of program that uses a 3D technique called (obviously) Raytracing to obtain a picture from a virtual scene, previously defined.

There are many raytracing programs out there, most commercial, but I use only POV-Ray, an amazing and free raytracer, and his unofficial sequels MegaPOV, UberPOV and Hgpovray.

In addition to the galleries, the site contains some of the source code used to generate these, and also information about the techniques I often use. Finally, there is the almost mandatory links section with a few URLs related to POV-Ray.

Please send any request, comment, suggestion or criticism, about the images or the site, to jaime at ignorancia (dot org).

Thanks for the visit, and enjoy the images!


July 2023:

The HD on the server started to fail, casually damaging only the web site wordpress databases... oh, well, time to go back to CMSMS again.

The backup was not good either, so I will have to rebuild the entire site. Fortunately I've all the images and zips, but the textual content and the structure of the site will have to be reconstructed using the copy on the internet archive as reference (thanks god such a site exists!).

The task should take me some time, but at least I already put up some of the important pages, specially the sources. The image galleries will appear little by little, as I find the time to rebuild them.