The year of isosurfaces, thanks to Ryoichi Suzuki' Iso-patch. Most of the pictures are based on isosurfaces or other mathematical constructs, like julias. 1997 was also the year of radiosity, a technique that was very slow and difficult to master at the time, with pictures using it: "Alfama
" and "Shopping frenzy
". Tiny Poser characters could now be found in many images but they were still too ugly. By the way, "Alfama" is possibly one of the first POV-Ray pictures ever to feature radiosity, isosurfaces, user-defined function pigments and a Poser character at the same time. A large part of the year was dedicated to the 6-month rendering of the "Cubicle workers
", using several computers...