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A TRON LightCycle Model and Animation Script for POV-Ray
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LightCycle POV-Ray Model

A TRON LightCycle Model and Animation Script for POV-Ray


  • The original TRON LightCycle was created using simple geometric primatives.
  • The Persistence of Vision Raytracer is a free raytracer that takes simple geometic and scene descriptions to produce high-quality images.

The POV-Ray model for the LightCycle used here is based on work done by Carl N. Hoff.

How to Render

Install POV-Ray

Install the povray software on your computer using a package manager:

  • Linux (Ubuntu) - apt-get install povray
  • MacOS - brew install povray
  • Window - Download Installer Here

Render a Single Frame

The model and scene description is located in the LightCycle.pov file.

povray LightCycle.pov

Render Movie

The animation (start/end frame) settings are located in the LightCycle.ini file.

povray LightCycle.ini
ffmpeg -r 24 -i LightCycle%03d.png -s:v 800x600 -c:v libx264 -profile:v high -crf 20 -pix_fmt yuv420p LightCycle.mp4


Lightcycle Image

Blog Post on POV-Ray

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