Since the release of Star Wars: A New Hope in 1977, there has been a tremendous amount of interest in the characters, locations and technology of George Lucas' vision. From the original film's two sequels, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi to the spin-off novels, comics, computer games and even the commemorative Monopoly set, Star Wars has inspired thousands of science-fiction fans the world over to make their own contributions to an ever-expanding universe.
The Persistence of Vision raytracer is a program for generating photo-realistic computer images from text files containing descriptions of 3D scenes or objects. It is available for most computer platforms, it is freely distributable, and it can produce some stunning-looking images - take a look at www.povray.org for more information and details of how to get hold of POV-Ray for your own computer.
I created this site in 1998, having put together a few SW models just for fun. Most of the original models were mine, although there have been numerous contributions since this site went 'live.' I haven't done anything in POV-Ray for years now - not enough time, and I kind of lost interest after a while - but I had so many emails regarding this site that I felt it was worth leaving it on-line, and I'll happily post SW POV-Ray stuff that other people have developed.
My personal homepage is at http://www.dylanbeattie.net/.
Dylan Beattie, dylan[at]zepler[dot]org
May 10th, 1998 / January 17th, 2001