What you'll find here is an overview of how I created my homepage animations. This is Part 1 of a two-part series. In Part 2, I'll talk about how YOUR math was used to create the animations above. Then we'll explore other possibilities for the animations. The math concepts you need are 3D coordinates and trigonometric functions - especially the sine function. If you want to follow along and make your own 3D text, first download POV-Ray and set it up.

How I did it

Creating 3D Text in POV-Ray

Now let's work on a button and animate it.

If you're following along with POV-Ray, you'll need to learn a few new features. Click here to read the file we'll be using.

Animate the button!

How the clock variable works

Next Up: Part 2 - Using trigonometry to make animations