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Thank you for your Original Content, /u/AndyL33!
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Data source from Polar Science Center http://psc.apl.washington.edu/research/projects/arctic-sea-ice-volume-anomaly/
I wrote a Perl script to calculate camera, object, texture motions with easing and then generate scripts for PovRay to render. Scripts were distributed among several Linux servers and even a Raspberry Pi3 and coordinated using MySQL for task allocation and using SSH tunnels for remote servers. Finished images were submitted back to my webserver, then forwarded back to my main machine here for final assembly using ffmpeg, also adding the piano music which I also composed and played.
I've put well over 500 hours on this project over the 6 years that I have been producing this animation. This run took 211 cpu-hours to render and completed in 2 days!
Machines ranged from a 32 core webserver that could produce a frame every 3 to 7 minutes, to a Raspberry Pi3 B+ that contributed 11 frames at around 1.5 to 3 hours each!
TIL in 1897, 3 Swedes attempted to be the first people to reach the North Pole. They travelled by hot air balloon but crashed after 65 hours. 33 years later, a ship discovered their camp, along with their dead bodies, journal, and camera. They'd survived for weeks by killing and eating polar bears.