I remember playing with the amazing POV-Ray back in the early 1990s. POV-Ray is a ray-tracing program — software that traces the paths of individual rays of light, simulating the effects of their encounters with virtual objects. Back then, it took all day to render a simple scene at 640×480. Now, of course, huge, complicated scenes render in seconds, making it a more pleasant experience all around. And POV-Ray can render text from TTF fonts! Above is a little experiment in ray-tracing typography.