This image is my third entry at IRTC (www.irtc.org). This time i cooperated with NB (who won and placed good several times). I did alot of the models. NB placed them in povray and modeled some as well. He is responsible for most of the composition. Here goes the textfile: IMAGE DESCRIPTION: The project started when NB posted a proposal to IRTC-L mailing list for a collaboration to create an IRTC image, and Markus responded. After a short discussion, we agreed to make the 'Dirty Lab'. The idea is very simple: nowadays the so-called 'GLP (Good Laboratory Practice)' is a predominant concept in scientific research, the labs are clean, evyrithing is done according to standard operating procedures, etc. However, we desided to make the opposite thing. Our 'Dirty Lab' is completely GLP-free. Everything is wrong here (The trivia: find out what's wrong in this lab). The scientists are bored with their daily rutine, they decided to have a lunch break, why not to use some stuff found in the lab? Previous research has shown that it's wise to leave the lab when making tea... DESCRIPTION OF HOW THIS IMAGE WAS CREATED: Our concept was to assemble and raytrace the scene in POV-Ray, using other programs for modeling some of the objects. We tried to get the best (we could) of every program used. Objects (or parts of objects) that were easier to model, we modelled, objects that were easier to write directly in POV-Ray, we wrote in POV-Ray. In this way, most of the objects in the scene are combinations of modeled and coded parts. This has proved to be a succesful technique. For modeling we used 3DS Max and Rhino, as well as a specially created program called 'clothgenerator'. Our special thanks to Andreas Larsson who wrote the clothgenerator.