I played with POV Ray a little bit in college and want to start using
it again. I was wondering if it is possible to create an image like
this with POVRay:
What I really like about that image is the way it seems like a real
plastic object (maybe the author was going for a "real metal object",
but regardless, I think the plastic look is really cool). That is a
look I am going for. Even if I could just create a simple cube that
has that plastic-y shine to it, I'd be happy.
I'm also looking into Blender, although I have found much of their
documentation to be lacking. A lot of it references the old UI, not
the newer one.