Tom's POVRay Thermastatic Shower Valve

The picture above was made with this demo POV file and this shower valve object POV file

About this Object

This object is loosely based (visual, no measurments) on the SigmaTherm thermastatic shower valve by Sigma Faucets. It consists of a temperature adjustment, and two valves for controlling a tub filler and showerhead (for example).

The exterior corners on the back plate rounded but interior corners are not. Also, the knobs handles all have visible joints which are not smoothed.


The valve lies on the Z=0 plane, and extends out in the positive Z direction, by 2.86 units to the central knob. The two valve knobs extend 1.57 units in the positive Z direction. The back plate of this valve is 8 units in diameter.

Problems and Future Work

It would be nice to smooth out all of the joints, although it doesn't look wrong this way, just different. The knobs and temperature indicator aren't set up to move easily (e.g. with a macro).


This web page, the associated image(s), and POV files are all copyright 2004 by Thomas A. Fine (that's me!). I hereby grant free distribution rights, including for-profit uses, in full or in part, provided only that copyright notices are preserved and due credit is given.

WARNING: This POV object is based on a real object. I'm not aware of any legal issues related to the design of that real object. It is the user's responsibility to cover your ass.

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