DoctorOfSpace wrote:nbella91 wrote:Source of the post I'm sure you've looked at Kip Thorne's paper on rendering the Kerr black hole for the movie Interstellar
And for the movie they still settled on a similar rendering technique to what SE uses, non-Kerr and nonrotating.
I believe, according to Kip Thorne's book "The Science of Interstellar", they did stay with Kerr for the movie but reduced the spin from something like 99.9999% the maximum possible spin rate from the initial simulations to only 60%. They also ignored the doppler shift of the accretion disk in the movie. The paper seems to back up this statement (a/M=0.6). Both decisions were motivated by trying to not confuse the audience too much though I would have loved to see a full IMAX quality image at a/M=0.999 and doppler shift!