everyone says the math is really bad. but if you have an aptitude for it you can learn the neccessary pieces as you go along.
raytracing is no more complicated than equation solving like ax+b=0 or ax^2+bx+c=0 etc.. which you have probably learned some of. and vectors are very simple too, they just dont get taught early because they arent useful for school maths.
a lot of the time just knowing something works is good enough, and understanding isnt always needed. a lot of the best stuff comes from random experimentation. a lot of the 'tech' stuff even boils down to a pile of hacks.
good luck with this...
 Jheriko
'Everything around us can be represented and understood through numbers'
