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From: joe
Subject: saving object position to a file?
Date: 18 Jul 2014 13:10:00
Message: <web.53c91bed9d8706139949baae0@news.povray.org>
I'm rendering a scene with megapov and mechsim.  The idea was to use mechsim to
drop some marbles (masses) into a bowl so that they settle naturally.  I don't
actually need the animation, just the last last position after all the masses
are settled in place.  I've looked at save_file and load_file but really don't
understand what they are saving.  Is there any way to get the mass vector
locations so that I can use them in my final scene render without having to run
the mechsim every time?


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From: robert alzinger
Subject: Re: saving object position to a file?
Date: 23 Jul 2014 18:05:00
Message: <web.53cff92bba59ffcbffde60240@news.povray.org>
Hello Joe,

i have done this totally in POV-Ray source.
see the explanation at
  http://www.alzinger.de/cms5/robert/raytracing/marble-machine-in-povray.html
and the subpages.


robert


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From: Thomas de Groot
Subject: Re: saving object position to a file?
Date: 24 Jul 2014 07:34:36
Message: <53d0b70c$1@news.povray.org>
It is always a pleasure to watch again your animation and to appreciate 
the little details like the marbles falling out of the system, the 
flying bug and, especially, to discover, at the end of the animation, 
the /true/ power driving the machine ;-) Very well done indeed.

Thomas


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