POV-Ray : Newsgroups : povray.binaries.images : POV-Earth thread : Re: POV-Earth thread Server Time: 9 Aug 2020 15:04:15 GMT
  Re: POV-Earth thread  
From: Bald Eagle
Date: 12 Jul 2020 11:15:01
Thomas de Groot <tho### [at] degrootorg> wrote:

> As you are aware, this is a view of the planet Quilt in the Fomalhaut
> system ;-)

You certainly do keep abreast of topics astronomical, don't you..

IIRC there was a sci fi novel about a "planet" made of stolen shards of other
planets all cobbled together...   can't recall or find it...

> I am following this work with interest. You are making good progress indeed.

Thanks - the key idea is that it's going to be very much like a particle system,
where the engine doesn't control the particles - the particles direct
So one can add, delete, or modify an include file (within the given
constraints(?)) and you can still render an entire planet - straight "out of the
box" or even if the only thing you've modeled is the Eiffel tower - or a sphere.

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