The final version of Granite_21 is here.
The attached zip file contains everything you need. Particular attention
has been paid to the documentation and two versions are offered: a PDF
version and a HTML version. They are identical except for some layout
constraints and you can use whichever you prefer.
To get acquainted, start with the Granite_21_demo.pov scene file. This
is a simple scene which demonstrates the straightforward use of the
macro and its different parameters, applied to a couple of simple objects.
One way or another, the whole POV-Ray community has contributed to the
initiation and building of this macro. Two people need special thanks:
Bald Eagle, who on a regular basis asked relevant questions and
contributed significant solutions. He was instrumental too in the
writing of the documentation which is why he co-authors this document.
The second person is jr. He guided me through the css and html arcane
knowledge during the building of the web pages.
The macro is intended for POV-Ray version 3.8 and higher. In its present
form, the macro cannot be used by earlier versions. The choice for this
has been a difficult one but was finally made because of very necessary
and useful array structures which are only provided starting with
version 3.8. It is not always possible nor, maybe, advisable, to stick
to backward compatibility at all cost.
One thing is still missing though: a comprehensive HowTo for building
your own granites materials. I need more time to work on this and
include a number of ideas I still have on the back-burner.
Because I am already thinking about Granites_22.
In the coming months I shall probably be less present in these ng's
(Real Life) but I shall try to answer all questions and try to solve
issues where necessary.
I sincerely hope that Granite_21 answers all your expectations.
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