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  Re: Non - rgbf 1 pigment only applied to surface.  
From: William F Pokorny
Date: 8 May 2020 10:27:08
On 5/7/20 9:10 PM, Bald Eagle wrote:
> Suppose you take a pigment pattern and use a color map with one color, the other
> being clear.   Texture a box with that.   Only the sides of the box are
> textured, so it appears hollow.   This makes some sense due to POV-Ray only
> raytracing surfaces, however since the rays obviously travel through the box to
> the other faces and beyond, I wonder what it would take to have the rays
> "detect" and pigment the first non rgbf 1 region.
> Testing this with pigment {spherical}, one might naively assume to see the
> sphere - but only if you make the edge of the textured box intersect somewhere
> less than 1.
Not sure I'm following.

Are you looking for ray tracing efficiency?

If after a result, in addition to Alain's suggestion I'd add the 
clipped_by mechanism where only surfaces inside the clipped_by shape 
show up.

Underneath today everything is textured - carries that overhead - no 

I've been playing with the idea of independent 
containers/shapes/surfaces and bounding structures for textures, 
interiors and so on rather than hanging everything off the shape 
surfaces. Only a few experiments in that direction thus far (the maze 
isosurfaces posted months back was one in part).

Bill P.

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