POV-Ray : Newsgroups : povray.general : color_maps : back to basics : Re: color_maps : back to basics Server Time: 18 Jun 2019 17:40:53 GMT
  Re: color_maps : back to basics  
From: Leroy
Date: 15 Apr 2019 20:40:01
"Bald Eagle" <cre### [at] netscapenet> wrote:
> I think in addition to solely the color_map, a pattern visualizer would be
> useful so that you could apply the color_map to a pattern and adjust it with
> feedback in real time.   That would be a HUGE step forward in developing
> textures.

Color Mapper comes with 5 test patterns gradient x & y, spherical, boxed, and a
pseudo-random pattern that I added for fun. One of the 5 is displayed and
changes each time you change the map. I thought about adding more. But at the
time I didn't know as much as I do now and I had other projects to do.
 Oh your right about the slider bars:) They let you choose a color. Then you can
put that color any where on the map.

> It's where I was aiming at with this little project:

I'd like to see your code. If I was going to use it to test a color map I'd put
it on a plane. Then while testing I could move the pattern around.

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