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1 Mar 2024 19:35:34 EST (-0500)
  Re: Smooth level for smooth_triangle.  
From: jr
Date: 21 Nov 2023 00:05:00
Message: <web.655c3a6384c692a3f11225116cde94f1@news.povray.org>
hi,

"GioSeregni" <gms### [at] hotmailcom> wrote:
> For an excellent result the code must have at least 3 steps
> 1) (already done), calculation of the average of the normals affecting the
> point.
> 2) Correcting the weight of the normals per point if they also come from
> triangles with a large surface area
> 3) Corrective of the normals if the adjacent triangles have an inclination
> between them that tends to approach 90 degrees

fwiw, my 'gts2pov' takes triangle area into account when calculating the
normals.  also just found mention of a 'stl2pov' software :
<https://news.povray.org/web.6156c51533af95845bd1b3ba6cde94f1%40news.povray.org>

<https://wiki.povray.org/content/User:Jr>


regards, jr.


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