I'm not "new" to POV-Ray but returning to it after a number of years. But this
problem I've run into is definitely in newbie territory.
I'm building up a basic scene currently using only spheres and cylinders. The
spheres are acting as I'd expect, but the cylinders are having an odd
transformation applied to them that I have to undo. They're all being rotated
-45 degrees around the X axis, and translated down by whatever their radius is.
location <0, 0, -10>
look_at <0, 0, 0>
<0 0 -1.25>
<0 0 1.25>
This isn't the full scene; I've omitted lighting and textures for brevity. I'd
expect to be looking at this cylinder end-on, but it's actually rotated -45
degrees and moved down -1, so I'm looking at the top side. I have to bring it
back to where I expect with the following:
rotate <+45 0 0>
translate <0 0 +1>
My 0.5 radius cylinders need translating up +0.5 on the Z axis, and all
cylinders need a +45 degree correction on the X axis.
Neither the tutorial nor the reference section on the cylinder give me any clue
as to why this weird transformation is being applied to all my cylinders, and I
don't remember having this problem last time I built a scene about seven years
ago. Is there something obvious I'm missing?
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