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21 Jun 2021 12:35:41 EDT (-0400)
  Re: New random distribution macros  
From: Thomas de Groot
Date: 4 Mar 2021 02:41:16
Message: <60408f1c@news.povray.org>
Op 03/03/2021 om 13:00 schreef Bald Eagle:
> Thomas de Groot <tho### [at] degrootorg> wrote:
> 
>> I am quite a heavy user of VRand_In_Obj() myself, and except for
>> VRand_On_Sphere there are no other "ON" (flat) distributions available
>> where objects are concerned. I wonder if your list of "ON" objects
>> cannot be reduced by one single VRand_On_Obj() macro? At least where 3d
>> objects are concerned?
> 
> Well, unless you have some insight into _how_ to accomplish that, where I will
> once again go "oh - duh.  I should have seen that,"   then I think it's a bit
> more complicated than that.
> 
> How do you "get to" the inside hole of a torus with such a method?
> 2 holes?  3?  42?
> What if I have a bowl that I want to cover the _inside_ of with random points?

Ouch! That hurts! :-) You are absolutely right of course and I didn't 
think the problem through obviously.

-- 
Thomas


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