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23 Jun 2021 04:46:00 EDT (-0400)
  Re: v3.8 Clean up TODOs. f_superellipsoid() / shadow cache.  
From: William F Pokorny
Date: 18 Apr 2020 07:26:01
Message: <5e9ae3c9@news.povray.org>
On 4/17/20 10:35 AM, jr wrote:
> hi,
> 
> William F Pokorny <ano### [at] anonymousorg> wrote:
...
> 
> if it's any help, I'd be happy to compile 'povr'[*] and run your test scene(s)
> on an i5, for comparison; also, can capture session(s) and send transcripts.
> (assuming that if I configure + build under /tmp, povr will use installed v3.8
> povray.{conf,ini} files)
> 
> [*] different configurations, if wanted.
> 

Of interest I think and easier for now would be if you (or others) could 
run the attached v3.8 scene. You don't need povr to see or test for the 
pow() pileup the issue.

I'm thinking anyone on a system where the simd instructions are <=256 
bits wide will probably see <= SDL speed for the inbuilt command though
it should be faster. Those with avx512 instructions set cpu 'might' see 
'really' fast results for both as IIRC with that set we get a hardware 
exp() instruction.

Bill P.

//-------------------------------------------------
#version 3.8;
// Using recent v3.8, set +r<n> to get run times 60s+ maybe.
// Prefix the command with the system - not shell - time command.
//
// /usr/bin/time povray f_supreTest.pov +a0.0 +am1 +r2
//      or
// \time povray f_supreTest.pov +a0.0 +am1 +r2
//
// Results for my Ubuntu 18.04 i3 system running the default 4
// threads below. v38 master at commit 74b3ebe, but any should do.
//
// The inbuilt result should be faster, but it's
// almost 24% slower for my system. User time.
//

global_settings { assumed_gamma 1 }
#declare Grey50 = srgb <0.5,0.5,0.5>;
background { color Grey50 }
#declare Camera00 = camera {
     perspective
     location <3,3,-3.001>
     sky y
     angle 35
     right x*(image_width/image_height)
     look_at <0,0,0>
}
#declare White = srgb <1,1,1>;
#declare Light00 = light_source { <50,150,-250>, White }
#declare Red = srgb <1,0,0>;
#declare CylinderX = cylinder { -1*x, 1*x, 0.01 pigment { Red } }
#declare Green = srgb <0,1,0>;
#declare CylinderY = cylinder { -1*y, 1*y, 0.01 pigment { Green } }
#declare Blue = srgb <0,0,1>;
#declare CylinderZ = cylinder { -1*z, 1*z, 0.01 pigment { Blue } }

#include "functions.inc"

// SDL coded version.
#declare EW = 1/3;
#declare NS = 1/4;
#declare P2 = (2.0/EW);
#declare P3 = EW*(1.0/NS);
#declare P4 = 2*(1/NS);
#declare P5 = (NS*0.5);
#declare Fn00 = function {
     -1+pow((pow((pow(abs(x),P2)
                 +pow(abs(y),P2)),P3)
                 +pow(abs(z),P4)),P5)
}

#declare Iso99 = isosurface {
// function { Fn00(x,y,z) }                       // 154.544s
    function { -f_superellipsoid(x,y,z,1/3,1/4) }  // 191.359s +23.82%
     contained_by { box { -2.0,2.0 } }
     threshold 0
     accuracy 0.0005
     max_gradient 5.1
     pigment { color Green }
}

//--- scene ---
     camera { Camera00 }
     light_source { Light00 }
     object { CylinderX }
     object { CylinderY }
     object { CylinderZ }
     object { Iso99 }


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