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28 Sep 2022 06:48:58 EDT (-0400)
  Re: Hello darkness (was Re: 3.8 and text {})  
From: Bald Eagle
Date: 14 Nov 2019 16:20:00
Message: <web.5dcdc498bf609be64eec112d0@news.povray.org>
Dick Balaska <dic### [at] buckosoftcom> wrote:

> I'm trying to explore/understand this.
> This,
> https://www.povray.org/documentation/3.7.0/r3_4.html#r3_4_1
> says the default ambient is <1,1,1>, not 0.1.  Am I looking at the wrong
> thing?

This is why I hate "documentation" compared to direct access to the values and
parameters that something uses.

I think, after 25 years, there ought to be access through SDL, or at least a
text-stream command that regurgitates things that are hidden "under the hood".

And, you probably _are_ looking at the wrong thing, since we're on
3.8.something.

http://wiki.povray.org/content/Reference:Finish#Ambient

"In version 3.8 there has been a Change to the ambient default setting. The
default setting is now ambient 0 as opposed to the ambient 0.1 value used in
previous versions. Requires #version 3.8; or equivalent INI setting or
command-line option. See also: Version Directive."


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