POV-Ray : Newsgroups : povray.binaries.images : Spiral : Re: Spiral Server Time
9 Aug 2022 16:59:33 EDT (-0400)
  Re: Spiral  
From: Cousin Ricky
Date: 3 Feb 2022 08:36:28
Message: <61fbda5c$1@news.povray.org>
On 2022-02-03 08:07 (-4), m@b wrote:
> On 03/02/2022 4:57 am, Dave Blandston wrote:
>>
>> I'm going to guess sphere_sweep too with the radii based on the
>> brightness of
>> samples from a source image.
> 
> 
> Close - it's a chain of cylinders. The problem with sphere sweeps is
> that you need to know the number of spheres before you can call it :-)

A clear violation of /The Elements of Programming Style./  As the book
says, computers are better at counting than people are.

The experimental spline feature doesn't make you count; I suppose this
reflects the maturation of the development team over time.


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