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26 Nov 2022 20:21:27 EST (-0500)
  Re: A head full of hair  
From: Samuel B 
Date: 25 Sep 2021 18:05:00
Message: <web.614f9bf0467a8aa7cb705ca46e741498@news.povray.org>
Thomas de Groot <tho### [at] degrootorg> wrote:
> Op 24-9-2021 om 00:03 schreef Samuel B.:
> > I do, however, have at hand the program I wrote to convert .obj files to
> > POV-readable data.
> >
> I didn't check yet, but I may have that somewhere in my database, filed
> under "Sam Benge" :-)

Well, I didn't manage to find the program on the POV-Ray server when looking
through the usual groups, so I don't think I ever released it. But when looking
at the binary yesterday on my hard drive I decided to do a couple virus scans...
All was good on the Windows Defender front, but when I scanned it on VirusTotal,
one of its engines flagged it as malware :S Some kind of worm that uses shell
commands to work its malfeasance. I really don't believe it's infected, I just
think that the MaxSecure engine sometimes likes to throw false positives. But
it's enough to make me not want to publish it. After all, I did use a 3rd party
..obj-reading library. But what I think really happened is MaxSecure saw the
program's ability to take command line arguments and decided it was up to no
good. So, unless everyone's willing to take a risk, I'll be withholding it until
I can do a recompile using updated libraries. And if /that/ doesn't appease
MaxSecure, I'll try making the program read from a .cfg file instead of taking
command line arguments :|

> > After you originally mentioned W&G I got to thinking... There might have a way
> > to make a convincing clay material, complete with fingerprints. It involves the
> > use of slope patterns and projected normals...
> >
> Now, that might be interesting indeed. Based on blobs I presume?

Blobs, meshes, whatever. The material should work with anything.

Sam


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