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28 May 2022 12:38:55 EDT (-0400)
  Re: trace() is unreliable on lathe  
From: jr
Date: 27 Apr 2022 15:25:00
Message: <web.6269985434e73542cf1917686cde94f1@news.povray.org>

Cousin Ricky <ric### [at] yahoocom> wrote:
> I want to compute the volume of arbitrary solids of revolution, and to
> do this, I need to trace the objects.  ...

"Kenneth" <kdw### [at] gmailcom> wrote:
> ...
> As a more general question, is it necessary to trace the objects strictly along
> the x/y/z axes?

I realise this thread is all about the lathe/trace interplay, but wonder why
'inside()' testing is not used/considered instead of 'trace()'.

regards, jr.

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