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From: Thomas de Groot
Subject: Granite_21 macro - beta #1.6 preview
Date: 7 Jun 2021 11:36:04
Message: <60be3ce4$1@news.povray.org>
A little update about progress.

Maybe it doesn't show much in terms of /visual/ changes, but the current 
beta #1.6 (not yet released) has a number of fundamental improvements 
and corrections under the hood. Slowly approaching a mature version.

Here, two different granites are shown: Dakota Red (right) and 
Saint-André Green (left).

-- 
Thomas


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From: Mr
Subject: Re: Granite_21 macro - beta #1.6 preview
Date: 8 Jun 2021 05:20:00
Message: <web.60bf35728dd85c5716086ed03f378f2@news.povray.org>
Thomas de Groot <tho### [at] degrootorg> wrote:
> A little update about progress.
>
> Maybe it doesn't show much in terms of /visual/ changes, but the current
> beta #1.6 (not yet released) has a number of fundamental improvements
> and corrections under the hood. Slowly approaching a mature version.
>
> Here, two different granites are shown: Dakota Red (right) and

>
> --
> Thomas

This Dakota Red specularity now looks very exciting !


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From: Thomas de Groot
Subject: Re: Granite_21 macro - beta #1.6 preview
Date: 8 Jun 2021 08:14:09
Message: <60bf5f11@news.povray.org>
Op 8-6-2021 om 11:16 schreef Mr:
> Thomas de Groot <tho### [at] degrootorg> wrote:
>> A little update about progress.
>>
>> Maybe it doesn't show much in terms of /visual/ changes, but the current
>> beta #1.6 (not yet released) has a number of fundamental improvements
>> and corrections under the hood. Slowly approaching a mature version.
>>
>> Here, two different granites are shown: Dakota Red (right) and

>>
>> --
>> Thomas
> 
> This Dakota Red specularity now looks very exciting !
> 

Yes, and the even "better" news is that for each granite, the nine (9!) 
different variations (the mixed use of "cells", "step noise", "crackle") 
are better integrated now (still some tweak-work to do though) not to 
mention the "blended" version and whether the output is "polished" or 
not. I confess it is a hell of a brain-twisting job for me to get that 
graphically and comprehensively described in the - at this stage - so 
very necessary docs. Even for me, who built this coding maze, I struggle 
to get it right! However, I slowly get there...

-- 
Thomas


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From: Paolo Gibellini
Subject: Re: Granite_21 macro - beta #1.6 preview
Date: 9 Jun 2021 03:10:12
Message: <60c06954@news.povray.org>
Thomas de Groot wrote on 07/06/2021 17:36:
> A little update about progress.
> 
> Maybe it doesn't show much in terms of /visual/ changes, but the current 
> beta #1.6 (not yet released) has a number of fundamental improvements 
> and corrections under the hood. Slowly approaching a mature version.
> 
> Here, two different granites are shown: Dakota Red (right) and 
> Saint-André Green (left).
> 
Both the granites are very good looking!
Paolo


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From: Thomas de Groot
Subject: Re: Granite_21 macro - beta #1.6 preview
Date: 9 Jun 2021 07:11:35
Message: <60c0a1e7$1@news.povray.org>
Op 9-6-2021 om 09:10 schreef Paolo Gibellini:
> Thomas de Groot wrote on 07/06/2021 17:36:
>> A little update about progress.
>>
>> Maybe it doesn't show much in terms of /visual/ changes, but the 
>> current beta #1.6 (not yet released) has a number of fundamental 
>> improvements and corrections under the hood. Slowly approaching a 
>> mature version.
>>
>> Here, two different granites are shown: Dakota Red (right) and 
>> Saint-André Green (left).
>>
> Both the granites are very good looking!
> Paolo

Thanks. I am not yet entirely satisfied with the "green" one. The main 
difficulty being the impossibility to obtain an image of the real stuff. 
What there is is not really  helpful.

-- 
Thomas


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From: Bald Eagle
Subject: Re: Granite_21 macro - beta #1.6 preview
Date: 9 Jun 2021 13:35:00
Message: <web.60c0facd8dd85c571f9dae3025979125@news.povray.org>
Thomas de Groot <tho### [at] degrootorg> wrote:

> I am not yet entirely satisfied with the "green" one. The main
> difficulty being the impossibility to obtain an image of the real stuff.
> What there is is not really  helpful.

https://mern.gouv.qc.ca/english/mines/industry/architectural/architectural-quarrying-stones-granite-green-saint-andre-g
reen.jsp

Probably a completely crap photo, but there is contact info.


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From: Thomas de Groot
Subject: Re: Granite_21 macro - beta #1.6 preview
Date: 10 Jun 2021 02:47:17
Message: <60c1b575$1@news.povray.org>
Op 09/06/2021 om 19:30 schreef Bald Eagle:
> Thomas de Groot <tho### [at] degrootorg> wrote:
> 
>> I am not yet entirely satisfied with the "green" one. The main
>> difficulty being the impossibility to obtain an image of the real stuff.
>> What there is is not really  helpful.
> 
>
https://mern.gouv.qc.ca/english/mines/industry/architectural/architectural-quarrying-stones-granite-green-saint-andre-g
> reen.jsp
> 
> Probably a completely crap photo, but there is contact info.
> 

Yes, I know. That is the only (serious) place where it is shown and 
described more or less extensively. I have read/used part of the info 
there to model the texture; but the image shown is crap indeed.

I had not looked at the contact info in a serious way until now. Maybe 
they have something better: the quarry seems not to have been in 
exploitation very long. According to the report, between 1991 and (at 
least) 1997, when it is said to be 'closed'.

Fun: I tried to locate the quarry using Google Earth. I came close 
indeed, following the description in the report, but got stuck. I found 

Maybe street/road names changed in the meantime (although I doubt it). 
And no trace of a quarry in that wooded region, although they are 
described to be situated on the top of the hills.

-- 
Thomas


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From: Thomas de Groot
Subject: Re: Granite_21 macro - beta #1.6 preview
Date: 10 Jun 2021 07:57:31
Message: <60c1fe2b@news.povray.org>
Op 10-6-2021 om 08:47 schreef Thomas de Groot:

> Fun: I tried to locate the quarry using Google Earth. I came close 
> indeed, following the description in the report, but got stuck. I found 

> Maybe street/road names changed in the meantime (although I doubt it). 
> And no trace of a quarry in that wooded region, although they are 
> described to be situated on the top of the hills.
> 
I know this is stupid :-) but I think I found the probable site of the 

carefully the directives. Attached an overview Google Earth snapshot. 
White arrow points to the place.

-- 
Thomas


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From: Dave Blandston
Subject: Re: Granite_21 macro - beta #1.6 preview
Date: 12 Jun 2021 06:40:00
Message: <web.60c48e388dd85c5736a789d607c1b34@news.povray.org>
Thomas de Groot <tho### [at] degrootorg> wrote:
> Here, two different granites are shown: Dakota Red (right) and


I gotta agree that Dakota Red has more visual interest but the green variation
will certainly have a place in many scenes as well. I think "Flanders Gray" is
going to be the best of all. I can hardly wait for it! Please quit your job so
you can work on Granite_21 full-time! I think it's going to be perfect for my
current/never-ending project...

PS - The veins are looking good!


Kind regards,
Dave Blandston
Suggested motto: "With POV-Ray anything is possible, but nothing is easy"


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From: Mr
Subject: Re: Granite_21 macro - beta #1.6 preview
Date: 12 Jun 2021 15:50:00
Message: <web.60c50ef88dd85c576adeaecb3f378f2@news.povray.org>
"Dave Blandston" <IsN### [at] protonmailch> wrote:
> Thomas de Groot <tho### [at] degrootorg> wrote:
> > Here, two different granites are shown: Dakota Red (right) and
>
>
> I gotta agree that Dakota Red has more visual interest but the green variation
> will certainly have a place in many scenes as well. I think "Flanders Gray" is
> going to be the best of all. I can hardly wait for it! Please quit your job so
> you can work on Granite_21 full-time! I think it's going to be perfect for my
> current/never-ending project...
>
> PS - The veins are looking good!
>
>
> Kind regards,
> Dave Blandston
> Suggested motto: "With POV-Ray anything is possible, but nothing is easy"

Haha ! I double the request, he can no longer say no !


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