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From: jr
Subject: Tabulated() macro, making tables easy, demo image
Date: 31 Jul 2021 11:00:00
Message: <web.610564b1d66467d55e0fed26cde94f1@news.povray.org>
hi,

I got chided ("[some one] casually flipping through the newsgroup posts doesn't
have any idea what that file is, esp since it's in a completely separate thread
from the mesh head example, with no link between the two").  so, posting an
image of a fairly basic table, taken from the documentation, to make .. amends.
also gives me the opportunity to mention that the HTML documentation really does
not look good when viewed in a 1920px wide window, sorry.  the zip archive was
posted yesterday, here:
<https://news.povray.org/web.610402268669d715e0fed26cde94f1%40news.povray.org>


regards, jr.


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From: jr
Subject: Re: Tabulated() macro, making tables easy, demo image
Date: 4 Aug 2021 18:50:00
Message: <web.610b18ccae94dc205e0fed26cde94f1@news.povray.org>
hi,

modified one of the distribution scenes .. to suit.  :-)


enjoy, jr.


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From: Thomas de Groot
Subject: Re: Tabulated() macro, making tables easy, demo image
Date: 5 Aug 2021 02:10:37
Message: <610b80dd$1@news.povray.org>
Op 05/08/2021 om 00:46 schreef jr:
> hi,
> 
> modified one of the distribution scenes .. to suit.  :-)
> 
> 
> enjoy, jr.
> 

That is a hell of a "breakfast"! What is lunch? ;-)

-- 
Thomas


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From: jr
Subject: Re: Tabulated() macro, making tables easy, demo image
Date: 5 Aug 2021 06:10:00
Message: <web.610bb830ae94dc205e0fed26cde94f1@news.povray.org>
hi,

Thomas de Groot <tho### [at] degrootorg> wrote:
> That is a hell of a "breakfast"! What is lunch? ;-)

brunch comes first.  ;-)


regards, jr.


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From: clipka
Subject: Re: Tabulated() macro, making tables easy, demo image
Date: 5 Aug 2021 10:01:10
Message: <610bef26$1@news.povray.org>
Am 05.08.2021 um 12:06 schrieb jr:
> hi,
> 
> Thomas de Groot <tho### [at] degrootorg> wrote:
>> That is a hell of a "breakfast"! What is lunch? ;-)
> 
> brunch comes first.  ;-)

Sounds like lunch might be skipped due to some lack of clarity of mind...


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From: jr
Subject: Re: Tabulated() macro, making tables easy, demo image
Date: 5 Aug 2021 10:35:00
Message: <web.610bf645ae94dc205e0fed26cde94f1@news.povray.org>
hi,

clipka <ano### [at] anonymousorg> wrote:
> Am 05.08.2021 um 12:06 schrieb jr:
> > hi,
> >
> > Thomas de Groot <tho### [at] degrootorg> wrote:
> >> That is a hell of a "breakfast"! What is lunch? ;-)
> >
> > brunch comes first.  ;-)
>
> Sounds like lunch might be skipped due to some lack of clarity of mind...

possible..  :-)  but look where decades of "sober" society is leading.  time
perhaps for (Churchillian) "I never drink -- before breakfast."


regards, jr.


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From: Thomas de Groot
Subject: Re: Tabulated() macro, making tables easy, demo image
Date: 6 Aug 2021 02:00:44
Message: <610cd00c$1@news.povray.org>
Op 05/08/2021 om 16:31 schreef jr:
> hi,
> 
> clipka <ano### [at] anonymousorg> wrote:
>> Am 05.08.2021 um 12:06 schrieb jr:
>>> hi,
>>>
>>> Thomas de Groot <tho### [at] degrootorg> wrote:
>>>> That is a hell of a "breakfast"! What is lunch? ;-)
>>>
>>> brunch comes first.  ;-)
>>
>> Sounds like lunch might be skipped due to some lack of clarity of mind...
> 
> possible..  :-)  but look where decades of "sober" society is leading.  time
> perhaps for (Churchillian) "I never drink -- before breakfast."
> 

"sober" society!? Nowadays?! By Jove, what would the alternative look 
like? ;-)

[thesis: breakfast can /never/ be /too/ early]


-- 
Thomas


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From: jr
Subject: Re: Tabulated() macro, making tables easy, demo image
Date: 13 Aug 2021 12:05:00
Message: <web.6116979fae94dc205e0fed26cde94f1@news.povray.org>
hi,

am finalising an updated version of 'Tabulated()', which adds highlighting of
cell(s); the demo image uses the 'Digits' array from
'/scenes/language/arrays/array2.pov'.  am not too sure about the "tint", and ask
for suggestions for a 'rgbf' colour value that would go well with the defaults.


regards, jr.


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From: Thomas de Groot
Subject: Re: Tabulated() macro, making tables easy, demo image
Date: 14 Aug 2021 02:07:42
Message: <61175dae$1@news.povray.org>
Op 13/08/2021 om 18:02 schreef jr:
> hi,
> 
> am finalising an updated version of 'Tabulated()', which adds highlighting of
> cell(s); the demo image uses the 'Digits' array from
> '/scenes/language/arrays/array2.pov'.  am not too sure about the "tint", and ask
> for suggestions for a 'rgbf' colour value that would go well with the defaults.
> 
> 
> regards, jr.
> 

Yellow?

-- 
Thomas


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From: Bald Eagle
Subject: Re: Tabulated() macro, making tables easy, demo image
Date: 14 Aug 2021 08:05:00
Message: <web.6117b097ae94dc20270717ba25979125@news.povray.org>
Thomas de Groot <tho### [at] degrootorg> wrote:
> am not too sure about the "tint", and ask
> > for suggestions for a 'rgbf' colour value that would go well with the defaults.

Typical highlight/background colors might be white, green, orange, yellow, blue,
magenta, etc.

Depending on if the text is black or white, you may want a dark "highlight" - so
a dark version of the above.

I usually use examples from well-developed software packages or presentations to
draw inspiration when I hit a mental / aesthetic block.

Maybe open up LibreOffice / OpenOffice Calc and see what works, or just do a web
image search for "spreadsheet" and see what works.

Depending on what the final render application is, you may want to consider
adding rgbt 1, or not rendering the background box at all, to allow for
transparent backgrounds with that +ua setting.

I could also envision a need for an rgbf color, say if someone was using a table
to annotate an image or something like that.

Heck.  Tabulated () could be used to make a chess game animation, highlighting
the current piece and destination square / options....  ;)


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