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From: William F Pokorny
Date: 24 Aug 2020 06:35:59
Message: <5f43980f$1@news.povray.org>
On 8/23/20 1:38 PM, Bald Eagle wrote:
> Le_Forgeron <jgr### [at] freefr> wrote:
> 
...
> 
> Wih respect to image_map specifically, any guesses as to what the missing map
> types were supposed to be?  :D
> 

I ran across the following in the v1.0 source code the other day while 
trying to understand the history of something:

/* Image/Bump Map projection methods */
#define PLANAR_MAP      0
#define SPHERICAL_MAP   1
#define CYLINDRICAL_MAP 2
#define PARABOLIC_MAP   3
#define HYPERBOLIC_MAP  4
#define TORUS_MAP       5
#define PIRIFORM_MAP    6
#define OLD_MAP         7

I guess v3.8's type 7 (angular light probe?) took OLD_MAP's slot :-).

The documentation has forever said types 3 & 4 are under development, 
but I've never spotted any actual code indicating this ever true beyond 
an intent. FWIW.

Bill P.


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