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  Re: How to move an object along a particular spiral.  
From: Grassblade
Date: 10 Jun 2007 14:20:01
Message: <web.466c407f7064b1edfbefdfa0@news.povray.org>
"Joe" <Pre### [at] aolcom> wrote:
> Is there a way to evaluate the integral with a different program, transfer
> that information to a file (a txt i guess) and have Povray read it from
> that text file in order to animate a path for a sphere?

Yes, definitely, POV-ray can read ASCII text files, see 3.2.2.3 in the
documentation that comes with POVray (for Windows). For some reason the
same topic is numbered 2.2.2.3 in the on-line documentation:
http://www.povray.org/documentation/view/3.6.1/238/

If you make a search for "Handle" on the newsgroup, you should obtain some
really good examples of reading/writing ASCII files.


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