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26 Nov 2022 04:39:46 EST (-0500)
  Re: Using phong with shadowless  
From: Cousin Ricky
Date: 20 Nov 2022 23:56:04
Message: <637b04e4$1@news.povray.org>
On 2022-11-20 13:55 (-4), Bald Eagle wrote:
> While experimenting with some code, I was using a shadowless light, and noticed
> that I wasn't getting a phong highlight on a sphere with that finish.
> 
> Is this for some reason the intended behaviour, or an actual bug?

It is documented non-judgmentally, which suggests that it is deliberate.
 See:
https://wiki.povray.org/content/Reference:Light_Source#Shadowless_Lights

As for why, I can only guess.  But I tend to use shadowless lights as
fill lighting, for which highlights are undesirable anyway.  Perhaps the
dev team had the same idea.


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