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28 Jan 2022 12:09:21 EST (-0500)
  Re: looks_like suggestion  
From: Jim Holsenback
Date: 11 Sep 2016 10:22:54
Message: <57d568be$1@news.povray.org>
On 9/11/2016 9:45 AM, clipka wrote:
> Am 11.09.2016 um 14:40 schrieb Jim Holsenback:
>
>> Well that section was awkward to begin with ... since it was so short I
>> just rewrote the whole thing:
>>
>> http://wiki.povray.org/content/Reference:Light_Source#Looks_Like
>
> I find "important things to consider" item 5 quite confusing: Is it
> intended to apply to a regular looks_like object, or the union alternative?

well the union example of course! i DID have "and ..." as #4 then "..." 
at the beginning of #5

LOL ... fixed it

>
> Personally I'm quite sure it's the latter, but I would suggest to
> instead use wording like:
>
>     4. use a union instead if you want the object to
>        block light (remember to make /some/ portion of
>        the object transparent)
>
> Also, the union example is broken, as in contrast to looks_like the
> union doesn't auto-translate My_Lamp_Shape to the location of the light
> source.

done and done


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