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17 Aug 2022 00:27:13 EDT (-0400)
  Re: Animation docs inaccurate  
From: omniverse
Date: 20 Dec 2016 14:15:01
Message: <web.5859826d4da5dd729c5d6c810@news.povray.org>
clipka <ano### [at] anonymousorg> wrote:
> I've just noticed that the documentation of the animation settings is
> not entirely in line with the actual implementation.
>
> The docs claim:
> -----------------------------------------------------------
> Any Final_Frame setting other than -1 will trigger POV-Ray's internal
> animation loop.
> -----------------------------------------------------------
>
> According to the code however, animation seems to be activated whenever
> the initial and final frames are neither both equal to 0 nor both equal
> to 1.
>
>
> This discrepancy raises the question which one is correct: The code or
> the documentation?

That goes back to version 3.0 and I would guess it was meant to be a short way
of saying positive integers for final frame would activate animation.
So knowing default initial frame is 1 that meant it had to be at least 2,
obviously not 0, unless you set initial to 0 and could use final 1 instead.

Bob


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