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From: Kenneth
Date: 7 Feb 2018 06:00:03
Message: <web.5a7adb8d7ca46d5da47873e10@news.povray.org> Anti-Aliasing Options (also in the wiki)

Underneath the 'recursive super-sampling' diagram, it says...
"Note: The maximum number of samples in the recursive case is hardly ever
reached for a given pixel. If the recursive method is used with no anti-aliasing
each pixel will be the average of the rays traced at its corners. In most cases
a recursion level of three is sufficient."

"...If the recursive method is used with no anti-aliasing ..."  ??  Uh, with NO
anti-aliasing? Maybe I'm not grasping what is meant there (and never have), but
that sounds illogical (?) It has been in the docs forever, so even now I was
hesitating to mention it; but it has always seemed strange to me.

In the wiki:


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