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  Re: Version 3.8: Input_File_Name - where has it gone?  
From: jr
Date: 11 Dec 2019 11:05:02
Message: <web.5df11297cce2d5dfeeb22ff0@news.povray.org>

"Bald Eagle" <cre### [at] netscapenet> wrote:
> "jr" <cre### [at] gmailcom> wrote:
> > yes, I appreciate that.  hence the idea that there should be two distinct
> > frontend (prisms and pulleys) macros, utilising the existing more or less as
> > they are.
> Nope, just need to add one more bit to find a tangent between a point and a
> circle.
> ...
> > wrt moving parts, my guess is that the "trick" will be working with (and from
> > the perspective of?) the full length of the rope/cable, since it needs to look
> > reasonably realistic when animated.
> Seems like Leroy worked most of that out already.

yes!  hoping, at some point, to get a look at his code.

> If you could get this to work with that...
> ...
> :)  :)  :)

need to find time to look at those links.  (not this week though.  bought a new
2nd hand machine today, to be used for POV-Ray, pretty much exclusively.  :-))

regards, jr.

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