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  Re: Importing an image to use on pov ray and overlaying a line  
From: Thorsten
Date: 18 Jul 2022 03:50:09
Message: <62d510b1$1@news.povray.org>
On 17.07.2022 17:40, 6digit wrote:
> Good evening,
> 
> I'm new to pov ray, so I need help with some issues.
> 1. how do I import an image into pov ray so I can overlay an object on it. I
> have tried and used various threads. one suggested using something called screen
> inc. the issue I'm having with this, is when I try to edit the camera it doesn't
> seem to take any effect. so I was wondering if there's any other way of doing
> this or could explain how the screen inc works.
> 
> 2. if I do import the image how do I draw a simple line overlayed on the image.
> also, I have looked at many threads. they too suggested drawing a very tin box.
> is there another way to do this?

To overlay a 2D line over a 2D image and (as you said later in this 
thread) not wanting shadows suggests you have the wrong tool for the 
job. POV-Ray is a 3D rendering software, and not really suitable for 2D 
image composition. The best way to manipulate 2D images in a 
programmatic way is probably ImageMagick, which is open source and 
freely available at https://imagemagick.org/

Thorsten


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