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20 Jun 2024 23:32:04 EDT (-0400)
  Re: Details on layered textures/materials  
From: Thomas de Groot
Date: 29 Mar 2024 04:28:05
Message: <66067b95$1@news.povray.org>
Op 28-3-2024 om 18:55 schreef Chris R:
> [snip]
> 
> In my particular use case, I was hoping to have an object that is partially
> polished, and partially unpolished, as if the polish had worn away in some
> places, but there is no way to "unpack" the texture from the material, so I will
> have to take the macro code and modify it to return a texture instead of a
> material if I want to do this.
> 
> 
It has been a long time since I last looked at the granite code... Your 
analysis is right I guess, your questions are sensible, but I do not 
have the necessary insight into  the particular/individual 
working/interactions of all the elements in POV-Ray to answer them 
properly. As you may perhaps remember, the project initiated from an 
individual need at the time, and - as happens often - inflated and 
became more complex as work progressed. Your particular wish was not 
considered or thought of then, I am afraid.

I guess you will have to do as you suggest above. I don't know what 
would be the most sensible approach. Probably to pull the code apart and 
re-assemble it as two separate textures, or as one texture macro with a 
polished/dull switch. The material envelop can always be added later if 
necessary.

If I get a smart idea I shall come back. Time and energy are rather at a 
low level though... :-(

-- 
Thomas


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