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18 Oct 2021 16:09:51 EDT (-0400)
  Re: Bits_Per_Color of rendered image-- wrong bit-depth reported  
From: Bald Eagle
Date: 27 Sep 2021 18:30:00
Message: <web.615245941680b35a1f9dae3025979125@news.povray.org>
"Kenneth" <kdw### [at] gmailcom> wrote:

> *Ideally*, for testing a 16-bit grayscale-output image (to then make a
> height_field for examination), I would need to render at least the vertical
> dimension of the image at a res of 65,536 pixels-- to *clearly* see the steps
> vs. some other bit depth. I actually tried such a test-image render-- and
> POV-ray crashed and burned :-O   I kind of expected that.


So did I.  But you don't have to render them all at once.
Do an animation and shift the camera to render different sections and "ascend
the staircase" one chunk at a time.



> I can rest now!
You think so, eh, slacker?
As long as POV-Ray is around you have a lot of work ahead of you....   ;)


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