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15 Aug 2022 08:53:45 EDT (-0400)
  Re: Importing an image to use on pov ray and overlaying a line  
From: 6digit
Date: 18 Jul 2022 08:40:00
Message: <web.62d553dedf954fb94eb0f47cfb08dd02@news.povray.org>
Thorsten <tho### [at] trfde> wrote:
> 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

thank you thorsten i will check it out.


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