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21 Mar 2023 14:34:25 EDT (-0400)
  Re: How to avoid the artifacts about height_map?  
From: Stephen
Date: 5 Jan 2013 16:14:33
Message: <50e897b9$1@news.povray.org>
On 05/01/2013 6:54 PM, MichaelJF wrote:
> Sorry, I must correct myself, Marc used an isosurface too

Isosurfaces can make good water but they are time consuming to render.
It might be an idea if Terry looked at Tim Nikias's No Lights site. Tim 
created a set of macros to simulate an animated liquid surface. 

It adds up to a complete system where the waves will reflect off 
boundaries or be created by raindrops, there might even be a "stomp" 
feature which starts the waves by simulating a shock to the boundaries. 
I am a bit vague because it is a long time ago that I did some testing 
for him. It creates a mesh (of a sort) for each frame, which can be 
converted to a PovRay Mesh by using his MMM Macros.

They are complicated but there are detailed help files.

Here is one of his examples:



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