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13 Aug 2022 13:51:02 EDT (-0400)
  Re: Tweek Colours: for intuitive finding the right colour  
From: Bald Eagle
Date: 17 Aug 2015 20:45:00
Message: <web.55d27fa8eaa08ee55e7df57c0@news.povray.org>
"John Greenwood" <nomail@nomail> wrote:

> I think this evolutionary process could be made much more elegant if the
> selecting of the best colour could be done by pointing and clicking. I guess
> that a "script" of some sort would be needed which would be a trivial task for
> someone who knows how. I do not have the time nor the motivation to learn how to
> do it myself.

Indeed.  Although the official POV-Ray sticks to its roots as a way to raytrace
sometimes almost inconceivable images, it always seems to beckon for truly
backside-kickin' bells and whistles like that.

I'm sure there are a lot of allied utilities, macros, includes, etc. that are
(or were) available, but sometimes keeping track of what (and where) they all
are, what they do, how to use them, and even remembering that they're there to
use at all - can be a daunting task.

I'm sure there might be a way to integrate POV-Ray into a suite of various
softwares, where a freshly rendered image file can be used as input for
something like what you're talking about, and cross-talking with things like
Moray, and custom-written utilities like EPSpline, PointWriter, etc.

There's certainly a lot room for people with talent, skill, and motivation to
make some amazing software to enhance the design and creation of raytraced
images using POV-Ray.

Thanks for your contribution - it looks like a great tool to start looking at
variations in color.  Lord knows there's been some long, passionate, and
fascinating discussions about that topic even up to very recently.  I always
walk away learning something.

Again, great job!  :)

> John Greenwood

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