POV-Ray : Newsgroups : povray.newusers : Stacking stones without overlapping : Re: Stacking stones without overlapping Server Time
30 May 2024 10:09:26 EDT (-0400)
  Re: Stacking stones without overlapping  
From: Bald Eagle
Date: 16 Jun 2017 16:30:01
Message: <web.59443ebfd8d105e9c437ac910@news.povray.org>
Stephen <mca### [at] aolcom> wrote:

> It is not really that difficult. At least it wasn't in Ver 3.5. When I
> last used the function. You write a text file in PovRay with the
> variables you need and get the 3rd party software to export the results
> of the calculations to a text file that PovRay can read.
> Yes this would be an animation even if it is only two frames or a frame
> per layer.

I guess my question was whether or not Voro++ is set up to accept comman-line
parameters and return a file for immediate processing by POV-Ray.
If so, then it would be of great interest to those who have a continuing
interest in having direct access to the set of coordinates used for the crackle
pattern - by supplanting crackle with a Voro++ data file, that would be a great
workaround.

> I ask myself if something this complex is appropriate for a first year
> engineering course.  But then my first year at university detailed
> thermionic valves and ne'er a mention of semiconductors. :) So things
> might have changed.

It ought to be perfectly fine.
I remember the engineers on my floor constantly being immersed in Statics:

http://ruina.tam.cornell.edu/Book/RuinaPratap8-21-10.pdf


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