POV-Ray : Newsgroups : povray.newusers : Math expressions in text : Re: Math expressions in text Server Time19 Aug 2022 20:36:06 EDT (-0400)
 Re: Math expressions in text
 From: Tor Olav Kristensen Date: 5 Jan 2022 01:00:00 Message:

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"Subrahmanyam Pattamatta" <nomail@nomail> wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I have recently started using POV-Ray for making illustrations/schematics for a
> material science research article. The figures came out really well. Thanks to
> POV-Ray developers.
>
> I wonder if there is a way to insert mathematical expressions as text into the
> figure (example: say latex symbols $\alpha + \beta = 0$) directly into the scene
> file or do I have to render the image in POV-Ray, save it to .png and later cut
> and paste latex equations into the .png file ?

Hi Subrahmanyam

Have you considered rendering the mathematical expressions into high resolution
png-files with some other tool and then bringing them into the POV-Ray scenes by
UV-mapping the png-files onto objects ?

https://wiki.povray.org/content/Reference:UV_Mapping

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Tor Olav
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