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3 Jul 2022 19:39:46 EDT (-0400)
  Re: image_map to tilted and rotated triangle centered and scaled  
From: Leroy
Date: 28 Mar 2022 14:30:00
Message: <web.6241fd73ccfe2900b78ae31df712fc00@news.povray.org>
"Molly-J" <nomail@nomail> wrote:
> I am going mad trying to project image maps onto polygons that are not in the
> x-y plane or plumb to the y axis. I have 20 equilateral triangles forming a
> typical D20 shape (regular icosahedron). I have the XYZ coordinates for the
> points so all I have to do is create each triangle using sets of the 32
> vertices. BUT . . . .
> I cannot work out how to project the 20 image_map pigments properly. Image_map
> pigments only seem to work on polygons normal to the Z axis and left corner at
> 0,0 XY
> The suggestion that I create each triangle at 0,0 and then translate/rotate them
> to the icosahedron would be just fine if i had those numbers. (I do not)
> There must exist another way, as the current limitation is ludicrously
> un-useful. Everybody aplying pictures to polyhedra would have exactly the same
> problem.
> What am I missing?
> Is it possible to translate the triangle by translating its individual points?
> That I might be able to do, but I can't work out how.
> The ultimate goal is a Dymaxion type world map on an Icosahedron.

My first thought is use a mesh2 with UV mapping. It may be a little hard to do
it by hand. But you only have 32 points to worry about. Try looking at the mesh2
documentation to see if you want to try that.

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