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  Re: (First?) Contribution Drive: Office Supplies  
From: Chambers
Date: 21 Jan 2008 14:17:37
Message: <4794efd1@news.povray.org>
nemesis wrote:
> Chambers <ben### [at] pacificwebguycom> wrote:
>> OK, to try this out, I'll be collecting, for a period of one week,
>> submissions for office supplies.
> 
> fine enough.  So it closes next monday?  oh, sunday...
> 
>> 1) Email me your submissions, rather than spamming the NG with binaries.
> 
> how about a standard title?  "Povray Object Collection:  office supplies"?

As long as its emailed to me, I'll see it.  I haven't had a problem with 
my spam filters catching legitimate mail.  Then, I'll composite them 
into a single package to be uploaded.

>> 2) Try to use a macro parameter to define the size of your object.  If
>> you cannot, then please use a variable named 'meter', and place the
>> following at the beginning of your code:
>>
>> #ifndef(meter)
>> #declare meter = 1.0;
>> #end
> 
> hmm, how about abbrevs?  m is traditional for meter, cm for centimeter etc.  I'd
> very much like to spell <1.2,.86,.2>*m rather than <1.2,.86,.2>*meter or
> centimeter...  what about yankees and their weird measure units?

Try to use macro parameters.  If you can't, then we should use a 
standard sizing system.  Rather than argue about it here, I'd recommend 
just using the above.

If you use parameters, however, then the above is unnecessary.

>> 4) Try to make objects that would require more than a few minutes of
>> mucking about in SDL to replicate.  The point is to have quality
>> objects.  If you can't make a whole set of quality objects, just make
>> one or two - that's why we're doing this as a group.
> 
> that sounds great!  I'm guessing you're expecting pure CSG, no meshes?

That's the idea, of course.

-- 
...Ben Chambers
www.pacificwebguy.com


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