POV-Ray : Newsgroups : povray.object-collection : Rope macros : Re: Rope macros Server Time
21 Mar 2023 00:24:34 EDT (-0400)
  Re: Rope macros  
From: gil
Date: 16 Aug 2009 20:15:00
Message: <web.4a88a0e23e39793b4c5582dd0@news.povray.org>
"Chris B" <nom### [at] nomailcom> wrote:
> It's worth checking the max_trace_level. If you're getting the message
> "max_trace_level exceeded" in the message stream then it's that. If it's
> that then adding:
>   global_settings { max_trace_level 10}
> into the scene file should fix it.
> In 3.6 it requires an increased max_trace_level if Rope_ShowFibres is set to
> 1 (which is the default). In 3.7 it doesn't. This is because this option
> adds a sort of semi-transparent shell around the outside of the rope with
> the fibre texture on it. In 3.6 this is counted as multiple additional trace
> levels, but it doesn't get counted in 3.7.
> Regards,
> Chris B.

Thanks a lot, both. It was the max_trace_level. I'm not used to povray
completing the render if there's something amiss in the messages, though I'd
probably still not have been able to figure out what to do if I had checked. So
now my Chinese junk can actually have rigging!



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