On 5/15/20 10:47 PM, Leroy wrote:...
> I also wanted to know if there are any people who use my height field programs
> from my web site.(http://leroyw.byethost15.com/)
> I've use them and POV to make a road on Mars. Then I animated a road trip.
Not here, but would be interesting to see the annimation.
> While doing so I came upon a thing about natural splines. In order to make a
> complete oval path I had to use 8 values from the end of the spline in front of
> the basic spline & 8 values from the start of the spline at the end.
> I wonder if any one has come across this before?
What didn't work with fewer?
I'm not a great user of POV-Ray's splines, but you do sometimes have to
overlap on loops to get continuity or completeness. Never heard of
anyone needing 8 additional values of both ends though. More wouldn't
hurt I guess, so long as you are still picking off the loop values you
need from the middle of the spline.
> A word about animation: I did something that save my a lot of time rendering.
> I render the Road animation, it took 6 hours and it was just you flying around
> the track. Then I rendered a Car only with Apha on.(it took 45 min. to render.)
> Then I combine the two using images maps on in front of the other and render the
> final animation. (render tine 35 min.)
I'm not an animation guy, but cool trick.
> I was wondering how many people use this technique?
> And what other other techniques you find useful?
Glad you're back.
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