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  Re: Feature req.: DLLs/SOs as user defined functions  
From: John VanSickle
Date: 21 Nov 2010 05:00:16
Message: <4ce8edb0@news.povray.org>
On 11/20/2010 4:25 PM, Mircode wrote:
> Hi there!
> I already posted this into the unofficial patches section but I think it fits
> better here. But I don't want to open a new thread.
> In short:
> I would very much like the ability to include external functions (DLLs/SOs) as
> user defined functions.
> In addition, a new function object (besides isosurface and parametric) can be
> created. Povray hands start point and direction vector of a ray to a function
> and the function returns the point of intersection with the object (and maybe
> the slope).

It may be that a future version of POV-Ray will include a shading 
language (in a manner similar to what Renderman does) in which case it 
should not be difficult to extend that to provide intersection/gradient 


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