Am 12.09.2014 06:45, schrieb bakom:
> clipka <ano### [at] anonymousorg> wrote:
>> Am 28.08.2014 04:49, schrieb bakom:
>>> I am working on a converter that converts the BRL-CAD's objects in our POV-ray
>>> format. I am able to convert sphere object of BRL-CAD into POV-ray's.
>>> Now, in torus
>>> BRL-CAD make a torus by using
>>> center point, normal vector, inner radius and outer radius.
>>> eg. Center : X Y Z
>>> Normal Vector: X Y Z
>>> Radius1: r1
>>> Radius2: r2
>>> I am able to convert it( by avoiding normal of brlcad's object ) but as in
>>> BRL-CAD, using normal to torus we can align/rotate torus, is there any way to
>>> make torus using normal in POV-ray? There is a rotation macro used to rotate it
>>> but I want to use normal vector as it is.
>> Nope, you need to apply a rotation.
> Ok, but in torus.cpp file
> there is a normal vector calculation at line number 358. So can we use it in any
> way for making torus?
No; the "normal vector calculation" in there computes the "surface
normal" for a given point, not the normal vector of the plane on which
the torus lies.
> If plane is formed by using normal so why not torus in POV-ray?(general
The mathematical formula for computing the intersection of a ray with a
torus is complicated enough as it is, so this is simply how the torus
object is implemented.
Theoretically it would be possible to allow for a vector to be
specified, and automatically convert that into a corresponding rotation
matrix; however, that would have to be done in the parser, which is ugly
and kludgy enough already, so we try to avoid changes in there.
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