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15 Jun 2021 08:59:06 EDT (-0400)
  Re: mesh data extraction patch  
From: Le Forgeron
Date: 6 Mar 2016 05:20:47
Message: <56dc047f@news.povray.org>
Le 06/03/2016 10:56, Jaime Vives Piqueres a écrit :
> During my current cave experiments, I thought it would be useful to have
> access to mesh data, to more effectively place things on the mesh
> surface. Using trace() against the mesh works, but it's not very
> efficient when the mesh geometry is somewhat complex.
> 
> So I searched to see if someone ever made a patch to access mesh data,
> in a way that could allow to loop over the triangles, and found that
> Warp had a tentative patch for this:
> 
>
http://news.povray.org/povray.unofficial.patches/thread/%3CXns900D79CAEseed7%40povray.org%3E/
> 
> I don't know if he ever actually created such a patch or was only
> exposing the idea, but I think something exactly like that would be
> terrifically useful.
> 
> So, my question is, would it be too hard to implement?

It was done in megapov, and it's currently also in hg-povray.

http://wiki.povray.org/content/User:Le_Forgeron


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