The Persistence of Vision Raytracer (POV-Ray).

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FS#49 - number_of_waves default value not properly initialized

Attached to Project: POV-Ray
Opened by Christoph Lipka (clipka) - Sunday, 23 August 2009, 01:34 GMT
Last edited by Christoph Lipka (clipka) - Friday, 26 March 2010, 16:44 GMT
Task Type Possible Bug
Category Backend → Texture/Material/Finish
Status Closed
Assigned To Christoph Lipka (clipka)
Operating System All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version 3.70 beta 32
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


When rendering a series of scenes (e.g. animation, or render queue in POV-Ray for Windows), number_of_waves is not properly reset to its default value between scenes, causing the parameter to default to the value set by the previous scene.

For instance, rendering the following scenes from a queue will cause “arches.pov” to be rendered differently the second time:

  1. scenes\textures\finishes\arches.pov
  2. scenes\textures\normals\normavg.pov
  3. scenes\textures\finishes\arches.pov (again!)
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Closed by  Christoph Lipka (clipka)
Friday, 26 March 2010, 16:44 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  No feedback from beta testers for months, so probably "no news is good news".
Comment by Christoph Lipka (clipka) - Sunday, 23 August 2009, 01:36 GMT
  • Field changed: Status (Investigating → Requires testing)
  • Field changed: Percent Complete (0% → 100%)

Fixed with changelist #4870.