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0001942PartDesignFeaturepublic2021-02-06 06:43
Reporterarust Assigned Toeivindkvedalen  
Status assignedResolutionopen 
Target Version0.20 
Summary0001942: Allow optical+physical material properties in addition to RGB color specification
DescriptionAdvanced spectral renderers (like LuxRender and to some extend Povray) do not use RGB internally, but physical spectral reflection, refraction, emission properties, given for example as color temperature, spectrum texture or look-up table[1], lamp-vendor-provided IES file[2], and physical refraction and reflection indices.[3]

In addition to specify plain RGB color, shininess and translucency which were fine in the time of "classical" fixed-function OpenGL not using actual shaders and programmable shaders implementing the traditional Phong lighting model, it is desirable to specify physical optical properties, which are supported by LuxRender, Povray and other advanced rendering engines.

Tagscolors, IFC
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2017-01-10 15:31

reporter   ~0007605

I support the request, makes sense and is used in common CAD systems.


2017-01-10 18:48

developer   ~0007617

Work in progress:


2017-01-11 01:33

administrator   ~0007619

Should this ticket be assigned to you then, @eivindkvedalen ?


2017-02-17 11:22

administrator   ~0008332

Test branch is at


2022-03-03 13:55

administrator   ~0017151

This ticket has been migrated to GitHub as issue 6320.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2015-01-31 14:12 arust New Issue
2017-01-10 15:31 clel Note Added: 0007605
2017-01-10 18:48 eivindkvedalen Note Added: 0007617
2017-01-11 01:33 Kunda1 Note Added: 0007619
2017-02-17 11:21 Kunda1 Assigned To => eivindkvedalen
2017-02-17 11:21 Kunda1 Status new => assigned
2017-02-17 11:22 Kunda1 Note Added: 0008332
2017-10-19 13:15 Kunda1 Tag Attached: colors
2017-11-05 11:53 Kunda1 Tag Attached: IFC
2021-02-06 06:43 abdullah Target Version => 0.20