I am using POV-Ray but have been unable to find a simple way of making a

torus-like shape that has an elliptical cross-section (if this is the

right way to describe it).

The torus looks like a circle that has been rotated around an axis to form

the shape; I would like to obtain a similar shape formed from an ellipse.

Instead of looking like a round "tube" bent into a circle, it would be a

squashed elliptical tube bent into a circle.

I could make such a shape by using lots of spheres scaled down on one axis

and placed in a circular formation, but this would require a huge number

of spheres to look smooth.

Is there another way of defining such a shape?

Your assistance would be appreciated.

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Mario Becroft Auckland, New Zealand

Tariland, Atari Support in New Zealand _.|o o |_ ) )