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From: Josh English
Subject: Animation Output_File_Name to point to a subfolder
Date: 4 Feb 2023 01:35:16
Message: <63ddfca4$1@news.povray.org>
I am testing some animations and created my .pov file and my .ini file 
and included

 > Output_File_Name=wingfunc/wingfunc.png

I get ID Restrictions prohibit write access to 'wingfunc\wingfunc01.png'

I'm on windows. I've tried the full path name, I've tried adding single 
and double quotation marks, nothing works.

I can render everything into the same folder but I'd like to keep my 
files somewhat clean.

Is this even possible?

Josh


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From: jr
Subject: Re: Animation Output_File_Name to point to a subfolder
Date: 4 Feb 2023 03:00:00
Message: <web.63de0f9a837f229d88a828ca6cde94f1@news.povray.org>
hi,

Josh English <Jos### [at] joshuarenglishcom> wrote:
> I am testing some animations and created my .pov file and my .ini file
> and included
>
>  > Output_File_Name=wingfunc/wingfunc.png
>
> I get ID Restrictions prohibit write access to 'wingfunc\wingfunc01.png'

in my own .ini files, I use the output_file_name without file extension.
occasionally I render from the output directory, and use a '+l..' library_path
in such cases.  hth.


regards, jr.


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From: Kenneth
Subject: Re: Animation Output_File_Name to point to a subfolder
Date: 4 Feb 2023 12:30:00
Message: <web.63de9560837f229d9b4924336e066e29@news.povray.org>
[Running v3.8.0 beta 1 in Windows 10]
For my own animations, I use the following line in the master povray.ini file--
with *backward* slash marks, and no file extension-- to put all of my image
renders into one folder:

Output_File_Name=C:\Users\Kenneth\Documents\Kens_POV_Ray_rendered_IMAGES\

No double-quotes needed-- unless there is a space in one of the folder names,
then the entire name would need the quotes like this:

Output_File_Name="C:\Users\Kenneth\Documents\Kens POV-Ray rendered IMAGES\"

If I recall, at some point in the past there was a discussion about backward
slashes vs. forward ones re: Windows. I don't exactly remember why I settled on
using the backward variety. :-[  Except that it works, ha.

BTW, I also have v3.7.0 installed. I took a look at its povray.ini file, and I
use the same syntax there.

I hope this helps.


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From: Kenneth
Subject: Re: Animation Output_File_Name to point to a subfolder
Date: 4 Feb 2023 12:40:00
Message: <web.63de980a837f229d9b4924336e066e29@news.povray.org>
Josh English <Jos### [at] joshuarenglishcom> wrote:

>
> I get ID Restrictions prohibit write access to 'wingfunc\wingfunc01.png'
>

Forgot to mention that in the pull-down menu for 'Options' then 'Script I/O
Restrictions', I have both 'No Restrictions' and 'Permit Read/Write In Current
Directory' checked.


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From: Kenneth
Subject: Re: Animation Output_File_Name to point to a subfolder
Date: 4 Feb 2023 13:50:00
Message: <web.63dea7c3837f229d9b4924336e066e29@news.povray.org>
"Kenneth" <kdw### [at] gmailcom> wrote:
>
> If I recall, at some point in the past there was a discussion about backward
> slashes vs. forward ones re: Windows. I don't exactly remember why I settled on
> using the backward variety...

It was here, in 2017...

https://news.povray.org/povray.documentation.inbuilt/thread/%3Cweb.58e988c6ebea2d9e883fb31c0%40news.povray.org%3E/

And I see that *forward* slashes are actually recommended in Windows. I had
forgotten that.


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