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From: alanbell
Subject: Cannot run Benchmark (a NEW USER)
Date: 30 May 2009 02:25:00
Message: <web.4a2097eff7a941f5f0f9a290@news.povray.org>
I've tried running the benchmark but without success. I am using a powerbook G4
with Mac OS X 10.5.6.

Here is the message I receive, any helpm would be MUCH appreciated

POV-Ray 3.6 for Mac OS Frontend Build 197
Persistence of Vision(tm) Ray Tracer Version 3.6.1 for G4 (Mac CodeWarrior)
This is an official version prepared by the POV-Ray Team. See the
 documentation on how to contact the authors or visit us on the
 internet at http://www.povray.org/.

Parsing Options
  Input file:
:private:var:folders:D5:D5b7NXdaGASQcUmEXdjcr++++TI:TemporaryItems:benchmark.pov
(compatible to version 3.50)
  Remove bounds........On   Split unions.........Off
  Library paths:
     :Applications:POV-Ray 3.6:scenes:
Output Options
  Image resolution 384 by 384 (rows 0 to 384, columns 0 to 384).
  Graphic display.....Off
  Mosaic preview.......Off
  CPU usage histogram.Off
  Continued trace......Off
Tracing Options
  Quality:  9
  Bounding boxes......On  Bounding threshold: 3
  Light Buffer.........On   Vista Buffer.........On   Draw Vista Buffer....Off
  Antialiasing........On  (Method 1, Threshold 0.300, Depth 3, Jitter 1.00)
  Radiosity............Off
Animation Options
  Clock value....   0.000  (Animation off)
Possible Parse Error: Could not find file 'functions.inc'

File benchmark.pov line 3
Parse Error: Cannot open include file functions.inc.

File benchmark.pov line 3
Parse Warning: Check that the file is in a directory specifed with a +L switch
or 'Library_Path='
..INI item. Standard include files are in the include directory or folder. Please
read your
documentation carefully.

File benchmark.pov line 3
Total Scene Processing Times
  Parse Time:    0 hours  0 minutes  0 seconds (0 seconds)
  Photon Time:   0 hours  0 minutes  0 seconds (0 seconds)
  Render Time:   0 hours  0 minutes  0 seconds (0 seconds)
  Total Time:    0 hours  0 minutes  0 seconds (0 seconds)


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From: L5n25
Subject: Re: Cannot run Benchmark (a NEW USER)
Date: 23 Jun 2009 05:55:00
Message: <web.4a406cecd077b82dd3ebd4200@news.povray.org>
"alanbell" <bel### [at] yahoocom> wrote:
> I've tried running the benchmark but without success. I am using a powerbook G4
> with Mac OS X 10.5.6.
>
> Here is the message I receive, any helpm would be MUCH appreciated
>
> POV-Ray 3.6 for Mac OS Frontend Build 197
> Persistence of Vision(tm) Ray Tracer Version 3.6.1 for G4 (Mac CodeWarrior)

> Possible Parse Error: Could not find file 'functions.inc'
>
> File benchmark.pov line 3
> Parse Error: Cannot open include file functions.inc.
>


The clue is the snippet from the post above.  So it cannot find the include
file.  I too had this problem.  It was solved by navigating to
Edit>Preferences, selecting the Scenes tab or button in the POV-Ray Application
Preferences, clicking "Add..." and navigating to where you installed POV-Ray,
selecting the "include" folder and click open.

At this point you may wish to also un-check the checkbox on the "Files" tab of
that same dialog that reads "Allow rendering of ".pov" files only" as this
trips up folk who don't save to files with explicit .pov extensions.

Close the dialog and restart POV-Ray.

Now the Benchmark will run after you restart.  Note that on my G4 PowerBook the
benchmark took over 70 minutes to run.  It does not render an image... just
spits out stats.

Try entering into a new file the very simple example in the help file and saving
it.  Now you should be able to render it and see it display in the POV-Ray
preview.  When you successfully render, the program save the image in the same
folder as the source .pov file you just save as a "pict" image file.


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