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From: * * * Theo Gottwald
Subject: SMPOV 4.3/Distri27: Preview for single Pictures etc.
Date: 2 Mar 2005 17:36:54
Message: <4225f9b6$1@news.povray.org>
Hallo,

SMPOV is the first, but shurely not the final answer for POV-Ray into the 
"Multi-CPU future", which is definitely soon to come. People say "2005 is 
the first Multip CPU Year".

The actual Version 4.3 has been enhanced, as mostly on user contributions 
and wishes.

SMPOV Version 4.3:
*****************

FIRST:
******
- Dennis Bollyn provided a new Preview-feature to SMPOV.
If you check the "Display-Checkmark", you get a Preview-window how far your 
actual picture is been rendered.
This feature may not be usefull if you render 100th of pictures, cause the 
current implemetation opens a new "Preview Process" for each Picture to be 
rendered.
There may be minor changes about this in next versions, depending on user 
contributions.

However even this first strike is already a nice feature to see on the 
"Master PC" how your Picture grows at several places.

Dennis writes:
**********
I've attached the cleaned up version of the code. Included is the full
source and a binary (in Release). You run it in the same way as the old
version. In addition, I've add a switch (/f) that allows you to run the
previews in fullscreen. Feel free to do anything you want with it, I'll
release it under the GPL for now.

Best Regards,
Dennis Bollyn
***************
Therefore, I have included the Sourcecode for the Preview-feature, so 
everyone can make changes (please share them with us).

SECOND:
********
SMPOV becomes a new "PlugIn-Interface.
- If there is a file called "Plugin.ini" in the SMPOV-Folder, you may 
automatically start
  your own EXE files at several defined stages in the rendering process 
(synchronous, asynchronous etc.).  For rough documentation ofthis new 
feature see the provided "Example_Plugin.ini".

The interface is a result of a mail-discussion between me and Dennis.
It can be used to "Plug all sorts of PlugIns" into the Render Process 
(synchronous or asynchrounous). You supply an EXE-file, which gets started 
together with Informations about the actual processed filepath at several 
stages in the "Pipeline".

THIRD
******
For most users maybe of less interest:
I have increased the possible Maximum Resolution  >15000x15000. I got mails 
from Architects who use SMPOV for big Posters. Please report any problems.

As said, I guess the Preview feature may get some changes next time, I'll 
just add new about this as answers to this post.

best regards

Theo Gottwald
http://www.it-berater.org
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From: * * * Theo Gottwald
Subject: SMPOV 4.3/Distri27: Preview for single Pictures etc.
Date: 18 Mar 2005 18:36:29
Message: <423b1fad$1@news.povray.org>
Hallo,

after geting some user reports which have had trouble with SMPOV / 
RenderAgent on Systems with limited user-rights (SMPOV tries to read the 
POVRAY Path from Registry) I have done some changes, which are up now.

Actually SMPOV tries to find POVRAY and if all fails, the user can put the 
path of his choice into the "private.ini" or "r-private.ini".

best regards

Theo Gottwald
http://www.it-berater.org
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From: * * * Theo Gottwald
Subject: Re: SMPOV 4.3/Distri29: Improved, configurable Preview for single Pictures etc.
Date: 21 Mar 2005 19:39:23
Message: <423f22eb$1@news.povray.org>
Hi all,

Dennis provided me with a enhanced version of his Preview for SMPOV, which 
should not let much space for wishes. Its uploaded as distri29 for SMPOV.

He writes:
***************
Hello Theo,

It's been a while since I've contacted you. I was very bussy and wasn't able
to do much on the preview program, or even test it's integration with SMPOV.
I've finally had some time to do this and it looks very good.
As promised before, I have added INI support to the preview program. In the
attached zip file are all the updated files. The INI file contains all
possible settings, but if they aren't in the file, defaults are used. I
think the options should be self-explaining, but if you have questions, feel
free to ask.

Best Regards,
Dennis Bollyn
***************

The INI is included as well as the source in Distri 28, thanks Dennis!

Here is an example:

[Preview]
Fullscreen = true
Delay = 500
ActivateOnStart=true
QuitOnFinish = true
QuitDelay = 1000
ActivateOnFinish = false

Theo Gottwald
 http://www.it-berater.org
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 Distributed Network-Rendering or Local SMP-Rendering. With SMPOV and 
POV-Ray
 3.6. * Download free at: http://www.it-berater.org/smpov.htm



"* * * Theo Gottwald" <yne### [at] it-beraterorg> schrieb im Newsbeitrag 
news:4225f9b6$1@news.povray.org...
> Hallo,

> As said, I guess the Preview feature may get some changes next time, I'll 
> just add new about this as answers to this post.
>
> best regards
>
> Theo Gottwald
> http://www.it-berater.org
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------
> Distributed Network-Rendering or Local SMP-Rendering. With SMPOV and 
> POV-Ray
> 3.6. * Download free at: http://www.it-berater.org/smpov.htm
>
>
>
>


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