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From: Toshiya
Subject: Newbie to POV
Date: 14 Mar 2005 04:45:00
Message: <web.423515f1ef257ace4b2ca0be0@news.povray.org>
can someone help me with the basics? I've messed around with 3D Studio Max
in the past and it looks very different to this


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From: ingo
Subject: Re: Newbie to POV
Date: 14 Mar 2005 19:37:23
Message: <Xns9619D1CA562B3seed7@news.povray.org>
in news:web.423515f1ef257ace4b2ca0be0@news.povray.org Toshiya wrote:

> can someone help me with the basics? I've messed around with 3D
> Studio Max in the past and it looks very different to this

Toshiya,

The first of the basics is that there is no modeller, you probably 
noticed. Everything comes from a readable text script. Yet you can use 
all kind of modellers and many output POV-Ray's SDL directly or you can 
use mesh converters on *.obj etc. files. There is no modeller that fully 
supports every aspect of POV-Ray but Moray comes close. So to get 
everything out of it you'll have to learn some scripting, especialy if 
you want to use the more advanced features like radiosity, photons or 
media.

The second basics there is is the manual. Even if you don't intend to 
write scenes by hand, work through the tutorial par of the docs as it 
gives a good idea of how POV-Ray works.

If language is a problem, there is an international news group on this 
server where you can post in your own language. On the web you may find 
some more or less complete translations of the POV-Ray documentation.

Ingo


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From: regdo
Subject: Re: Newbie to POV
Date: 15 Mar 2005 20:56:03
Message: <42374BEA.1040009@wanadoo.fr>
ingo wrote:
> in news:web.423515f1ef257ace4b2ca0be0@news.povray.org Toshiya wrote:
> 
> 
>>can someone help me with the basics? I've messed around with 3D
>>Studio Max in the past and it looks very different to this
> 

> The second basics there is is the manual. Even if you don't intend to 
> write scenes by hand, work through the tutorial par of the docs as it 
> gives a good idea of how POV-Ray works.
> 

> Ingo
> 

Looking at small renders of the sample scenes (there are many provided 
with POV) and wandering into the code to see how everything is placed, 
modified, etc, is of great help, too !
Some of the scene are very easy to understand, even if you only discover 
that language.

Regis.


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From: Txemi Jendrix
Subject: Re: Newbie to POV
Date: 15 Mar 2005 20:58:02
Message: <42374c59@news.povray.org>
Toshiya wrote:

> can someone help me with the basics? I've messed around with 3D Studio Max
> in the past and it looks very different to this

This is the better link I can provide:

http://www.f-lohmueller.de/pov_tut/pov__eng.htm

But if you come from 3D Studio Max you can try with Moray

http://www.stmuc.com/moray/menews.html

Install it and follow the tutorials included in the help file.

Hope this helps

-- 
Txemi Jendrix
www.txemijendrix.com


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