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From: Inflater
Subject: Poser camera import (PoseRay 3.12.2 & 3.13.16beta)
Date: 5 Sep 2012 20:15:00
Message: <web.5047b182348fdd284ea90fcf0@news.povray.org>
I am having serious problems with the Poser camera. Whenever I use the
camera-definitions in the scene file PoseRay creates (xxx_POV_scene.pov) my
POVRay render (using 3.7 RC3) points elsewhere but not to the point I see in the
viewport of Poser (using Poser 9).

This applies to Poseray 3.12.2 and PoseRay 3.13.16beta.

I tried importing a whole Poser scene:

   Input > Load > Poser Scene...

and through separate import of a Poser camera:

   Preview > Camera > From file...

Both viewing angles in the final render are far from being what I expect. Not
just a little different .. really far from.

Side note 1: When importing a whole Poser-scene the preview in PoseRay does show
the correct angle.

Side note 2: Poseray produces different POVRay camera-definitions when importing
a Poser-scene and when importing the camera angle through the Preview-tab.

Side note 3: I was using the old PoseRay 3.8.11 for a long time (probably six
years) when rendering with the older POVRay 3.6. That worked great and fine.
Workaround is of course using PoseRay 3.13.16beta for converting a Poser-figure
(actually just converting an OBJ-file without any camera-settings) and using
PoseRay 3.8.11 for the separate camera-definition.

Poser is not only a great tool for posing figures. It is also great side by side
to POVRay for arranging a whole scene and positioning the camera ... which can
be and nearly always is a tedious job when trying to do this by adjusting the
camera settings manually in the POVRay editor.

I can of course provide a simple sample file with some objects which demonstrate
that behavior.

Any ideas?

Regards,
The Inflater


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From: Inflater
Subject: Re: Poser camera import (PoseRay 3.12.2 & 3.13.16beta)
Date: 8 Sep 2012 12:00:01
Message: <web.504b32baf9202b00f2cb01a90@news.povray.org>
OK,

after some fiddling with various settings in Poser and PoseRay and creating some
test-scenes in Poser I finally found why I had an error. Well ... I fear to say
..... but it was basically UTS (User Too Stupid).

When importing a scene in PoseRay 3.12.2 and 3.13.16beta through

   Input > Load > Poser Scene...

and exporting that into POVRay PoseRay does everything fine. It was me who was
not including the right scene files into POVRay all the time. I simply
overlooked a setting in my - admitted - a bit complicated scene setup in POVRay.

Apologies for any trouble my posting may has caused.

What's still not working is a camera import in PoseRay 3.12.2 and 3.13.16beta
through

   Preview > Camera > From file...

FlyerX is aware of that problem. As told in my first post this feature worked in
the old PoseRay 3.8.11 which I am still using from time to time.

My workaround in to not use a camera import at all and import a whole Poser
scene instead. You can then save this camera in

   Preview > Camera > Camera Preset: > +

which works fine for me.

Regards,
The Inflater


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From: Stephen
Subject: Re: Poser camera import (PoseRay 3.12.2 & 3.13.16beta)
Date: 8 Sep 2012 13:02:26
Message: <504b41e2$1@news.povray.org>
Thanks for the update.

On 08/09/2012 12:59 PM, Inflater wrote:
> OK,
>
> after some fiddling with various settings in Poser and PoseRay and creating some
> test-scenes in Poser I finally found why I had an error. Well ... I fear to say
> ...... but it was basically UTS (User Too Stupid).
>
> When importing a scene in PoseRay 3.12.2 and 3.13.16beta through
>
>     Input > Load > Poser Scene...
>
> and exporting that into POVRay PoseRay does everything fine. It was me who was
> not including the right scene files into POVRay all the time. I simply
> overlooked a setting in my - admitted - a bit complicated scene setup in POVRay.
>
> Apologies for any trouble my posting may has caused.
>
> What's still not working is a camera import in PoseRay 3.12.2 and 3.13.16beta
> through
>
>     Preview > Camera > From file...
>
> FlyerX is aware of that problem. As told in my first post this feature worked in
> the old PoseRay 3.8.11 which I am still using from time to time.
>
> My workaround in to not use a camera import at all and import a whole Poser
> scene instead. You can then save this camera in
>
>     Preview > Camera > Camera Preset: > +
>
> which works fine for me.
>
> Regards,
> The Inflater
>
>


-- 
Regards
     Stephen


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