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From: phlronr
Subject: Moray v3.5 to POV-Ray v3.62 interface, need leg up
Date: 5 Jan 2011 21:40:01
Message: <web.4d24e358b57dab6c1d9cf8080@news.povray.org>
Not a frequently-asked question. I am surprised.

Noob here. I'll try to be brief.

I downloaded and installed the two products named in the subject of this
posting. I went into Moray and experimented with the materials editor. I tried
to get a render of the material on a sphere and encountered a severe snag. No
success. So I went the *LONG* route and studied step by painstaking step through
the Moray tutorials sequence until in part 2 it finally addressed rendering of
some created material(s). I hit Preview and got the very same snag I had earlier
encountered. No success. No render.

Moray DOES start POV-Ray successfully, but after 6 or 7 seconds Moray pops up an
error message saying, "Cannot start POV-Ray; start it manually and try
again". Well, there is POV-Ray started just fine, but still the error message.
[Of course, if I do start POV-Ray manually then again try a Moray material
"Preview", I simply get two instances of POV-Ray, which is another no-no.] I see
no shown added lines into POV-Ray script either (so Run simply does the demo
biscuit render). There is nothing in Moray's POVSCN subdirectory, which seems
slightly amiss (I mean, isn't that where Moray passes the data and/or script?).
I checked Moray's Render Options box and all appears as it should. It definitely
has the correct path to pvengine.exe.

So I spent hours and hours and got no where. I am totally surprised this wasn't
a FAQ. No, I am not familiar with either program as yet, but Moray seems
perfectly straightforward. I'm starting with Moray and someday working to the
other, that's for darn sure.

Leg up P*L*E*A*S*E ...   many thanks


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From: Chris Cason
Subject: Re: Moray v3.5 to POV-Ray v3.62 interface, need leg up
Date: 5 Jan 2011 21:42:52
Message: <4d24e5dc$1@news.povray.org>
On 6/01/2011 08:35, phlronr wrote:
> So I spent hours and hours and got no where. I am totally surprised this wasn't
> a FAQ. No, I am not familiar with either program as yet, but Moray seems
> perfectly straightforward. I'm starting with Moray and someday working to the
> other, that's for darn sure.

There's some issues with Moray and the latest versions of POV-Ray. Try
using version 3.5 of POV, or wait a few weeks (hopefully won't be more than
that) and we'll have a new version of Moray available which works with 3.62
and 3.7.

-- Chris


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From: phlronr
Subject: Re: Moray v3.5 to POV-Ray v3.62 interface, need leg up
Date: 5 Jan 2011 22:45:00
Message: <web.4d24f32378d25d441d9cf8080@news.povray.org>
Chris Cason <del### [at] deletethistoopovrayorg> wrote:

> There's some issues with Moray and the latest versions of POV-Ray. Try
> using version 3.5 of POV, or wait a few weeks (hopefully won't be more than
> that) and we'll have a new version of Moray available which works with 3.62
> and 3.7.
>
> -- Chris

Many thanks for that! BTW, I am not trying this under Vista, just Windows XP
SP3.

Um, I searched the povray.org site and there seems to be no remnant of the
18-month-old version 3.5x for download. It's not in the
/ftp/pub/povray/Official/Windows directory. Can you provide a link, please? Oh,
it's not a huge priority, I guess. But, if you know of some way to work around
the snag I described, then please let me know. I'm trying to gain some
familiarity with the POV-Ray/Moray package as a DUO. Well, I can wait, sure. But
if you can find POV v3.5 or describe a workaround then I'm all ears. I'm told
that v3.5 was bug-ridden but I don't mind. I just want to learn some basics of
operating the package as a duo. Results can be flawed, so long as I can get a
grip on the operational fundaments.

Again, many thanks!


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From: Chris Cason
Subject: Re: Moray v3.5 to POV-Ray v3.62 interface, need leg up
Date: 5 Jan 2011 22:47:29
Message: <4d24f501$1@news.povray.org>
On 6/01/2011 09:39, phlronr wrote:
> Um, I searched the povray.org site and there seems to be no remnant of the
> 18-month-old version 3.5x for download. It's not in the
> /ftp/pub/povray/Official/Windows directory. Can you provide a link, please? Oh,
> it's not a huge priority, I guess. But, if you know of some way to work around

http://www.povray.org/ftp/pub/povray/Old-Versions/

-- Chris


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From: Laurent
Subject: Re: Moray v3.5 to POV-Ray v3.62 interface, need leg up
Date: 6 Jan 2011 00:19:54
Message: <4d250aaa$1@news.povray.org>
"Chris Cason" <del### [at] deletethistoopovrayorg> wrote in 
message news:4d24e5dc$1@news.povray.org...
> There's some issues with Moray and the latest versions of POV-Ray. Try
> using version 3.5 of POV, or wait a few weeks (hopefully won't be more 
> than
> that) and we'll have a new version of Moray available which works with 
> 3.62
> and 3.7.
>

For us Moray users/addicts, this is welcome news... thanks.

Larry


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From: Kenneth
Subject: Re: Moray v3.5 to POV-Ray v3.62 interface, need leg up
Date: 7 Jan 2011 06:55:01
Message: <web.4d26b7c678d25d44196b08580@news.povray.org>
Chris Cason <del### [at] deletethistoopovrayorg> wrote:

> There's some issues with Moray and the latest versions of POV-Ray. Try
> using version 3.5 of POV, or wait a few weeks (hopefully won't be more than
> that) and we'll have a new version of Moray available which works with 3.62
> and 3.7.

WOW!! You guys are simply amazing. Looking forward to it!

Ken


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From: Thomas de Groot
Subject: Re: Moray v3.5 to POV-Ray v3.62 interface, need leg up
Date: 7 Jan 2011 08:49:02
Message: <4d26d37e@news.povray.org>
"Chris Cason" <del### [at] deletethistoopovrayorg> schreef in 
bericht news:4d24e5dc$1@news.povray.org...
.> ....., or wait a few weeks (hopefully won't be more than
> that) and we'll have a new version of Moray available which works with 
> 3.62
> and 3.7.

Really? Now that is interesting news! And so soon after the release of POV 
3.7!  Hurray for the Chief!

Thomas


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From: Thomas de Groot
Subject: Re: Moray v3.5 to POV-Ray v3.62 interface, need leg up
Date: 18 Jan 2011 13:21:52
Message: <4d3593f0@news.povray.org>
"Chris Cason" <del### [at] deletethistoopovrayorg> schreef in 
bericht news:4d24e5dc$1@news.povray.org...
.....and we'll have a new version of Moray available which works with 3.62
> and 3.7.

Does this mean that we can revive the moray.beta ng?

Thomas


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From: Laurent
Subject: Re: Moray v3.5 to POV-Ray v3.62 interface, need leg up
Date: 19 Jan 2011 00:07:53
Message: <4d362b59$1@news.povray.org>
"Thomas de Groot" <tDOTdegroot@interDOTnlANOTHERDOTnet> wrote in message 
news:4d3593f0@news.povray.org...
>
> "Chris Cason" <del### [at] deletethistoopovrayorg> schreef in 
> bericht news:4d24e5dc$1@news.povray.org...
> .....and we'll have a new version of Moray available which works with 3.62
>> and 3.7.
>
> Does this mean that we can revive the moray.beta ng?
>

You mean there is a Moray beta ng...?   ...  :-)

The last post I see there was in 2006. We are waiting...

Larry


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From: Laurent
Subject: Re: Moray v3.5 to POV-Ray v3.62 interface, need leg up
Date: 29 Apr 2011 00:24:04
Message: <4dba0524@news.povray.org>
"Chris Cason" <del### [at] deletethistoopovrayorg> wrote in 
message news:4d24e5dc$1@news.povray.org...
> On 6/01/2011 08:35, phlronr wrote:
>> So I spent hours and hours and got no where. I am totally surprised this 
>> wasn't
>> a FAQ. No, I am not familiar with either program as yet, but Moray seems
>> perfectly straightforward. I'm starting with Moray and someday working to 
>> the
>> other, that's for darn sure.
>
> There's some issues with Moray and the latest versions of POV-Ray. Try
> using version 3.5 of POV, or wait a few weeks (hopefully won't be more 
> than
> that) and we'll have a new version of Moray available which works with 
> 3.62
> and 3.7.
>
> -- Chris


Wonder what the status of the "upgraded" Moray might be...

Thanks, regards,

Larry


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