POV-Ray : Newsgroups : moray.win : Moray 3.5 and Pov-ray 3.5 both run on Windows 11 : Re: Moray 3.5 and Pov-ray 3.5 both run on Windows 11 Server Time
23 Jun 2024 14:54:50 EDT (-0400)
  Re: Moray 3.5 and Pov-ray 3.5 both run on Windows 11  
From: Kenneth
Date: 25 May 2023 22:35:00
Message: <web.64701a6dcfce83799b4924336e066e29@news.povray.org>
Thomas de Groot <tho### [at] degrootorg> wrote:
> Op 24/05/2023 om 16:53 schreef Kenneth:
> >
> > BTW, I clearly remember being able to export a Moray scene as an SDL file--
> > but I don't recall if running POV-ray v3.5 (at the same time) was a
> > requirement to do that. Or if an export plug-in of some kind was
> > necessary instead.  No plug-ins are included in my current Moray
> > installation.
> >
> I /think/ POV 3.5 was not a requirement? Not sure. I did exactly the
> same, exporting an SDL file and using that in any current POV version I
> was running at the time (later than 3.5).

I've been reading some of the older Moray posts here, to try and find some
useful info...


Tim Cook in 2017, using Windows 10, was apparently able to 'export' his Moray
scenes as SDL (and then run them separately in POV-ray v3.7). I've followed the
directions there to try to do so after opening one of the included demo files:
Crtl-F9, or using 'export' under the 'Render' menu. The exported .pov file is
*supposed* to show up in a particular Moray  folder for use, which I located--
but nothing appears there.

Another post from 2010 gives the same instructions, and lists the exported files
that *should* show up...


I feel like I'm doing something wrong-- or NOT doing some basic additional step.
Very frustrating. I wonder if the OP here is able to export a Moray scene
successfully in Windows 11; he didn't mention any details.

(BTW: I was wrong about there being no plug-ins in Moray; there ARE a few that
are automatically loaded, although I don't see one that's specifically meant for
exporting a scene as POV-ray SDL. Maybe it's built-in? But not functioning?)

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