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From: Psychomek
Subject: Help with povray!
Date: 23 May 2000 02:22:44
Message: <392A4F93.22C1A3EF@home.com>
Help i need tutorials for Megapov 0.5 out the wazoo cause i can't seem
to get through my thick skull how to do the Pov script.
I need this in a tutorial:
            1. Language simple enough for a 4 yo could understand
            2. one that assumes that you know absolutely nothing about
the code.
            3. one that is understandable after being awake 36 hours.
            4. and it should include Media, Isosurface, photons, and
most desperately TEXTURES (Can't figure them out)

So please help me!  I'm almost at my wits end i have tried reading the
Povray manual but after 12 hours of work it is totally confusing.
please help me!


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From: Saadat Saeed
Subject: Re: Help with povray!
Date: 23 May 2000 04:39:18
Message: <392A42B8.BDB1D742@batelco.com.bh>
Try starting with the POV manuals for the standard version of POV. I
started out that way..... and am improving (I hope)!

BR/Saadat

Psychomek wrote:

> Help i need tutorials for Megapov 0.5 out the wazoo cause i can't seem
> to get through my thick skull how to do the Pov script.
> I need this in a tutorial:
>             1. Language simple enough for a 4 yo could understand
>             2. one that assumes that you know absolutely nothing about
> the code.
>             3. one that is understandable after being awake 36 hours.
>             4. and it should include Media, Isosurface, photons, and
> most desperately TEXTURES (Can't figure them out)
>
> So please help me!  I'm almost at my wits end i have tried reading the
> Povray manual but after 12 hours of work it is totally confusing.
> please help me!


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From: Psychomek
Subject: Re: Help with povray!
Date: 24 May 2000 09:30:34
Message: <392C0555.B439B18A@home.com>
Tried that but for some reason it is just not clicking in my head. :{

Saadat Saeed wrote:

> Try starting with the POV manuals for the standard version of POV. I
> started out that way..... and am improving (I hope)!
>
> BR/Saadat
>
> Psychomek wrote:
>
> > Help i need tutorials for Megapov 0.5 out the wazoo cause i can't seem
> > to get through my thick skull how to do the Pov script.
> > I need this in a tutorial:
> >             1. Language simple enough for a 4 yo could understand
> >             2. one that assumes that you know absolutely nothing about
> > the code.
> >             3. one that is understandable after being awake 36 hours.
> >             4. and it should include Media, Isosurface, photons, and
> > most desperately TEXTURES (Can't figure them out)
> >
> > So please help me!  I'm almost at my wits end i have tried reading the
> > Povray manual but after 12 hours of work it is totally confusing.
> > please help me!


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From: Phil Clute
Subject: Re: Help with povray!
Date: 24 May 2000 14:22:06
Message: <392C1EA6.C3B78DC1@tiac.net>
For Isosurfaces definately start at Samuel's site:
http://members.aol.com/stbenge/
...and then move over to Mike's page:
http://www.econym.demon.co.uk/isotut/

Just go through each lesson one at a time and try them out. I still
think isosurfaces are confusing but I understand how to use them better
and I'm learning more all them time. I would like to understand more
clearly why each thing works the way it does... for instance why does
"abs" mirror the opposite side, or why does "&" cause an intersection?
etc.

-- 
Phil
...coffee?...yes please! extra sugar,extra cream...Thank you.


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From: Karl Pelzer
Subject: Re: Help with povray!
Date: 13 Jul 2000 02:35:48
Message: <396D63A7.89A33CDF@t-online.de>
Try to analyze the sample scenes coming along with standard POV. Simply
manipulate them a bit and look what happens. Remember that you can
comment out the old code with "//". So it is easy to undo your
manipulation.
If you manipulate a certain instruction you can read the according
paragraph in the manual.
I know that might be hard, but it works. I hope you have a fast enough
computer for your testings ;-)

Karl


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From: Ian Witham
Subject: Re: Help with povray!
Date: 13 Jul 2000 10:02:54
Message: <396dcc0e@news.povray.org>
> Try to analyze the sample scenes coming along with standard POV. Simply
> manipulate them a bit and look what happens. Remember that you can
> comment out the old code with "file://". So it is easy to undo your
> manipulation.

How strange.. surely you mean "//" not "file://"?


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From: Marc-Hendrik Bremer
Subject: Re: Help with povray!
Date: 13 Jul 2000 12:54:04
Message: <396df42c$1@news.povray.org>
That was probably your Newsreader, which 'thought' this was the beginning of
a link and extended it. OE does something like that at least.

Marc-Hendrik

Ian Witham schrieb in Nachricht <396dcc0e@news.povray.org>...

>How strange.. surely you mean "//" not "file://"?
>
>


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From: Ian Witham
Subject: Re: Help with povray!
Date: 13 Jul 2000 18:50:36
Message: <396e47bc@news.povray.org>
"Marc-Hendrik Bremer" <Mar### [at] t-onlinede> wrote in message
news:396df42c$1@news.povray.org...
> That was probably your Newsreader, which 'thought' this was the beginning
of
> a link and extended it. OE does something like that at least.
> >

Stranger still... I just installed the new version of OE and now the message
reads properly "//" cool!


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From: Bob Hughes
Subject: Re: Help with povray!
Date: 14 Jul 2000 21:32:08
Message: <396fbf18@news.povray.org>
"Ian Witham" <ian### [at] hotmailcom> wrote in message
news:396e47bc@news.povray.org...
|
| Stranger still... I just installed the new version of OE and now the message
| reads properly "//" cool!

file://Not for me it doesn't, and I just D/L the IE 5.01 SP1 a few days ago.
Is that the 5.5 beta by any chance?  Never mind, it is.  I just now looked at
your message post properties.  Well that's good news then, thanks for the
insight.

Bob


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From: Bob Hughes
Subject: Re: Help with povray!
Date: 15 Jul 2000 07:04:20
Message: <39704534@news.povray.org>
"Bob Hughes" <per### [at] aolcom?subject=PoV-News:> wrote in message
news:396fbf18@news.povray.org...
| "Ian Witham" <ian### [at] hotmailcom> wrote in message
| news:396e47bc@news.povray.org...
| |
| | Stranger still... I just installed the new version of OE and now the
message
| | reads properly "//" cool!
|
| file://Not for me it doesn't, and I just D/L the IE 5.01 SP1 a few days ago.
| Is that the 5.5 beta by any chance?  Never mind, it is.  I just now looked at
| your message post properties.  Well that's good news then, thanks for the
| insight.

Forget what I said (secondly anyway) because I hadn't realized my OE was now at
version 5.5 despite IE only being 5.01 still.  Maybe it's the IE version that
matters?  This is OT so maybe I should ask in povray.off-topic while there's a
recent IE 5.5 discussion.

Bob


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