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19 May 2024 13:00:26 EDT (-0400)
  Re: How to make POV-Ray run  
From: Thorsten Froehlich
Date: 23 Feb 2009 07:54:56
Message: <49a29ca0$1@news.povray.org>
maria wrote:
> Hello,
> Could you help me to make the POV-Ray working.
> 
> System Version: Mac OS X 10.4.11
> Installed the software POV-Ray
> 
> Run the application:
> Finder>Applications>POV-Ray 3.6>POV-Ray Mac 3.6 Folder>POV-Ray Mac 3.6
> 
> With editor:TextEdit
> create file and named it demo.pov, and saved in a folder: username/pov/demo.pov
> 
> content on file is as per PDF(5.0MB) Documentation on this website:
> 
>   #include "colors.inc"    // The include files contain
> //  #include "stones.inc"    // pre-defined scene elements
> background { color Cyan }
>   camera {
>     location <0, 2, -3>
>     look_at  <0, 1,  2>
>   }
>   sphere {
>     <0, 1, 2>, 2
>     texture {
>       pigment { color Yellow }
>     }
>   }
> // color red 1.0 green 0.8 blue 0.8  // nice shade of pink can be specified
> // color rgb <1.0, 0.8, 0.8>   // The following produces the same shade of pink
> // rgb <1.0, 0.8, 0.8>  // shortest way to specify the pink color is
> light_source { <2, 4, -3> color White}
> 
> Saved with name demo.pov
> and tried to render it, but how?
> tried from Terminal, Applications>Utilities>Terminal:
> 
> Macintosh:~ mari$ povray +Idemo.pov
> -bash: povray: command not found
> Macintosh:~ mari$
> 
> Nothing happens, tried:
> 
> Macintosh:~ mari$ povray +Idemo.pov +Odemo.png +D +P +W800 +H800 +A
> -bash: povray: command not found
> Macintosh:~ mari$

All this is the wrong way to go. You apparently followed the Unix tutorial 
in the documentation...

> Tried from POV-Ray:
> File>New
> copy the file here
> and in POV-Ray: File>Save as: demo1.pov
> but cannot render on the option:
> Render>Start Render is grey not able to select it.

Make sure you did actually assign the extension. If you are unsure, in the 
POV-Ray preferences disables rendering of ".pov" files only so it will 
render with files of any extension.

	Thorsten, POV-Team


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