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  Re: Configuring POVray for use with Eagle 3D  
From: erfurt2809
Date: 22 Dec 2010 07:15:01
Message: <web.4d11ea1d7427a7a727d38f1f0@news.povray.org>
"societyofrobots" <nomail@nomail> wrote:
> Probably a year too late for you, but this is a tutorial I wrote up:
> http://www.societyofrobots.com/electronics_Eagle3D_tutorial.shtml
>
> Tiger <nos### [at] nospam> wrote:
> > I'm a complete newbie when it comes to POVray and need some help
> > configuring and using it.
> > I'm on a Powerbook G4 (1.67GHz) running MacOS 10.4.10.
> > I've installed POVray 3.6.
> >
> > I barely know what POVray is (excuse my ignorance), but have an interest
> > in it because of "Eagle 3D" which is a script that produces a .POV file
> > out of an electronic circuit board design.
> > The POV file is then (as far as I know) run through POVray to create a
> > 3-dimensional drawing of the actual circuit board.
> > Check out this website for more info about Eagle 3D as well as pictures:
> > http://www.matwei.de/doku.php?id=en:eagle3d:eagle3d
> >
> > What I've done so far is download the installation files from the above
> > site, the direct file-link being:
> >
http://www.matwei.de/lib/exe/fetch.php?id=en%3Aeagle3d%3Aeagle3d&cache=cache&media=files:eagle3d:eagle3d_1_05_27112
00
> 6.zip
> >
> > And then I placed the ULP (script file) where my electronic design
> > application; Eagle (http://www.cadsoft.de/) can find it.
> >
> > However, when it comes to POVray and how to treat the Eagle-generated
> > .POV file I'm totally lost.
> > I've so far double-clicked the POV file which loaded it into POVray, and
> > following that I assumed that I should just go to the "Render" menu and
> > choose to render this file. Well, I seemed to have gotten several error
> > messages.
> > Upon contacting the author of Eagle 3D I was told that I need to tell
> > POVray the location of a specific folder which came with Eagle 3D.
> > However, I don't see any way of configuring this in POVray.
> >
> > A folder named "POVray" comes with Eagle 3D which contains the following
> > files:
> >
> > total 1712
> > -rwx------   1   21456 Nov 27  2006 alphalcd.ttf
> > -rw-r--r--   1   39231 Nov 27  2006 cap.inc
> > -rw-r--r--   1   13141 Nov 27  2006 capwima.inc
> > -rw-r--r--   1      78 Nov 27  2006 col.inc
> > -rw-r--r--   1  210961 Nov 27  2006 connector.inc
> > -rw-r--r--   1   65218 Nov 27  2006 diode.inc
> > -rwx------   1   54344 Nov 27  2006 eagle3d.ttf
> > -rw-r--r--   1   59350 Nov 27  2006 ic.inc
> > -rw-r--r--   1   14237 Nov 27  2006 qfp.inc
> > -rw-r--r--   1   81236 Nov 27  2006 resistor.inc
> > -rw-r--r--   1   16955 Nov 27  2006 socket.inc
> > -rw-r--r--   1   95898 Nov 27  2006 special.inc
> > -rw-r--r--   1   48831 Nov 27  2006 switch.inc
> > -rwx------   1     223 Nov 27  2006 tex_elko.png
> > -rwx------   1    3039 Nov 27  2006 tex_elko_axial.png
> > -rw-r--r--   1   46472 Nov 27  2006 tools.inc
> > -rw-r--r--   1   33623 Nov 27  2006 trafo.inc
> > -rw-r--r--   1   31581 Nov 27  2006 transistor.inc
> > -rw-r--r--   1       0 Nov 27  2006 user.inc
> >
> >
> > I tried placing all those files in POVray's "include" folder, but I'm
> > still getting error messages when I try to render the POV file, so I
> > assume I have to place them somewhere else or I'm not understanding how
> > to use POVray properly.
> > Here are those error messages:
> >
> >
> > POV-Ray 3.6 for Mac OS Frontend Build 197


> > Persistence of Vision(tm) Ray Tracer Version 3.6.1 (Mac CodeWarrior)
> > This is an official version prepared by the POV-Ray Team. See the
> >   documentation on how to contact the authors or visit us on the
> >   internet at http://www.povray.org/.
> > POV-Ray is based on DKBTrace 2.12 by David K. Buck & Aaron A. Collins
> > Copyright 1991-2003 Persistence of Vision Team
> > Copyright 2003-2004 Persistence of Vision Raytracer Pty. Ltd.
> > Parsing Options
> >    Input file: Internal_drive:Users:Tiger:Desktop:test.pov (compatible
> > to version 3.60)
> >    Remove bounds........On   Split unions.........On
> >    Library paths:
> > Output Options
> >    Image resolution 160 by 120 (rows 0 to 120, columns 0 to 160).
> >    Output file: test.pict, 24 bpp (system format)
> >    Graphic display.....On  (gamma:  1.8)
> >    Mosaic preview.......Off
> >    CPU usage histogram.Off
> >    Continued trace......Off
> > Tracing Options
> >    Quality:  9
> >    Bounding boxes......On  Bounding threshold: 1
> >    Light Buffer.........On   Vista Buffer.........On   Draw Vista
> > Buffer....Off
> >    Antialiasing........Off
> >    Radiosity............Off
> > Animation Options
> >    Clock value....   0.000  (Animation off)
> > Possible Parse Error: Could not find file 'tools.inc'
> >
> > File test.pov line 117
> > Parse Error: Cannot open include file tools.inc.
> >
> > File test.pov line 117
> > Parse Warning: Check that the file is in a directory specifed with a +L
> > switch or 'Library_Path='
> > .INI item. Standard include files are in the include directory or
> > folder. Please read your
> > documentation carefully.
> >
> > File test.pov line 117
> > Total Scene Processing Times
> >    Parse Time:    0 hours  0 minutes  0 seconds (0 seconds)
> >    Photon Time:   0 hours  0 minutes  0 seconds (0 seconds)
> >    Render Time:   0 hours  0 minutes  0 seconds (0 seconds)
> >    Total Time:    0 hours  0 minutes  0 seconds (0 seconds)

Hallo

unfortunately also with my Setup:

Intel Xeon 2.66 Quad Core (2009 Model) 8GB Ram MacOs 10.6.5,

there are some Problems as follow:

"Possible Parse Error: Cannot find file 'tools.inc', even after trying to append
file type extension.

line 117: Parse Error: Cannot open include file tools.inc."


with the Macintosh Version of PovRay 3.7 unofficial beta39;

...pov file was created with Eagle 3D v.1.0.5 and Eagle 5.11.0

no change still no rendering with Eagle 3D(of the Mac Platform)

Id would be great, if somebody has any Idea what i do wrong.

Thank`s

Steffen


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