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  Re: Configuring POVray for use with Eagle 3D  
From: erfurt2809
Date: 23 Dec 2010 03:45:01
Message: <web.4d130b017427a7a727d38f1f0@news.povray.org>
"erfurt2809" <ste### [at] webde> wrote:
> "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_271
12
> 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

..........ok now i puted all .inc - Files on the right place and sayed this
the Programm in the Files & Path Preferences and it going on, but
now i get this:

"POV-Ray 3.7 64bit Unofficial/include/glass_old.inc" line 79: Parse Error:
Expected '=', ,  found instead

Render failed"

by the way in both Versions MegPov and the PovRay 3.7 Unofficial the same
Effect.

what should i do? The = was already there.

Steffen


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