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From: Miguel
Subject: Command line povray for OS X?
Date: 22 Nov 2004 12:45:00
Message: <web.41a2246c9d2d8e4aecfae2860@news.povray.org>
Newbie question. I was unable to find this in the FAQs ...

Q: Is there a command line version of povray that will work on Mac OS X?

I downloaded the povray 3.6 Mac version. I was somewhat surprised that there
was no exe named 'povray'

I put in a symbolic link from /usr/local/bin/povray to /Applications/POV-Ray
3.6/Pov-RAY Mac 3.6 ... but (not surprisingly) that didn't work.

I also tried compiling the Unix/Linux version ... but that complained saying
that the C++ compiler could not generate an executable (?)


Thanks.

Miguel


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From: Thorsten Froehlich
Subject: Re: Command line povray for OS X?
Date: 22 Nov 2004 13:06:14
Message: <41a22a96$1@news.povray.org>
In article <web.41a2246c9d2d8e4aecfae2860@news.povray.org> , "Miguel" 
<mig### [at] jmolorg> wrote:

> I also tried compiling the Unix/Linux version ... but that complained saying
> that the C++ compiler could not generate an executable (?)

You should detail your problem in povray.unix because the Unix sources are
known to compile and link without problems on Mac OS X.

    Thorsten

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From: Miguel
Subject: Re: Command line povray for OS X?
Date: 22 Nov 2004 13:30:00
Message: <web.41a22f5024b85656ecfae2860@news.povray.org>
> You should detail your problem in povray.unix because the Unix sources are
> known to compile and link without problems on Mac OS X.

Will do.

Thanks,
Miguel


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From: Nell
Subject: Re: Command line povray for OS X?
Date: 29 Dec 2006 18:50:00
Message: <web.4595a96b24b85656699490630@news.povray.org>
I am also new to POV-Ray, and wondering the answer to Miguel's first
question.  Is there any command line version that works with OS X?  Trying
to write a Java application that renders and displays POV-Ray images and
having a little trouble.

Thanks for the help!
Nell


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From: Günther Dietrich
Subject: Re: Command line povray for OS X?
Date: 30 Dec 2006 03:45:11
Message: <fflh64-82b.ln1@520042650687.t-online.de>
"Nell" <emo### [at] colbyedu> wrote:

>I am also new to POV-Ray, and wondering the answer to Miguel's first
>question.  Is there any command line version that works with OS X?

There are three options:
- As with Blender, you could use the binary contained in the application
  bundle (POV-Ray.app/Contents/MacOS/pov-ray). Oops -- POV-Ray is not a
  bundled application. Sorry, only two options remain.
- There might be anybody who offers a command line version on his web
  site. Be aware of his reputation and think about the possibilities of
  malware.
- Download the (Unix) source package from the POV-Ray web site and
  compile it yourself. Macs bring all necessary tools along when you
  have installed the Development Tools, contained on one of the software
  disks you got with your Mac.

Formerly, it was a bit complicated to compile POV-Ray, but the last 
versions (3.6, 3.6.1, and, maybe, 3.5.x) were very simple to compile -- 
only three commands:

./configure
make
sudo make install

That's the way, how I got the command line version of 3.6 and 3.6.1 for 
batch rendering.



Regards,



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From: Nell
Subject: Re: Command line povray for OS X?
Date: 30 Dec 2006 11:20:01
Message: <web.4596910f24b85656699490630@news.povray.org>


I just tried option 3 and downloaded the Unix source, installed as you said,
and it works great!

Nell


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