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From: newbie
Subject: Start Render is disabled. Why?
Date: 8 Apr 2008 07:20:00
Message: <web.47fb54cdceb2f111c7f5d3770@news.povray.org>
I just downloaded POV 3.6 on my iBook G4 running OX X 10.5.2

After starting up POV, I created a new file and pasted a sample file
from a tutorial into it:

#include "colors.inc"
camera {
  location <-2, 3, -10>
  look_at <0, 5, 0>
}
plane { // the floor
  y, 0  // along the x-z plane (y is the normal vector)
  pigment { checker color Black color White } // checkered pattern
}
sphere {
  <0, 5, 0>, 2
  pigment { color White }
  finish {
    reflection 0.9
    phong 1
  }
}
light_source { <10, 10, -10> color White }
light_source { <-10, 5, -15> color White }

I put the focus on the file, but when I go to the Render menu,
the Start Render command is grayed out. I can't figure out why.
What am I missing here?


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From: newbie
Subject: Re: Start Render is disabled. Why?
Date: 9 Apr 2008 06:00:00
Message: <web.47fc92dfda0a3886c7f5d3770@news.povray.org>
"newbie" <nomail@nomail> wrote:

I've dug into other threads and discovered MegaPOV. Having downloaded
and installed it, I find that it renders just fine. I wonder what is wrong
with POV? I assume that the problem is with the GUI; it is as if the
framework does not realize that a file is open and active. Anyway, on to
MegaPOV.


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From: newbie
Subject: Re: Start Render is disabled. Why?
Date: 9 Apr 2008 06:10:00
Message: <web.47fc95b4da0a3886c7f5d3770@news.povray.org>
"newbie" <nomail@nomail> wrote:

I just found out what the issue is with POV. The text file it loads must have an
extention of ".pov" or the render command is disabled. MegaPOV does not have
that requirement.


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From: Thorsten Froehlich
Subject: Re: Start Render is disabled. Why?
Date: 10 Apr 2008 08:34:19
Message: <47fe094b$1@news.povray.org>
newbie wrote:
> "newbie" <nomail@nomail> wrote:
> 
> I just found out what the issue is with POV. The text file it loads must have an
> extention of ".pov" or the render command is disabled. 

Yes, because this option is enabled/disabled in the preferences...

	Thorsten


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From: newbie
Subject: Re: Start Render is disabled. Why?
Date: 11 Apr 2008 06:30:00
Message: <web.47ff3cd5da0a3886c7f5d3770@news.povray.org>
Thorsten Froehlich <tho### [at] trfde> wrote:
> newbie wrote:
> > "newbie" <nomail@nomail> wrote:
> >
> > I just found out what the issue is with POV. The text file it loads must have an
> > extention of ".pov" or the render command is disabled.
>
> Yes, because this option is enabled/disabled in the preferences...
>
>  Thorsten

Yes, I see that. IMHO the default should be that this option is disabled.


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