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  Re: Really need help for pov ray  
From: Bruno Cabasson
Date: 7 Jan 2013 18:15:01
Message: <web.50eb5447ce52ce9cdb2fc060@news.povray.org>
"349409669" <349### [at] qqcom> wrote:
> Hi , I am a student user of pov ray . since pov ray is code editor , I want find
> a way to build a user GUI,  which can increase the interaction between user  and
> the code.
> For example, when we modify  the light in a frame, user can through the GUI
> type the number rather than go through the pov files .
> How should I do ?
> Really thanks for your help.

To my opinion, and according to my (somewhat limited) experience, scripting is
far more efficient than modelling with a 'wysiwyg' GUI, unless you use mainly
meshed objects, for which you need a specialized modeller (you can find some
that export meshes to POV-Ray).

To answer your question, perhaps one can use other handy langages, like python
or so, to write a GUI that generates POV-SDL. But I am afraid it would not be
that easy. Not so much easier than getting acustomed to scripting. However, it
would take a non neglectable amount of time to develop because the subject of 3D
is complex and POV-Ray deals with many aspects of it. See the richness of SDL...

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