On 1/26/21 3:07 AM, jr wrote:
> Mike Horvath <mik### [at] gmailcom> wrote:
>> I am going to try running POV under Ubuntu soon.
>> Is there an installation tutorial somewhere?
>> What editor do you recommend? I would prefer something like the Windows
>> editor so I don't have to learn multiple things at the same time.
> from what little I know, D Balaska's 'qtpovray' may be your best bet.
> regards, jr.
Given your editor constraint - what jr said.
As for install tutorials look for ones on how to install packages with
Ubuntu itself. Ubuntu is Debian based so v3.7 is a package available for
install. There are graphical package managers, but I open up a terminal
window (~ a command line window).
To see povray related packages available:
apt-cache search povray
To install it:
sudo apt-get install povray
To see what is installed:
dpkg -l | grep povray
You can install Dick Balaska's qtpovray with the commands above, but
only after adding extra package repositories - and I forget how to do
that off the top of my head. There were pointers in his qtpovray posts
If you plan to hack code yourself, you need to compile - so do something
more like what Hj.Malthaner suggested is a way to go.
Lastly, if you are using Blender or you plan to use it, it has an editor
for POV-Ray SDL and methods to kick off and manage renders. It's
available as an install package too.
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