POV-Ray

POV-RayFree open source photo-realistic ray tracer.

Create POV-Ray files with Caedium Viz Export.

To automatically launch POV-Ray to produce a ray-traced image when you export a POV-Ray file ensure that:

  1. The latest version of POV-Ray (v3.7) is installed.
  2. The POV-Ray location preference in Caedium is correct by selecting File->Preferences and then in the Properties Panel set the Export->POV-Ray preference to the POV-Ray executable location. The POV-Ray 3.7 for Windows default executable installation location on Windows is:
    "C:\Program Files\POV-Ray\v3.7\bin\pvengine64"
  3. In POV-Ray choose your resolution and anti-aliasing setting from the pull-down list, e.g., [1024x768, AA 0.3]
  4. For parallel movie frame rendering in Caedium (File->Preferences, Export->Movies->Frame = POV-Ray) ensure the following POV-Ray settings are satisfied:
    • Render->On Completion->Exit POV-Ray for Windows = true
    • Options->Keep Single Instance = false
    • Options->Script I/O Restrictions->No Restrictions = true
    • Options->Render Window->Auto Close = true
    • Command line: display=off Output_File_Type=B

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Ignore Warnings

While creating a movie in Caedium using POV-Ray as the frame renderer ignore the warnings:

Warning:
04:12:04: Error: Directory 'C:\Users\RICHAR~1\AppData\Local\Temp/mv-e8cDDD10/frame-2' couldn't be deleted (error 32: the process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process.)

Falied to delete directory: 'C:\Users\RICHAR~1\AppData\Local\Temp/mv-e8cDDD10/frame-2'

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