[Chimera-users] POV Ray export

Greg Couch gregc at cgl.ucsf.edu
Thu Oct 19 13:25:28 PDT 2017

Chimera's POV-Ray output is designed for the POV-Ray 3.6.1 that is 
bundled with Chimera.  If you get it to work with POV-Ray 3.7, please 
share with the mailing list what you had to "fix".

The POV-Ray 3.6 distribution includes transforms.inc in 
CHIMERA/share/povray-3.6/include, where CHIMERA is where Chimera is 
installed.  POV-Ray 3.7 also has an include directory, so if you're 
using /usr/local/bin/povray, that would be /usr/local/share/povray-3.7.  
On Ubuntu, the POV-Ray includes are in a separate package, but are 
automatically installed when POV-Ray is installed.  So the includes 
might be in a separate package.  Once they are installed, I would expect 
POV-Ray to automatically find them.  The include directory should be 
already configured in /usr/local/etc/povray/3.7/povray.conf and povray.ini.



On 10/19/2017 09:54 AM, Greg Williams wrote:
> I have done an Export Scene command to generate a POV Ray file for 
> external rendering (Chimera 1.11.2 and Mac OS 10.12.6) using the 
> default Chimera settings. If I open the file in POV Ray 3.70, the 
> Render command gives the following error message:
> Possible Parse Error: Cannot find file 'transforms.inc', even after 
> trying to append file type extension.
> "/Users/Greg/Dropbox/POV Ray/POV Prac 2.pov"
>  line 7
> Parse Error: Cannot open include file transforms.inc.
> Any suggestions for fixing the file?
> Thanks,
> Greg Williams
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