Editor

PovClipse comes with a specialized scene language editor, allowing comfortable editing of your Povray or MegaPOV scene files.

Invoking

PovClipse registers the file endings .pov and .inc for itself, thus those files will automatically open using the PovClipse editor in the default (Povray) mode.

You can force Eclipse to use the PovClipse editor by selecting the "PovClipse Editor" at the context menu's "Open with..." entry:
Editor choosing

In order to work with MegaPOV scene files you have to manually select "Open with => PovClipse (MegaPOV)"

The editor mode is indicated by the icon shown at the file tab:
Editor mode indication
"filter_trans.pov" is opened in Povray mode while "cloth_fixed.pov" is opened in MegaPOV mode.

Basic features

The PovClipse editor works just as any plain-text editor you know so far. Just type your Povray code and use the shortcuts.
See Editor Shortcuts for details.

Advanced features

Please read the following help sections for these advanced features:

Other advanced features

FunctionDescription
Brace highlighting
When the cursor is placed just behind an opening or closing brace ('{' or '}'), the matching brace will be highlighted. The one behind the cursor will be highlighted as well, thus the matching braces can be found easily.

Note: you can change the color of the highlighting using the eclipse preference page Window -> Preferences -> General - Editors - Text Editors - Annotation, entry "Brace".

Double click highlighting
A double click selects the word just below the cursor. The very same word is highlighted all over the document, making it easy to find the occurrences of the word within the document (for example the usage for a specific declaration).
Annotations are drawn at the editor's right side for each match. Click on it to jump to the corresponding code section.

Note: you can change the color of the highlighting using the eclipse preference page Window -> Preferences -> General - Editors - Text Editors - Annotation, entry "Same text".


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