Renderer offline documentation

Supported renderer offline documentation

PovClipse offers two installable render offline documentation features:

  • Povray 3.6 documentation
  • MegaPOV 1.2.1 documentation

In order to access the renderer offline documentation the corresponding PovClipse feature has to be installed:

  • "PovrayDocs 3.6 Feature" for the Povray documentation
  • "MegaPovDocs 1.2.1 Feature" for the MegaPOV documentation
If they are not installed yet use the PovClipse updatesite to install them.

Browsing the Povray documentation

Open the Eclipse help by selecting Help -> Help Contents from the menu and click on "Povray 3.6 Help". Povray 3.6 help

Browsing the MegaPOV documentation

Open the Eclipse help by selecting Help -> Help Contents from the menu and click on "MegaPOV 1.2.1 Help". MegaPOV 1.2.1 help

Open documentation by reference

If the cursor is located on a word being a reference in the Povray or MegaPOV documentation the shortcut Shift+F2 opens the Povray or MegaPOV documentation at the corresponding page:
Cursor on 'rgbft' statement Povray Documentation on 'rgbft' keyword

If the word has multiple references a dialog shows up allowing to select a reference:
Cursor on 'box' statement
Recerence selction dialog

The icon on each line tells you whether the Povray or MegaPOV documentation is referenced.

Selecting the very first entry opens the help displaying the box syntax:
Povray Documentation on 'box' keyword


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