|My 'Povray Render settings' window does not show the
|A specific render configuration has to be selected in order
to display its settings.
Select the 'Render Configurations' root entry in the tree menu on the left and use a
right-click to bring up the popup menu. Select 'New' to create a new render configuration.
|The 'Render Message View' window does not contain
any line after rendering completes|
|This is probably a permission issue preventing Povray from writing
the console output text files.|
Please check the Povray documentation chapter "220.127.116.11 Adding or Changing Allowed Directories"
You have to include the path to your workspace in the
[Permitted Output Paths]
section in order to allow Povray to create the console output text files.
|The editor does not recognize MegaPOV keywords|
PovClipse nags it can not find standard Povray include files
|You have opened a MegaPOV scene file using the Povray
instead of the MegaPOV mode.|
Right-click on the file in the navigator and select "Open with -> PovClipse (MegaPOV)"
colors.inc or MegaPOV ones like
|PovClipse nags it can not find standard Povray include files
colors.inc or MegaPOV ones like
Plese see the next entry
"Povray or MegaPOV does not find the standard include files on Unix and OS X",
it is the very same issue.
|Povray or MegaPOV does not find the standard include files on Unix and OS X|
|The default Povray and MegaPOV include path is built using the
preference setting for the Povray and MegaPOV executeable:
While this is correct for Windows systems it might be incorrect for Unix / Linux or Mac OS X
systems. In this case use the "Povray library" and "MegaPOV library"
preference options to change the (incorrect) default to the correct
|When trying to import projects the "Projects" list remains empty|
|If you have choosen a root directory or archive file and the "Projects" list
remains empty or the desired project is not listed, chances are good that you have already
a Project having the very same name in your workspace.|
Move the existing project out of the way (rename or delete it) and start the
project import wizard again, this time the desired project should be listed.
|Why should I use the project layout folders?|
|The project layout folders offers a way to structure your
Povray scene project in a consistant way.|
If you always store your
*.pov files in the folder
and your data files (images, height field data, fonts...) in the folder
data you can easily orient your self, even if you had the last look at
the project a couple of years ago.
On the other hand, if you store all files in one directory you will end up browsing the
directoy and asking yourself "Was that image used for something in the scene
or was it an rendering output?"
You know it for sure that the image was rendered if you find it in the
|Eclipse shows error message like |
'Plug-in com.wm.povclipse was unable to load
|Sounds like you are running Eclipse using Java 1.4 or 1.3.
Check the Eclipse logfile (|
[WORKSPACE]/.metadata/.log), the line
'java.version' tells you the java version used by Eclipse.
As PovClipse needs Java 5 or 6 you have to install one of these Java versions.
If you have it already installed tell Eclipse to use it by specifying the
Eclipse command line parameter
Please check the Eclipse documentation for more information on this topic.
|PovClipse doesn't do anything and Eclipse log shows error message like |
|Sounds like you are running an Eclipse version prior to 3.2.|
Please note that the Eclipse 3.2 Milestone builds are not supported! Supports starts with
the Eclipse 3.2 final version.
Supported operating systems
|Does PovClipse support Linux?|
|Well, officially PovClipse does not support any Linux distribution.
This is due to the testing effort, not because PovClipse uses any operating system depending code.
However, PovClipse seems to be pretty stable on Linux as well, I have feedback from users running PovClipse on
Fedora Core 4, Ubuntu 6.10 and SuSE 10.2
|Does PovClipse support MacOS X?|
|PovClipse does not officially support MacOS X, because the PovClipse Team
(which is only me as developer and tester) do not have access to a Mac machine.
However, PovClipse seems to be pretty stable on a Mac as well, I have feedback from users running PovClipse on
MacOS X 10.4.8 (Intel).
The bad thing is that there is no Povray Mac executable, you have to compile one yourself using the
Povray Unix sources. But ***please*** do not ask me how to do this, as mentioned I do not have
a Mac machine and can therefore not support you! Please check the Povray community on this issue.
|Where do I find the Eclipse log file?|
|You will find the Eclipse log file in your workspace directory:
|Where do I find the PovClipse log file?|
|You will find the PovClipse log file in your workspace directory:
|How can I change the PovClipse log level threshold?|
In order to change the logging threshold you have to specify the commandline parameter
povclipse.loglevel followed by the desired threshold when
The supported threshold values are:
Please note that setting the
FATAL (logs errors only)
WARN (log errors and warnings)
INFO (default, log error, warnings and performance measurements)
DEBUG (all of the above plus debugging information)
TRACE (all of the above plus very detailed debugging information)
DEBUG threshold will cause serious
performance losses. The
TRACE level will make PovClipse extremely
slow, this level is used for searching bugs only!
Example (sets the log level
"DEBUG", the Eclipse workspace and
the French language):
eclipse.exe -povclipse.loglevel DEBUG -data "C:\MyPovClipseWorkspace" -nl fr
Forum and bug reporting
|Is there an open discussion forum?|
|Yes, please use the forum on the PovClipse Sourceforge page:
Open Discussion forum
|How should I report a bug?|
|Please use the bug tacking system at the PovClipse Sourceforge page:
|How should I request a new feature?|
|Please use the feature tracking system at the PovClipse Sourceforge page:
|Why should I donate?|
|Please see the Donation
page for why a donation to this project is highly appreciated.