# How to use the POVRayRender package?

I have downloaded the POVRayRender package and I tried to use it. I can't get it to work. I even used the command Deep instead of Short, that works but I can't get colors in the POV-Ray output. Can someone explain it to me in detail from the beginning? Mathematica and POV-Ray 3.7 are both on my D:\ drive I would be very happy.

• Would be nice to link to source at least. Is there any manual? Where exactly are you stuck?
– Kuba
Commented Jul 21, 2017 at 11:41

Assuming you mean the package from this source: https://github.com/xslittlegrass/POVRayRender-For-Mathematica and presented in this thread: Mathematica and POV-Ray workflow (Q&A), here is a small introduction:

1. Download the package to a directory of your liking and unzip.
2. Open Mathematica
3. Under File > Install... , choose package and input the path to the package you just downloaded.
4. Also copy the directory "POVRayRender" into the \$UserBaseDirectory, which is usually on Windows: C:\Users\\AppData\Roaming\Mathematica
5. Restart Mathematica.
6. Load the functions via: Needs["POVRayRender"]
7. Set the path to your povray installation with, for example:

ConfigurePOVRayRender["POVRayPath" -> "C:\\Program Files\\POV-Ray\\v3.7\\bin\\pvengine.exe"];

8. Try out a nice example:

p = ParametricPlot3D[{{4 + (3 + Cos[v]) Sin[u], 4 + (3 + Cos[v]) Cos[u], 4 + Sin[v]}, {8 + (3 + Cos[v]) Cos[u], 3 + Sin[v], 4 + (3 + Cos[v]) Sin[u]}}, {u, 0, 2 Pi}, {v, 0, 2 Pi}, PlotStyle -> {Red, Green}, PlotPoints -> 80, Mesh -> None]; POVRayRender[p, Method -> "Triangle"]`

• Thank you!.it works fine now,i am really happy now. Commented Feb 4, 2018 at 9:45