First of all, do you have POV-Ray installed? It is a separate program from Avogadro, available at www.povray.org
Does run PovRay ok by itself?
When you choose the Export POV-Ray … option in Avogadro, does the Path box have the correct path to the povray executable? It should be something like:
“C:\Program Files\POV-Ray for Windows v3.6\bin\pvengine.exe”
I booted-up my old Windows XP machine to make sure that this was correct. If installing Povray and making sure you have the correct path doesn’t fix the problem I don’t know what else to suggest.
Dr. Steven P. Wathen
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Siena Heights University
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Adrian, MI 49221
From: Ramdas Sunil Pophale [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Monday, September 13, 2010 3:57 PM
Subject: [Avogadro-Discuss] export POV-Ray problem on Windows XP
I am a new user of Avogadro, using version 1.0.0 on Windows XP
platform. I am trying to get high resolution images of zeolite
structures using the program. Currently, the option to render POV-Ray
is failing with the following error message.
“POV-Ray failed to start. May be the path to the executable is not set
There was a little discussion on Marcus Hanwell’s blog about it, but
not a whole lot. Can anyone show me the way out of this?
Thanks in advance.
Department of Bioengineering
Rice University, Houston, TX
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