On Thu, 2006-09-07 at 17:03 +0200, Francesco Pietra wrote:
> Has anyone tried to install povray debian package and run it on either a 32bit
> machine or a chroot on amd64?
> I would like to embellish with povray a series
> of lectures.
In fact I used pvray to bench mark the performace difference between a
32-bit system I had and my new 64-bit toy :-) The answer was about 40%
quicker and my 64-bit is not tuned yet - I need that second bank of
memory. I presented those result to the local LUG in a talk on going
64-bit. One slid held two pictures, one generated on a 32-bit system,
one on the 64. You could't tell them apart.
> I tried on a 32bit etch debian machine. Apparently it installs
> correctly, however I was unable to get command lines accepted.
I've not had a problem with povray-3.5. the version in sid. This is the
version output for a quick test I did just ran to check (it took about 5
secs to render).
Persistence of Vision(tm) Ray Tracer Version 3.5.0c-10 (Debian
This is an unofficial version compiled by:
Jeroen van Wolffelaar <firstname.lastname@example.org> for Debian
The POV-Ray Team(tm) is not responsible for supporting this version.
The debian packages page shows that this same version is available
for amd64, i386 & powerpc.
If you want I can e-mail you that test file (7.1K) and the povray.ini
file as well to you to test the set up your end.
I hope this is more useful than the stuff to got from the povray team.
However, I am a bit worried I too have missed something as all I am
really saying is "here go install povray-3.5 it works". Have I missed
some new "must have" feature in 3.6?
- From: Francesco Pietra <email@example.com>