POV-Ray: install 3.6.1 plus Clemens Rabe’s patch

For rendering lens distorted images, I installed POV-Ray 3.6.1 and then apply the patch provided by Clemens Rabe.

  1. building environment
    sudo apt-get install build-essentials
  2. supporting libraries
    The following supporting libraries are needed. In case missing or older version, the configure script link the libraries provided in POV-Ray.
    ZLib    1.2.1
      LibPNG  1.2.5
      LibJPEG 6b
      LibTIFF 3.6.1
  3. source code
    For my case, official file, povlinux-3.6.1.tar.bz2, didn’t work. Search povray-3.6.1.tar.bz2 and uncompress it.
    tar xfj povray-3.6.1.tar.bz2
  4. patch
    Download from Clemens Rabe’s website and apply patch. The following command is called from a directory that contains a directory /povray-3.6.1/ and the patch file.
    patch -p0 < ./povray-3.6.1_LenseDistortion.patch
  5. install
    /configure COMPILED_BY=”your name <email@address>”
    sudo make install

phew… installation seems to be completed. For quick check, I rendered a sphere with black background. Tomorrow, I will check the lens distortion effect!!



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