A number of troubles with your distribution on OS X, to the extent I couldn't reach the stage of getting it to work:
(1) The main package is named rayshade.2.2.m, which means one has to load it as:
The package name is almost the same as the directory name. Normally one would place the entire extracted directory into the $UserBaseDirectory's Applications directory. The Wouldn't it be better to rename the folder, as distributed, simply "rayshade" and then include within the directory a subdirectory "Kernel" and in that put an init.m with contents:
(2) The distribution seems to have been developed for older versions of Mathematica, which requires some considerable fixing for Mathematica 9 (and I think even 8):
And the old SurfaceGraphics3D.m, distributed with rayshade.2.2, uses Utilities`FilterOptions`. But the latter utility is now obsolete, and its functionality is provided by the kernel function FilterRules.
Hope you'll update these things to the current environment -- or, if you wish, for backward compatibility include some forking -- so that we can then test the application.
On Apr 6, 2013, at 5:10 AM, debguy <email@example.com> wrote:
> I'd like feedback on this: Much improved Export for rayshade and POV > raytracing. > > http://sourceforge.net/projects/rayshade-math/ > > http://sourceforge.net/projects/rayshade-linux/ > > "most missed support". It'd be nice to hear what is "most missed" for > how you might use it. Other feedback or advice is certainly welcome. > > (rayshade` Makes file.ray that will look much like notebook raytraced > with rayshade. Views too, even in front-end. POVRay is partially > supported too.) > > submitted to http://library.wolfram.com/ but not yet available there > - waiting for approval > > Does anyone know if another such raytrace file Export project exists > other than Mathematica build-in? (not GL/CL/dfx/threescript graphics, > raytrace ones) I missed it if there is. > > Thanks very much !
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