by Mark Koennecke - July, 1996
I have added output for the Povray raytracer to Struvir. After running struvir there will be an file "struplo.pov" in your directory which contains your crystal structure ready to be rendered with povray. Please understand the limitations: struvir can provide you with a convenient way to get crystal structures into povray but cannot make a art of it. Creating artwork from struvir's output is up to you.
The file you will get contains:
Just a tip: if you want to move or scale your complete crystal structure in your scene enclose the whole polyhedron and spheres bit with a union and specify the necessary transforms at the end.
Povray output is for povray-2.2 as at the time of writing povray-3.0 is not yet available on a unix. I tested the povray stuff with most of the example .dat files provided by Armel and got reasonable pictures. However as usual:
NO WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND ARE GIVEN. YOU ARE ON YOUR OWN WITH THIS.
Warning: Neither struvir, nor povray are programs for the either crystallographically or computationally challenged!