From: John Stone (
Date: Fri Jan 04 2019 - 13:10:53 CST

  What you need to do is ensure that the "povray" command is in your
default command search path prior to launching VMD. The method for
doing this depends on your operating system, but if typing "povray" at
the VMD command prompt doesn't launch it, then you'll need to edit your
path environment variables etc until it does. The alternative is to
either do as you're doing presently, or to manually specify the full
path to the "povray" binary in the default rendering command in the
VMD Render menu GUI.

  John Stone

On Sat, Dec 22, 2018 at 01:12:41PM +0000, Oliver Sørensen Siig wrote:
> Hi all,
> I am trying to render some images in VMD using the File -> Render... ->
> "Render the current scene using:" POV-Ray 3.6.
> However, when I try to render with the default "render commands"/settings
> I get the following error:
> 'povray' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
> operable program or batch file.
> Where should I direct VMD's attention to, if I need to be able to execute
> POV-Ray commands and get an image out directly? Without any settings I am
> still able to produce .pov files and then manually produce images in
> POV-Ray, so it is only the second (image production) part that fails.
> Best, Oliver

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