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Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2006 4:44 am
by mild_mannered
I'm having trouble getting Indigo working. I thought maybe its my operating system( Windows98). I figured I should get this straight first. I found two different answers here.

"Indigo currently runs on Microsoft® Windows® 2000 / XP / NT operating systems only."

"Currently Indigo runs on Microsoft Windows(R) 32-bit platforms only.
It has been tested on Windows XP(R) and Windows 2000(R),
but should run on older versions too."

Should Indigo work with Windows98?

Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 10:56 am
by mild_mannered
I have a Pentium 4. That's OK, right? I downloaded and unzipped it to Indigo folder in the Program Files folder. I double click indigo.exe and it opens up and starts rendering 4 glass spheres.

I got Blender 2.42a and Python 2.4.4
When I start Blender, it says

"Compiled with Python version 2.4.
Checking for installed Python... got it!"

I got

in my Blender scripts folder. The tutorial says"When the script is in that folder, it will be under File > Export > Indigo"
So I start Blender go to File>Export> and there is no Indigo. I switch to a scripts window then Scripts> Export> no Indigo there either.

I'll admit, I'm pretty dense when it comes to this stuff and I need help.

Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 11:14 am
by mild_mannered
Nevermind, I tried it again. In the scripts window, on the scripts menu "update menus". Clicked it then Indigo showed up on the Export menu. Thanks for the reply. Please stay tuned for my next dumb question.

Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 12:40 pm
by mild_mannered
I haven't had much success with Blender in the past so when I ran across Indigo it seemed like it might make it easier for me to get some decent renders out of Blender. In other words, I'm a newbie. Don't expect much.
I used a dos prompt window and got Indigo to render the metal_test.xml file that came with the Indigo zip. I then opened Blender with the default scene and changed to camera view, altered the camera position a few degrees, then exported the scene as box001.xml to the Indigo Folder. Then I tried to render. An error box came up that said:

Fatal Error

SceneLoaderExcep TinyXmlWrapper could not find element 'white_balance' in element 'camera' (around line 39)

Any ideas?

Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 12:53 pm
by psor
Heya mild_mannered!

You are using an older script with Indigo, it's missing this tag. Please
download the new stable version Indigo v0.6 and the new exporter script. ;o)

take care

Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 1:05 pm
by mild_mannered
Thanks psor, I'm probably getting ahead of myself and need to go through the tutorial first. i see where I skipped over some things. I'm downloading the glass 11 I'll try a test tomorrow.

Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2006 6:06 am
by mild_mannered
I guess its safe to say that Indigo works with Windows 98. I rendered the ior test xml for more than 2 hours and it was working as it should. I'm still running into problems but they aren't related to my operating system so I won't add to this thread other than to ask what I can use to view and edit xml files. I tried Notepad and it said the files were too big and asked to use Wordpad instead. OK, that was fine for some small files I was experimenting with, but when I tried to open glass11.xml that I exported from Blender, it caused an error and shutdown repeatedly in Wordpad.
By the way, I upgraded Indigo as psor recommended. Thanks.

Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2006 10:29 am
by Silverman
My favorite script/syntax editor is Tinn-R, a variation of Tinn (Tinn is Not Notepad) developed for the statistical programming environment called "R". It is made to work with R but has syntax highlighting for XML and just about every other programming language. It handles large files okay but slows down on the really big ones.

another I found through google:

Doesn't Microsoft have a free xml editor? Can't find it but I think I saw it once.

Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2006 10:50 am
by afecelis
Doesn't Microsoft have a free xml editor? Can't find it but I think I saw it once.
yup, Ono Sendai posted it in these forums somewhere, but it requires the dot net framework 2.0.

Another very cool multi format editor is Scite (scintilla text editor). It's the one I use:
It works with GCC, so you can also compile C++ directly within it.

Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2006 10:52 am
by afecelis

Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2006 12:13 pm
by atmmatt
The net framework wouldn't work on my pc (win2000). I can't remember now except I tried a lot of things and never got it to work...

Thanks for the scite link!

Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2006 12:20 pm
by afecelis
NP! you'll get everything you need with Scite. Just grab the bin version. It's a matter of unzipping it and then you can assign Xml files to open with it :wink:
Here are the languages supported by Scite:
Just in case, DL link: ... p?download

Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2006 3:22 am
by atmmatt
Thanks afecelis!

Vb, XML, PhP, c++ ahhh it's a dream...

Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2006 3:30 am
by CTZn
great one afecelis, thanks !

Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2006 7:33 am
by afecelis
:D :D NP! I know it's contagious! :wink:
Oh yes, and it also runs great under linux.