18.104.22.168 ... And What Is It Not?
POV-Ray for Unix is not a modeller. It will not let you design scenes graphically on-screen. There are several
shareware and freeware programs available for this purpose. To write or modify POV-Ray scenes you just edit the actual
text file containing the commands.
New users might be surprised to learn that, although this sounds primitive, it is in fact one of the
things that gives POV-Ray so much power and flexibility. There are many other rendering programs that give you a
point-and-click interface, but when it comes down to absolute control of your scene, it's hard to beat a text-based
scene description language (even though it's harder for some to learn).