POV-Ray-3.1g: description + notes

Persistence of Vision(tm) Ray Tracer
POV-Ray(tm) Version 3.1g

The Persistence of Vision(tm) Ray Tracer creates three-dimensional, photo-realistic images using a rendering technique called ray tracing. It reads in a text file containing information describing the objects and lighting in a scene and generates an image of that scene from the view point of a camera also described in the text file. Ray tracing is not a fast process by any means, but it produces very high quality images with realistic reflections, shading, perspective, and other effects.

The POV-Ray(tm) package includes detailed instructions on using the ray tracer and creating scenes. Many stunning scenes are included with POV-Ray so you can start creating images immediately when you get the package. These scenes can be modified by the user also so they don't have to start from scratch.

Please note that this distribution requires the libpng (PNG library) and libz (compression library) packages, which can be downloaded from the SGI Freeware page.

Vince Levey configured and built this package for IRIX 6.x.

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