Another great FREE graphics program

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  1. richinri

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    The samples are amazing! Have you played around with it Richinri? Tell the users here what it actually does (not sure some might know what raytracing is) or what's needed to create it.

    Very cool stuff!! Thanks!
     
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    Pov Ray experience

    Povray is a program where a text file you create is rendered into fantastic 2 or 3d images. It also has some animations capabilities. Scenes can be done, textures can be created - the possibilities are amazing. There are some front end graphical designers that can be used to create the text files that are rendered, but I used mostly the text based method. The "language" is a simple c-type structure.
    The samples on the site speak for themselves. While Blender [blender.org] is a 3d MODELER and animator, povray can work with model meshes but is not a 3d modeling program. It has been around for years, is VERY stable and highly addictive!
    The first time you "write" a scene and hit the render button is all you need to begin HOURS of fun and experimentation. This program has been therapy for me at times. Don't skimp on reading the documentation and the possibilities of the program will continue to grow. Blender [blender.org] is considerably harder to learn than Povray and most don't need the complexity of Blender. Povray is GREAT!
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