Package: povray (1:3.6.1-12) [multiverse]
Links for povray
Download Source Package povray:
Original Maintainers (usually from Debian):
- Clément Stenac
- Torsten Werner
It should generally not be necessary for users to contact the original maintainer.
- Homepage [www.povray.org]
Persistence of vision raytracer (3D renderer)
POV-Ray is a full-featured ray tracer. Ray tracers simulate objects and light sources of the real world to calculate photorealistic, computer generated images. Because of the nature of ray tracing, this process is quite CPU-intensive, at the benefit of more realistic images compared to real time rendering techniques. For example, in POV-Ray, you can model a glass prism, and you will see a spectrum in the resulting image.
POV-Ray by itself is a command-line utility that will take scene descriptions, written in a special easy-to-understand language, to produce ray-traced images (or even a sequence of images, for animations). You can either write those scene-descriptions by hand, or use external tools to generate (parts of) the scene.
povray-includes is highly recommended in addition to this package.
Other Packages Related to povray
- dep: libgcc1 (>= 1:4.1.1)
- GCC support library
- dep: libjpeg62
- The Independent JPEG Group's JPEG runtime library
- dep: libpng12-0 (>= 1.2.13-4)
- PNG library - runtime
- dep: libstdc++6 (>= 4.1.1)
- The GNU Standard C++ Library v3
- dep: libtiff4
- Tag Image File Format (TIFF) library
- dep: libx11-6
- X11 client-side library
- dep: zlib1g (>= 1:1.1.4)
- compression library - runtime
- rec: povray-includes
- Persistance of vision raytracer (3D renderer) include files