Following more recovery work since the server crash we're happy to say our user forums
are now back online in read-write mode.
The www.povray.org site is now back in read-write mode. User logins should work, however please note the forums are still offline.
We'd like to give a massive THANKS! to Netplex for going above and beyond in getting us back up on new hardware.
Our server recently experienced a catastrophic hardware failure, resulting in the need for a replacement and recovery from backup.
No data has been lost but as the new system uses a newer version of PHP and MySQL, plus has other related changes, the restoration will be done in steps. Currently the site is running in read-only mode without a database. We will restore services as soon as we can.
Please note this also affects other sites hosted here such as news.povray.org and irtc.org. We will bring them back up once the main site is back to normal.
The Blender to Persistence of Vision
add-on's next release is slated for August 2nd 2020. See also: next day live Q&A session
The folks at the open-source white_dune 3d editor project let us know that they've added POV-Ray export capability. Neat! It looks like a useful tool, definitely worth checking out.
You can find their github repo here or if you prefer you can go straight to their project website for downloads.
Eric Haines dropped us a line to let us know that there is still time to submit papers to Ray Tracing Gems ... ... [read more]
POV-Ray 3.7.1 has officially entered public beta testing phase. ... [read more]
Former POV-Ray developer and team coordinator Chris Young has released a tool for converting POV-Ray scenes into STL meshes for 3D printing ... [read more]