POV-Ray : Documentation : 1.1.1 Program Description
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1.1 Introduction   1.1.2 What is Ray-Tracing?

1.1.1 Program Description

You know you have been raytracing too long when ...
... You wonder which raytracer God used.
-- David Kraics

The Persistence of Vision 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.

1.1 Introduction   1.1.2 What is Ray-Tracing?


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