The POV-Wiki is a user-editable resource aimed at allowing the community
to contribute knowledge to share with others. We encourage users with techniques and tutorials to share to
consider adding to the wiki.
The POV-Ray Links Collection is a directory
for many POV-Ray, ray-tracing and computer graphics related resources. If you
are looking for some specific utility program, demo scenes, FAQs or the many
great images created with POV-Ray, the Links Collection
points you to hundreds of interesting pages.
Newsgroups / Forums
The POV-Ray Newsgroups are the best place to get help from other users,
find discussion about POV-Ray and much more. These newsgroups are hosted on our
own server and as they are not connected to Usenet they do not suffer from
spam and similar problems.
You may either access the newsgroups with any standard newsreader at
or use our web view at http://news.povray.org/.
For the web view you need to enable cookies in your browser, and in order to
post messages via the web interface you first need to register.
Users of Outlook Express may follow
this link for a tutorial on how to configure it. Unfortunately tutorials for
other newsreaders are not available right now.
The POV-Ray Object Collection contains files contributed by members
of the POV-Ray community in the hope that others may find them useful.
For those unfamiliar with POV-Ray, the term 'object' in this context may be considered roughly analagous
to 'models' as used in other renderers, though in fact they can be much more than that - they have full
access to the POV-Ray scene description language.
Note: The Object Collection is temporarily offline. We will update this page when it is back.
If you have questions or problems using POV-Ray the best and most frequently overlooked
source of information is the documentation.
The Questions and Tips
section on our wiki is also a good resource.
The best place to ask questions or discuss problems is by posting in
the POV-Ray Newsgroups.