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Rayshade is a system for generating ray-traced images. Rayshade's main function is to read a multi-line ASCII file describing a scene to be rendered and produce a file containing the ray traced image. This is the program often used by universities for teaching ray-tracing and as a result, it is often also used for research on rendering and object generation. Because of its extensibility, there are a large number of user-contributed additions and modifications to the base renderer. This means that many incredible images and ideas saw first "light" under Rayshade.

Current Version:   4.0.6

License Type:   ??

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Source Code Availability:   ??

Available Binary Packages:

  • Debian Package:   No
  • RedHat RPM Package:   No
  • Other Packages:   No

Targeted Platforms:

UNIX, tested on SGI 4D, IBM RS6000, Sun Sparcstations, Sun 3&4, DECstation, Apollo DN10000, NeXT, HP. MS DOS, Mac, Amiga, OS/2

Software/Hardware Requirements:

C compiler, more than 4MB RAM

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