Dec 102017
 
Persistence of Vision 2.2. A high quality ray tracing package that creates realistic looking images. Executable is protected mode (386).

Full Description of File


This is the executable IBM program
for the Persistence of Vision Ray
Tracer POV-Ray version 2.2.
It also includes machine specific
documentation for IBM PC systems.


File POVIBM22.ZIP from The Programmer’s Corner in
Category Printer + Display Graphics
Persistence of Vision 2.2. A high quality ray tracing package that creates realistic looking images. Executable is protected mode (386).
File Name File Size Zip Size Zip Type
D160.DEF 128 72 deflated
D320.DEF 128 72 deflated
D640.DEF 128 72 deflated
D800.DEF 128 70 deflated
EASY.DOC 3678 1286 deflated
FILE_ID.DIZ 174 138 deflated
KNOWNBUG.DOC 647 344 deflated
ND160.DEF 128 72 deflated
ND320.DEF 128 72 deflated
ND640.DEF 128 72 deflated
ND800.DEF 128 70 deflated
POVINF.DOC 11632 4278 deflated
POVLEGAL.DOC 12884 4844 deflated
POVMOD.EXE 101619 43661 deflated
POVRAY.EXE 378178 167053 deflated
QUICK.DEF 128 74 deflated
RUNPOV.BAT 128 64 deflated
SUPER.DEF 128 80 deflated
VEMD.386 9272 880 deflated
WHATSNEW.DOC 4518 1887 deflated

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Contents of the EASY.DOC file


Here are some tips to help beginners cope with POV-Ray's flood of methods
to set command-line parameters.

The easiest way to run POV-Ray is with a batchfile. Here's the
general idea. Create a text file called RUNPOV.BAT or something similar.
A sample file is included in this archive and its contents are shown below.
Be sure to edit the drive and paths to match your system. If you place
this batch file in a directory which is on your DOS path, then you may
run POV-Ray from any directory without adding the C:\POVRAY2 directory to
your path.

------------RUNPOV.BAT---Cut-here---------
c:\povray2\povray c:\povray2\%1.def -i%2.pov -o%2.tga %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9
------------RUNPOV.BAT---Cut-here---------

In your POVRAY2 directory you should have POVRAY.EXE and a number of .DEF
files. You should create different .DEF files for different purposes.
For example QUICK.DEF could be a 160x100 test render with low quality
settings. FINAL.DEF might be 640x680 with full quality and anti-aliasing.

Several sample .DEF files are included in this archive and their contents
are given below.

To use RUNPOV.BAT you type the name of the .DEF file followed by the name
of the scene file like this:

RUNPOV FINAL MYSCENE

This will run POV-Ray using FINAL.DEF rendering MYSCENE.POV to MYSCENE.TGA.
Note that you don't have to type the extension .DEF or .POV because the
batch file adds it for you.

If FINAL.DEF didn't include anti-aliasing you could add it like this:

RUNPOV FINAL MYSCENE +A0.1 +R4 +J0.5

The first parameter must always be a .DEF file in the c:\povray2 directory
and the second parameter must be a .POV scene file. After that you may add
up to 7 more command-line switches to modify or add to the basic settings
in your chosen .DEF file.

Here is the contents of the sample .DEF files we've provided. Edit
these or create your own. Note the dashed lines and filenames are not
part of the file.

-----------D160.DEF--------
+Lc:\povray2\scenes +Lc:\povray2\include

-w160 -h100
+d -v
+ft +p +x
-----------D320.DEF--------
+Lc:\povray2\scenes +Lc:\povray2\include
-w320 -h200
+d -v
+ft +p +x
-----------D640.DEF--------
+Lc:\povray2\scenes +Lc:\povray2\include
-w640 -h480
+d -v
+ft +p +x
-----------D800.DEF--------
+Lc:\povray2\scenes +Lc:\povray2\include
-w800 -h600
+d -v
+ft +p +x
-----------ND160.DEF--------
+Lc:\povray2\scenes +Lc:\povray2\include
-w160 -h100
-d +v
+ft -p +x
-----------ND320.DEF--------
+Lc:\povray2\scenes +Lc:\povray2\include
-w320 -h200
-d +v
+ft -p +x
-----------ND640.DEF--------
+Lc:\povray2\scenes +Lc:\povray2\include
-w640 -h480
-d +v
+ft -p +x
-----------ND800.DEF--------
+Lc:\povray2\scenes +Lc:\povray2\include
-w800 -h600
-d +v
+ft -p +x
-----------QUICK.DEF--------
+Lc:\povray2\scenes +Lc:\povray2\include
-w160 -h100 +Q3
+d -v
+ft +p +x
-----------SUPER.DEF--------
+Lc:\povray2\scenes +Lc:\povray2\include
-w800 -h600
+d -v
+ft +p +x
+a0.1 +r4
----------------------------

All of the files set two library paths using +L switches. All turn
on .TGA file output with +FT and all allow interrupted traces with
the +X switch.

The Dnnn.DEF files turn graphics display on and verbose messages off
while the NDnnn.DEF files use no display and turn messages on. The
file QUICK.DEF uses 160x100 with display but lowers quality with +Q3.
The file SUPER.DEF uses 800x600 with anti-aliasing in a 4x4 rays
per pixel.



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