Packages - Rayshade
Purpose and General Description
is an extensible system for creating ray-traced images and is designed
to be easy to alter.
links to the Rayshade archives, a full user's guide, a quick-reference sheet, example images, course notes, user-contributed extensions, the Rayshade objects library and the Utah Raster Toolkit.
Input Formats Accepted
Tools are provided with Rayshade
to convert from various alternative formats into Rayshade's own native
format .ray -
(link not available when last attempted) converts from Inventor format.
Output Formats Generated
Rayshade generates images and makes use of the
Utah Raster Toolkit .
general information page
Rayshade has been tested on many different UNIX-based computers, including: SGI 4D, IBM
RS6000, Sun Sparcstations, Sun 3&4, DECstation, Apollo DN10000, NeXT, HPs, and so on.
If your machine has a C compiler (non-ANSI OK), enough memory (at least 4Mb), and runs
something resembling UNIX, Rayshade should be fairly easy to port.
Rayshade has also been ported to non-UNIX platforms, including MSDOS, the Macintosh, the
Amiga, and OS2.
Supplier and Cost
Rayshade is free.
Information last updated on 2 December 1997.
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