Falcon/030 Raytracers?

Falcon/030 Raytracers?

Post by Neill Murdo » Wed, 14 Apr 1993 21:53:20



Hi Everyone ::

I am trying to find some information on raytracing packages
for the Atari Falcon/030. I have heard that there are a few
in the pipe-line most notably (INSHAPE) & (Phoenix 512). If
anyone out there has seen; is using; or simply has any info
on any of the above, or any other raytracers for the Falcon/030
I would love any information.

Thanks for all your time & any information:

-Neill- (Using My friends Account .. Just reply to him he will
         foward anything on to me.)

Thanks again ..

 
 
 

Falcon/030 Raytracers?

Post by Achim Wilhe » Fri, 16 Apr 1993 03:53:00


Hi Neill.

I use POVray. It's a good raytracer, with sources for Apple, Amiga, PC and

for our loved ST/TT/FALCON.

It's controlled by a programming language like this:

// Persistence Of Vision raytracer version 1.0 sample file.
// written by Alexander Enzmann
// Demonstrates box primitive

camera {
   location  <0 0 -8>
   direction <0 0 1.2071>
   up        <0 1 0>
   right     <1 0 0>
   look_at   <0 0 0>

Quote:}

object {
   sphere { <0.0 0.0 0.0> 2 }
   texture {
      ambient 0.2
      diffuse 0.8
      color red 1 green 0 blue 0
      phong 1
   }

Quote:}

object {
   box { <-2.0 -0.2 -2.0> <2.0 0.2 2.0> }
   texture {
      ambient 0.2
      diffuse 0.8
      color red 1 green 0 blue 1
   }
   rotate <-20 30 0>

Quote:}

object {
   light_source {
      <-10 3 -20>
      color red 1 green 1 blue 1
   }

Quote:}

It renders to 24bit-color-TGA-files.

regards, Jimmy

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1. RayTracers for FALCON/030?

g>I am trying to get some information on Ray-Tracers for the
g>Falcon/030. Is there anything currently  available? and is
g>there anything  currently under production. If  anyone has
g>any details the name of any  software and where  I can get
g>some information on it would be great.

I think, POVRay is one of the best raytracers available for computers. Mostly
you get a packed file with C-Spurces for IBM, ATARI, MAC and Amiga. You can
compile it with Pure C. It runs very well. Although on a FALCON (i render pics
since i bought my FALCON in Dec 92) and although with MiNT.

regards, Jimmy

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