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MiniLight is a minimal global illumination renderer. It is primarily an exercise in simplicity.

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MiniLight is a minimal global illumination renderer. It is primarily an exercise in simplicity. But that makes it a good base and benchmark (in some sense) for development and experimentation. And it just might be the neatest renderer around (on average, about 650 lines). There are translations into several programming languages.

It is a command-line application. It reads a simple text model file and writes a PPM image file. Open-source C, C++, Scheme, Scala, OCaml, Lua, Python, Ruby, and Adobe Flex for Mac, Linux, and Windows. More Info »

The rendering features are:

* Monte-carlo path-tracing transport
* Emitter sampling
* Progressive refinement
* RGB light
* Diffuse materials
* Triangle modelling primitives
* Octree spatial index
* Pin-hole ‘lens’
* Ward linear tone-mapping
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Link to official MiniLight site

Official Website
MiniLight was added by nbendala in Aug 2011 and the lastest update was made in Nov 2014. There is a history of activites on MiniLight in our Change Log and Activity Log. It's possible to update the information on MiniLight or report it as discontinued, duplicated or spam. If you want a nice widget to put on your website check these out.
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