The Persistence of Vision Raytracer is a high-quality, totally free tool for creating stunning three-dimensional graphics. It is available in official versions for Windows, Mac OS/Mac OS X and i86 Linux. The source code is available for those wanting to do their own ports.



Supported Platforms

Windows Linux

Links to official POV-Ray sites

Official Website    GitHub


48-bit color Input / output Chromatic dispersion Depth of Field Dielectric materials Final Gathering Global Illumination (Radiosity) Importance sampling Intuitive Scene Description Language Multi color spaces / Color management Multi-threaded architecture Pause Render process Physically-Based Rendering Photons (with cache files available) Render baking (Mesh Camera) Subsurface scattering (SSLT) Translucency Untesselated geometry Uv mapping Vertex colors Volumetric Media (Absorb/Emit/Scatter) Add a feature


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