Building POV-Ray

This file documents the use of the x86 Open64 Compiler Suite.

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POV-Ray Info

The Persistence of Vision Ray (POV-Ray)-Tracer creates three-dimensional, photo-realistic images using a rendering technique called ray-tracing. It reads in a text file containing information describing the objects and lighting in a scene and generates an image of that scene from the view point of a camera also described in the text file. Ray-tracing is not a fast process by any means, but it produces very high quality images with realistic reflections, shading, perspective and other effects.

Download: POV-Ray (version 3.6.1) via the download link at this site.

Building POV-Ray

In brief, the following steps are sufficient to build POV-Ray from the command line:

 Then place your x86 Open64 compiler into your user environment and continue with these commands:
 >gzip –d povlinux-3.6.1.tar.gz
 >tar -xvf povlinux-3.6.1.tar
 >cd povray-3.6.1
 >./configure COMPILED_BY=“your name <email@address>” CC=opencc CXX=openCC
 >make install

Known limitations

There are no known limitations.