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virtualchetan
08-27-2003, 04:55 AM
Hi,

Just saw powray.org

Seems to me that its basically a model definition language, but also saw some while loops.

Can nebody compare OpenGL and POV-Ray?

- Chetan

errno
08-27-2003, 06:04 AM
povray is a ray tracing program. it have nothing to do with opengl.
povray load scene from a .pov file which describe the materials and the geometry (I think that the while loops are used to create some kind of shader). you can compare those files to maya or 3DS files. you can parse them to render the scene using opengl but you can't compare a raytracer with opengl.