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Graphics File Formats FAQ (Part 3 of 4): Where to Get File Format Specifications
Section - POV - Persistence of Vision Raytracing

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         Type: 3D scene description language
    Extension: pov
      Version: 2.2
  Compression: None
  Color Depth:
   Maintainer: POV-Ray Team
Specification: ftp://ftp.povray.org/pub/povray/Official/docs/

The POV-Ray format is used to store a scene description language used by the
POV-Ray ray tracing software package. POV-Ray files are always ASCII to allow
easy transportation between different file systems.

The specification for the POV file format and scene description language is
found in the file povray.doc in the POV-Ray distribution. You may obtain
this file (and the entire POV-Ray package) from the official POV-Ray FTP
archive and Web sites: 
  
  ftp://ftp.povray.org/pub/povray/Official/docs/
  http://www.povray.org/pub/povray/Official/docs/povdoc-2_2.zip

or from these official mirror sites:

  ftp://alfred.ccs.carleton.ca/
  ftp://uniwa.uwa.edu.au/
 
Questions about POV-Ray may also be direct to:

  Chris Young
  POV-Team Coordinator
  76702.1655@compuserve.com

or to the comp.graphics.rendering.raytracing newsgroup on Usenet.

The following is an excellent book on ray tracing using the POV-Ray tracing
software package for the PC:

  Ray Tracing Creations: Generate 3D Photo-Realistic Images on the PC,
    Drew Wells and Chris Young, Waite Group Press 1993.

It is also worth noting that not only is POV-Ray an excellent ray
tracing package, but its source and binaries are availble for most
systems and widely distributed free of cost.

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