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comp.graphics.rendering.raytracing FAQ (part 1/2)
Section - 2 - FTP Sites, Web Sites, Mailing Lists

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Subject 2.1 - FTP and Web Sites

  The following list details some of the main graphics related FTP
  sites, their maintainers (where known) and any other info.

  For a more complete list of FTP sites, see the list by Eric Haines
  <erich@acm.org> and Nick Fotis <nfotis@theseas.ntua.gr> from which
  much of the following has been taken.

  * ftp://wuarchive.wustl.edu/ [128.252.135.4]
    George Kyriazis <kyriazis@esd.sgi.com>

    A huge repository of graphics stuff, particulary:

    - /graphics/graphics - get CONTENTS file.
    - /graphics/graphics/objects/TDDD - the TDDD objects/converters.
    - /mirrors/unix-c/graphics - Rayshade, MTV, FBM, PBMPLUS, etc.
    - /mirrors/msdos/graphics - DKB ray tracer, FLI RayTracker demos.
    - /graphics/graphics/mirrors - mirrors many sites.
    - /pub/rad.tar.Z - SGI_RAD.
    - /graphics/graphics/radiosity - Radiance and Indian packages.
    - /systems/ibmpc/msdos/graphics - loads of PC graphics stuff.

  * ftp://ftp.informatik.uni-oldenburg.de/ [134.106.1.9]
    Frank Neumann <Frank.Neumann@informatik.uni-oldenburg.de>

    Another good site for ray tracing, particulary POV-Ray.

    - /pub/pov-ray - get INDEX for full details
    - /pub/pov-ray/conv - format converters
    - /pub/pov-ray/edit - graphical editors
    - /pub/pov-ray/ext - source extensions
    - /pub/pov-ray/gen - data file generators
    - /pub/pov-ray/misc - other tools, ray tracers, etc.
    - /pub/pov-ray/new - uploads
    - /pub/pov-ray/obj - objects
    - /pub/pov-ray/pack - compression
    - /pub/pov-ray/pix - pictures
    - /pub/pov-ray/scen - scenes
    - /pub/pov-ray/text - text articles
    - /pub/pov-ray/view - viewers
    - /pub/pov-ray/pbin - unofficial POV binaries

  * ftp://ftp.povray.org/ [165.113.121.81]
    http://www.povray.org/ [207.159.132.159]
    Christopher Cason <Chris.Cason@povray.org>

    This is the primary site for POV-Ray.  It contains a large
    number of POV-Ray utilities, executables, and scenes.  This site
    has also grown to have a mirror of avalon.vislab.navy.mil (see
    below), as well as polyray and rayshade.

    - /pub/povray/Hall-Of-Fame - incredible ray traced images
    - /pub/povray/Official - official sources and executables
    - /pub/povray/Ray-Tracing-News - archive of Eric Haines' newsletter
    - /pub/povray/animation - animations created with POV-Ray
    - /pub/povray/ezine - a magazine about POV-Ray
    - /pub/povray/fonts - font utilities
    - /pub/povray/modellers - CAD packages for creating scene files
    - /pub/povray/objects - a collection of POV objects
    - /pub/povray/scenes - complete POV-Ray scene files
    - /pub/povray/unofficial - modifications and executables by others
    - /pub/povray/utilities - tools and programs to make life easier
    - /pub/competition - images from old ray tracing competition
    - /pub/irtc - image from the new ray tracing competition
      (note that the IRTC has its own site http://www.irtc.org/)
    - /pub/mirrors/avalon - avalon.vislab.navy.mil mirror (See below)
    - /pub/polyray - Polyray source files

    Due to increasing demand for better access, ftp.povray.org now has
    many mirror sites around the world.  None of the mirrors are
    "Official", so there is no guarantee that they will have everything
    at povray.org, nor that it is the latest version.  However, POV-Ray
    is not a release-a-week piece of software, so chances are that the
    local mirror will have the latest release.  If anyone notices that
    one of these sites no longer exists, please let me know.

    http://wuarchive.wustl.edu/graphics/graphics/mirrors/ [128.252.135.4]
    ftp://wuarchive.wustl.edu/graphics/graphics/mirrors/  [128.252.135.4]
    ftp://ftp.cdrom.com/pub/povray/                      [165.113.121.81]
    ftp://ftp.vu.union.edu/pub/povray/                   [149.106.37.186]
    http://www.vu.union.edu/~ftp/pub/povray/             [149.106.37.186]
    ftp://uiarchive.cso.uiuc.edu/pub/graphics/povray/      [128.174.5.14]

    ftp://ftp.uwa.edu.au/                                  [130.95.128.1]
    ftp://plaza.aarnet.edu.au/graphics/graphics/mirrors/   [139.130.23.2]
    ftp://ftp.ncu.edu.tw/Packages/ray-tracing/             [140.115.1.71]
    http://ftp.ncu.edu.tw/Packages/ray-tracing/            [140.115.1.71]
    ftp://ring.asahi-net.or.jp/pub/misc/povray/           [202.224.39.15]

    http://www.hensa.ac.uk/ftp/mirrors/povray/           [129.12.200.129]
    ftp://www.hensa.ac.uk/ftp/mirrors/povray/            [129.12.200.129]
    ftp://ftp.shu.ac.uk/pub/computing/packages/raytrace/   [143.52.20.24]
    ftp://sunsite.doc.ic.ac.uk/Mirrors/ftp.povray.org/     [193.63.255.4]
    ftp://ftp.fh-rosenheim.de/pub/mirror/ftp.povray.org/   [141.60.160.3]
    ftp://ftp.tu-clausthal.de/pub/mirror/povray/           [139.174.2.10]
    http://ftp.tu-clausthal.de/pub/mirror/povray/          [139.174.2.10]
    ftp://kermit.stud.fh-heilbronn.de/mirrors/povray/       [141.7.1.181]
    http://kermit.stud.fh-heilbronn.de/povray/              [141.7.1.181]
    ftp://ftp.uni-erlangen.de/pub/other/povray/             [131.188.3.2]
    http://ftp.uni-erlangen.de/pub/other/povray/            [131.188.3.2]
    ftp://gd.tuwien.ac.at/pub/graphics/raytracing/povray [128.130.34.160]
    http://gd.tuwien.ac.at/graphics/raytracing/povray/   [128.130.34.160]
    ftp://stef.u-picardie.fr/pub2/ftp.povray.org/         [193.49.184.23]
    http://stef.u-picardie.fr/ftp/pub2/ftp.povray.org/    [193.49.184.23]
    ftp://ftp.univ-lille1.fr:/pub/povray/                  [134.206.1.72]

    ftp://ftp.etsimo.uniovi.es/pub/raytrace/               [156.35.23.24]
    http://www.etsimo.uniovi.es/ftp/pub/raytrace/          [156.35.23.24]
    ftp://ftp.nectec.or.th/pub/mirrors/ray-tracing/      [192.150.251.33]
    http://ftp.nectec.or.th/pub/mirrors/ray-tracing/     [192.150.251.33]
    ftp://sunsite.icm.edu.pl/pub/povray/                   [148.81.209.3]
    http://sunsite.icm.edu.pl/pub/povray/                  [148.81.209.3]
    ftp://ftp.flashnet.it/pub/ftp.povray.org/             [194.247.160.5]
    http://serviceftp.flashnet.it/mirrors.htm             [194.247.160.5]

    ftp://sunsite.wits.ac.za/pub/mirrors/                [146.141.15.214]

    The POV-Ray CD-ROM from Walnut Creek Raytrace! is now available
    online.  Check it out at:
    http://www.aussie.org/products/

  * ftp://ftp.princeton.edu/ [128.112.128.1]
    Craig Kolb <cek@cs.princeton.edu>

    Home of Rayshade, and other graphics tid-bits.

    - /pub/Graphics/GraphicsGems - source code from Graphics Gems books
    - /pub/Graphics/URT - Utah Raster Toolkit
    - /pub/Graphics/SPD - Standard Procedural Database
    - /pub/Graphics/rayshade - rayshade source code
    - /pub/Graphics/RTNews - Ray Tracing News
    - /pub/Graphics/Papaers - ray tracing papers, bibliographies

  * ftp://avalon.viewpoint.com/ [204.212.34.3]
    http://avalon.viewpoint.com/ [204.212.34.10]
    Webmaster <sph@viewpoint.com>

    Avalon was created to be a 3D object "repository" for the net.  3D
    objects (multiple formats), utilities, and file format documents
    are only part of what is available here.  Since July 1995, Avalon
    has been run by Viewpoint, a commercial 3D model vendor, but they
    insist that the Avalon models will still be available for free to
    all.  This site is also mirrored by (among others):

    http://wuarchive.wustl.edu/graphics/graphics/mirrors/avalon/
    ftp://ftp.povray.org/pub/mirrors/avalon/
    ftp://sunsite.wits.ac.za/pub/mirrors/ftp.povray.org/mirrors/avalon/

  * ftp://hobbes.lbl.gov/ [128.3.12.38]
    http://radsite.lbl.gov/radiance/HOME.html [128.3.12.33]
    Greg Ward <gjward@lbl.gov>

    Official distribution site for Radiance ray trace/radiosity package.

  * ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/ [18.70.0.209]
    http://www.cis.ohio-state.edu/hypertext/faq/bngusenet/top.html
      [164.107.8.52]

    - /pub/usenet/news.answers - the land of FAQs.

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Subject 2.2 - Mailing Lists

  Listed below is a selection of mailing lists related to graphics
  and/or ray tracing.  If I haven't included specific details on
  subscription, it's because I don't know.  Best bet is to send a
  "help" message.

  * POV-Ray

    Called the dkb-list for historical reasons (POV-Ray was based on
    David Buck's "DKBTrace"), the list exists for users of POV-Ray and
    associated products, on all platforms.

    Subscription:  listserv%TREARN.BITNET@vm.gmd.de
      Body Text:   subscribe dkb-l <Your full name>
    Posting:       DKB-L%TREARN.BITNET@listserv.gmd.de

  * Rayshade

    Mailing list for Rayshade users, mainly on Unix platforms.

    Subscription:  rayshade-users-request@cs.princeton.edu
    Posting:       rayshade-users@cs.princeton.edu
    Archive:   ftp://graphics.stanford.edu/pub/rayshade/rayshade-users/

  * Radiance

    Greg Ward, the author of Radiance has a distribution list of all
    users.  Register with him: greg@pink.lbl.gov

  * Imagine

    For users of the Imagine 3d rendering and animation package for the
    Amiga and, more recently, the IBM PC.

    Subscription:  listserv@sjuvm.stjohns.edu
      Body Text:   subscribe imagine <first name> <last name>
    Posting:       imagine@sjuvm.stjohns.edu

  * Toaster

    This list deals with the Video Toaster system for the Amiga.

    Subscription:  toaster-request@bobsbox.rent.com
      Body Text:   subscribe <address> toaster
    Posting:       toaster@bobsbox.rent.com

  * Lightwave

    Lightwave is part of the suite of programs that come with the
    Video Toaster system for the Amiga.

    Subscription:  lightwave-request@bobsbox.rent.com
      Body Text:     subscribe <address> lightwave
    Posting:       lightwave@bobsbox.rent.com

  * TrueSpace

    This is a mailing list for users of trueSpace, maintained by
    employees of trueSpace's maker, Caligari (http://www.caligari.com).

    Subscription:  truespace-request@caligari.com
      Body Text:     subscribe <address> truespace
    Posting:       truespace@caligari.com 

  * 3D Studio

    Autodesk's 3d modelling and rendering system for the IBM PC.

    Subscription:  3dstudio-request@bobsbox.rent.com
      Body Text:     subscribe <address> 3dstudio
    Posting:       3dstudio@bobsbox.rent.com

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