1.      Platforms, price, and supplier/creator

o          Unix, Windows, Mac OS, Amiga

o          Freeware

o          Craig E. Kolb and Rod Bogart: http://graphics.stanford.edu/~cek/rayshade


2.      Applications

o          Rayshade is a 3D rendering tool which main function is to read a multi-line ASCII file describing a scene to be rendered and produce a file containing the ray traced image

o          It is used by universities for teaching ray tracing, also used for research on rendering and object generation


3.      Web Resources

o          Official website:    http://www-graphics.stanford.edu/~cek/rayshade

o          User’s guide and manual: http://www-graphics.stanford.edu/~cek/rayshade/doc/guide/guide.html


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