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  Re: An important issue.  
From: Ron Parker
Date: 1 Feb 1999 09:09:13
Message: <36b5b589.0@news.povray.org>
On Sun, 31 Jan 1999 21:30:16 -0500, Anthony Bennett 
	<ben### [at] panamaphoenixnet> wrote:
>One thing has come to my attention though. The name of the competition
>in itself is Internet RAYTRACING Competion, if I'm not mistaken, right?
>Then how come (even thought it looks great) Pindrop won third place if
>it was made using Blender? I thought Blender didn't do raytracing, as is
>indicated in the specifications, and I quote:

From the IRTC Stills FAQ:

[1.1.9] Can I use a scan-line renderer instead of a ray tracer? How 
        about one that uses some other rendering technique? 

     Yes, all algorithms are welcome. The quality should be equivalent 
     to modern ray tracers, though, or your image will compare badly 
     with the other entries. Note--we do not consider photocopying or 
     paint programs to be "renderers". The image should be generated 
     by a computer, algorithmically.

and from the Animation rules, section 3b (emphasis added):

  Any rendering and animation conversion programs are acceptable. 

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