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From: clipka
Date: 17 Nov 2013 17:25:16
Message: <5289424c$1@news.povray.org>
Hi folks,

Anyone interested in test-driving a few unofficial additions to POV-Ray 
3.7.0, please have a look at https://github.com/UberPOV/UberPOV.

The most notable change is the addition of BLURRED REFLECTIONS, as well 
as a stochastic anti-aliasing (and generic oversampling) mode to go 
along with it.


Two other unrelated changes are also included:

One is the ability to read arbitrary plaintext lines from ASCII files.

The other applies to overexposed colors in non-HDRI output images; a new 
option has been added to boost any non-overexposed color channel(s) 
(effectively white-shifting such colors) to compensate for the clipping 
of the overexposed channel(s), in an attempt to preserve brightness.


The features are documented in changes.txt.

A Windows binary is not available yet.


More is yet to come. An obvious next step will be to implement a Monte 
Carlo-based replacement for radiosity (I guess you know where this is 
heading), but a few odds & ends will also be thrown in, such as a 
feature to determine the modification time of a file (so that you can 
e.g. decide whether some auto-generated files might be outdated).


Please use povray.unofficial.patches for any feedback.


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