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e.g. decide whether some auto-generated files might be outdated).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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