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  Re: Modify source code of program POVRAY  
From: clipka
Date: 28 May 2014 11:11:16
Message: <5385fc94$1@news.povray.org>
Am 28.05.2014 11:00, schrieb Le_Forgeron:
> Le 28/05/2014 02:54, gaprie nous fit lire :
>> Hello everyone,
>> I want to ask How we can open the source code of program POVRay?
>> If we can do it, we can see the flow proses rendering in POVRay and we can
>> modify that such we can add some coding (like MPI maybe) for get paralel
>> rendering program with POVRay.
>> Sorry, I am new in POVRay.
>>
>> Regards,
>> Galih Pribadi
>>
>
> Parallel rendering on multiple cores is already supported (appeared with
> 3.7).
>
> The license for version 3.7 is AGPLv3. Notice that the license for
> previous versions were different.
>
> The main problem for rendering on multiple hosts is sharing the memory
> of the parsed scene (and its radiosity/photons data if any).

Photons isn't that much of a problem, since photon shooting can easily 
be parallelized; you'd just need to distribute the results before the 
main render begins.

Radiosity is a good deal trickier, as the original algorithm 
theoretically requires fully sequential operation.


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