Optical Ray Tracing Freeware
Optical ray tracing library based on MATLAB environment Now working on the simple raytracing simulation. Documents are not ready yet. NEW UPDATE : ray generation function, other bug fix and multiple ray treatment. Freeware download of M.Tracing 1.0, size 12.72 Kb.
An optical ray tracing program focused on layout of prototype instrumentation and learning about optics.
JOpticsTrace 1.0 License - GNU General Public License (GPL). Freeware download of JOpticsTrace 1.0, size 0 b.
Ray Tracing Project of Claudia, Wieland und Jan
Ray Tracing in C++ 1.0 License - GNU General Public License (GPL). Freeware download of Ray Tracing in C++ 1.0, size 0 b.
Implementation of ray tracing algorithm. Takes into account all physical properties of bodies. Includes scene definition language - a special language developed to help build complex scenes applying theoretical set operations on quadrics.
Quadric Ray Tracing 1.0 License - GNU General Public License (GPL). Freeware download of Quadric Ray Tracing 1.0, size 0 b.
RTT which stands for Ray Tracing Toolkit, aims to supply a high level interface to fast ray tracing in python.
Ray Tracing Toolkit 1.0 License - GNU General Public License (GPL). Freeware download of Ray Tracing Toolkit 1.0, size 0 b.
OpenRayTrace is an optical lens design software that performs ray tracing. It is built using python, wxPython, and PyOpenGL. It should run on any platform that python, wxPython and PyOpenGL run on.. Freeware download of OpenRayTrace 0.0.1, size 5.19 Mb.
Simple 3D renderer based on ray tracing method.. Freeware download of Ray Tracer - ZMGK 32, size 4.02 Mb.
Simple Ray Tracer is a platform independepent 3D rendering engine using a technique known as Ray Tracing. The programming language is c++ and the code is object oriented, very simple, and intuitive. It provides a great foundation to learn ray tracing.. Freeware download of Simple Ray Tracer 0.1.1, size 18.60 Kb.
Brahma is a distributed, parallel 3D rendering engine featuring real-time ray tracing, caustics, shadows, translucency and scriptable rendering pipeline.
Brahma Ray Tracer 1.0 License - BSD License. Freeware download of Brahma Ray Tracer 1.0, size 0 b.
ZRay is a kind of Ray Tracing technic. Note that Ray tracing describes a method for producing visual images constructed in 3D computer graphics environments, with more realism than either ray casting or scanline rendering techniques.
ZRay tracing 1.0 License - Academic Free License (AFL). Freeware download of ZRay tracing 1.0, size 0 b.
Ray tracing is a set of algorithms for rendering scenes. It is known for producing high-quality images-and taking equally impressive amounts of time to do it in. However, since the early 1990s, computer graphics professionals have taken a new look at this rendering technology. Ever-improving microprocessors and algorithms may soon make ray tracing. Freeware download of RayViz 1.0, size 13.20 Mb.
ratGPU is a free OpenCL ray tracing renderer. Currently it works for 3dsmax 2010/2011/2012 but I plan to support Maya too. It also includes a benchmark. ratGPU is under heavy development, so except more optimizations in the future. Well, here are three charts showing the performance. Freeware download of ratGPU 0.5, size 25.59 Mb.
bwfirt (Benchmark Without Fast Interactive Ray Tracing) is a framework for benchmarking ray tracing kernels inthe context of a realistic light simulation application.. Freeware download of bwfirt 1.0, size 19.12 Mb.
XJRT is an open source Java renderer with a ray tracing backend. The renderer currently supports CSG and a variety of shapes and model formats. Objects can be created in Java or through XML, Java is used as the shading language for the renderer.. Freeware download of eXtendible Java Rendering Toolkit b06, size 1.57 Mb.
This is a Java implementation of ray tracer presented in the book Ray Tracing from the Ground Up. Since it is in Java, it can be run on every platform. Note that the implementation is ongoing and it is developed as an Eclipse project.. Freeware download of JayTracer 0.2, size 104.36 Kb.
Mythox Rendering System is an open source photorealistic renderer employing radiosity, ray tracing, photon mapping, BSSRDF and will supportMax, Maya as a plugin. It will run under both Windows and *NIX.. Freeware download of Mythox Rendering System 1.0, size 1.10 Mb.
ray tracing ghz band radio coverage java simulation. Freeware download of RayTracingRadioCovSim 1.0, size 190.11 Kb.
Picogen is an outdoor Monte Carlo ray tracing system designed to render large-scale terrain with realistic day/night-illumination and detailed plant populations. It also is a heightmap-creation tool, in which heightmaps are programmed in a syntax that reminds of LISP.
Whitted-Style Ray Tracer for quick previews, Rudimentary path tracer. Freeware download of Picogen 0.3.1, size 17.17 Mb.
A Verilog design for a simple ASIC that executes the Ray Tracing Algorithm.
RTUCR 1.0 License - Academic Free License (AFL). Freeware download of RTUCR 1.0, size 227.16 Kb.
4D acceleration structures for ray tracing
Accel4D 1.0 License - GNU General Public License (GPL). Freeware download of Accel4D 1.0, size 0 b.
Optical Ray Tracing Web Results
An infrequent newsletter on ray tracing and general computer-graphics research and resources.
Article on Ray Tracing in the student magazine of the ACM.
Lots of information on ray tracing. Updated once or twice a year.
Personal page with links to programs for modeling, Ray tracing, converting, and animating. Plus models for various ray tracers. Windows, MacOS and Unix.
A overview non technical article on ray tracing also covering some history of the subject.
Over 700 bibliographic references and some 300 abstracts from ray tracing related papers and books. Not updated since 1999 but much of the information is still useful.
Timothy J. Purcell, Ian Buck, William R. Mark, and Pat Hanrahan evaluate trends in programmability of the graphics pipeline and explain how ray tracing can be mapped to graphics hardware.