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Web Walking: Tutorials for Povray Beginners
by Mike Kost
Looking for break into the exciting world of ray tracing? Can't figure
out where to begin? No problem! We've combed the web looking for
introductory Povray tutorials to ease the entry into the ray tracing
world, and put them together in this 1 page Web Walking collection, all
for the low price of $0.00. How can we make money doing this? The
answer is simple: volume! 
And on that upbeat note, in we go...
Into The Basics - With Pictures!
Christoph Horrman brings us Raytracing
and POV-Ray - an introduction. Christoph has 4 web pages covering
different aspects of Povray and ray tracing.
POV by Phong
adds more introductory goodness by walking through basic shapes and
textures and ended up in a complex scene.
Up next, Computer
Graphics with POV-Ray by Friedrich A. Lohmüller. This is a
comprehensive set of articles that cover using Povray Windows GUI ,
shapes, transforms, and writing macros.
From Michigan Tech, Dr. C.-K. Shene has published An
Introduction to POVRAY, written for university students in his
covers the basics, provides examples, and includes a few exercises to
out the newfound techniques.
More Basics - Some Assembly May Be Required
Not all the online tutorials include easily renderable scenes. This
doesn't decrease their usefulness. The few below have interesting
tidbits to contribute to beginning with Povray.
As always, is there something missing? Another tutorial that adds to
the great Povray discourse? Send it in and it'll get linked up: email@example.com.
Notes and Disclaimers
All the images above were rendered from Povray source provided by the
linked websites. If there's no easily usable source - no pictures!
 - This was a quote from the Saturday Night Live
parody commercials about the First Citywide Change Bank part 1
2. Good stuff.
Last edited: 09/17/05
Copyright (C) 2005 Mike