POV (Persistence of Vision)
A reliable stable followup to POV 2.2 has finally arrived on the Atari thanks to Doug Little's porting of the PC sources. This latest version is downwardly compatible with POV 2.2 but with dozens of new features and bug fixes. Amongst the new features is the ability to render a screen preview when running on a Falcon. Another major improvement is the incorporation of the faster routines from FTPOV. Like v2.2, this version features hundreds of scenes for you to render yourself, all grouped according to your level of experience. The on-disk manual's huge, running to over 800K and is very well written, starting out with an easy to understand introduction to ray tracing, then moving progressively to the more advanced stuff. It also includes several detailed tutorials, all aimed at different ability levels.