The Persistence of Vision Raytracer, or POV-Ray, is a ray tracing program which generates images from a text-based scene description, and is available for a variety of computer platforms. POV-Ray is a high-quality, Free Software tool for creating stunning three-dimensional graphics. The source code is available for those wanting to do their own ports.

Accessing POV-Ray

To load the module for POV-Ray please use this command on the BEAR systems (BlueBEAR, BEAR Cloud VMs, and CaStLeS VMs):

module load POV-Ray/

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More Information

For more information visit the POV-Ray website.


This version of POV-Ray has a direct dependency on: Boost/1.72.0-gompi-2020a gompi/2020a libjpeg-turbo/2.0.4-GCCcore-9.3.0 libpng/1.6.37-GCCcore-9.3.0 LibTIFF/4.1.0-GCCcore-9.3.0 SDL2/2.0.14-GCCcore-9.3.0 X11/20200222-GCCcore-9.3.0 zlib/1.2.11-GCCcore-9.3.0

Required By

This version of POV-Ray is a direct dependent of: Neper/4.4.1-foss-2020a Neper/4.4.2-29-foss-2020a

Other Versions

These versions of POV-Ray are available on the BEAR systems (BlueBEAR, BEAR Cloud VMs, and CaStLeS VMs). These will be retained in accordance with our Applications Support and Retention Policy.

Version BEAR Apps Version 2018b

Last modified on 6th July 2022