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==Introduction==
 
==Introduction==
<p>This document contains answers to frequently asked questions about POV-Ray as well as tips and tricks for various things.  The collection was originally compiled by [[KB:Technical Assistance Group#Contacting the TAG|Warp]] as the POV-VFAQ (''Very'' Frequently Asked Questions!).</p>
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<p>This document contains answers to frequently asked questions about POV-Ray as well as tips and tricks for various things.  The collection was originally compiled by [[User:Warp|Warp]] as the POV-VFAQ (''Very'' Frequently Asked Questions!).</p>
<p>If you have some question not answered here, don't be afraid to [[KB:Technical Assistance Group#Contacting the TAG|contact the TAG]] or ask in the appropriate group of the POV-Ray news server [news://news.povray.org news.povray.org].</p>
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<p>If you have some question not answered here, don't be afraid to ask in the appropriate group of the POV-Ray news server [http://news.povray.org/ news.povray.org].</p>
<p>If you have any suggestions or questions for these pages, please send email to [mailto:warp@iki.fi?subject=POV-VFAQ Warp]</p>
 
  
 
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:<li>[[KB:Language Questions and Tips#Topic 11|How can I bend an object, such as a cylinder, in POV-Ray?]]</li>
 
:<li>[[KB:Language Questions and Tips#Topic 11|How can I bend an object, such as a cylinder, in POV-Ray?]]</li>
 
:<li>[[KB:Language Questions and Tips#Topic 12|The focal blur is very grainy. Can I get rid of the graininess?]]</li>
 
:<li>[[KB:Language Questions and Tips#Topic 12|The focal blur is very grainy. Can I get rid of the graininess?]]</li>
:<li>[[KB:Language Questions and Tips#Topic 13|Is blurred reflection possible in POV-Ray 3.5?]]</li>
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:<li>[[KB:Language Questions and Tips#Topic 13|Is blurred reflection possible in POV-Ray?]]</li>
 
:<li>[[KB:Language Questions and Tips#Topic 14|I have really thin lines or very small details and I'm getting jagged lines and heavy moire patterns no matter what antialiasing settings I use. Is there any way of getting the best possible antialiasing, no matter how long it takes to render?]]</li>
 
:<li>[[KB:Language Questions and Tips#Topic 14|I have really thin lines or very small details and I'm getting jagged lines and heavy moire patterns no matter what antialiasing settings I use. Is there any way of getting the best possible antialiasing, no matter how long it takes to render?]]</li>
 
:<li>[[KB:Language Questions and Tips#Topic 15|How to repeat a cylindrical image map?]]&nbsp;&nbsp;<small>New (21 Aug 2006)</small> </li>
 
:<li>[[KB:Language Questions and Tips#Topic 15|How to repeat a cylindrical image map?]]&nbsp;&nbsp;<small>New (21 Aug 2006)</small> </li>
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:<li>[[KB:Misconceptions#Topic 8|About area lights in POV-Ray.]]</li>
 
:<li>[[KB:Misconceptions#Topic 8|About area lights in POV-Ray.]]</li>
 
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Latest revision as of 02:33, 11 April 2021

Introduction

This document contains answers to frequently asked questions about POV-Ray as well as tips and tricks for various things. The collection was originally compiled by Warp as the POV-VFAQ (Very Frequently Asked Questions!).

If you have some question not answered here, don't be afraid to ask in the appropriate group of the POV-Ray news server news.povray.org.

POV-Ray script language and rendering

Tips and tricks to achieve useful things:

Things that don't work as one expects:

Other related things:

Files and formats

Utility programs, textures, models, etc...

Rendering speed

Miscellaneous

Moray - POV-Ray related

Misconceptions

All of these topics may not be directly related to POV-Ray, but they are usually seen in POV-Ray (and rendering in general) related discussions.