|Original author(s)||David Kirk Buck, Aaron A. Collins|
|Stable release||2.12 / 1991|
DKBTrace was a graphical ray tracing program which was the forerunner of POV-Ray. It had no GUI and ran via the command line. It featured quadric shapes (spheres, ellipsoids, planes, etc.), constructive solid geometry (intersection, difference, union), and procedural textures like wood and marble.
It was originally written for the Amiga by David Kirk Buck (1986). Aaron A. Collins ported it to the PC and worked with David to produce subsequent versions. The last version (DKBTrace 2.12) was built in 1991 and ran on Unix systems, PCs and Amigas. Version 2.12 was released to the POV-Ray team to use as the basis of POV-Ray.
Some early POV-Ray history written by David K. Buck is available at the POV-Ray site:
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