POV-Ray at NSC


Level of support

Tier 3 NSC will not be able to help you much with this program, either because we lack the in-house experience, or because it is a test installation. In general, these types of installations are untested, and will not be updated unless you send a request to NSC.

Please see the page describing our software support categories for more information.
You can also contact support@nsc.liu.se for further information.

The Persistence of Vision Raytracer is a high-quality, totally free tool for creating three-dimensional graphics.

At NSC it is installed primarily as a tool for visualisations, animations and creation of publication quality images. There are both single-threaded versions and multi-threaded versions available. While on a login node, please only use the single threaded version in your work.

At the time of writing, version 3.6.1 is the stable and single-threaded version of POV-Ray. Access to the binaries is via the module system, e.g.

module load povray/3.6.1

will give you access to the single threaded binary version 3.6.1.