The Persistence of Vision Raytracer (POV-Ray).

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FS#7 - Re-implement Radiosity render abort/continue support

Attached to Project: POV-Ray
Opened by Christoph Lipka (clipka) - Friday, 08 May 2009, 20:31 GMT
Last edited by William F Pokorny (wfpokorny) - Saturday, 29 October 2016, 12:43 GMT
Task Type Unimp. Feature/TODO
Category Backend → Radiosity
Status Tracked on GitHub
Assigned To Christoph Lipka (clipka)
Operating System All
Severity Medium
Priority High
Reported Version 3.70 beta 32
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 0%
Votes 1
Private No


For proper render abort/continue support, radiosity cache data must be written to (or read from) disk even if the user does not explicitly opt to have a sample data file written/read. This feature has temporarily been dropped from 3.7 beta and is still pending re-implementation.

To meet high-reproducibility requirements in conjunction with SMP operation, it may be necessary to extend the 3.6 radiosity cache file format.

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Comment by Thorsten Fröhlich (thorsten) - Tuesday, 23 August 2011, 06:55 GMT

What is the status of this? Is there anything in the frontend code I could help with?

Comment by William F Pokorny (wfpokorny) - Saturday, 29 October 2016, 12:43 GMT
  • Field changed: Status (Assigned → Tracked on GitHub)
  • Field changed: Due in Version (3.70 release → Undecided)

Now tracked on github as issue #138.