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Key:
[thing]  Optional item                Production
Thing    Number or String           (thing)  Default value(s)
thing    Keyword
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Reals and integers may be written in exponential notation, with or without a
decimal point.  Reals are truncated to integers when need be.  Numbers may also
be written as expressions surrounded by a matched pair of parentheses.
Subexpressions may be parenthesized to control order of evaluation.  Variables
may be defined and used in parenthesized expressions.  Predefined variables
include time (current time) and frame (current frame number, 0 - frames-1), pi,
dtor (pi/180), rotd (180/pi).  Available operators are '+' (addition),
'-' (subtraction and negation), '*' (multiplication), '/' (division),
'%' (remainder), '^' (exponentiation).  Functions include sin, cos, tan, asin,
acos, atan, sqrt, hypot.

Strings are written as non-quoted strings that may include include the
special characters '/' ("slash"), '-' ("dash"), '_' ("underscore), and '.'
("period"), in addition to upper and lowercase letters and non-leading digits.

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Command-line options (override options set in input file):

-A frame       First frame to render 
-a             Toggle alpha channel   -C cutoff      Adaptive tree cutoff 
-c             Continued rendering    -D depth       Maximum ray tree depth.
-E eye_sep     Eye separation         -e             Exponential RLE output
-F freq        Report frequency       -f             Flip triangle normals
-G gamma       Gamma exponent         -g             Use gaussian filter
-h             Help                   -j             Toggle jittered sampling
-l             Render left eye view   -m             Produce sample map
-N frames      Total frames to render -n             No shadows
-O outfile     Output file name       -o             Toggle opaque shadows 
-P cpp-args    Arguments for cpp      -p             Preview-quality
-q             Run quietly            -R xres yres   Resolution
-r             Right eye view         -S samples     Use Samples^2 samples
-s             Toggle shadow caching  -T r g b       Contrast threshold
-u             Toggle use of cpp      -V filename    Verbose file output
-v             Verbose output         -W lx hx ly hy Render subwindow
-X l r b t     Crop window
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File: /* Input file consists of...*/
         [ ... ]

Item:
        
        
        
        
        
        

ObjItem: /* Items used in object definition blocks */
        
        
        
        

Viewing:
        eyep Xpos Ypos Zpos     /* Eye position (0 -10 0) */
        lookp Xpos Ypos Zpos    /* Look position (0 0 0) */
        up Xup Yup Zup          /* "up" vector (0 0 1) */
        fov Hfov [Vfov]         /* Field of view in degrees (horiontal=45) */
        aperture Width          /* Aperture width (0) */
        focaldist Distance      /* focal distance (|eyep - lookp|) */
        shutter Speed           /* Shutter speed (0 --> no blur) */
        framelength Length      /* Length of a singelf frame (1) */
        screen Xsize Ysize      /* Screen size */
        window Xmin Xmax Ymin Ymax /* Window (0 xsize-1 0 ysize-1) */
        crop left right bot top /* Crop window (0 1 0 1) */
        eyesep Separation       /* eye separation (0) */

SurfDef: /* Give a name to a set of surface attributes. */
        surface Name  [ ...]

Surface: /* Surface specification */
                        /* Use gven attributes */
        Surfname [ ...] /* Use named surface w/ optional mods. */
        cursurf  [ ...] /* Use cur. surface w/mods - see ApplySurf */

SurfSpec: /* Surface attribute specification */
        ambient R G B           /* Ambient contribution */
        diffuse R G B           /* Diffuse color */
        specular R G B          /* Specular color */
        specpow Exponent        /* Phong exponent */
        body R G B              /* Body color */
        extinct Coef            /* Extinction coefficient */
        transp Ktr              /* Transparency */
        reflect Kr              /* Reflectivity */
        index N                 /* Index of refraction */
        translu Ktl R G B Stpow /* Translucency, transmit diffuse, spec exp */
        noshadow                /* No shadows cast on this surface */

Effect: /* Atmospheric Effects */
        mist   R G B Rtrans Gtrans Btrans Zero Scale
        fog    R G B Rtrans Gtrans Btrans

Atmosphere: /* Global atmosphere */
        atmosphere [Index]  [...] /* Global index, effects */

ApplySurf:
        applysurf  /* apply surf to all following objs w/o surface */

Instance: /* Instance of an object */
         [] [] 

Object:
        Primitive        /* Primitive object */
        Aggregate        /* Named aggregate */

ObjDef: /* define a named object */
        name Objname 
        
Primitive: /* Primitive object */
        plane    [] Xpos Ypos Zpos Xnorm Ynorm Znorm
        disc     [] Radius Xpos Ypos Zpos Xnorm Ynorm Znorm
        sphere   [] Radius Xpos Ypos Zpos
        triangle [] Xv1 Yv1 Zv1
                             Xv2 Yv2 Zv2  Xv3 Yv3 Zv3/* flat-shaded triangle */
        triangle [] Xv1 Yv1 Zv1 Xn1 Yn1 Zn1
                             Xv2 Yv2 Zv2 Xn2 Yn2 Zn2
                             Xv3 Yv3 Zv3 Xn3 Yn3 Zn3/* Phong-shaded triangle */
        polygon  [] Xv1 Yv1 Zv1
                             Xv2 Yv2 Zv2  Xv3 Yv3 Zv3 [Xv3 Yv4 Zv4 ...]
        box      [] Xlow Ylow Zlow
                             Xhi  Yhi  Zhi
        cylinder [] Radius Xbase Ybase Zbase Xapex Yapex Zapex
        cone     [] Rbase Xbase Ybase Zbase  Rapex Xapex Yapex Zapex
        torus    [] Rswept Rtube Xpos Ypos Zpos Xnorm Ynorm Znorm
        blob     [] Thresh Stren Rad Xpos Ypos Zpos
                             [Stren Rad X Y Z ...]
        heightfield [] Filename

Aggregate:
        Grid
        List
        Csg

Grid:
        grid X Y Z  [ ...]  end

List:
        list  [ ...] end

Csg:
        union        [ ...] end
        intersect    [ ...] end
        difference   [ ...] end

        /* CSG will only work properly when applied to closed objects, e.g.:
         * sphere, box, torus, blob, closed Aggregate, other Csg object
         */

Transforms: /* Transformations */
        translate  Xtrans Ytrans Ztrans
        scale      Xscale Yscale Zscale
        rotate     Xaxis Yaxis Zaxis Degrees
        transform  A   B   C
                   D   E   F
                   G   H   I
                  [Xt  Yt  Zt]

Textures:
        texture  [Transforms] [ [Transforms] ...]

Texture:
        checker    
        blotch    Scale 
        bump      Bumpscale
        marble    [Colormapname]
        fbm       Offset Scale H Lambda Octaves Thresh [Colormapname]
        fbmbump   Offset Scale H Lambda Octaves
        wood
        gloss     Glossiness
        cloud     Offset Scale H Lambda Octaves Cthresh Lthresh Transcale
        sky       Scale H Lambda Octaves Cthresh Lthresh
        stripe     Width Bumpscale
        image     Imagefile [ [ ...]]

ImageTextOption:
        component 
        range     Lo Hi
        smooth
        textsurf  
        tile      U V
        

SurfComp:
        ambient
        diffuse
        reflect
        transp
        specular
        specpow

Mapping:
        map uv
        map cylindrical [Xorigin Yorigin Zorigin Xup Yup Zup Xu Yu Zu] 
        map planar      [Xorigin Yorigin Zorigin Xv  Yv  Zv  Xu Yu Zu]
        map spherical   [Xorigin Yorigin Zorigin Xup Yup Zup Xu Yu Zu]

Light:
        light R G B  [noshadow]
        light Intensity  [noshadow]

LightType:
        ambient
        point       Xpos Ypos Zpos
        directional Xdir Ydir Zdir
        extended    Radius Xpos Ypos Zpos
        spot        Xpos Ypos Zpos Xat Yat Zat Coef Thetain Thetaout
        area        Xorigin Yorigin Zorigin Xu Yu Zu Usamples Xv Yv Zv Vsamples

RenderOption:
        samples      Nsamp [jitter | nojitter]
                                /* Use Nsamp^2 pixel samples (3^2 jittered) */
        background   R G B      /* Background color (0 0 0) */
        outfile      Filename   /* Output file name (written to stdout) */
        frames       Nframes    /* Number of frames to render (1) */
        starttime    Time       /* Time corresponding to start of frame 0 */
        contrast     R G B      /* Maximum contrast w/o supersampling */
        maxdepth     Depth      /* Maximum ray tree depth (5) */
        cutoff       Factor     /* Minium spawned ray contribution (.001) */
        report [verbose] [quiet] [Freq] [Statfile]
                                /* Reporting mode (false false 10 stderr) */
        shadowtransp            /* Toggle object opacity affects shadows */

Definition: /* Variable definition */
        define Name Expr        /* Assign value for Name */

  
Modified: Wed Dec 11 17:00:00 1996 GMT
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