.POV File Extension

There are 2 file types use the .POV file extension:

  1. POV-Ray Raytracing Format
  2. Prolab Object File

1. POV-Ray Raytracing Format

POV-Ray Raytracing Format

Three-dimensional graphic that uses the Persistence of Vision Raytracer (POV-Ray) format; supports shapes, colors, textures, rotations, light, atmospheric effects, viewing perspectives, and other 3D image properties; stored in an ASCII text format.

POV files are defined using the POV-Ray scene description language, which specifies instructions for how the POV-Ray engine renders 3D graphics. POV files can be used for rendering high-quality photorealistic images.

POV-Ray is a free program available for Mac, Windows, and Unix platforms.

Software's name License Platforms
POV-Ray POV-Ray Free LinuxMacWindows

Updated: February 4, 2010

2. Prolab Object File

Prolab Object File

Graphic format used by Prolab ImageFolio, an older image editing program that was distributed with VideoWork and MediaScope software; stores an image that supports layers.

Software's name License Platforms
VideoLogic Prolab ImageFolio VideoLogic Prolab ImageFolio Windows

Updated: November 30, 2010

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