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cmake 2014-09-10 Alistair Leslie-Hughes Alistair Leslie-Hughes [def3c4] Add support to register MIME types
distribution 2014-07-17 Alistair Leslie-Hughes Alistair Leslie-Hughes [49472c] Moved some cmake defines so that the created in...
doc 2012-03-29 Chris Foster Chris Foster [a5d3de] Update searchpath documentation for new magic c...
examples 2011-08-29 Jeff Doyle (nfz) Jeff Doyle (nfz) [f2458c] use microbufres parameter instead of hardcoded ...
include 2014-07-16 Alistair Leslie-Hughes Alistair Leslie-Hughes [e42743] Correct some warnings
libs 2014-09-03 karstenda karstenda [1f6a5a] Refactored the "pointrender" functionality of A...
prototypes 2012-01-16 Chris Foster Chris Foster [bad56a] Fix + add features to experimental float4 class
release-notes 2014-10-29 Alistair Leslie-Hughes Alistair Leslie-Hughes [e0c711] Add release summary
shaders 2011-08-01 Chris Foster Chris Foster [d16acf] Update BSD license headers to mention Aqsis
thirdparty 2012-02-12 Paul Gregory Paul Gregory [c1bb0a] Various fixes to get building again on Win32.
tools 2014-09-03 karstenda karstenda [1f6a5a] Refactored the "pointrender" functionality of A...
.gitmodules 2011-07-11 Chris Foster Chris Foster [2d7668] Use partio for point cloud IO
AUTHORS 2014-10-11 Alistair Leslie-Hughes Alistair Leslie-Hughes [3471b5] Update Authors
CMakeLists.txt 2014-10-25 Alistair Leslie-Hughes Alistair Leslie-Hughes [f806e0] Adjust version for release
COPYING 2007-08-09 Paul Gregory Paul Gregory [b800b7] Branch for CMake setup testing.
INSTALL 2011-08-29 Chris Foster Chris Foster [f1d504] Select minimum Qt version required in build
README 2011-08-29 Chris Foster Chris Foster [20e2cf] Update README and INSTALL for new dependencies 2011-07-20 Chris Foster Chris Foster [9c98b9] Remove disused fltk code from old framebuffer
description 2009-05-03 Chris Foster Chris Foster [5bac20] Edit the description file to make the summary l...

Read Me

Aqsis Renderer README

Aqsis is a high quality, photorealistic, 3D rendering solution. It complies
with the RenderMan(R) interface standard defined by Pixar.

The RenderMan(R) standard has been used in film and television visual effects
since it's introduction in 1989. Pixar has used their own implementation for
all of their award winning CG features, and provided their implementation for
use in the visual effects of most major blockbuster films over the last 2
decades. The Aqsis project offers a way for individuals and organisations alike
to gain experience with the RenderMan(R) interface without the cost of
commercial software licenses.

Aqsis comprises a command line rendering tool, a tool for compiling shaders in
the RSL language, a tool for preparing textures for optimal use, and various
developer libraries to enable integration with third party tools.

For more information, visit to the aqsis website:


The documentation may be accessed online at the aqsis wiki:

Brief list of tools

* Binary command line tools and graphical interfaces:
	aqsis		-	the renderer
	aqsl		-	the shader compiler
	aqsltell	-	the shader inspection tool
	eqsl		-	the toolsuite user interface
	teqser		-	the texture pre-processor
	miqser		-	the RIB processor
	piqsl		-	the advanced framebuffer

* Scripts:	-	Analysis tool for micropolygon dump format (see scripts
						directory).  Note that mpanalyse requires CGKit and pyOpenGL
						as extra dependencies.


Aqsis is licensed under the GNU GPL.  See the COPYING file for details.
libri2rib is licensed under the GNU LGPL. See the rib/ri2rib/COPYING_LGPL file
for details.


Aqsis was originally written by Paul Gregory for use under Win32.  See the
AUTHORS file for subsequent contributors.


See the INSTALL file for installation instructions.


The following libraries form part of the Aqsis solution, the copyright for
these libraries lies with the respective owners.

Boost   -
Qt      -
JPEG    -
libpng  -
OpenEXR -
zlib    -
Partio  -

Happy Rendering!
- Aqsis Team

This software is OSI Certified Open Source Software.
OSI Certified is a certification mark of the Open Source Initiative.