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.POV File Extension

File Type 1POV-Ray Raytracing Format

DeveloperPersistence of Vision Raytracer
Popularity
3.5 (4 Votes)
CategoryRaster Image Files
FormatText

Text

This file is saved in a plain text format. You can open and view the contents of this file using a text editor.

What is a POV file?

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.

More Information

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.

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Programs that open POV files
Windows
POV-Ray
Mac
POV-Ray
Linux
POV-Ray
Updated 5/20/2010

File Type 2Prolab Object File

DeveloperProSystems
Popularity
1.0 (1 Vote)
CategoryRaster Image Files
FormatBinary

Binary

This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

.POV File Association 2

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.

Programs that open POV files
Windows
VideoLogic Prolab ImageFolio
Updated 6/15/2010

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