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.RAY File Extension

File Type 1Synopsys Light Ray Data File

DeveloperSynopsys
Popularity
2.0 (3 Votes)
CategoryData Files
FormatN/A

Unknown

File format categories include Binary, Text, XML, and Zip. The format of this file type has not been determined.

What is a RAY file?

A RAY file is a data file created by Synopsys illumination design programs, such as LightTools and LucidShape. It contains data about light rays, which may range from a couple thousand light rays to millions of light rays, and include wavelength, colors, and origination. RAY files are used to simulate the appearance of actual light rays.

More Information

A RAY file is typically created from measurements of real light sources or a ray sensor collecting light ray data. Synopsys programs, such as LightTools and LucidShape, use RAY files to import light ray data to model, simulate the effects of light in various systems, such as automotive lighting, projectors, and solar lighting.

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Updated 8/1/2018

File Type 2Rayshade Image

DeveloperCraig Kolb
Popularity
1.0 (5 Votes)
Category3D 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.

.RAY File Association 2

Three-dimensional ray-traced image created with Rayshade, a free scene rendering program; contains a 3D scene defined in an ASCII text format; may include object primitives, lighting, shadows, and texture mappings.

More Information

RAY files specify instructions and display properties that the Rayshade engine uses to render the 3D scene.

Programs that open RAY files
Windows
Rayshade
Mac
Rayshade
Linux
Rayshade
Updated 5/20/2010

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