.RAY File Extension

File Type 1

Synopsys Light Ray Data File

Developer Synopsys
2.5  |  8 Votes
Category Data Files
Format N/A

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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Programs that open or reference RAY files

Updated August 1, 2018
File Type 2

Rayshade Image

Developer Craig Kolb
1.0  |  6 Votes
Category 3D Image Files
Format Text

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 or reference RAY files

Updated May 20, 2010

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