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  • 06/01/2003:
    The Gallery has been reshaped and a section 'Contributions' has been added. If you have some contributions to Raja, feel free to contact us. We'll be pleased to add your contribution.
  • 10/10/2002:
    We have a added some features to the CVS versions:
    • The requirement for Raja is java 1.4,
    • As the current Java 1.4 provides codec of PNG and JPEG, we are now independant from the JAI. But, if you want more, you have to get the codec of the JAI.
    • A new architecture for sampling has been introduced. The idea is that a pixel is computed by casting one or more rays. But, it's up to the Sampler to decide this, therefore all the pixels can be independantly computed with anti-aliasing.
    • Update of the graphical user interface to benefit from these changes. You can now combine the diadic scheduler with anti-aliasing.
    • A multi-threaded renderer has been added (option '-t').
    To get a snapshot from the CVS, just look at the Download page.
  • 09/22/2002:
    Raja is not dead. We are back!
    Some students from Denmark will do a project to distribute the computation of Raja over an heterogenous network and maybe extend raja to compute movies.
  • 03/23/2001:
    A short tutorial on the Shapes class hierarchy is now online. For Developer only !
  • 02/27/2001:
    Raja 0.4.0-pre4 is out.
    This is the first release since our move to SourceForge. CVS is now working flawlessly on SourceForge :-)
    The changes since 0.4.0-pre3 are:
    • A Basic but uniform Image I/O framework has been implemented,
    • Improvements in Command Line User UI:
      • Ability to chose the codec,
      • Check that the image shall be saved successfully before rendering,
      • More verbose modes.
    • Class World replaces the old Scene class. A scene is now a world with a camera. The example scene files have been cleaned and updated accordingly.
  • 12/12/2000:
    We're back! :-)
    We are moving to Source Forge, but we still have some problems with the CVS server.
    We will begin to code some new features in January.
    We've began to think to the XML scene description, look at the very first release of the DTD and an example of a file describing a scene.
    Be patient...
  • 07/08/2000:
    Thread priorities have been tuned in Raja 0.4.0-pre3. Now, under Windows, the Mini GUI is still usable during ray tracing computation.
  • 07/03/2000:
    Raja 0.4.0-pre2 is out. We added a basic graphical user interface.
    You can now directly test Raja online with Java Web Start technology (try it!).
    The very first release of the Raja User Manual is out.
  • 06/16/2000:
    We rewrite a big part of the gallery and the movies page. We add high quality movies. Just get it, it worth the bandwidth!!!!
  • 05/15/2000:
    We compute all the gallery with anti-aliasing option.
  • 10/05/2000:
    Added : new version of Raja (0.3.38), new pictures and movies (see gallery).
  • 09/05/1999:
    The web site has been partly rewritten.
  • 07/19/1999:
    We've added some pictures on the gallery page.
    We've finished the refraction (the code is not already available).
    We are beginning to code the user interface.
  • 06/01/1999:
    The Raja's home page is open. Work is in progress! :-)
  • 05/27/1999:
    Raja 0.3.b is out!

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