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.
We have a added some features to the CVS versions:
To get a snapshot from the CVS, just look at the
- 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
- A multi-threaded renderer has been added (option '-t').
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.
A short tutorial on the Shapes
class hierarchy is now online. For Developer only !
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
- 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
We're back! :-)
We are moving to Source Forge, but we still have some problems with the
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.
Thread priorities have been tuned in Raja
0.4.0-pre3. Now, under Windows, the Mini GUI
is still usable during ray tracing computation.
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
The very first release of the Raja User
Manual is out.
We rewrite a big part of the gallery and the
movies page. We add high quality movies. Just
get it, it worth the bandwidth!!!!
We compute all the gallery with anti-aliasing option.
Added : new version of Raja (0.3.38), new pictures and movies (see
The web site has been partly rewritten.
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.
The Raja's home page is open. Work is in progress! :-)
Raja 0.3.b is out!