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POV Tools

asc2tga and smooth

When rendering landscapes from maps with POV-Ray you often have an elevation matrix stored as an ASCII matrix. asc2tga converts such a file into a POV readable heightfield in TGA format. smooth can magnify this heightfield using bicubic interpolation. This ensures you get a smooth surface and you don't have to use POV's smooth option. A MUST for every POV user.
The picture on the left was rendered with POV from elevation information I gathered from an official map which is used as the texture. asc2tga and smooth are free software under the GPL.
Download both (49 KB).