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Download        : docker pull ghcr.io/autamus/povray
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The Persistence of Vision Raytracer creates three-dimensional, photo-realistic images using a rendering technique called ray-tracing. It reads in a text file containing information describing the objects and lighting in a scene and generates an image of that scene from the view point of a camera also described in the text file. Ray-tracing is not a fast process by any means, but it produces very high quality images with realistic reflections, shading, perspective and other effects.


Pull (Download)

To download the latest version of povray run,

docker pull ghcr.io/autamus/povray:latest

or to download a specific version of povray run,

docker pull ghcr.io/autamus/povray:


To run the container as an application run,

docker run --rm ghcr.io/autamus/povray povray --version

or to run the container in an interactive session run,

docker run -it --rm ghcr.io/autamus/povray bash

Mounting volumes between the container and your machine

To access files from your machine within the povray container you’ll have to mount them using the -v external/path:internal/path option.

For example,

docker run -v ~/Documents/Data:/Data ghcr.io/autamus/povray povray /Data/myData.csv

which will mount the ~/Documents/Data directory on your computer to the /Data directory within the container.


If you’re looking to use this container in an HPC environment we recommend using Singularity-HPC to use the container just as any other module on the cluster. Check out the SHPC povray container here.