Ray Tracer

This is an example Ray Tracing program written in Perl. It was produced for CSE 4280: Graphics Algorithms. Ray Tracing is a way of generating an image by following a ray through an image plane and calculating a color from objects and light sources. One can generate what appears to be a 3-D image from different mathematical equations for representing 3-D Objects in space. For more on ray tracing, feel free to read the page on Wikipedia. The code is available for viewing and for download on GitHub.


About the Program

This program demonstrates ray tracing. It is written in Perl for CSE 4280: Graphics Algorithms. The program takes several points for different objects, calculates their locations and colors, and then writes the file out to the PPM format.