Everything you ever wanted to know about Panorama, and never dared to ask:
|What is Panorama?
Panorama is a framework for 3D graphics production. It is part of the
GNU project. You can get more
information in the README file.
|Who did it?
Originally by Angel Jimenez Jimenez and Carlos Jimenez Moreno, with
contributions from many others.
It is currently maintained by Kevin Harris.
|What can it do?
Take a look at some sample images at the
|Can I distribute it?
Yes. Panorama has been put under GPL license.
|Can I help?
If you have any interest in doing so, we can surely use your help.
Much of the documentation has yet to be written. Many bugs may exist.
Tons of algorithms have yet to be implemented.
If you are a programmer, check out the
|Where can I get it?
You can take a look out the
compatibility page to check compatibility
before download, or just follow this link to
Latest version is 0.18.01.
For the latest additions, get the current version from
CVS, or get the
development branch (panorama_0_19).
|What plans do you have for the future?
We just want to make this the best environment for modeling, rendering
and animation. More info about what we are doing now in the
|Is there any mailing list?
We have a number of email lists, however their direct use is now
discouraged, due to all too frequent spamming. Please use the
for general discussion, the
bug tracking/sumbission page, the
support request page, or the
feature request page instead.
Whoah! What is this terminology you are using?
You can find our glossary in the
Hopefully, we can keep this updated.
The Panorama web page at www.gnu.org
was changed to refresh to this page. Hopefully, we will finally get some
traffic here. Increased traffic may lead to increased motivation.
Changed the list of GNU based mailing lists to links for bugs, support,
features, and general forums.
Work has begun on updating the web pages. Developers may now access/modify
them through CVS. All web pages here will be automatically updated just
after midnight every night, from any changes in CVS. NOTE: to make changes
to any of the docs (doc/*), it must be done from the main source checkout.
Only the web pages are contained in the web_pages checkout.
Version 0.18.01 released. Libtool is now being
Quadrics were added to the development version. They are currently
Version 0.18 released
(however, it was not available at sourceforge until 31Dec2002). Work on
version 0.19 has begun in CVS (try adding -rpanorama-0_19 to your CVS
checkout command line).
The ancient web pages were modified/copied to their new location at
Sourceforge, where the CVS tree has
been hosted since mid-2000.
Addition of a thin-lens camera (focal blur is now possible) by Kevin Harris
(currently available only in CVS).
Addition of area lights (visible light sources, soft shadows, etc. are now
possible) by Kevin Harris. Also, some scene format changes were made.
Check it out of CVS for the latest version.
Major changes to the textures by Jon Frydensbjerg.
Version 0.14 released.
New release. Version is 0.13.2.
Added new mirror for download
New release. Version is 0.13.1.
New release. Version is 0.13.
New screenshot for the GUI (this
time using GNOME/themes)
New release of Panorama GUI. Version is 0.0.5 (it needs Panorama
New release. Version is 0.12.
New release. Version is 0.11.2.
New release. Version is 0.11.1.
New release. Version is 0.11.
New release. Version is 0.10.1.
Added info about the mailing lists.
Added new project (bicubic Bezier patches). See
Added alternative download site.
Added screenshot of the graphic
Panorama graphic interface released. Version is 0.0.3.
New release of Panorama. Version is 0.10.0.
Web pages translated to www.gnu.org. We are now part of the GNU project.
New pages about our current work. Check out
New release of Panorama. Version is 0.9.1.
New release of Panorama. Version is 0.9.0.
Added new example image. Take a look at the end of the
Added new links (GTK, Siggraph 98 & GI'98 papers). See
Added new project (rendering GUI). See
Added links page. See developers page.
Added new project (fast renderer using Mesa). See
Updated developers documentation (see
First public alpha release of Panorama. Version is 0.8.0a.
For any questions, comments or suggestions about this or other related
Copyright (C) 2003 Kevin Harris
Copyright (C) 2001 Kevin Harris
Copyright (C) 1999 Angel Jimenez Jimenez
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