Fedora 17 Update: aqsis-1.8.1-1.fc17

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Fedora Update Notification
2012-04-06 23:18:24

Name        : aqsis
Product     : Fedora 17
Version     : 1.8.1
Release     : 1.fc17
URL         : http://www.aqsis.org
Summary     : Open source 3D rendering solution adhering to the RenderMan standard
Description :
Aqsis is a cross-platform photo-realistic 3D rendering solution,
adhering to the RenderMan interface standard defined by Pixar
Animation Studios.

This package contains graphical utilities and desktop integration.

Update Information:

Major features

* Move to BSD licensing for all new code.
   - Partially complete; ri2rib functionality is now BSD.

* Point-based global illumination (Chris Foster)
   - Point-based ambient occlusion via occlusion() shadeop
   - Point-based color bleeding via indirectdiffuse() shadeop
   - ptview GUI for point clouds
   - bake3d() and texture3d() shadeop support
   - Attribute for non raster-oriented dicing
   - Attribute "cull" "int backfacing" "int hidden"
   - Point cloud IO using PartIO from Disney

* RIB and API enhancements (Chris Foster)
   - New and fast RIB parser, with precise syntax error reporting
   - BSD licensed libri2rib
   - miqser archive interpolation and RI validation
   - Produce valid RIB stream of commands seen by the renderer using -echoapi,
     including procedural expansions.
   - Extensive RI validation, including lenghts of all arrays
   - Reinstate support for command line frame selection (-frames, -framelist)
   - ArchiveBegin / ArchiveEnd for in-memory caching of RIB archives
   - RiContext() / RiGetContext() now supported for core renderer lib
   - RiBegin("something.rib") can be used to produce RIB via the core
     renderer lib.
   - Make RIB conditional handling suck slightly less

* Use Qt for all GUI tools (Chris Foster)
   - Thumbnails for rendered images in piqsl
   - Modern non-ugly widgets!
   - 64-bit OSX support

* Sphynx for documentation (Paul Gregory / Leon Atkinson)

Features and improvements

   * Implement multi-map style point light shadows (Paul Gregory)
   * MinGW support (Paul Gregory / Bart Janssens)
   * Updated SLO interface to match other renderer APIs (Malcolm Humphries)
   * AqsisConfig.cmake for linking before install (Timothy Shead)
   * Memory optimizations (Chris Foster)
   * PNG reading support in aqsis_tex (Peter Dusel)

This update can be installed with the "yum" update program.  Use 
su -c 'yum update aqsis' at the command line.
For more information, refer to "Managing Software with yum",
available at http://docs.fedoraproject.org/yum/.

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