Most problems for this homework are from the textbook.
Submit your work work on the Blackboard before midnight the day the homework is due. Failure to do so will result in late penalties, see the syllabus for grading detail.
Here are the requirements for your Blackboard submission:
1. In this exercise you'll have to compare the performance of two computers using a real-life application, in this particular case a ray-tracing program. The name of the program is POV-Ray and can be downloaded from povray.org.
You'll have to compile and run the executable on two different computers, for example your own and one in the CS computer lab, and then render the same scene on each computer.
You'll have to measure rendering time and compare the relative performance of the two computers.
The base scene to be used for benchmarking can be found here. You must modify the benchmark.pov file such that you have a camera location and light_source unique to your own.
Your instructor will be very disappointed if he finds two students that have the same camera location and light_source.
The width of the rendered image should be 512px. The image should be in .png format.
Extra Credit: You can earn a 100% extra credit on this problem if you create a scene based on the folowing specifications:
Here is what you'll have to turn in:
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