Manta (interactive ray tracer) distibution missing kd-tree build tool

Shree 101 Jan 12, 2007 at 15:36

I am currently playing around with the open-source Manta Ray tracer developed by the Scientific Computing Institute (SCI) at the University of Utah -

I have installed and compiled the Manta repository
- by following the instructions at

However, I am having problems importing a (.obj) model into Manta by converting it into .v3c1* format
- as described in

I am unable to build the kd-tree as the build tool is not included in the repository but is not available for download
- from the page at

Can anyone help ?

Thanks in advance

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Reedbeta 167 Jan 12, 2007 at 17:58

Why don’t you ask the Manta community this question? They would certainly be better equipped to help you than we would.

Shree 101 Jan 12, 2007 at 18:23

I have emailed them and am awaiting a response. I was just wondering if anyone had encountered the same problem and already solved it.

Shree 101 Jan 19, 2007 at 15:43

FYI : They replied that the kd-tree build tool is unavailable outside of the commerical software licence, so unless you write your own version, you can only render files in the .obj file format :(