Wednesday, August 31, 2011

3Delight for Maya 6.0.0

Singapore – August 30th, 2011 – DNA Research announces 3Delight for Maya 6.0, the latest major evolution of our fully integrated rendering plug-in for Autodesk Maya.

Starting immediately, 3Delight for Maya will be available as a package with a new entry level pricing. This package is aimed at artists as well as small to medium sized studio who wish to work with a fast, robust, production-strength renderer that is totally integrated into Maya.

This new release improves usability and user-friendliness through improving UI improved user experience in our Maya plug-in and includes many performance and quality improvements in the core renderer.

Highlights of version 6.0

  • A new "Global Illumination" UI - This tab allows for an easy control of global illumination settings, for both ray-traced and point-based algorithms and no furthershader programming is necessary. Multi-bounce global illumination effects are easilycomputed using photon mapping.
  • Rendering Optimizations - Ray-tracing and global illumination are faster for reflections, refractions, occlusion and shadows. Users can expect accelertion up to 50% in shading intensive renders.
  • Minimal Passes and Passes Templates - This feature presents the user with a simple, uncluttered, render pass interface. Users can add features as needed for maximum sability. Such passes can then be organized in templates for rapid access.
  • More efficient Relationship Editor - Large scenes are no longer a problem for the relation-ship editor. Scenes with thousands of nodes and assignments handle seamlessly.
  • Faster scene parsing - A "scene caching" feature through RIB fragments further improves rendering performance, especially the loading time.
  • UI Improvements - Many all-around improvements to the user interface increase productivity.
  • Latest Maya support - Autodesk Maya 2012 is supported.

Read the press release for further details or the release notes for a complete list of new features and performance improvements.

And there's a new pricing scheme as well, go get your free license!

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