CoreCG Launches MentalCore for Maya and mental ray
David Trenear, studio manager, Game Labs Apps, is purchasing 18 floating licenses of MentalCore for use in future game development. He shared, "High-quality game design poses its own set of unique technical challenges, especially when factoring in tight deadlines and budgets. MentalCore helps remove those challenges with an easy-to-use interface and practical features that expand our lighting and shading functionality. It simplifies our shading workflow by removing the time-consuming process of creating custom shaders. We've seen what MentalCore can do and how it can accelerate our day-to-day operations, and truly believe it will enhance the quality of our games."
"MentalCore is a great development and lighting tool with a well designed interface and time-saving features – the ability to preview render passes, ambient occlusion transparency and Python API," said Alexander Morano, supervisor of pipeline research and development, Nickelodeon Animation Studio. "The speed of iteration through a scene to get layers set up for lighting is amazingly quick; you can achieve looks that would normally take three to five times longer by hand without the overhead of setting up shaders and layers."
Pricing and Availability
MentalCore is now available for purchase on the CoreCG website as a node locked license at an introductory price of US $189, or a floating license for US $199. Modified pricing is available for educational institutions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. A free 30-day trial of MentalCore is available on http://www.core-cg.com/.
Core CG Ltd., headquartered in Auckland, NZ, is a research and development company specializing in creative solutions that drive innovation and productivity in the fields of CG animation and visual effects. Incubated in a real-world production environment at Oktobor Animation, Auckland's largest CG animation studio with credits on several high-profile Nickelodeon series, and developed with support from the New Zealand Ministry of Science and Innovation, CoreCG's technology is production-proven. The company provides artists with efficient, affordable pipeline solutions. Its flagship product is MentalCore, a standalone plugin for NVIDIA® mental ray® and Autodesk® Maya® designed to enhance the lighting, shading and rendering workflow. For more information visit: http://www.core-cg.com/