Imagination Technologies Ships Caustic Series2 PC Boards
Imagination’s hardware accelerated Caustic Visualizer family of plugins brings the world's first fully interactive real time ray tracer to the working viewports of the industry's premier 3D design and animation packages. Thanks to Imagination’s unique high performance OpenRL-based ray tracing hardware and software technologies, the Visualizer photorealistic viewport provides far higher visual quality than 3ds Max and Maya's normal rendering viewports, including globally accurate lighting, reflections and shadows within a 3ds Max, Maya or mental ray scene. It enables artists to identify and resolve potential problems within their final renders from the earliest stages of modelling; minimizing the need for time-consuming preview renders and radically streamlining the look development process.
The Caustic Visualizer viewport renderer interactively updates and responds to all edits in 3ds Max and Maya including geometry, lighting and shading characteristics while preserving their powerful interactive workflows. Selected objects in the Maya viewport continue to have fully editable wireframes and manipulators overlaid on the real-time ray-traced shaded preview.
Neon for Rhino is a fully ray-traced viewport plug-in for Rhino 5. Developed in collaboration with Imagination Technologies, Neon helps a designer to quickly evaluate and establish the form, colour, texture, lighting, and material requirements of object components within a scene, very early on.
Neon supports all Rhino 5 rendering features - including the sun, skylight, ground plane, standard materials, environments and most procedural textures. In addition, Neon supports many Brazil shaders and materials if Brazil 2.0 for Rhino is installed.
Source: Imagination Technologies