Bunkspeed Delivers GPU Accelerated Animations with SHOT Pro
Press Release from Bunkspeed
Carlsbad, Calif. (Nov. 16, 2010)- Bunkspeed,a leading global provider of 3D rendering and animation software for the design and creative industry, announced today the release of Bunkspeed SHOT Pro, the professional version of Bunkspeed SHOT™, the world's first consistent, physically correct, hybrid, real-time creative 3D rendering solution that harnesses the power of both CPUs and GPUs. SHOT Pro continues our effort to provide the creative digital designer in product design, graphic arts, or architecture the ability to quickly explore various design concepts and communicate their intent with customers, partners, and internal stakeholders. Bunkspeed SHOT Pro adds functionality to enrich communication, accurately simulate the real world, streamline your workflow, and scale an end user's performance.
SHOT Pro enriches communication by introducing support for animation:
“The addition of turntable and sun study animations brings Bunkspeed SHOT Pro to a whole new level enabling users to create gripping visuals.” says Philip Lunn, Bunkspeed founder and CEO. "We firmly believe that our photo-realistic 3D animations placed on the web will increase product awareness and drive demand. Our animations are simple and quick to create, and are a fraction of the cost of doing a photo shoot of the real product.
SHOT Pro adds functionality to automatically and accurately simulate the physical world so you don’t have to.
SHOT Pro introduces key features to streamline a user's workflow with real-time feedback and an intuitive interface.
"Bunkspeed Queue will immediately improve productivity for our users", said David Randle, Bunkspeed Product Manager. "Now users can fire-off a series of animations during the off-hours, and when they arrive in the morning they can get back to creation versus tying up their systems for another set of high res images.
SHOT Pro scales performance by fully leveraging additional hardware over the network:
"Hollywood gives me no time to wait. Bunkspeed Shot Pro on NVIDIA® CUDA-enabled GPU's is really fast. It leaves more time for me to be creative," said Daniel Simon, Cosmic Motors lead vehicle designer for feature films Tron Legacy, Captain American, and Battleship.
SHOT Pro is an "all-digital camera" with interactive ray-tracing and a simple and elegant workflow, empowering digital designers to bring their creations to life in minutes not hours. Unlike other typical or standard off-line 3D rendering software with hundreds of sliders, requiring endless tweaking and back/forth between the 3D setup and the resulting 2D image, Shot offers just the right amount of control allowing for total creative freedom while accurately simulating the physical world.
Pricing and Availability
Bunkspeed SHOT Pro™ integrated with iray® rendering technology leverages NVIDIA® Quadro® professional graphics solutions to enable a combination of unprecedented power, elegance and accuracy. Bunkspeed SHOT Pro is available starting at $3,500.
For more information about Bunkspeed SHOT Pro, please visit www.bunkspeed.com/SHOT . For more information about mental images® and iray®, please visit www.mentalimages.com/iray . For more information about NVIDIA QUADRO professional graphics solutions, please visit www.nvidia.com/quadro . For more information on Cosmic Motors, please visit www.cosmic-motors.com .
Bunkspeed is a leading global provider of 3D rendering and animation software for the design and creative industry. Bunkspeed is a private company founded in November of 2002 with the philosophy that 3D rendering software should be easy to learn, simple to use and produce stunning photographic results. Headquartered in Carlsbad, California, Bunkspeed's products include Bunkspeed SHOT, a "virtual digital camera" with interactive ray-tracing empowering anyone to quickly create photographic-quality images, Bunkspeed MOVE™, a "virtual movie camera" bringing products to life by quickly creating various types of animations, and Bunkspeed DRIVE™, a fully featured visualization application tuned for the automotive industry. Bunkspeed’s customers include Frog Design, Pininfarina, Unilever, Rubbermaid, Nike, Ford Motor Company, BMW, Honda, and Tiffany's. For more information on Bunkspeed’s products and services, visit www.bunkspeed.com .