- Architosh Staff ([email protected])
- 25 May 2001
Mac3D News: Cinema 4D XL 7 offers new radiosity engine
The latest version of Cinema 4D XL -- version 7 -- offers a number of feature improvements but one of the most important is the new radiosity engine. Maxon is claiming that their new rendering engine is the "world's fastest radiosity solution" maintaining the company's reputation in the industry for rendering speed.
New Features in Version 7
Radiosity: simulates the natural distribution of light better than Raytracing
Surface & Volume Caustics: formation of light that is reflected or transmitted by a number of specular surfaces before interacting with a diffuse surface.
Multi-pass Rendering: Allows users to render in passes and layers
Polygon Reduction: A valuable tool for game developers to reduce rendering time
Network Rendering: XL 7 users get a free three client license for Cinema 4D NET, Maxon's network renderer. Using NET users can share render jobs across an Internet or Intranet. The processes is administered via a Web browser.
And other new features
For pricing and upgrade information and Cinema 4D visit the Maxon Computer web site.
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