Nvidia Announces Direct Developer Access To Iray Rendering Engine
For the first time ever in history, developers will now have direct access to Iray rendering engine technology as announced by Nvidia today. Aimed towards professionals for design and visual effects, Iray brings physical rendering to popular 3D content creation software such as Autodesk Maya, Revit and 3DS Max using a logical lighting model that delivers results close to actual photographs.
For this photorealistic imagery, Iray is aimed to be used by creative professionals in fields of design and visual effects where they can utilize 3D content to create such images. It is designed as a scalable solution to offer faster interactive renders and better visuals when bringing creations to life.
One of the biggest advantages of Iray is that it accurately predicts the final results of designs so that developers don’t have to go through as many prototype stages as before. It also includes photorealistic interactivity that Nvidia said allows users to explore variations in full realism while in the design or review process.
“Minimising this feedback loop maximises the creative process, so we’ve designed the new Iray plug-ins to scale smoothly across all the cores and processors in your system,” explained Nvidia.
The Iray technology was available only in design software applications until today, but will now be available in Nividia’s new online store starting with plug-ins for Autodesk 3DS Max. This will support Nvidia’s new distributed rendering solution, Iray Server, which begins open beta today. Iray plug-ins are available as 90-day free trials from today after which they will cost $295 for a year.
Source: The Inquirer