First Availability of mental ray® 3.7 in Autodesk® Maya® 2009 Offers Significant Enhancements to Motion Blur Capabilities and Advanced Render Passes

SIGGRAPH 2008 - LOS ANGELES, CA; August 13, 2008: mental images®, a global leader in rendering software and visualization tools today announced that the latest version of their industry-leading rendering software, mental ray® 3.7, is now integrated as part of the recently announced Autodesk® Maya® 2009 software digital content creation package. The release of Maya 2009 will mark the first availability of mental ray 3.7, which will subsequently be integrated by other key mental images customers.

Many of the new features and improvements in Maya 2009 and mental ray 3.7 are intended to provide considerable speed and memory usage performance gains over previous versions. This new release of mental ray for Maya features the integration of the mental ray 3.7 core, which will enable fully interactive rendering during scene creation and manipulation. mental ray can render in parallel while manipulating the scene with Maya, enabling users to see the result immediately.

Most notable are the significant enhancements to the multi-camera rendering and motion blur capabilities. Maya 2009 improved mental ray multi-frame buffer rendering is intended to render multiple images at once, with full motion-dependant displacement mapping, making it possible to control displacement while motion blurring. As a result, displacement details are reduced as motion becomes more extreme. This will drastically improve render times for motion blurring scenes while producing a more realistic result. ( Click here to read more)

 

And in case you missed our news issued earlier this week:

mental images® Unveils New Version of RealityServer® at Siggraph

Demos of RealityServer are available on the NVIDIA booth # 554/655, BOXX Technologies booth #546 and at the Rome Reborn Exhibit - part of the New Tech Demos - in Hall G.

Tour Ancient Rome at SIGGRAPH 2008 in Los Angeles

The Rome Reborn Exhibit, part of the New Tech Demos, is located in Hall G near Registration.

If you are attending SIGGRAPH 2008, please visit us on the NVIDIA booth #554/655 to learn about these topics and more.

Regards,

Elizabeth Olson on behalf of mental images

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