LightWorks Global Illumination gives RenderWorks users radiosity
SHEFFIELD, UK (15 November 2005) - LightWork Design, the world's
leading supplier of rendering solutions for developers of advanced 3D
computer graphics software, is pleased to announce that the new version
of RenderWorks 12 from Nemetschek NA, includes a number of advanced
LightWorks rendering features. The new technology, which has been
integrated within RenderWorks, provides users with an "unbeatable
rendering" system which can meet the demands of the market place.
An integral element of the new RenderWorks release is the introduction of radiosity, part of the LightWorks Global Illumination product which "takes maximum advantage of LightWork Design's deeply powerful radiosity technique." LightWorks Global Illumination provides the ability to simulate the way in which real world scenes are lit not only by direct light but also by indirect diffuse light.
The photorealistic technologies within RenderWorks 12 include ray tracing, radiosity and advanced lighting technology which allow users to render scenes that look just like photographs and with a degree of realism that just wasn't possible before.
"The technology we licensed from LightWorks is a huge step forward for the lighting and photo-realism in RenderWorks 12. Users can now create renderings that are much more compelling with even greater depth," says Dave Donley, RenderWorks Lead, Nemetschek North America.
Dan Jansenson, author of the "RenderWorks Recipe Book" and a renowned user and trainer of RenderWorks, said, "The new radiosity feature in RenderWorks 12 is able to produce images of almost unbelievable clarity and realism, with unexpected ease and speed. In other non LightWorks-based programs, radiosity can be extremely difficult to use because of the very complex user interface that accompanies this method. But the RenderWorks team at NNA has created a clean, simple and straightforward method of working that makes the entire rendering process enjoyable and highly productive, and takes maximum advantage of LightWork Design's deeply powerful radiosity technology. The excellent radiosity interface, coupled with the easy RenderWorks tools and methods makes this an unbeatable rendering combination for VectorWorks users; and the exceptional rendering speed is an unexpected bonus."
About LightWork Design
LightWork Design is the world's leading supplier of rendering solutions for developers of advanced 3D computer graphics software. Established in 1989, LightWork Design has continually developed LightWorks to provide customers with innovative and market-focused solutions for the creation of powerful and easy-to-use rendering applications. Renowned for its physically accurate visualization of real-world objects and environments, LightWorks is the ideal choice for applications targeted at the AEC, Configuration, Automotive, Industrial and Graphics markets. LightWorks is supplied as a complete solution which includes the SDK, support, training and consultancy services, to give customers fast and efficient access to leading-edge rendering technology, resulting in shorter development cycles, faster time-to-market for new products, and lower software development costs.
LightWorks is embedded in over 80 software applications and used by more than 1 million users worldwide, far more than any other renderer. Applications that incorporate LightWorks include: 3CAD from In.tres srl, Alibre Design from Alibre, ArchiCAD from Graphisoft, ARCHline.XP from CadLine, ArchiTrend from Fukui Computer, Cobalt from Ashlar, Configura and InstantPlanner from Configura Sverige AB, form.Z from auto.des.sys, ICEM Surf from ICEM, Lumen Designer from Lighting Technologies; Madric from CPU, MSC.visualNastran from MSC Software, NX from UGS, PowerShape from Delcam, Pro/CONCEPT, Pro/DESKTOP and Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire from PTC, Solid Edge from UGS, solidThinking from solidThinking Ltd., ThinkReal from Think3, trueSpace from Caligari, VectorWorks from Nemetschek NA and products from many other major CAD vendors.