Sunday, October 25, 2009

Flamingo nXt WIP Build 11

You are invited to try latest Flamingo nXt which is still under development.
Some new features in nXt, including:
  • 4-5 times faster than Flamingo 2
  • Takes more advantage of multi-core machines
  • Better quality images are continually refined and updated until halted allowing you to trade processing time for quality
  • Better anti-aliasing and tone reproduction, more saturated colors
  • More sophisticated shading algorithm-- much better materials
  • HDR backgrounds and lighting
  • Objects as light sources
  • Indirect lighting without radiosity that can handle complex models without artifacts or specialized modeling
  • Advanced displacement map support
  • 2-point perspective in Rhino 5.0
  • Shadow-catching only objects and ground plane
  • New fractal trees/vegetation technology
  • New UI new material editor w/lighting and anti-aliasing

The latest builds include:
Material libraries, embedded or linked textures, a 64-bit build for Rhino 5.0 WIP and basic tutorials on the nXt blog.

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