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Supercharge your 3D visualisation with NVIDIA's Iray; the powerful, flexible and scalable advanced rendering SDK.

Simple to integrate and powerful in application the Iray SDK gives unparalleled visuals and interactivity for multiple industries and applications. From CAD to entertainment and for all aspects of manufacture and design, Iray's interactive functionality and real-world materials allow you to create photorealistic images that meet your design needs and truly represent products.

Iray offers infinite linear scalability when teamed with NVIDIA's hardware or cloud rendering services, facilitating the easy transition between interactive, photorealistic and real-time render modes; setting this SDK and it's subsequent software applications apart from its competitors.

For those requiring real-world material representation and flexibility of implementation enabled by the intuitive C++ API, then NVIDIA's Iray is the only option.


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Work in Interactive, Preview and Photoreal modes

To achieve the required level of interactivity and photoreal representation Iray's custom parameter settings allow users to switch seamlessly between the available render modes.

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Render modes

The flexible and interchangeable nature of the Iray render modes means that every mode, Interactive, Preview and Photoreal can be customised using easily changeable parameters; decide on the appropriate level of photorealism and interactivity for each use case and seamlessly switch between modes.



Use physically based materials

All materials within Iray are physically accurate and give a true representation of the real-world visual appearance. The intuitive nature of material creation means that materials are built in a real-world hierarchical structure; combine textures, colours, bumpmaps and measured materials to achieve the perfect look.

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Iray's MDL defines the material properties and parameters for all components; surface colour, reflections and refractions, light emissions, surface scatter, displacements and bumpmaps are all easily changeable.


Utilise multiple options for distributed rendering

Designed for linear scalability, Iray is fully multithreaded on CPU and the rendering performance can be scaled with additional GPU hardware, or by remoting across LAN connections or cloud-based clusters.

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Local and distributed rendering scalability

Distribute your rendering workload efficiently across multiple platforms, scaling the performance as appropriate for your use case.


Work with a powerful, flexible and simple API

The C++ API provides easy access to the software libraries and simplifies integration and customisation tasks.

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Iray is easy to integrate with powerful C++ APIs and clear examples procedures to you step-by-step through the process. The flexibility of the APIs allow for tailored workflow exposure in-line with your application or soloution. To see how Lightworks used the Iray SDK, review our Iray+ for 3ds Max case study.

With over 25 years of experience in the CAD market, our team has extensive experience building SDKs with accessible APIs. We have created an API which is a perfect balance of powerful rendering performance and simplicity of integration. Our API is a unique and easy to use C++ API that ‘wraps around’ the original Iray SDK to make the integration of Iray technology fast and simple to support. In addition to this our API gives simpler access to NVIDIA’s MDL materials, which provide sophisticated materials to all users. Using our powerful yet simple API users can integrate complex rendering software technology into their workflow and applications in an efficient and effective manner.


Make the most of exceptional support services

Lightworks' integration consultants will assist in the smooth implementation of the Iray SDK, whatever your product or solution.

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Lightworks' integration consultants will assist in the smooth implementation of the Iray SDK.


Work with a range of lighting options

All lights work automatically with our physically-based materials to provide a real world effect.

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Iray+ comes with a range of lighting types and options; add the values for your lights into the system and they will interact correctly with the physically based materials to produce true photorealistic visualisation, no matter what your configuration. 



Use multiple photographic effects

Work in the same way as you would with a camera; make the most of the same well-know, easy to use controls, settings and functions.

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Iray+ has a range of photographic features that can be applied in the same way as you would work with a camera; easily create stills and animations that don't require post-production using filters, depth-of-field, tone mapping and motion blur.

Users can perfect images and animations using the different camera modes available with Iray+. Images are more dynamic than an unedited photo using these effects, giving the impression of motion, depth, contrast and more. With no need to use a different application for post production, camera effects close the gap between design and reality.