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Supercharge your 3D Visualisation rendering capabilities with NVIDIA'a Iray — a fully flexible, powerful and scalable SDK rendering platform

Powerful in application yet simple to integrate, the Iray SDK gives unparalleled rendering visualisations for multiple industries and applications. From computer aided design (CAD) to entertainment through to Industries including automotive design and architectural design, Iray's interactive functionality and use of real-world materials allows you to create photorealistic images that meet your design needs and truly represent the desired outcome.

The unique features of Iray allow for infinite linear scalability when teamed with NVIDIA's hardware or cloud rendering services, facilitating a seamless transition between interactive, photorealistic and real-time render modes. This approach has set the Iray SDK and its subsequent software applications apart from competitors.

For those requiring real-world material representation and flexibility of implementation enabled by the intuitive C++ API, incorporate NVIDIA's Iray SDK into your workflow today.

 

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Features

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Choose from Interactive, Preview and Photoreal render modes.

To achieve the required level of interactivity and photorealistic rendering, Iray's custom parameter settings allow users to switch seamlessly between the available render modes, giving the user complete control over the desired outcome.

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Render modes

Take advantage of the interchangeable nature of Iray's Interactive, Preview and Photoreal render modes through their easily changeable parameters; simply decide on the appropriate level of photorealism for each use and seamlessly switch between modes.

 

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Incorporation of real world 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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Materials

Iray's MDL (materials definition language) defines the material properties and parameters for all components; surface colour, reflections and refractions, light emissions, surface scatter, displacements and bumpmaps are all easily interchangeable.

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Utilise multiple options for distributed rendering

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

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Local and distributed rendering scalability

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

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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 which have been simplified to provide you with a step-by-step guide throughout 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 ‘encases’ 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 catalogue, which provide sophisticated materials to all users. Using our powerful yet simple API users, can integrate complex rendering software technology into workflow processes and applications in an efficient and effective manner.

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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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We understand that the implementation of any new technology may be a daunting process. We have our very own experienced integration consultants here at Lightworks that will assist in incorporating the Iray SDK, whatever the use case.

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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+ is equipped with a range lighting types and options for each use case; simply add the values for your lights into the system and they will interact correctly with the chosen phscailly based materials, producing true photorealistic visualisations, no matter what the configuration is.

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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.