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Choose from Interactive, Preview and Photoreal modes

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


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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Flexible and simple API

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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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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Make the most of comprehensive lighting and environment options

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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Reduce the need for post production with photographic effects

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.

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