Thu 19th Apr 2012 | News
Version 2012.4 of all Bunkspeed products, SHOT, MOVE, PRO, and DRIVE rendering and animation software have been released. Lots of new professional level rendering features will be available to the CG Community.
Here are some of the major new features as spelled out in the PR:
Multi-Layer Materials (Pro and Drive Suites)
Materials can be layered so you can have a “glass layer” on top of “carbon fiber”, or a “dirt” texture map on top of car paint, for example. Materials can be stacked with up to four layers, creating sophisticated and complex material renditions with ease.
Auto-Update of backplates, and high dynamic range images edited in any open application (Shot, Move, Pro and Drive Suites).
Auto-Update monitors a file for changes on the file system. For example, if you are editing a backplate in Photoshop, when you save a change to the backplate, we detect the change and automatically update the file in Bunkspeed software. This creates an interactive workflow for rapid update and iteration of in-session edits. Common workflows include lighting creation and HDR enhancement in HDR Light Studio, backplate painting in Photoshop, or texture creation in Filter Forge.
Region Render (Pro and Drive Suites)
Choose a subset, or "region", of your image to render. Region rendering is camera-specific, so various regions can be specified on multiple cameras. Region rendering is a key professional-level workflow and productivity enhancement.
Multiple Working Viewports (Pro and Drive Suites)
Now you can have up to four viewports visible simultaneously, with each viewport referencing a separate definable camera, model set or environment. This is excellent for presentations, showing multiple variations simultaneously or even working on animation set up where the animated camera can be viewed in one viewport and the animation ribbon can be adjusted in another.
Full screen mode (Shot, Move, Pro and Drive Suites)
The application window can now be full screen and borderless for a clean appearance during important design review presentations or daily use.
Baked Lighting (Drive Suite)
For high quality real-time presentations, baked global illumination is extremely useful. Baked lighting dramatically improves the quality and believability of models during rasterized rendering, giving “near” raytrace quality with super fast and completely noise free interactivity.
Network Rendering - Bunkspeed PowerBoost - Major improvements (Pro and Drive Suites)
Significant workflow, stability and functionality improvements in network rendering. The network rendering Queue is now a production verified tool that many of our customers can’t live without. Queue and PowerBoost are significant productivity enhancing tools for offloading large renderings and animation jobs to either a local or remote cluster.
New Pro/E and CREO Plugin (Shot, Move, Pro and Drive Suites)
Re-introduced direct support for Pro/E and CREO user via a plugin. Quickly model, adjust, then push your design into any Bunkspeed product to see it in photographic perfection.
Pricing and availability The 2012.4 release of Bunkspeed software integrated with Nvidia iray 2 rendering technology will be available today for download from Bunkspeed. Pricing starts at $495 for SHOT, $1,495 for MOVE and $3,495 for PRO.