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Mental Ray

mental ray. generates images of outstanding quality and unsurpassed realism and achieves scalable performance through the exploitation of parallelism on both multiprocessor machines and across networks of machines. The software uses advanced and proprietary acceleration and recursive sampling techniques for faster rendering on even the smallest, single processor machines.

Input for the stand-alone version is via a single file in either ASCII or binary form whose open format is precisely defined in the documentation. Supported geometric primitives include polygons, trimmed free-form surfaces. Run-time linking of user-supplied C and C++ code allows the creation of procedural textures, materials, new lighting models, volume and lens effects, control of global illumination simulation through photon shaders and the Photon MapT as well as displacement maps.

Current Version:   2.1

License Type:   Commercial

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Source Code Availability:   No

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Targeted Platforms:

UNIX (including Linux), Window NT

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