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Don’t you hate it when marketing people gush about the smallest things? We hate it too. Well 3D ProAnimator 8 is not going to cure cancer or stop global warming, but if you make your living doing motion graphics or video it may change your life.
Change your life? Seriously? OK, let me explain. If rendering speed is important to you, then you may be interested in learning more. If beautiful pictures are your sort of thing, then again you may be interested. Getting both beautiful and fast at the same time? That’s where things get really interesting.
Over the next few weeks we are going to reveal the new features of 3D ProAnimator 8. The features are deep and will significantly change how motion graphics are created. During this time we’ll continue to sell v7, but you’ll get v8 for free once it ships. At the end of the sneak peeks we’ll release the software and everything will be fun and games after that!
The first two features we are about to reveal are awesome. If you could only get these two features they would be worth the price of the software, but of course there are many other features that make the software an even better value. Are you ready? Here we go!
Boy isn't that an over-used buzzword these days! So let's put some quotes around the claim and tell you what this really means. Zaxwerks has developed a new rendering engine called the Reactor Rendering System. It is a hybrid GPU/CPU system that will do GL rendering and Ray Tracing. It uses the latest advances in rendering technology to give you broadcast quality final rendering pretty darned fast. Actually, "pretty fast" doesn't do it justice. Our testers say "incredi-freakin-ly fast" is a little closer to the truth.
We've done comparisons between Maya, C4D and Reactor and what takes a couple of minutes per frame in the other programs is taking a few seconds per frame in Reactor. By "real-time" we mean millions of polygons, with textures, on real-world hardware like laptops and moderate desktops, rendering at .03 seconds per frame or less.
Can you slow it down? Sure you can. Depends on what you throw at it. But to get real shadows and ray traced reflections this fast is shocking and very very liberating.
If the beauty of an image is your thing then being able to control the focus of the camera is huge. 3D ProAnimator 8 lets you set what's in focus and then move the focus distance as an animated value. This gives you the ability to highlight a subject, focusing attention on the part that matters, then change the focus to highlight another subject. It's a truly cinematic look reserved for special occasions.
The best part is that it takes almost no additional rendering time. So when we say real-time we really mean it.
Now that we’ve shown you the first of many new features, you can see why we think 3D ProAnimator 8 with the new Reactor Rendering System will soon be your new best friend.
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