AccuRender brings you new technology
with the highest image quality, accuracy, speed, and ease-of-use
available today. With AccuRender, you can apply materials and lights
to your models.
AccuRender provides accurate indirect
lighting calculation, soft shadows, color bleeding, and lighting
analysis tools. Raytracing provides accurate reflection, refraction,
shadows, and more to create unrivaled realism.
Fast and efficient
AccuRender is faster than other radiosity
and raytrace renderers. AccuRender 3 supports multiprocessors and
background processing. Scenes in AccuRender can be set up in one
tenth the time needed for most other renderers.
Unlike other renderers, AccuRender can
be interrupted while processing to revise material assignments or
lighting. You are not forced to wait for the entire process to complete
before you can view your image. With AccuRender you work smarter
and more efficiently.
Easy to use
With AccuRender you don't need to be
a professional renderer or a lighting engineer to get realistic
results quickly. Physically-based light source intensities are specified
in watts, lumens, or candelas throughout.
AccuRender materials are assigned to
layers or objects. No other steps are needed.
AccuRender costs far less than any other
product that can create images of this quality.
Because you work in your modeling application,
learning cost is minimal.
Hardware requirements are the same as
your modeling application.
Virtual reality is completely interactive
viewing of fully rendered models, even on a basic PC or across the
With other radiosity-based renderers,
if you change your model, you start over and reapply materials and
lighting. With AccuRender, everything is saved with the model, and
any changes to the model can be immediately rendered in AccuRender.
You never need to start over.
AccuRender extends the capabilities
of the modeling software you are comfortable and familiar with.
Over 5,000 materials, 500 plants, and
300 light fixtures are included with AccuRender.
Additionally, AccuRender provides a
materials editor so you can create your own specialized materials
from bitmaps or procedural patterns.
Most renderers rely entirely on bitmap
materials that must be tediously "mapped" on to each object. AccuRender
supports bitmap and procedural materials like marble, granite, tile,
and wood that can be assigned to objects, blocks, or layers.
Procedural materials penetrate through
the part instead of being "wrapped" around it. A wood beam will
show a rift sawn grain pattern on the sides and end grain on the
end. The growth rings penetrate through the beam like real wood
instead of being wrapped around it like shelf paper.
Over 500 species of mathematically generated
3-D plants with seasonal variation are included with AccuRender.
Most other products paste on simple bitmaps, giving unrealistic
shadows and reflections.
Realistic 3-D trees and plants are "grown"
in memory at the time of rendering to produce life-like results.