VANCOUVER, BC (SIGGRAPH 2014) - The longer you look at a Lumiscaphe (pronounced lumis-scape) rendering, the more you have to remind yourself that it is not a photograph. At this years SIGGRAPH, I saw some of the best renderings of autos - inside and out- that I have ever seen.
Ok, maybe Real Time Technology (RTT) renderings are just as good. Automotive rendering industry leader RTT was acquired by Dassault towards the end of 2013 and has been relabeled 3DXcite.
Speed may well be Lumiscaphe's forte. I am seeing 4.1 million triangles rendered per second, which James Brown, who is kind enough to demo for me, is faster than anything else out there. It's fast enough to render video in real time!
While Lumiscaphe may seem expensive e at $30k, it is a bargain compared to RTT, which can cost over $76k, says James.
For more information, go to http://www.lumiscaphe.com/