KeyShot will be included with Alibre Design Expert and Professional
Irvine, California, and Richardson, Texas, March 23, 2010 – Luxion, the leading developer of advanced rendering and lighting technology, and Alibre, developer of feature-rich and low cost CAD/CAM software, announced that starting immediately KeyShot technology will be bundled with Alibre Design Expert and Professional. For under $500 customers can get powerful 3D modeling and 2D drafting, and enjoy stunningly realistic product visualization.
KeyShot is an interactive ray tracing and global illumination program developed by Luxion for both PC and Mac that breaks down the complexity of creating photographic images from 3D models. KeyShot is the new name for the successful HyperShot software, the first interactive ray tracing and global illumination program. Combined with its ease of use KeyShot gives anybody involved with 3D data the ability to create photographic images in a matter of minutes, independent of the size of the digital model. KeyShot supports many native file formats, including SolidWorks, Rhino, SketchUp, Obj, IGES and STEP.
“KeyShot changes the process of rendering completely,” said Paul Grayson, CEO and Founder of Alibre. “We have chosen KeyShot as our rendering solution since it allows us to deliver a complete end-to-end solution to our customers, combining extreme ease-of-use, and a high level of capabilities and a very reasonable price.”
“We are very excited about working with Alibre”, said Henrik Wann Jensen, Chief Scientist of Luxion. “Alibre’s business model allows to reach out to an entirely new audience that we haven’t been able to reach before. Their price point brings the same level of accessibility to 3D design as our technology brings to the rendering community.”
Luxion specializes in technology advancing state-of-the-art in computer based lighting simulations. We have expert knowledge in areas related to day lighting (atmospheric scattering), light scattering by materials (BRDF and BSSRDF models), light transport algorithms such as photon mapping, and real-time rendering technology. We offer consulting and develop proprietary applications and libraries for customers in need for software capable of precisely calculating the scattering of light in complex 3D environments.
About Alibre, Inc.
Alibre is the leading global provider of cost effective professional grade mechanical CAD, CAM, and PDM solutions. Founded in 1997 and based in Richardson, Texas, Alibre develops Alibre Design™ and Alibre CAM™, the fastest growing parametric CAD/CAM solution on the market. One fifth the cost of comparable software, Alibre Design offers the same core features of SolidWorks, Pro/E, Inventor, and other mid-range solid modeling packages at a cost that is affordable to any business or individual. Alibre CAM extends Alibre Design to provide integrated 2 1/2 to 5 axis CNC machining. Used by an immensely diverse user base, Alibre Design and Alibre CAM provide design and manufacturing solutions to Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, consulting firms, machine shops, start-ups, hobbyists, inventors, teachers and students. Alibre products are distributed in 50 countries and in 15 languages. For more information on Alibre, or for a free trial of Alibre Design and Alibre CAM, please visit www.alibre.com.
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