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Julez4001
12-20-2016, 03:32 PM
http://www.cgchannel.com/2016/12/alexandra-institute-releases-elementacular-1-5/

Denmark’s Alexandra Institute has released Elementacular 1.5, the latest version of its Maya plugin for modelling and rendering clouds interactively, adding OpenVDB export and support for AMD GPUs.

Create clouds with simple geometry, not simulations
Rather than relying on simulation, Elementacular converts any base geometry into a cloud, using a GPU-based voxeliser to generate a 3D fractal form, and assigning suitable shaders.

The underlying geometry may be edited after the cloud has been created, and the lighting adjusted in real time. The software supports a full 32-bit HDR pipeline.

Export to third-party renderers in OpenVDB format
The main new feature in Elementacular 1.5 is OpenVDB export, which enables clouds generated in Elementacular to be rendered in engines that support the format, including Arnold, V-Ray and RenderMan.

ermmm.... and now Lightwave

dirtydog
12-21-2016, 05:18 AM
http://www.cgchannel.com/2016/12/alexandra-institute-releases-elementacular-1-5/

Denmark’s Alexandra Institute has released Elementacular 1.5, the latest version of its Maya plugin for modelling and rendering clouds interactively, adding OpenVDB export and support for AMD GPUs.

Create clouds with simple geometry, not simulations
Rather than relying on simulation, Elementacular converts any base geometry into a cloud, using a GPU-based voxeliser to generate a 3D fractal form, and assigning suitable shaders.

The underlying geometry may be edited after the cloud has been created, and the lighting adjusted in real time. The software supports a full 32-bit HDR pipeline.

Export to third-party renderers in OpenVDB format
The main new feature in Elementacular 1.5 is OpenVDB export, which enables clouds generated in Elementacular to be rendered in engines that support the format, including Arnold, V-Ray and RenderMan.

ermmm.... and now Lightwave

The latest blog from Newtek has shown the new openVDB importer being rendered in the new render engine, they are getting there.

prometheus
12-21-2016, 12:03 PM
Interesting...I would need to see this elementacular in action though, with some vids.