Redway3d announced Redsdk 3.2, an update to its rendering product.
The Physical lights feature allows users to directly enter light intensities in lumens and watts, thus avoiding any mistake and incorrect image. Any geometry can become a light source, which the company says can save time when importing models from third parties.
The new release also includes support of IES profiles, which describe the overall spread of light in space for a specific light source. Most of manufacturers provides IES profiles for their lighting appliances, which can be downloaded freely from their websites. Users can also visualize models at different times of the day under different skies using the Redsdk API.
HLR (hidden line removal) capabilities have been enhanced with vectorized output. Lines can now be considered as real lines entities to enable programmers to apply thicknesses and dashes with a correct continuity all along the lines. This output can be redirected to a printer or a PDF file, to produce a high quality paper or electronic version of a drawing or assembly plan.
Redsdk 3.2 also adds support for Windows 8 in 32-bit and 64-bit versions, as well as Intel GMA 7 series and NVIDIA Kepler series hardware cards.
For more information, visit Redway3d. Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company's website.