By DE Editors
Alibre and Luxion have announced that the Luxion KeyShot 2 photo realistic lighting rendering technology will be bundled with v. 12.1 of Alibre Design Expert and Professional 3D CAD software, priced under $500. With Alibre Design Expert and Professional, customers will get 3D modeling and 2D drafting technology with lighting visualization.
KeyShot 2 is a new application built on Luxion’s real-time interactive ray tracing lighting and global illumination technology.
Alibre Design Expert and Professional v. 12.1 also offer the new BIP export format designed for KeyShot 2. In addition, Alibre Design Expert and Professional v. 12.1 also takes advantage of the new capabilities in KeyShot 2 by taking 3D data and exporting it directly into Luxion’s native format.
“The combination of Alibre Design and Keyshot 2 enables our customers to create and render images that are indistinguishable from professional photographs of actual physical products,” says J. Paul Grayson, CEO of Alibre. “This means that they can show their customers how a product will look prior to incurring the expense of actually creating a physical prototype, thereby saving thousands of dollars and increasing sales by showing a compelling representation of the final product.”
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.