NVidia Releases 3-D Rendering Tool
After a beta test last year, NVidia on Monday released the final version of Gelato 2.1, the company's GPU-accelerated 3-D rendering software. The tool was originally developed for film and animation, but has been expanded for game development, industrial design, and general CAD use.
Gelato 2.1 features texture baking, enhanced raytracing performance, and improved lighting functionality for 3-D rendering. The software ships for Windows XP and Linux with plug-ins for Autodesk Maya and Autodesk 3ds Max. The basic version of Gelato is available at no cost, while Gelato Pro adds advanced scalability and support features for $1,500 USD.