NVIDIA Corporation, the world leader in visual computing technologies,
today announced NVIDIA® Gelato® Pro 2.2 rendering software, the Company’s
advanced GPU-accelerated rendering software for professionals, is available
as a no-cost download at www.nvidia.com/gelatozone. Well suited for rendering
of 3D digital content and design, Gelato Pro software now replaces the basic
version of Gelato software, which was previously available directly from NVIDIA.
“NVIDIA Gelato Pro 2.2 software is extremely powerful GPU-accelerated
rendering software and we are excited to support the creative community by
making it freely available,” said Dominick Spina, senior product manager,
Digital Film Group, NVIDIA. “Now all artists and designers with NVIDIA
Quadro graphics cards can enhance their production pipelines with Gelato
Pro-without a licensing fee.”
Gelato Pro 2.2 will be the final version of NVIDIA Gelato rendering
software. Moving forward, the NVIDIA Gelato and mental images rendering
teams will focus on the development of mental ray software, reinforcing
NVIDIA’s investment in, and commitment to, accelerated rendering.
Gelato software is a GPU-accelerated, final-frame renderer for the creation
of high-quality computer-generated images using NVIDIA Quadro® graphics
cards. Originally developed to render film and broadcast visual effects and
animation, Gelato software can be used with 3D software applications that
require advanced rendering such as game development, CAD, industrial design,
Features of the Gelato renderer include sub-pixel antialiasing, true
displacement, high-quality motion blur, depth of field, support for NURBS,
subdivision surfaces, particles, and ray tracing, including global
illumination effects and ambient occlusion. The fully programmable Frantic
Films’ Amaretto plug-in provides advanced rendering functionality with
Autodesk’s 3ds Max software; complementing the Mango plug-in for rendering
with Autodesk’s Maya software.
Features of Gelato Pro 2.2 software, which until now required payment of a
license fee to access, include the Sorbetto™ interactive relighting engine,
network parallel rendering, multi-threading, 64-bit support, and DSO
shadeops. Gelato Pro also supports Joe Alter’s Shave and a Haircut software
for computer-generated hair and fur effects and includes support for
Autodesk Maya 8.5 and 3ds Max 9.0, offering improved stereo rendering, fog
lights, and significant performance improvements.
NVIDIA Gelato Pro 2.2 software supports Windows XP and Linux operating
systems and runs on any NVIDIA Quadro graphics solution. Gelato is
available for download at www.nvidia.com/gelatozone. As a freely
downloadable product, NVIDIA will no longer be developing or supporting
the Gelato software products.