August 7, 2007

Dassault Systèmes Partners with Nvidia and mental images

Dassault Systèmes (DS), maker of 3D and product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions, has teamed up with Nvidia Corporation and mental images to extend sophisticated shader technology to every user in style and digital mock-up review processes. Wider access to shading tools enables companies to create richer, more detailed simulations that yield higher-quality 3D renderings that reflect the real world.

The next-generation shader functionality in CATIA, ENOVIA, and DELMIA, compliant with Nvidia CgFX shader technology and OpenGL, enables users to create realistic simulation renderings in conceptual designs to help companies make design changes and modifications early in the process. Integration between Nvidia, mental images, and DS V5 products enable users to create shaders for use in CATIA-designed 3D models quickly and simply.

Nvidia FX Composer 2.0 delivers shader editing and integrated shader performance analysis tools, as well as supporting shader libraries, plug-ins, and scripting. Mental mill Artist Edition from mental images offers technical artists and designers the ability to create customized shaders for V5 with a graphical interface that eliminates the need for shader programming.

DS, Nvidia, and mental images are demonstrating the results of this technology collaboration in Nvidia Booth 513.

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