Issue: Volume 37 Issue 6: (Nov/Dec 2014)




Lighting the Way

E-on software is shipping two products based on its LumenRT 2015 technology: GeoDesign and Studio. LumenRT 2015 contains a new real-­time rendering platform called Dynamic Immersive Visualization Engine (DIVE) for visual realism in complex scenes. Combined with e-on's natural scenery offerings, LumenRT 2015 enables users to handle demanding architectural and geo­design projects. LumenRT Studio ($995) is packaged for architects and BIM professionals. LumenRT GeoDesign ($1,995) is the top end of the LumenRT product line configured for Urban and Infrastructure Design Professionals. Both are being offered at a special introductory price.

Higher Octane

Cloud graphics vendor OTOY, Inc. has upgraded its advanced real-time rendering software to OctaneRender 2.1. The latest version sports several improvements and features, including: render pass output for lighting layers, an undo system, improved sampling methods, and a scriptable node graph with an SDK for developers.


Sharing with Simian

Simian has released a new version of its media-sharing platform. Simian 3.0 includes an all-new, intuitive customizable UI that makes it faster and easier to build reels, manage projects, direct sales and marketing campaigns, and track client engagement. Improvements have also been made to Simian's Real-Time Analytics. Simian 3.0 is available as a free upgrade to current users.



Xi Marks the Spot

@Xi Computer Corporation is offering its MTower workstations sporting the latest-edition Intel Core i7-5930K and 5960X (code-named Haswell-E) and configurable with the newest generation of Nvidia Quadro video cards. Top workstation performance is delivered by the Xi MTower PCIe with a full six-core clock speed of 4.3ghz, four-channel 2800mhz DDR4, and 8gb DDR5 Quadro K5200. The workstations can be custom configured.