TUSTIN, CA — Luxion (www.luxion.com), a developer of advanced rendering and lighting technology, and maker of KeyShot, the realtime ray-tracing and global-illumination program for 3D rendering and animation, was granted a patent by the USPTO for key rendering technology. The patent for “Live editing and integrated control of image-based lighting of 3D models” strengthens Luxion’s focus on providing cutting-edge technology in creating high quality visuals.
After first filing for protection of the intellectual property on March 2012, Luxion’s integration of high dynamic range (HDR) image editing within KeyShot provided users of the software the ability to edit an HDR image, which represents omni-directional, real-world environment lighting, by easily adding and adjusting lights while seeing the results instantly in real-time within KeyShot. Additionally, users are able to modify the HDR image, adding highlights to their model, by simply selecting the area of the model to be lit.
“Creating, modifying or adjusting image-based lighting has always been difficult in, or disconnected from, rendering software,” says Claus Wann Jensen, CEO and co-founder at Luxion. “This solution not only provides a new method for adding and adjusting light, but also provides instant visualization of the light in the model environment.”
This patent is added to three of Luxion’s current patents for material templates for automatic assignment of materials, animation of 3D models using offset transforms and the rendering of interactive 3D model representations. KeyShot is a fast realtime rendering solution with advanced lighting capabilities, and is positioned in the industry as an accurate and easy to use 3D rendering and animation system for all visualization needs.