Download 3Delight 8.5 and 3Delight 4.5 for MAYA (Win32/Win64)

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3Delight For Maya is our plug-in for Maya users wishing to create high quality work that is sometimes difficult to achieve using Maya’s internal renderer. The plug-in was designed to be easy to use for Maya artists as well as provide the necessary power and flexibility for the more demanding production environments.   
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Users can rapidely experience the power of the 3Delight renderer in their projects thanks to HyperShade support, complete geometry support and direct rendering to Maya’s render view. Advanced features include multi-pass work-flow, RIB output, MEL RenderMan® binding, multiple output variables, photon mapping, etc …
This tool has already a wealth of production experience and has been used with success in productions such as X-Men 3, Chronicles of Narnia and Fantasic Four.

Rendering Features
Two Render Modes
Both direct rendering in Maya (including rendering into Maya’s render view) and RIB export are supported. Direct rendering is useful in normal lighting and rendering work while RIB export can be used for render farm rendering. RIBs exported by 3Delight For Maya are optimized for size and can be written in compressed binary form.

HyperShade and RenderMan Shaders Support
Both RenderMan shaders and Maya’s HyperShade nodes can be assigned to objects. HyperShade nodes are automatically converted into human-readable SL code and compiled for rendering. New HyperShade nodes can easily be added by providing 3Delight For Maya with their SL code.

Motion Blur and Depth of Field
Multi-Segment motion blur and realistic camera shutter simulation contribute to high quality rendered images. Compared to other rendering software, motion blur in 3Delight For Maya is fast. Depth of field is fully supported and simulates a realistic camera bokeh.
High Quality Anti-Aliasing

Edge anti-aliasing, motion blur and depth of field quality are all controlled using very simple and predictable controls. "Pixel Samples", "Pixel Filter" and "Filter Width" are the most common parameters one needs to know. Contrary to other rendering packages, such as ray tracers, increasing pixel samples for higher quality anti-aliasing does not affect performance significantly.

Geometric Displacements
Displacements are efficiently rendered to sub-pixel accuracy. Hypershade displacement shaders as well as RenderMan shaders can be assigned to geometry.
Shadows
Both ray tracing and shadow maps can be used to render shadows. Shadow maps can be rendered in "deep" mode for realistic shadows in hair and fur. Additionally, 3Delight For Maya can automatically generate "cube shadow maps" for point lights. Contrary to other rendering packages, cube shadow maps are not stored as six separate shadow maps but in one special shadow map.

Ray Tracing
Reflections and refractions are accurately rendered.
Global Illumination

Photon maps, caustics, final gathering and image based lighting are supported.
Subsurface Scattering

Automatic subsurface scattering can be enabled on a per-object basis and delivers impressive results, fast.
Workflow
3Delight For Maya offers a multi-pass rendering workflow that is suitable for production work. "Render Passes" can be used to render different components of a scene (as in "Render Layers" or to render different lighting characteristics of a scene (such as diffuse, specular or ambient occlusion). In short, a render pass can define the following parameters (please refer to the User’s Manual for a thorough description):
Camera and quality options
Render mode. Either direct render or RIB export.
Objects to render. Maya sets can be used to define groups of objects to render in a given pass. The default is to render all objects in the scene.
Light sources to render. Maya sets can be used to define the light sources that are used. The default is to use all light sources.
Clipping planes to use. A 3Delight For Maya clipping plane can cut space in any desired direction to clip away geometry. Clipping is performed at sub-pixel accuracy and can be used, for example, to cut an object in two.


3Delight 8.5 and 3Delight 4.5 for MAYA


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