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New Feature Packed Release Brings Even More Advanced Rendering, Animation and Presentation Features to Designers and Computer Graphics Professionals in Bunkspeed 2012.5

  (August 08, 2012)

Encinitas, CA (PRWEB) August 08, 2012

Bunkspeed, a leading developer of advanced, yet easy to use, 3D rendering, animation, and lighting software, is proud to announce the release of Bunkspeed 2012.5. This release brings exciting new features and significant updates to all of Bunkspeeds products.

Bunkspeed continues to innovate while listening closely to customer requests. This release brings more professional-level features and major enhancements. An enhanced toolset is at the core of this release with further time saving innovation, resulting in faster rendering, a more solid user friendly interface, and features to make 3D rendering and animation even faster and more fluid.

Key new features in Bunkspeed 2012.5 include:

True metallic flakes. The metallic paint shader now has the option to enable flakes. Density and angle can be adjusted to match even the most metallic of paint. Perfect for automotive rendering.

The round edge tool. This tool knocks the edge off a simple model to enhance realism and save time. The round edge tool makes quick sketch models look polished.

Ray traced motion blur. Camera and Part moves will be affected by shutter speed in your animations, enhancing realism and resulting in perfect motion blur. In the past, wheel motion blur has been done in Photoshop or After Effects. While a fast and easy way to add motion blur, proper reflections, distortions and light behavior are lost when a simulated blur is made. With true camera and part motion blur, perfect results with proper highlights and reflections are easily achievable.

For instance, to motion blur a wheel, a rotation animation is put on the wheel and the shutter speed is slowed. Motion blur of the wheel is previewed in real-time so you know exactly what you get. Lights can be adjusted simultaneously to get the hightlights you want.

All new professional level render passes to enhance the post production process and enable the artist to achieve new levels of creativity. There are now a total of 11 render passes in Bunkspeed PRO. 2012.5 brings these additional passes:

Depth Pass enables depth of field to be adjusted after rendering
Ambient Occlusion Pass
Roughness Pass
Object Pass - a mask to enable easy background changes in Photoshop

Other exciting new features include:

Image gamma correction in raster and ray trace.

Real-time ground shadow intensity slider an art directors dream available in both raster and ray trace.

Seamless, ray traced box mapping eliminating obvious seams.

Queue re-ordering, job editing and performance enhancements.

Updated plugins for Dassault Solidworks and Autodesk 3DSMax.

Per-part export to OBJ or FBX.

Procedural sun/sky models are much faster when rendering.

Improved render speeds.

Follow and Aim-Follow for models, cameras and lights, allowing for greater animation control.

UI improvements.

Automated turntable placement with adjustable diameter in raster mode for automotive design visualization.

2012.5 is a significant release and adds major functionality and enhancements to the entire Bunkspeed product line. Product updates are available to everyone on Bunkspeed maintenance.
You can view the full feature list with additional images here in the release notes.


Bunkspeed 2012.5 and updated plugins are available for immediate download and purchase at The 2012.5 release is an automatic update offering significant performance and feature improvements over 2012.4.

About Bunkspeed
Bunkspeed is a leading global provider of visualization software and services for design, engineering, and marketing founded in 2002 and celebrating a decade of visualization innovation. Headquartered in Encinitas, California, our advanced visualization technologies leverage digital engineering assets and contribute to enlightened decision-making in the digital design process. Our clients gain a cost effective way to deliver sales and marketing imagery, and realize significantly reduced product development costs. Bunkspeeds customers include Nissan, Ford Motor Company, Volvo, Jaguar, Land Rover, Pininfarina, Chrysler, Frog Design, Smart Design, IDEO, Acushnet Company, Dell, Gillette, Gulfstream and many others.

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