SIGGRAPHLOS ANGELES, CAAUGUST 9, 2004NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) introduced today a new Maya® 6 plug-in for NVIDIAs award-winning, final-frame renderer Gelato, bringing the first hardware-accelerated, final-frame renderer to Maya artists. The new plug-in, called Mango, uses the widely-adopted Maya graphical user interface (GUI) and allows users of Alias market leading Maya 6 (and 5.0.1) software another choice in their menu of renderers.
In addition, NVIDIA announced the availability of the Gelato 1.0 renderer for Microsoft® Windows® XP as well as a Gelato Beta 1.1 version. Gelato provides ultra-fast, final frame rendering in conjunction with NVIDIA Quadro FX® graphics. And with Mango, users of the Academy Award®winning Maya software can select Gelato as their renderer, producing images of the highest quality in about half the time,
Mango offers Maya artists an integrated path to another great rendering option Gelato, said Shai Hinitz, Maya product manager at Alias. Adding Gelato into a Maya production environment gives studios additional hardware-acceleration for final renders. Users will appreciate the fact that Mango provides the power and performance of Gelato while taking advantage of Mayas familiar unified rendering functionality. They can install Mango, select Render Using Gelato, and start rendering right away with the Maya rendering GUI and workflow they already know.
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