Nike Drives Shoe Development with Bunkspeed and Nvidia

We just got back from a very exciting 2013 Nvidia GTC conference. Some of our very best friends were there presenting how they use Bunkspeed in their workflow. Fascinating presentations explained how Bunkspeed software is used to quickly produce super high quality visualization, speeding up their business.

Nike KD V rendered in Bunkspeed. Nike uses super fast high quality visualization in the design process to speed up their business.

Presentations from Harley Davidson, Daniel Simon, Motoczysz, and Nike wowed everyone including the press… here’s what Anshel Sag of Bright Side of News had to say about Nike:

Overall, Bunkspeed and Nvidia’s GPUs have enabled Nike to not only come up with more creative shoes over the years but to do it more quickly, cheaply, and to produce more of them every year with a shorter development than ever before.

Catch the entire article here:   http://www.brightsideofnews.com/news/2013/3/21/how-nvidias-gpus-drive-nikes-shoe-development.aspx

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All New Tutorials Section Added to Bunkspeed Community

Today we have added 15 short tutorials to the community area of our website at http://www.bunkspeed.com/community/tutorials. Each tutorial focuses on a specific funtionality to help you get great results quickly and are between 2 minutes and 10 minutes long. Just go ahead and register to get to the tutorials and access to the community asset library, the forum, and webinar posts too.

Tutorial Videos

The first set of tutorials include:

  1. Setting Preferences
  2. Interface Overview
  3. Models Overview
  4. Importing Models
  5. Materials and Textures
  6. Basics of Materials
  7. Environments Overview
  8. Environments HDRI Lighting
  9. Cameras Overview
  10. Camera Basics
  11. Library Overview
  12. Animation Overview
  13. The Animation Ribbon
  14. Rendering Overview
We are planning many more tutorials soon. If you have any suggested topics for tutorials please post to the forum.

What’s Really Great about Nvidia Maximus

Today Nvidia announced the release of their Maximus technology announced at Siggraph in August that works with Quadro and Tesla cards.  Maximus is a really cool idea and very useful for rendering with Bunkspeed software.  What Maximus does is allow you to “render” in the background on a separate graphics card or cards while keeping a card free to run the application fast, free from resource conflict.   Essentially it’s like having offline rendering inside a single box.

Without Maximus, rendering will use all your hardware resources making the use of other applications feel sluggish.   We have a tool that comes with Bunkspeed PRO called Queue, that helps to alleviate this problem. Queue software allows rendering jobs to be sent to a queue to be rendered when your not using the machine.  On the other hand, with Maximus, you can have one card dedicated to interactive work, and the other dedicated to offline rendering without the two jobs competing for resources.  This is great and has the potential to dramatically increase your work productivity.   If you have a machine with 2, 3, 4 or even 8 GPU’s then this is extremely useful, essentially putting offline rendering capability inside your local workstation.

 

 

Bunkspeed & RTT Partnership Produces DeltaPix

As a result of the partnership formed in 2010 between Bunkspeed and RTT, DeltaPix has been born. Based on the Bunkspeed Shot technology, DeltaPix is a new branch of the Delta family.  With its seamless integration with DeltaGen, DeltaPix provides the ease of use found in Shot and finds itself fitting into the pipeline very nicely. Give the recent press release below a read.

RTT DeltaPix 1.0 – Professional Image Production Made Easy

MUNICH, Oct. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — RTT introduced its new RTT DeltaPix 1.0 software which is an uncomplicated tool that simplifies the creation of professional images based on 3D data. The technology works with CAD/CAS and 3D data as well as with ready-made scenes from RTT DeltaGen. In just a few steps, realistic images and animations, accurate in every detail, can be generated for any application in design and engineering. Integration in RTT DeltaGen environments as well as the possibility to import JT/PLMXML data promotes streamlined access to PDM and PLM systems and a flexible, efficient workflow.

High-quality product images have become irreplaceable in both internal and external communication.  Designers, engineers, marketing departments and agencies generally need specialists to produce this vital material. With RTT DeltaPix’s ease of use, producing professional product images and animations based on 3D data has become highly efficient child’s play.

Company-wide usage for optimal processing

RTT DeltaPix supports many file formats. Besides CAD/CAS data and 3D formats, RTT DeltaGen models can be imported seamlessly and processed further. Thanks to the import of JT/PLMXML data and the complete integration in RTT DeltaGen environments, the software blends perfectly in the process landscape – this increases efficiency and reduces both costs and output time.

Rapid, flexible image creation for higher productivity

Image generation with RTT DeltaPix is very easily configured through the extremely user-friendly range of functions that can be understood with no prior 3D knowledge. Any user can produce professional-looking images and turntables in almost no time. Important factors such as design, materiality, lighting, shadows and reflection can be checked instantly while creating the image – thanks to realtime display. All work will match the given requirements precisely.

Highly realistic images for convincing presentations

Products are best represented in superior quality – the “look and feel” experience in particular is positively influenced by a realistic presentation. Convincing images for product comparison, design and engineering reviews and for a multitude of applications in marketing and sales promotion can now be rapidly created and made available with RTT DeltaPix. At this point, the efficiency and advantages benefit not only the design communication but, the whole product life cycle is optimally supported – from first concept to product launch.

Main advantages include:

  • Easy to learn – no 3D expertise required
  • Custom solution for image production
  • No data preparation required
  • Integration with the RTT software platform
  • Outstanding display quality
  • Realtime display of changes to scenes and materials
  • Recycling of RTT DeltaGen 3D content provided
  • JT/PLMXML data import
  • Complete compatibility with PDM and PLM systems with RTT DeltaGen
  • Import of numerous CAD/CAS and 3D data formats
  • Optimal use of the newest NVIDIA GPU technology for the best performance possible

 

You can find more information and access a downloadable trial version of RTT DeltaPix 1.0 on www.rtt.ag under Software.

About RTT

RTT provides creative, fascinating 3D visualization solutions highlighting products realistically and enabling them to be experienced in realtime. The company assists customers throughout the entire life cycle of their products – from development, design and marketing to sales and distribution. The 3D data model from product development provides a working basis for all subsequent steps in the product life cycle, for example, creating rapid computer-generated, photorealistic product illustrations for marketing or a 3D online product configuration for the website. In so doing, RTT not only speeds up its customers’ decision-making and development processes, but also opens up new avenues for them in sales and marketing. The company was founded in 1999 and has its head office in Munich. RTT has about 500 employees and 14 offices across the world. Well-known companies across the globe rely on the quality provided by RTT. Examples are Adidas, Airbus, Audi, BASF, BMW, Daimler, Electrolux, Eurocopter, Ferrari, General Motors, Harley-Davidson, Miele, Nissan, Porsche, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, The North Face, Toyota and Volkswagen. RTT AG is a listed public limited company (Xetra: R1T; WKN: 701220; ISIN: DE0007012205). Further information is available at www.rtt.ag.