Feature-Packed 2012.5 Release Brings Even More Advanced Professional Features to Bunkspeed Users

Bunkspeed, the leading developer of advanced 3D rendering, animation, and lighting technology, is proud to announce the release of Bunkspeed 2012.5. This release brings exciting new features and significant updates to all of Bunkspeed’s products, including additional file format support.

Bunkspeed continues to innovate while listening closely to customer requests. This release brings significant 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.

Metallic Flakes

True metallic flakes with density and angle adjustments

Round edges. 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.

Round Edges

Round edge tool knocks the square edge of simple models for added realism

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 had to be added post-render 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 this wheel example, 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.

Motion Blur

True motion blur from rotation animation on the wheel and extended shutter speed.

All new professional-level render passes to enhance the post production process and enable the artist to achieve new levels of creativity.

Depth Pass

Depth Pass enables depth of field to be adjusted after rendering


Ambient Occlusion Pass

Ambient Occlusion Pass

Roughness Pass

Roughness Pass

Object 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 director’s dream available in both raster and ray trace. (PRO Suite and Drive Only)
  • 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.
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 here in the release notes.

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