New “Fast” Render Mode in Bunkspeed 2014 Accelerates Real-time Rendering

With the recent release of Bunkspeed 2014 Beta, and the inclusion of the latest release of Nvidia iray, a new render mode, “Fast” has been added to the two currently available render modes: “raster” which is now called Preview, and “iray”, which is now called Accurate. The iray Fast render mode is fully optimized to take maximum advantage of the CUDA cores found on a single Nvidia gpu.  Where iray Accurate is a consistent renderer that continues to improve in quality over time, and offers the best in all rendering scenarios without settings, iray “Fast” is set to finish after 100 passes so you know when the render is done, and gets to a finished quality in seconds. For product and car rendering scenarios for example, the new fast mode is fantastic.

The Corvette images below all completed in about 10 seconds at HD 1920×1080 on a single graphics card. Accurate render mode is linearly scalable with additional GPU’s, whereas the Fast render mode does not benefit from multiple GPU’s, it works well on one graphic card to provide fantastic interactive performance and final rendered images in seconds. The new Fast render mode is:

  • Perfectly suited for rendering car exteriors, industrial designer products, architectural exteriors
  • Fast on single graphic card. A Fermi or Kepler card, Quadro or GeForce will provide great performance with HD renders in seconds.
  • Biased renderer that finishes to completion after 100 passes.

The Corvette image on our homepage was rendered to 58 megapixels in just three and half minutes on a single gpu.

If you are interested in getting the beta release be sure to go to the Bunkspeed Community, and go to the members only section of the Forum to sign up. If you’d like to see the replay of last weeks webinar on the 2014 release click here:  https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/320652240

At Bunkspeed, we’re very excited about the pending full release of the new fast render mode and the many exciting new features to be found Bunkspeed 2014.

Image Credits: 2014 Corvette model provided by Turbosquid created by Squir and Rendered by Bunkspeed

 

 

Juan Garcia Mansilla Creates the “RDSV” Concept in Rhino and Bunkspeed

RDSV – Rapid Deployment Snow Vehicle.

RDSV – Rapid Deployment Snow Vehicle – Story from Juan Garcia Mansilla on Vimeo.

How it was accomplished:

RDSV was modeled entirely in Rhinoceros. All renderings were created using Bunkspeed Shot. Two separate BIFs were used, one for the shiny clean studio shots and another one for the dirty, worn out action shots. All post processing was done in Photoshop.

This was strictly a personal project, just for the fun of it.

He has been using Bunkspeed rendering products since the days of Hypershot, then in 2011, moved to Bunkspeed Shot.

 “It has been a fundamental tool for me in College… it allowed me to visualize and show ideas to others in very fast ways. As a tool, it increased the quality of my work and minimized the time it took me to get it done. It is now a permanent addition to my workflow.” – Says Juan

The RDSV is a 2 seater high speed vehicle for use in any polar environment. It would aptly serve polar exploration, rescue missions, medical emergencies or even sport applications, basically anything that requires high speeds over rough terrain or long distances. The whole idea started with the traction system, something that could allow high speeds across Antarctica but could also climb up a mountain for an avalanche rescue operation. Then the whole vehicle was built around it.

RDSV features an adaptive traction system that allows for an effective displacement over both ice/hard snow or deep snow. Each wheel is made up by twelve individual units, each with two different paddles: a small one (for hard surfaces) and a big one (for deep snow). Depending on the terrain, each unit rotates accordingly to expose the desired paddle.

The current paradigm for snow vehicles states: “Simple Traction at the rear, two skids at the front”. RDSV inverts this paradigm to achieve more traction, improving deep snow performance and displacement in sloped terrain.

The vehicle also features a universal docking system and solar panel at the top. This allows the addition of multiple accessories from ski & snowboard cages to radars and other sensors. It can also be adapted to hold an injured person in the back.

About the creator:

Portrait

Juan Garcia Mansilla is 24 years old and lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He just graduated college (congratulations!), majoring in Industrial Design at the University of Buenos Aires.

 

Fast: MotoCzysz meets Bunkspeed

Nick Schoeps, senior engineer at MotoCzysz let us in to some secrets during his presentation at Nvidia’s GTC conference last week.

The Portland, Ore., firm’s latest goal is to create a hyper-aerodynamic bike capable of setting a new land speed record. Constant improvements and refinements of every aspect of the motorcycle will get them there.

MotoCzysz in Bunkspeed

This builds upon a history of winning some of the most prestigious races for electric-drive and conventional motorcycles three years in a row.

So what helps MotoCzysz maintain their lead?

The Quadro GPU lets MotoCzysz use SolidWorks to see every detail of a bike, without lag, and tweak the design as needed. Meanwhile, the Tesla GPU processes ray-tracing from Bunkspeed Pro and performs all the rendering and simulations in the background.

Read more here

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

Nike Kobe 8

 

 

 

What’s with all these automotive teasers?

Recently there seems to be an abundance of “teaser” videos released by the automotive companies to raise awareness and build anticipation in the media. Teasers have been used for years for movies, television shows and for video games. As computer generated imagery and  animation in the automotive world becomes mainstream, more and more uses of pre-release CAD data is being used for content to publish in the social media and the web.  It’s impossible to tell what’s real and what’s computer generated these days and it’s evidence is shown in some of these examples.  We have driving in the desert teasers, dark teasers, unveiling teasers, interview teasers and even video game teasers. It definitely looks like this trend will continue to grow.

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Bunkspeed Launches All New Website

Screenshot of our new website

For the first time in 5 years, we’ve overhauled our website. We’ve had lots of changes over the past 18 months, including: our switch to the superior Nvidia iray render engine, our partnership with RTT and our new product line, so we figured that it was time for a refresh. The new web experience is fundamentally different. It is focused on the community whose passion is making amazing imagery and animation from 3D models. The site is highly dynamic so check back often for new content!

Here are some highlights:

  • Single login –  Register once with a single email and password to get access to our forum, community, and the cloud based asset library from within our software products.  Create a profile, join our community and come back often to see what’s new.
  • High resolution images on the home page.  We’re using some cutting edge, flash-less technology, so that you can experience Bunkspeed renderings and other info in very high resolution.  Click around to pan and use your mouse wheel to zoom into the images. These will be changed so keep coming back to see more.
  • All news has been consolidated into a single blog for easy access to what’s new and happening at Bunkspeed.
We hope you like it and please feel free to send feedback!

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.