• 1 Introduction

1 Introduction

Rendering by Hinge Digital
NVIDIA® Iray® is the first GPU-accelerated solution for physics-based, photo-realistic rendering world-wide. Combined with the parallel processing power of the latest NVIDIA® video processors, Iray achieves interactivity with extremely fast reactions and significantly accelerates the iterations required to create perfect scenes.
Autodesk® Maya® 3D animation software offers a comprehensive creative feature set for 3D computer animation, modeling, simulation, rendering, and compositing on a highly extensible production platform.
Iray for Maya 2.0 is developed by [0x1] Software and Consulting GmbH (www.0x1-software.com). [0x1] integrates Iray as an independently available renderer in Maya. It enables the user to take advantage of Iray's interactivity combined with its physically plausible rendering capabilities in computer graphics production.
[0x1] endeavors to integrate Iray as seamlessly as possible into Maya. Nevertheless, at some points the different philosophies of the two software packages have made it necessary to implement workflow strategies in new ways not found by users in the original packages.