BENEFITS OF USING McNeel Flamingo nXt
The Next Generation of Rendering Technology
Flamingo nXt™ brings the raytrace and radiosity rendering inside Rhino. This plug-in provides the ability to photometrically accurate images with reflections, refraction, diffusion, translucency, transparency, color bleeding, hard and soft shadows, depth of field, depth attenuation, and indirect lighting. It also allows users to drag and drop from an extensive material library with user controllable properties including defuse color, reflections, refraction, translucency, transparency, depth attenuation, bitmap textures with tiling and masking, procedural 2-D and 3-D materials, ClearFinish™, and angular blend. Lighting options include directional, point, spot, linear, rectangular, and goniometric lights, sun, ground, sky, and global illumination using a light dome or an HDR image.
Easy to Use – With nXt you don’t need to be a professional renderer to get realistic results quickly. You provide materials and lighting and press the Render button. nXt provides the simulation. Unlike many rendering products, there are very few settings to worry about or understand.
Physically-Based – nXt produces realistic results by simulating light transport in your model. Indirect lighting as well as complex reflection and refraction can be easily incorporated into the simulation. Interior and exterior daylight simulations, HDR image-based lighting, and many other techniques are all handled easily, with minimal configuration requirements.
Fast – nXt uses efficient, modern ray-casting technology to produce results as quickly as possible. All processor cores are automatically utilized in parallel. Images are continually refined and improved over time.