This page contains images created with NuGraf's multi-threaded ray tracer.
Concept Camera by IDE, Inc. (ACIS SAT Model)
This model was imported from AutoCAD as solids using the ACIS .sat file format.
The turn-around time from import to final rendering was about 40mins, most
of which was consumed in deciding what materials and what colors to assign
to the object. The actual ray traced rendering took 2mins to complete on a
Copyrights: The camera model was created by Deam Amir Depay (of
IDE Inc.) using AutoCAD's solid modeling
Copyrights: the original 3D Studio model was obtained from the 3D Cafe
Internet WEB site and was created by Renzo del Fabbro of Italy.
This diamond ring model was created by Dominic Ventura (firstname.lastname@example.org) using
the SDRC I-DEAS Master Series CAD modeler. It was imported into NuGraf
via the STL converter where various lights and materials were assigned to
the scene (red velvet for the background, silver for the ring and a
carefully created refractive diamond material for the glass. The diamond
was ray traced with the Fresnel algorithm which accurately simulates the
correct amount of reflection from glass based on angle of incidence.
Copyrights: Dominic Ventura, created with SDRC I-DEAS Master Series.
This model was created in 3D Studio MAX by Okino Computer Graphics then
imported into NuGraf for rendering. The image clearly demonstrates
NuGraf's accurate representation of ray traced glass. Note the small
bubbles contained near the bottom of the flask and the highly refractive
upper-level of the liquid.
Copyrights: Okino Computer Graphics.
Concept PDA by IDE, Inc.
This model was created using solid modeling techniques within AutoCAD. It
was then exported to NuGraf as an ACIS SAT model and triangulated from a
solid into polygons using the ACIS toolkit contained within the NuGraf
software. An interesting variety of textures, bump maps and lighting
give an overall soft look to this image.
Copyrights: The PDA model was created by Deam Amir Depay (of IDE Inc.)
using AutoCAD's solid modeling capabilities.
Ray Traced Diamond
This is another image that illustrates NuGraf's ability to accurately
create diamond-like refraction effects.
Gas Turbine on Copper Plate
This gas turbine model was designed by Genexis Design, Inc. and ray traced with the
multi-threaded NuGraf ray tracer on a dual Intel Pentium machine. The scene consists of 117,000 polygons and is illuminated with one soft-edged, shadow casting light source.
The image, in the words of Genexis Design, was created as a piece of 'CAD' artwork, to place an otherwise typical CAD model within the realm of a pleasing and artistic environment. This was achieved by a nice combination of soft shadows, bump
mapping on the plate (using a copper bitmap) and highly reflective
ray traced blades (which were ray traced to a depth of 8 recursive bounces).
For other Genexis Design images, please see the power screwdriver.
Copyrights: Turbine model created by Genexis Design, Toronto Canada.
Mechanical Design - Water Tank by Integen
This scene was modeled by Kristen Conley of Integen, Inc. using Pro/Engineer then
imported into Okino software for optimizaiton, scene composition and rendering.
The rendering is a good example of the shadow casting accuracy of the Okino's renderers
and its ability to render very small part files.
Copyrights: Design by Kristen Conley using Pro/E, Integen Inc.
TGV Train Station (Ray Traced)
This is a 1kx756 ray traced variation of the
TGV Train station image. In
this version the camera view point has been changed, the cars have been moved
in front of the train station and bitmaps of people have been added to the
scene. In addition, the shadows on the roof have been calculated by ray
tracing rather than by shadow maps.