Will introduce standalone cross-platform volumetric particle renderer, Krakatoa SR 2.0
At SIGGRAPH 2011 in Vancouver, Thinkbox Software will unveil Krakatoa MX™ 2.0, the latest version of its high volume particle rendering, manipulation and management toolkit, with new creative features and improved performance. The company will also introduce Krakatoa™ SR 2.0, a standalone cross-platform particle renderer for Linux, Windows and Mac.
Krakatoa MX provides an efficient pipeline for particle acquisition, caching, modifying, deforming, shading and rendering inside Autodesk 3ds Max. It enables artists to recreate natural phenomena and solid objects, or create abstract images in unparalleled detail. Key new features in Version 2.0 include:
• Hair rendering support – Krakatoa™ MX supports the conversion of 3ds Max Hair&Fur, Hair Farm and regular Bezier splines into particles. The dedicated PRT Hair object provides optional view-dependent particle distribution and advanced controls over hair shading using Krakatoa Channel Modifiers. Krakatoa™ more