Palo Alto, Cal., (Oct. 26, 2006) --- AkiraGrid has formally announced its plans to provide state of the art rendering services and support for sophisticated 3D projects and other complex visual applications. In association with Next Limit Technologies, makers of the critically acclaimed rendering engine Maxwell Render; AkiraGrid will provide complete solutions to meet graphical challenges in areas such as architecture, industrial design and 3D prototyping and production.
Maxwell Render, software developed by Next Limit Technologies, allows users to reproduce the behavior of light in graphical applications in a completely accurate way. It is based on the physics of real light and its interactions with different types of materials, producing extremely photo-realistic images.
Maxwell Render™ is a cross-platform and provides plug-ins for the major 3D applications like 3dsMAX™, Viz™, Maya™, LightWave™, Rhinoceros™, SolidWorks™, ArchiCAD™, Cinema 4D™, formZ™, Houdini™ and SketchUp™. Additionally, Maxwell operates as a stand-alone application featuring Maxwell Studio – a full 3D editor to compose scenes, Maxwell Material Editor – a versatile physical material editor, and Maxwell Engine – the command line controllable render engine.
AkiraGrid, in alliance with Digital Ribbon, also offers solutions for on-demand computing power. DRI will provide support for in-house computing solutions, including batch control, back up and development of internal networks to leverage both cluster and desktop computers to minimize rendering time.
Firms will also be able to expand projects requiring extra computational power by plugging into Digital Ribbon’s processing resources to complete fluctuating term contracts at a fraction of the cost compared to expanding internal computational resources.
Erik Weaver, executive officer of Digital Ribbon Inc, believes that AkiraGrid will emerge as a leader in the field of 3D Prototyping, Industrial design, production consultation, rendering and support. "The technologies available to the 3D production and design industries are incredible", Weaver says, "AkiraGrid is here to point companies in the right direction."
For additional information on Akiragrid or demo copy of Maxwell Render, contact director of public relations at Akiragrid or visit www.akiragrid.com.
About Maxwell Render:
Maxwell Render™ is a new render engine based on the physics of real light. Its algorithms and equations reproduce the behavior of light in a completely accurate way. All of the elements in Maxwell, such as light sets, physical materials and cameras, are entirely based on physically accurate models.
About Digital Ribbon Inc:
Digital Ribbon Inc enables suppliers and users of computational resources to buy and sell computational power through a secure online exchange. Delivering Computational capacity from 2-2000 processors in a pure on demand medium.
Contact: Director of Public Relations