NVIDIA Gelato 2.1 GPU-accelerated rendering software

NVIDIA Corporation the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies, today announced the release of NVIDIA Gelato 2.1 high-quality, GPU-accelerated rendering software, which now includes support for Joe Alter’s Shave and a Haircut software for computer-generated hair and fur effects. Other enhancements in this newest release of Gelato include support for Autodesk Maya 8.5 and 3ds Max 9.0, improved stereo rendering, fog lights, and significant performance improvements. Gelato is extremely powerful rendering software capable of delivering amazing results and now with support for Shave and a Haircut, Maya users can easily add Gelato to their rendering pipelines to achieve extremely realistic hair and fur—Gelato is a potent rendering solution for Maya/Shave users. Gelato is final-frame rendering software for the creation of high-quality computer-generated images that is accelerated by the NVIDIA Quadro FX and NVIDIA GeForce graphics hardware. Gelato is well-suited for any 3D software application that requires high-quality rendering such as animation, game development, CAD, industrial design, and architecture. Gelato ships with plug-ins for Autodesk Maya and Autodesk 3ds Max.

Gelato 2.1 is available as a free download at Gelato Pro 2.1, priced at $1500, offers advanced rendering features and greater scalability for professional production pipelines. Volume pricing and educational discounts on Gelato Pro 2.1 are also available.