The Lightflow Rendering Interface
brings a new quality level in the field of photorealistic image
An impressive variety of tools such as
volumetric rendering, radiosity, real
displacement mapping and advanced procedural
patterns guarantees the ability to transform
even very simple scenes into astonishing images.
This means that the level of detail of an image
may be drastically improved by the simple use of
flexible shading constructs, without even altering
the underlying geometric models.
This page shows a good example of
Lightflow's pure power: the two oceanic
scenes contain the same models, a ground plane and
a sky sphere, but they are endowed with incredibly
different appereances by the accurate use of different
multifractal patterns for the ocean waves and
different shading parameters for the volumetric
clouds. Only five minutes of fine tuning were
necessary to change the look of the two images...
This power obviously makes Lightflow the
program of choice for high quality cinematographic
productions and broadcast animations, which
require an unequaled level of realism to make the
observer feel what he sees, and that, at
the same time, must respect strong timing
constraints to mantain low the production costs.