[ #Autodesk ] Autodesk said it has acquired Solid Angle - the developer of Arnold Renderer . Terms...
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Solid Angle is best known for developing Arnold, an image renderer for 3D animation and other visual effects. The technology has been used in the production of effects-heavy films including "Ex Machina" and "The Martian", as well as the HBO series Game of Thrones.
Autodesk plans to offer Arnold as a standalone renderer for both Autodesk products and third party applications including Houdini, Katana, and Cinema 4D on Linux, Mac OS X and Windows. Both of Autodesk's 3D modeling platforms, 3ds Max and Maya, will continue to support other third-party renderers in addition to Arnold.
We are committed to expanding Arnold’s support for third party applications such as Houdini, Katana and Cinema 4D. Autodesk will also continue to support other renderers with products like 3ds Max and Maya.said Marc Stevens - Vice-President, Autodesk Media & Entertainment
For more details please check this article or here. And now 3ds Max user can think about Arnold Renderer for 3ds Max.
Arnold pricing and packaging is unchanged and Autodesk will continue to offer perpetual licenses of Arnold. Customers should continue to purchase Arnold through their usual Solid Angle channels.
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