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    iC3D New Features

    Welcome to iC3D New Features Page

    Below are the latest features available today!

    iC3D - Software Update V5.5.5 - Release date 11.03.19
    Creative Edge Software is pleased to announce our latest software update Version 5.5.5 of iC3D available for download now!.


    Please watch our 3.5min overview movie below which will showcase all the latest features of IC3D
    Click here to view in larger format via our youtube page


    Additions/Improvements

    New iC3D forum; user platform to share tips and best working practices


    Click here to engage with the new iC3D Forum

    • Automatically hide rear-facing labels and displacement effects, also included with multiple export options.
    • The ability to lock lighting environments independent of the camera;
    achieve same lighting effect from every pack shot angle
    • CMYK white handling options added to Special FX panel;
    visualize artwork elements with applied 0% CMYK values as white, or transparent effects
    • 3D printer support like Stratasys;
    multi choice 3D print export options, allowing you to print 3D mock-ups directly from iC3D
    • Added more modern OpenGL windows and contexts
    • Ability to add custom logos to iC3D Opsis accounts, available on request!
    To request your customized iC3D Opsis account, please download and follow a
    simple set of instructions on our customization form


    Click here to download the iC3D Opsis customization form


    Click here to download a Japanese version of the iC3D Opsis customization form


    To Access This Release:- You must have a valid support contract:


    - Email support@creativeedgesoftware.com to verify you are eligible for the release
    - You will be provided a link directly to the download


    Update Training:


    If you require training on the new updates & features of iC3D Version 5.5.5 please email support@creativeedgesoftware.com

    Improving Ray Trace Rendering Time


    Do you want to improve your rendering time? With our latest advancements in rendering technology we thought it beneficial to provide some additional information to our great users. Ray Traced rendering does take more time than just our standard export or “OpenGL” method. Even with this there are ways within our software to improve the speed at which the images are processed. Below we have some methods to improve your rendering time.


    Render Settings


    The first method is setting up your Render Manager configuration properly to optimize your time. This would be by setting the “Adaptive Sampling” to “Fastest”. With this change from “Standard” to “Fastest” we have reduced time from hours to 45 min, depending on the number of cores on the computer.


    Speaking of hardware, this is a very important item to consider for rendering. This is why we also recommend having a separate computer to be used for this operation. This way you can configure the hardware properly for processing by making sure it has a good CPU with multiple processors (Cores) for processing the images.




    Adding Nvidia GPU


    For the second method we can add some additional hardware to our configuration. By adding a Nvidia GPU (Graphic Processing Unit) to your existing hardware you can improve the speeds even further. When you add this GPU to your Rendering Computer you can then export your High Res images using 32, 64 or 128 samples. Whereas before the exports would be set at 512 or 1024 samples. The overall quality though is the same because of our processing technology.



    Distributed Rendering



    Of course, users would like to improve their speeds even further. This is why for the third method we provided an option for distributing the processing across multiple computers. This is an add on option to our software that allows a user to link multiple computers together using our Render Nodes and establishing their connection to the Render Manager as you see below. With this method we can then take the same time as above and distribute to reduce it to 10 min depending on the core speed of the computers.







    Distributed Rendering with GPU



    Going even further for our fourth method you could also distribute the rendering and use a Nvidia GPU on the Rendering Manager Computer. This allows the rendering to be expedited by the distribution as well processed faster using the lower sample rate as described before. Thus, the overall time is the fastest processing time you can achieve.






    Summary


    With all the above information we hope this helps to see the benefits in the Ray Tracing technology CES has put into iC3D. We have other documentation on settings and configurations also available in our online Tutorials (http://www.creativeedgesoftware.com/category/tutorial/) and https://ces1.box.com/s/uso7smfz9yxtm179r47ovatmz0ec6hkm . Of course, if there are questions please let us know either within the Forum or via support@creativeedgesoftware.com.

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