Graebert has licensed the real-time physics-based renderer from Unicorn, for only its 64-bit Windows version of ARES desktop. Price is 149 pounds or Euros. Until now, Graebert had been using the render engine from Artisan.
- "Real-time" means that we can make adjustments to the scene before the rendering is finished.
- "Physics-based" means that materials are stored in layers, entities, or colors. The light calculations take them into account.
Now, there are two versions of the rendered available, quick and full. Graebert licensed the quick one so that customers get a rendering fairly quickly. We were shown the full render, which took about 30 minutes to fully render the bathroom scene.
Recommended are 8GB RAM and an nVidia graphics board, but it can also work with 4GB RAM and CPU-based rendering.