Exciting news for a boring (but crucial) feature… Anti-Aliasing! Element 3D is about to get some powerful new options next week that will clean your clock! Or at least your edges with impressive Super-Sampling!
What is anti-aliasing? Basically it’s the method used to reduce jagged artifacts in your renders with sharp highlights or reflections like the above example.
Currently Element 3D uses hardware Multi-Sampling which is very fast but with extreme highlights and thin edges, some renders may look flickery or jagged. Not any more. We’re listening to our customers and so we created an impressive new solution called Super-Sampling.
-Maintains crisp image quality and textures
-Smooths sharp edges and highlights
-Improved clarity of high-poly detailed models
-Easy to use, just turn it on!
Super-Sampling basically renders your frame “super” large and then re-samples down to the frame size. This allows more detail to be saved and smoothed properly from the extra data. But, it does this on the GPU using a special render method.
The new method will add a minimal performance hit but it will NOT require additional MEMORY! (This is kind-of a big deal…) The other great thing is that you can turn it on when needed or just the final render. Element is all about control!
To give you an ideas of the performance… A 10 second render time will be around 20 seconds with 2X Super-Sampling. Not too bad considering Element 3D is already blazing fast!
Available Next Week:
This update will be free to current and new customers of Element 3D and includes many bug fixes and improvements. If you think we’re going to let this product stand still, watch out!