Luxion, a provider of rendering and lighting technology, has received a patent for real-time rendering technology. The patent is specifically for “live editing and integrated control of image-based lighting of 3D models”
After first filing for protection of the intellectual property on March 2012, Luxion’s integration of high
dynamic range (HDR) image editing within KeyShot provided users of the software the ability to edit an HDR image, which represents omni-directional, real-world environment lighting, by easily adding and adjusting lights while seeing the results instantly in real-time within KeyShot. Additionally, users are able to modify the HDR image, adding highlights to their model, by simply selecting the area of the model to be lit.
“Creating, modifying or adjusting image-based lighting has always been difficult in, or disconnected from, rendering software,” says Claus Wann Jensen, CEO and co-founder at Luxion. “This solution not only provides a new method for adding and adjusting light, but also provides instant visualization of the light in the model environment.”
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Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.