EfficiencyDue to the usage of Open Cascade rendering solutions CADRays leverages a highly optimized GPU path tracing rendering engine and acceleration structures. Path tracing is an advanced special case of traditional ray tracing, the algorithm of which traces rays in the direction from a virtual camera through space.
InteractivityThis graphic rendering software’s on-screen viewport is the final rendering result. Thus it provides quick feedback to adjust the parameters of materials, light sources and a camera with a fully interactive frame rate. CADRays uses progressive rendering mode starting with a noisy image and then progressively refining it towards the final result. And, of course, you can stop the rendering process at a point where you find the noise level acceptable.
MaterialsCADRays features a simple but robust double layered material model allowing to simulate most common material types such as glossy surfaces, glass, metal, or car paint. You can mix different material properties in the desired proportions in order to create a wide variety of realistic surfaces.
CameraCADRays supports both perspective and orthographic camera models. The second one allows to render the scene without perspective effects which can be useful for technical and architectural visualization tasks.
CAD orientedSTEP, IGES, and BREP formats are supported out of the box as well as all modeling capabilities of OpenCASCADE Technology available through the interactive TCL console.
Mesh supportConventional triangulation formats such as OBJ, PLY, STL are also supported. So you can combine CAD models and meshes in a single scene.
- Download binaries for Windows: CADRays 1.0.0
- Download a mandatory dependency: Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 x64 Redistributable
- Download source code
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