If you’re a fan of photorealistic renderings and engaging presentations, you’re sure to get your money’s worth with pCon.planner 7.3! The Media Maker has undergone a complete rework. The render process can now be used much more efficiently and purposefully, revitalizing and breathing life into your plans.
More variety with OSPRay
A highlight of the new planner features is the integration of the open source, scalable and portable ray tracing renderer, better known as OSPRay. For veterans of pCon.planner, the open source renderer may be nothing new, as it was available in the 7.2 version of the planner under the “Beta functions” tab. Having received positive feedback and references, however, the renderer is now a permanent member of the pCon functions.
As such, OSPRay can now show all of its strengths, offering inclined users more opportunities to customize renderings to their own ideas and needs. Since OSPRay is a ray-tracing based render engine, it lends itself well to complex light scenes and shadows, as well as transparent and indirect lighting. Plus, the renderer is completely CPU based, meaning it easily adapts to any device in which you utilize pCon.planner – regardless of whether it’s a single, dual or quad-core processor, a Tower PC, a laptop or a tablet. OSPRay is specifically designed for Intel CPUs, unleashing its full power.
And these are just a few of the reasons OSPRay is a valuable addition to the pCon.planner 7.3 renderer mix. So be sure to welcome it to the family and get to know it better!
New comfort through a manageable interface
If you’re looking to complete a rendering in version 7.3, you’ll also come across a few other features, such as the three rendering options View, YafaRay and OSPRay.
The good old Media Maker has retired and has now been replaced with a more up-to-date rendering interface. Static renderings and videos/animations have been logically separated, each having its own custom workspace. This creates a clear design, allowing for a more convenient drop-down list of renderers. Image type, such as multi-content picture or collage, is also displayed as such.
Profiles can also be chosen and edited more flexibly. They are no longer found in a drop-down menu, but rather in the toolbar above. This way you can create, edit and choose, as well as import and export user-defined profiles depending on the chosen image type and renderer. To do so, simply click on the menu button and the pencil icon shown.
And of course, choosing your renderer from the dropdown menu also has its advantages. The profiles for the renderers, in particular, show the strengths of the new rendering area. Each renderer is customized and adjusted according to its various aspects.