Autodesk Arnold

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Render high-quality 3D images faster with Arnold – so you can focus on the art

Overview

Arnold software is an advanced Monte Carlo ray tracing renderer that helps you to work more efficiently

  • Interactivity produces immediate results, leaving more time for iterations.
  • The controls and UI are simple and intuitive. 

Features

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Subsurface scatter

High-performance ray traced subsurface scattering eliminates the need to tune point clouds.

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Hair and fur

Memory-efficient ray traced curve primitives help you create complex fur and hair renders

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Motion blur

3D motion blur interacts with shadows, volumes, indirect lighting, reflection, or refraction. Deformation motion blur and rotational motion are also supported.

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Volumes

The volumetric rendering system in Arnold can render effects such as smoke, clouds, fog, pyroclastic flow, and fire.

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Instances

Arnold can more efficiently ray trace instances of many scene objects with transformation and material overrides.

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Subdivision and displacement

Arnold supports Catmull-Clark subdivision surfaces. 

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OSL support

Arnold now features support for Open Shading Language (OSL), an advanced shading language for Global Illumination renderers.

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Light path expression

LPEs give you power and flexibility to create Arbitrary Output Variables to help meet the needs of production. 

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Adaptive sampling

Adaptive sampling gives users another means of tuning images, allowing them to reduce render times without jeopardizing final image quality.

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Toon shader

An advanced Toon shader is part of a non-photorealistic solution provided in combination with the Contour Filter.

Extended Features

Maximize the performance for most complex project with Arnold:

  • As per your production need switch between CPU and GPU rendering.
  • Arnold thrives heavy datasets and complex scene files.
  • Manage complex characters, scenery and lighting challenges.
  • Optimize compute performance when creating elements like hair, fur and skin.
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Flexible tools and integration:

  • Easy to integrate with all of the 3-D digital content creation tools.
  • Scalability of an open and extensible architecture available.
  • Build custom shaders.

Use Cases

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Arnold Toon Shader

Artist Calder Moore demonstrates how to customize the Arnold Toon Shader to create unique looks for your scene.

 

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Photoreal CG characters

Aviral Agarwal shares his process for making a photorealistic 3D character using Autodesk Maya and Autodesk Arnold.

 

 
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Experimenting with Volume Displacement techniques

Artist Lee Griggs shares the tools and techniques behind his unique renders.

 

 

Pricing

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Autodesk Media and Entertainment Collection

The most comprehensive 3D modelling and animation set of tools for the media, gaming, film, visualiastion and effects industries.
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Cutting edge 3D modelling, effects, animation and rendering.
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State of the art 3D modelling and animation software for film, television and gaming.
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Overview

The Autodesk Media and Entertainment Industry Collection is a compilation of software titles for the film, television and gaming industries which give the ability to 3D model, design and animate the most complex scenes and worlds.

  • Render ultra realistic scenes and characters with Arnold.

  • Create VFX such as explosions, fire, sand and snow.

  • Choose from a range of 3D modelling, sculpting, texturing and painting tools.

See how animation,VFX and games studios use the Media and Entertainment Collection to create some of the best games, TV shows and movies out there today.

Take on the biggest features in your pipeline with the M&E Industry Collection.

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The most comprehensive selection of cutting-edge 3D Modelling, rigging, texturing, animation and VFX software and cloud tools comes within the Media and Entertainment Collection.

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3D Modelling, animation, rendering and visual effects software.

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3D Modelling, animation, rendering and visual effects software..

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High-end Monte Carlo Renderer.

Motion Builder

Character animation software.

Mudbox

3D sculpting and painting software.

Sketchbook

Sketching and painting software.

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3D Modelling
Freeform, NURBS Sub-divisional modelling
Animation
Ability to animate scenes
Paint selection
3D object painting tools
Texturing
Create complex textures on 3D models
Rigging
Character animation rigging
Sculpting
freeform 3D sculpting tools
Turtle texture baking
Layering system to setup baking
Motion Graphics
Procedural effects with instanced objects
Animation deformation
Non-linear, lattice, blend, point-on-curve, texture, shrink wrap, geodesic voxel, heat mat and paint skin weights (features may differ between 3ds Max and Maya)
Basic rendering
Hypershade, visor, shaderFX, colour management, DX11, HLSL and CgFX support (Features may differ between 3ds Max and Maya)
Advanced rendering
Arnold renderer, render setup, vector, render window, IPR, toon shader (Features may differ between 3ds Max and Maya)
Cloud based rendering
Autodesk cloud rendering service
Advanced constraints
Geometry, normal and straight constraints (Features may differ between 3ds Max and Maya)
Advanced deformation
Delta mush, Maya muscle, wrinkle, wrap, sculpt, soft mod, cluster, jiggle and wire (Features may differ between 3ds Max and Maya)
Dynamics and effects
Special effects such as particle systems, hair, fur, fluids, bi-frost, Xgen, cloth, bullet and rigid/soft body (Features may differ between 3ds Max and Maya)
PSD file support
Supports Photoshop files
Camera sequencer
Multi-camera layout, sequencer playlist and grease pencil (Features may differ between 3ds Max and Maya)
Scripting and coding
Support for Python, .NET, C++, Qt
MEL script
Maya scripting language
Max Script
3ds Max scripting language
Open API
Create or use custom plug-ins and Viewport 2.0 API
Custom Maya objects
Create a library of primitives and polygon objects
Data and scene management
Tools for node editor, file referencing, Alembic support, scene assembly, auto 3D camera tracking
2D sketching and painting
Features available in Sketchbook
Point cloud pre-processing
Features available in Recap Pro
Character generator
3D character generator service
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