Tempest

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Tempest is a volumetric rendering solution.

It is designed with speed in mind, yielding high quality images of gaseous phenomena.

Volumetric entities can consist of fields( fluid/smoke ), particles, geometry and procedural textures( eg. fractal…


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Tempest is a volumetric rendering solution.

It is designed with speed in mind, yielding high quality images of gaseous phenomena.

Volumetric entities can consist of fields( fluid/smoke ), particles, geometry and procedural textures( eg. fractal noise ).

Within a Maya scene, volumetric entities can be created and their visual appearance adjusted. Multiple overlapping entities can be variously combined ( eg. procedural textures can modulate and displace volumes ) and rendered simultaneously to create achieve rich visual results.

Polygonal geometry or deep images in the scene can be used to create hold-outs, cast shadows and collect shadows and reflections; or rendered as soft textured volumes.

The tool set comprises:

Tempest

An advanced standalone software renderer that outputs HDR images.

Ray tracer / ray marcher
Motion blur for both geometry and volumetric entities
Soft(area) shadows
Depth of field
Blurry reflections
Faux global illumination
Multiple passes ( specifically beauty/ reflection/ shadows )
'.exr' output
openVDB support
.emp support
deep support
multiparticle

Tempest for Maya

A plug-in interface within Maya featuring:

Import/export of simulation data.

Data from Naiad simulations is supported.
OpenVDB is also supported.

Maya fluids and particle simulations can be exported for use by Tempest/Tempest for Maya.

Imported data can be visualized in containers, placed within the scene and channels mapped to renderable attributes. Imported simulations can be re-timed and data paths managed.

Tempest shader support. Custom attributes can be added to Maya nodes for use by Tempest.

Scene translation. The plug-in exports the Maya scene into a custom scene file that is rendered by Tempest.

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