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The Bakery announces new high-end relighting tool

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011 | Posted by Jim Thacker

The Bakery has announced details of its new relighting software, Bakery Relight.

The company claims that the product can increase turnaround times on commercial 3D projects – ranging from visualisation to VFX – by up to 300%.

Bakery Relight will be officially unveiled at NAB next month, so the current news release only gives a basic outline, although there is more information on the product website.

However, the company’s pedigree (CTO Arnauld Lamorlette won a Technical Achievement Academy Award earlier this year for his pioneering work on GI), suggests that Bakery Relight will be worth waiting for – as do testimonials from former staff at ILM, DreamWorks and Weta Digital

We’ve requested an interview with the company next week, and hope to bring you more details then.

PRESS RELEASE (Excerpts)
The Bakery will unveil its game-changing animation and visual effects lighting and rendering solution Bakery Relight at the 2011 NAB Show.

Designed for the high-end feature film, television and industrial, automotive and architectural design industries, Bakery Relight is the first interactive, all-in-one lighting, shading and rendering solution. With potent new artistic tools and accelerated and streamlined workflows, Bakery Relight expands creativity and increases productivity and turnaround times by significant orders of magnitude.

Born out of years of hands-on experience on top-grossing feature films and in product development and proven through extensive pre-release testing, Bakery Relight is the first software solution to support the lighters’ and shaders’ iterative process – progressive and interactive refinement of properties and details -with full-resolution feedback within seconds. This incremental methodology also enables superior matching of CG illumination with composited live action elements.

Said company co-founder, CEO Erwan Maigret, whose credits include technical lead on “Shrek 2,” “Madagascar” and “Shrek the Third,” “Bakery Relight not only introduces new artistic possibilities, it solves the lighting and rendering bottleneck found at nearly all studios. Our research tells us that companies that use Bakery Relight can improve turnaround times by up to 300%.”

Designed for both stereoscopic 3D and flat (2D) productions, Bakery Relight provides 3D HD preview and rapid 3D rendering of left and right eye views. A highly customizable solution, Relight integrates smoothly with popular, complementary software packages both off-the-shelf and proprietary. It also supports multiple artists and technicians working in parallel in a single or at multiple locations and provides easy ins-and-outs for them.

The Bakery will demonstrate Bakery Relight at the 2011 NAB Show, April 11-14, at the Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall Lower #10008. Special introductory pricing packages will be available for the month of April.

Read more about Bakery Relight on The Bakery website

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