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Redviewer 1.3 Now running on ATI and all NIVIDIA FX graphic cards Get real time ray traced previews in Autodesk® 3ds Max® / VIZ, For €290 only!
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Paris, June 20, 2006- Redway, the 3D interactive software publisher, announces the availability of Redviewer version 1.3, a new release of its pre-visualization tool for Autodesk® 3ds Max® / VIZ. Powered by the last version of the R.E.D. real time ray tracing technology, Redviewer now runs on all nVIDIA and most ATI graphical cards.

Redviewer can save up to 30% of time on a 3D production by processing interactive ray-tracing in the Autodesk® 3ds Max® / VIZ Viewport. It removes most of the intermediate renderings necessary to tune a CG image. Sold at 290 € until September 30, 06 (VAT excluded), Redviewer can be paid back just in a few weeks!

Fully integrated to the Autodesk® 3ds Max® / VIZ user interface, Redviewer supports most of Autodesk® 3ds Max® / VIZ parameters including materials, lights, shadows, reflections and transparencies.

Redviewer v1.3 release highlights
Redviewer v1.3 adds full scene anti-aliasing support to the pre-visualization experience. It can be used to generate high-quality “make preview” movies or directly inside the viewport to catch all small rendering details in a scene. v1.3 although adds a rendering interruption capability, ATI support (beta version), old generation nVIDIA cards support, and memory optimizations.

Set-up materials interactively
Materials setup is simplified with Redviewer by providing an interactive display for most of Autodesk® 3ds Max® / VIZ materials using per-pixel lighting real time shaders. Main supported materials and components are: standard, architectural, blend, double sided, multi-sub, ray-trace, shell, and shellac materials; all 2D maps, map compositors (composites, mix, and masks) and 3D maps (noise, falloffs...).

Tune scene lights and shadows interactively
Redviewer Interactive lighting capabilities cover all Autodesk® 3ds Max® / VIZ lights (directional, omni, spot, photometric) and mental ray® lights. It displays interactively shadow maps, ray-traced shadows, area shadows, alpha and colored shadows as well.

Generate reflection and transparencies interactively
True reflections and transparencies are although interactively displayed within the Autodesk® 3ds Max® / VIZ viewport, making all intermediate renderings useless for tuning.

Compute high quality pre-visualization film up to 50 times faster
Finally, by supporting animations and “make preview” features, Redviewer enables high quality pre-visualization films computed up to 50 times faster than traditional renderer. An immediate feed back can be communicated to the project stakeholder.


Redway S.A.S. is a 3D interactive software publisher based in Paris. 3D software and middleware commercialized by Redway are based on a unique interactive ray tracing technology, the R.E.D. (patent pending). The R.E.D. provides users with a 10 to 50 times faster rendering speed for the same quality delivered by non-interactive rendering engines. For more information, visit the Redway website at

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