Create “film quality” images and 3D graphics with NVIDIA Gelato

Gelato was a program designed by US tech company NVIDIA, most noted for their work on graphic processing units (GPUs). First released in 2008, Gelato is a high quality rendering software designed for creating stunning “film quality” images and 3D graphics.

Gelato runs quite fast. You can render your images with great ease and simplicity, making it an ideal image rendering program for everyone from graphic designers to students, or even if you just like toying around with images.

As NVIDIA themselves put it, the software is “fully featured” including their own Sorbetto interactive relighting technology as well as Network Parallel Rendering.

What may be of particular interest to students and freelance designers is that NVIDIA’s Gelato is free of charge, so unlike some of its counterparts, you’re getting a high quality program for nothing.

Gelato is a little outdated now however. NVIDIA have removed it from their site and released Optix instead . As a result, NVIDIA haven’t released any updates for the program and will not be issuing any new updates to the Gelato software in the future. Since then, there have been various new image rendering programs that have emerged.

Gelato has a number of system requirements needed in order to get started, including two other NVIDIA products – the workstation GPU Quadro FX and NVIDIA’s GPU GeForce 5200, or a GPU of a higher standard, are both needed.

NVIDIA’s Gelato is a solid piece of software, built for the purpose, but with it no longer being available through NVIDIA and no longer being updated, it can easily be left behind by some of the more recent image rendering programs that are out there, free or otherwise.

download NVIDIA Gelato

Related Posts:

Draw and manage your photo collection with Xara Xtreme

Summer time is the season of digital photos.  The beach, parties, vacations – if you aren’t doing at least some of these and taking pictures of family and friends having a good time, you’re clearly missing out on saving many valuable memories.  Having the right tool for processing and touching up digital photos is important. This is one of the reasons why I like Xara Xtreme. It’s a multiplatform graphics tool.

Xara Xtreme is based on one of the world’s most sophisticated, highest performing vector rendering engines. This makes it one of the fastest graphics apps anywhere. You’ll be processing through large corrections and retouches quickly and easily.

If you want to get into some serious editing, Xara Xtreme has you covered there too.  Its Direct Action Tools allow you to intuitively, create effects such as transparency, shadows, bevels or gradient fills with a simple drag and drop. In fact, many of Xara Xtreme’s tasks can be done via drag and drop, including importing files and photos.

Xara Xtreme’s photo handling tools are top notch. The app is much, much faster and  produces smaller files. As a photo composition tool, it’s hard to beat.

Xara Xtreme offers completely non-destructive photo editing. You can edit your photo as many times as you like without the loss of depth or resolution quality. It also uses a fraction of the RAM required by other products, insuring that your PC has ample resources for other tasks. It can handle multiple, high resolution images with ease, even on a modest PC. Xara Xtreme’s file handling techniques also insure that the files are anywhere from 3 to 100 times smaller than with other programs.

download Xara Xtreme

Related Posts:

3D Animations? No problem!

Have you ever tried to write a text, your name or your company’s name, or something else in 3D and to get it to spin and to whatever you want? I’ve searched the internet over and over to find a 3D text generator, and found many websites that do that, but none of them would really rise at my expectations, until I found Swift 3D.

This application it the most easy to use 3D modeling software I’ve ever seen! I have never worked in a 3D Modeling software, and I started to make 3D texts and shapes and anything I wanted right away! Swift 3D creates the 3D models for Adobe Flash, but you can export the files in many other formats ( gif, jpg, bmp, avi, swf, flv, tga 3DS). In the software gallery you already have many objects and materials to fill your creations, so, if you want to let your imagination fly, try it out and build anything you want! Set the lights, angles, and make your dream room or any scene you want!

 

 

Most of the objects that you will work with in this program are the primitives to be found along the toolbar at the top. These consists in a variety of shapes such as cubes, spheres and pyramids etc. These are the basic building blocks of most 3D objects, and are able to be re-shaped to make the exact shape you are trying to achieve. If you have learned drawing you will know that circles, squares and triangles are the basic blocks of most illustrations. These elements are the main objects in Swift 3D.

 

 

I really have to mention that the tricky part is the animation of the objects. But I’m sure that after you watch some tutorials you can animate whatever you want!

Once you figure out how to work with the animation feature, you can make every object to move as you like, when you like! And of course, if you use the 3D model for flash you can export it and in flash to make it open the door when you click it, etc.

Download Swift 3D

Related Posts:

Make your room a real 3D cinema with Stereostopic Player

It’s never been easyer! We all know that we live in the time of 3D technology, and I’m quite sure that anyone of us was shocked when we saw for the first time a 3D demo in a supermarket or cinema. Well, while the prices for special 3D devices and TV’s are still high, I found a way to watch my favourite movies, at home, in front of my normal monitor, all of them in real 3D mode with Stereostopic Player!

Later I connected the PC to a bigger TV to enhance the “feeling” (combined with a 5.1 surround sound). And so, my normal TV became a full HD 3D Tv for all my movies. All you need is a cheap pair of glasses (red-cyan; red-magneta; polarized; etc), and you’re ready! Stereostopic Player is the best 3D rendering software for movie playback and it supports a lot of filetypes (DVD,AVI,MPEG,MKW,DTS, etc), but like most programs, it has some weaknesses.

Stereostopic Player it’s a simple and easy-to-use software, but it’s quite a challenge to configure the right type of 3D render for your glasses…But after you manage to set it up, you can enjoy the full 3D experience in your room!

download Stereostopic Player

Related Posts:

Blender – Fully integrated 3D graphics creation suite

You can get an idea of Blender’s capabilities by listing some of the projects that have used it. For example, the makers of ‘Spiderman 2’ used Blender for 3D and character animation; it was used for the special effects in the film ‘Vendredi ou un autre Jour’, movies ‘Elephants Dream’, ‘Big Buck Bunny’, ‘Sintel’ and ‘Plumiferos’ a 3D CG feature film were made in Blender; as was the 3D game ‘Yo Frankie!’

Blender comes from the not-for-profit Blender Foundation. It is open-source, free to download and use but requires a considerable investment of time and effort from the serious user and rewards her with the flexible software and skills to model in 2 and 3D, animate, render and process images and videos to an award-winning professional standard. It includes related functionality: a game engine, fonts, motion capture and many, many more.

A good place to start is to become familiar with the interface which has been reworked in the recent version. Support comes in the way of texts, models and tutorials from the official website. A CMS gathers background information and lists many websites and groups maintained by Blender followers, (Blender Art Magazine, Blender Nation, and so on). If that is not enough a shelf of specialist commercial books offers guidance through the Blender product.

Read full review | Download Blender

Related Posts:

Google SketchUp is a modern approach for classic CAD technologies

In case you want to sketch your new home as a casual user or you are a CAD engineer and you need a tool that brings a better environmental integration to your models, Google SketchUp can be one of your best solutions. Being a Google product, Sketchup comes fully integrated into Google Earth and brings in front most of the CAD technology to a user-friendly level. Using Sketchup is like playing with 3D modeling.


read full review download Google Sketchup

Download Google SketchUp

Soft32.com Windows Graphics Image Editors

Google SketchUp 8.0

SketchUp is the award-winning program that finally delivers a completely new way to design in 3D.

General Info Download Buy Screenshots Publisher User Reviews Awards History
Overall rating: 74%74%
User reviews: 0

add your review


pick pick | update
Downloads: Total: 17 197 | Last Week: 1
Publisher: @Last Software
OS Support: Windows 98/2000/XP/2003
License: Shareware; $525.34
Date added: 07/13/2005
Last Update: 01/21/2011
Size: 39.2 MB
Download Google SketchUp

Add Google SketchUp to my programsadd to my programs | Add Google SketchUp to my alertsadd to my alerts | Email Google SketchUp to your friend suggest to a friend | Report outdated info for Google SketchUpreport error | request review

Editor’s Review – Google SketchUp

4
out of 5
Very Good
Features

Stability

Usability

Interface

In case you want to sketch your new home as a casual user or you are a CAD engineer and you need a tool that brings a better environmental integration to your models, Google SketchUp can be one of your best solutions. Being a Google product, Sketchup comes fully integrated into Google Earth and brings in front most of the CAD technology to a user-friendly level. Using Sketchup is like playing with 3D modeling.

Related Posts:

Stay in touch with Soft32

Soft32.com is a software free download website that provides:

121.218 programs and games that were downloaded 237.780.356 times by 402.775 members in our Soft32.com Community!

Get the latest software updates directly to your inbox

Find us on Facebook