Latest release of open source 3D renderer introduces point-based global illumination and liberal BSD licensing model for easier integration with open source and commercial products.

LONDON, UK - February 29, 2012 - Aqsis Team, the developers of professional open source rendering software, announced today the immediate release of Aqsis Renderer 1.8.0; its leading cross-platform 3D rendering solution adhering to the RenderMan standard.

This is the accumulative effort of many developers and community members around the world, resulting in an even more competitive solution.

Global illumination and software integration have been the primary focus for this release, with improvements including:

In addition, key feature enhancements have been made with improvements including:

Further information regarding the changes in this release can be found within the release notes distributed with the software.

Aqsis Renderer 1.8.0 is freely available to download from the Aqsis website, with installers for Windows, Linux and OS X:

About Aqsis Team

Aqsis Team are a group of international software developers which, in conjunction with its community and partners, produce professional open source rendering software for use within production environments.

Their open source approach allows many new and original ideas make it to market sooner than rivals, with its flagship solution; Aqsis Renderer; becoming a popular choice for both enthusiasts and professionals alike since its public release in April 2001.

Aqsis Renderer has a strong presence in its field and earned a reputation as a reliable solution for those requiring tools which adhere to the RenderMan Interface Specification (RISpec).

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