NVIDIA acquires mental images, creators of mental ray

Thursday 13th December 2007, 01:01:00 PM, written by Rys

Beyond3D forum user Ike Turner has spotted that NVIDIA has acquired mental images, creators of mental ray. Whoa.

mental ray (damn their lack of caps) is the rendering engine shipped with a large proportion of the world's leading DCC and CAD/CAM packages, including XSI, 3ds Max, Maya, CATIA and AutoCAD (to name but a high profile few).

Its widespread use in the VFX space gets NVIDIA further invested in an area they currently provide some products for (Gelato and Sorbetto). mental images are undoubtedly industry leaders in pluggable high-end rendering solutions, giving the clear appeal for NVIDIA's likely all-cash spend.

You can find out more on mental images' website, NVIDIA's, and our forums.

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